The List - An experement in Social RelevancePosted Sun, Dec 9, 2007 in:
I’ve had this idea floating around in my head for a while. Take the general idea of Hot-or-Not or Kittenwar!, and expand it to be a general comparison of two things. I chose to make the comparison on “Social Relevance”. In short: what things do people consider to be important topics.
I knew it wasn’t a complicated program, but I’d always been too busy with other stuff, or too lazy to actually do it.
Today I had some free time, so I finally hacked together a quick prototype implementation. I’ve called it “The List.”
You can add items to the list, giving them a title and description. In the description, HTML is allowed, so you can link to more information or include a picture. I run everything through the HTML Purifier upon submission, so it should be pretty secure.
Items in the list are sorted by their score, which is an item’s win percentage multiplied by the number times that item has been voted upon. I will change the score calculation if needed in the future.
Here are some things I’m planning on adding at some point:
- The ability to edit items
- Merging of duplicate items
- Reporting and removing of inappropriate/bogus/spam items
- Item search
- Details pages for individual items, perhaps with item comments
- Some sort of feed of top items
Please give The List a try and leave me some feedback, questions, complaints, and bug reports as comments on this blog post. I’m curious to see what others think and to see what makes its way to the top of the list.