I had the worst time figuring out how to enable ratings on a post. From the README:
Topics can be designated as ‘for rating’, by being posted in a category with ratings setting on (see below), or by being given the tag ‘rating’.
I couldn’t determine what “see below” referred to and I wonder if something is missing. I tried creating a rating tag, but that’s not working at this point. Meanwhile I followed the advice from this post:
Good to know those options exist, but it didn’t help me enable ratings:
I didn’t know that this was some sort of standard and I use that menu bar almost every day. (It’s the Data Explorer menu bar in my mind.)
Looking again, I see that the RSS Polling Plugin is there and I configured that at some point. My guess is that I was helped by the excellent documentation.
Given this is a sort of a standard, would it not be helpful to have a link to the advanced settings next to the site settings link? It wasn’t at all hard to find the other settings and it left me thinking I’d found all that existed rather than just half the settings (and none that I needed to get started).
I appreciate your patience and apologize for the delay in my response. I’ve been preoccupied with other commitments but am back now and ready to address your questions.
The possibility of having a 2-step rating system is interesting. The current design of the Topics Ratings Plugin supports a star-based system, but I see the value in a simpler, thumbs up/down system. Although this is not currently a feature, it’s a compelling idea and I’ll certainly explore its feasibility for a future update. We are also open to sponsorships or funding for the development of specific features. If you’re interested in sponsoring this feature or any other, please feel free to get in touch.
My sincere apologies for the delayed response. Your patience is truly appreciated. I had other engagements that required my attention, but I’m now here to focus on your inquiries.
As of now, the plugin does not provide direct API calls for average rating and number of ratings for a topic. While we recognize the convenience this could provide, it’s not a current feature but something I’ll certainly consider for future enhancements.
Similarly, displaying ratings when embedding comments and providing a consolidated view of all a user’s ratings are not currently supported. These are thoughtful suggestions, and rest assured, I will look into their feasibility.
As we are an open-source project, any feature developments could be expedited through sponsorships or funding. If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring these or other features, please reach out.