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Re: [w3photo] community "ranking" of images

From: Bryce Benton <himself@brycebenton.us>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 09:09:47 -0500
Message-ID: <40A0DEAB.1000208@brycebenton.us>
To: Greg Elin <elin@unitboy.com>
Cc: semantic-photolist@unitboy.com

Some rambling thoughts regarding moderation:

It would add another level of complexity to the ranking algorithm, but 
it might also be cool if some users have a stronger vote. "All animals 
are equal, but some are more equal than others."

For example, someone who contributes 10 images, each receiving a high 
rank, may be trusted more than someone who just stumbles into the site. 
  It could be a sliding scale, or possibly a threshold.

Another idea is to the capacity to flag an image or comment as spammy, 
or otherwise in poor taste. Trusted members of the community could have 
the option of instantly accessing all images and comments by that 
contributor. (Hmmm... another idea is to hide the image or comment from 
everyone *except* the contributor... maybe he/she wouldn't realize that 
the contribution had been censored.)

It may be a good idea not to publish the algorithm.

I've dropped out of the dialog (and visiting the link reveals that 
perhaps the author has as well), but I used to read a site that 
discusses matters like this (namely, community moderation): 
http://www.everythinginmoderation.org/

This may be an opportunity to make use of golbeck's trust ontology 
(http://trust.mindswap.org/trustOnt.shtml). A user could rank a photo 
individually, but this could also get tedious. What about if users could 
rank contributors, and thus rank all the contributor's photos at once? 
Basically, the user would be saying (via the Trust ontology): "I 
trust(8) user X to publish good photos," or "I trust(9) user X to 
publish interesting/on-topic comments."

All this sounds interesting, but I wonder how much can actually be 
implemented before the conference next week?

--bryce


Greg Elin wrote:

> Discussions with Bryce Benton and Marc Rowlfing yielded an important 
> solution to organizing the default archive and controlling images.
> 
> The idea is to use community ranking of images along the lines of 
> slashdot and kuroshin. As a part of commenting/annotating photos, logged 
> in users can rank a photo on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 to 10?).   A person 
> can only rank a photo once. Users can select the rank of photos they 
> want to browse. The default would be just above halfway point on the scale.
> 
> This community ranking adds another type of metadata to the photo: group 
> approval. This could go a very long way of addressing the ability of an 
> individual or two sabotage the quality of the historic record with off 
> topic photos, etc.
> 
> As this model is pretty well proven with slashdot, it gives a clearer 
> direction for fixing up the default archive UI, which I am working on 
> now. If you are interested in seeing work in progress, just drop me an 
> email.
> 
> 
> Greg
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