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Re: "score" property for Q&A entities

From: Alf Eaton <eaton.alf@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:04:02 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJVrAaSLspo7MxnkPEhJfohg2T9DoExTXgoKaHR-bjmqEd4EQQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Scott <dan@coffeecode.net>
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
On 16 June 2014 13:57, Dan Scott <dan@coffeecode.net> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 01:35:18PM +0100, Alf Eaton wrote:
>> In a discussion thread on this list a few months ago[1], there was
>> suggestion of adding a "score" property to Question/Answer/Comment (Q&A)
>> classes, alongside the existing "upvoteCount" and "downvoteCount"
>> properties.
>> As I'm currently marking up Q&A pages that display only a score (and not
>> counts of individual upvotes and downvotes) [2], this would be a useful
>> property. Did the discussion ever turn into a full proposal?
>> Thanks,
>> Alf
>> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2014Feb/0088.html
>> [2] https://peerj.com/questions/31-what-does-open-access-mean-to-you/
> In the example from peerj, the "score" that is being displayed has
> nothing to do with upvotes or downvotes on the particular answer to a
> question; it's the number of contributions that the individual offering
> that answer has made to the site as a whole (the sum of activity such as
> authored articles, edited articles, reviews, answers, questions, and
> replies contributed).
> So I think "score" would be misleading if added to
> Question/Answer/Comment for this particular example, because it is
> attached to the person's account for that service. It seems more
> appropriate for a social account property.

The "scores" that I was referring to on the linked page are the numbers
between the "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" icons, which are the scores that
users have given to each question or answer, calculated as upvoteCount
minus downvoteCount. This is the same as is displayed for questions and
answers on StackOverflow, for example. I think you were probably looking at
the numbers next to the authors of each question/answer, which are
something else.

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