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Re: "score" property for Q&A entities

From: Dan Scott <dan@coffeecode.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:31:03 -0400
To: Alf Eaton <eaton.alf@gmail.com>
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
Message-ID: <20140616133102.GC3684@denials>
On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 02:04:02PM +0100, Alf Eaton wrote:
>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.

Oh, my apologies. Firefox blocks cross domain webfonts, so the
thumbs-up/thumbs-down appear as generic unicode boxes on that site and
obscured what I was supposed to be looking at :/

Would there be a significant semantic difference for sites like this in
just treating the single score "X" as "X" upVotes, always with 0 downVotes?

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