Is it intended for information about all packages? I typically only enter information on packages that are unusual or particularly challenging. Is it intended for information about straight-forward packages as well?



EDIT: I'll toss in another question. Is there a criteria for using the rating system? If I'm stuck on an issue that I get help on that saves my butt, I may feel its worth 2 points for promptness. However, it may be a common issue that is know that I'm just ignorant to that everyone else sees as being worth nothing.

What constitutes a 4 or 5 rating post?
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I'd like info for all packages. That way if something new comes across my desk, I'll have an idea of what I'm in for as opposed to 'unknown'. It would be nice to see a confirmation that its not going to be a hair puller, and it's also nice to know that it's difficult but a procedure is available.

I don't know if there is an official criteria for the rating system, but I try to keep to the following:

5 - Particularly clever or resourceful advice. Boldly going where no one has gone before.
4 - Good, solid and very useful knowledge. Something everyone should know.
3 - Interesting for some reason or another, but not exactly "for the record" material
2 - Two and below isn't worth the mouseclick effort. [:)]
Answered 04/11/2005 by: VikingLoki
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Rating comments in this legacy AppDeploy message board thread won't reorder them,
so that the conversation will remain readable.

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Yes, the Package database is indeed for any application you have information on- it need not even be something of immediate value just to get the ball rolling. Some information is better than no information! If you browse around you will find some entries have dozens of detailed listings while others may have something as simple as "this is an MSI, use standard switches".

No, there is no guideline for rating a post- it should be entirely based on how it helped you. If I see a well written response, I'll sometimes rate it just to help the person know it was appreciated. If someone answers a question for me- or even has an answer posted to a question I am looking to have answered- 5 stars all the way!

I plan to make the rating thing more visible in the future with a "top 10" listing as well as instructions and recommendations to get more people to partake.

Suggestions welcome!
Answered 04/11/2005 by: bkelly
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Bladerun,

I assume most of the regulars here would check the package database as soon as they get a new app to package, just to see there are any known issues or shortcuts available....so I guess every tid-bit is worth posting really.
Answered 04/12/2005 by: MSIMaker
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WOW! I never knew there is a ponting system here to achieve those 5 stars! I thought before it depends on how long you've been here.. This is just a self-fullfilment with me for anything I can do to help and I would also like to learn a lot here! If there is a reward, that would be just a bonus for me! Is it beer? [:D] (kidding!)
Answered 04/12/2005 by: dj_xest
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The stars under the user name are based on post count.

The rating system affects the score.
Answered 04/13/2005 by: Bladerun
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What is all about the score? pls explain... [;)]
Answered 04/13/2005 by: dj_xest
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I plan to better expose/document this in the future, but for now check out this thread:
http://itninja.com/question/faulttree-10695
Answered 04/13/2005 by: bkelly
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This is only from the day of that post going forward, correct?

I got a good deal of valuable help in January, I'm just wondering if I should go back an rate it or not.
Answered 04/13/2005 by: Bladerun
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