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Which file or part to change the required Rating from 10 to 5 votes?

Also may I suggest this is an option in future releases as those of us who don't get much rating activity, lose out on this great feature due to lack of votes!

Cheers.
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Re: [Canoon] Change Rating Amount In reply to
You might be able to get by just by changing your ratings template, to have only 1-5 available.

You would also have to edit the

Links::User::Rate.pm file in the:

Code:
# Make sure we have a valid rating.
unless (($rating =~ /^\d\d?$/) and ($rating >= 1) and ($rating <= 10)) {
return { error => Links::language ('RATE_INVALIDRATE', $rating), %$rec };
}

routine, so it checks for 5 not 10.

Not sure if this will affect anything else, but give it a try.



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Re: [pugdog] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Thanks for your answer. I think the code you referenced is for the actual rating amount (1-10) but I need to change the actual number of votes to trigger a new rating from 10 to 5.

Any ides where this code be found or perhaps big changes are needed?

Tnanks.
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Re: [Canoon] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Im not quite sure what you mean. It only takes one vote to update the rating.
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Re: [PaulW] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Yes but required 10 votes to actually make a new link into the rating. It is this 10 I wish to change down to 5. Perhaps I not explain to well!

Thanks.

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Canoon: Dec 8, 2001, 9:13 AM
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Re: [Canoon] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Do you mean the top rated page?
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Re: [PaulW] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Bingo!
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Re: [Canoon] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Looks like lines:

353 & 356

in admin/Links/Build.pm (v2.0.5)... This is under the "build_rating" section.

(Should be obvious what to change...) I haven't tried this myself to verify it will work...

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Re: [Matt Glaspie] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Cheers Matt, I'll give a try.

I would hope this makes it as an option to change the amount in future release Wink
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Re: [Canoon] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Hi,

I have made the changes from 10 to 1 but it still not shows until 10 votes have been cast Unsure

This is what has changed:

sub build_rating {
...

$link_db->select_options ("ORDER BY Rating DESC", "LIMIT 10");
$rated = $link_db->select ( GT::SQL::Condition->new('Votes', '>=', 1, 'isValidated', '=', 'Yes') );

$link_db->select_options ("ORDER BY Votes DESC", "LIMIT 10");
$voted = $link_db->select ( GT::SQL::Condition->new('Votes', '>=', 1, 'isValidated', '=', 'Yes') );

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Canoon: Dec 15, 2001, 6:35 AM
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Re: [Canoon] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Did you rebuild?

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PaulW: Dec 15, 2001, 6:38 AM
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Re: [PaulW] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Yeah, did a change & full build but no result. Perhaps there's other codes need changing??
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Re: [Canoon] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Alex?

Can you offer some advice? I really need the rating minimum brought down to 1 instead of 10. Thanks for you help.
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Re: [Canoon] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Hi,

That should be the only change needed. If you are under mod_perl, you would need to restart your mod_perl server. Also you may want to try viewing it under dynamic mode instead.

Cheers,

Alex
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Re: [Alex] Change Rating Amount In reply to
Thanks a lot Alex.

I thought it may be something to do with mod_perl keeping the original code in memory. Now I just need to find how to re-start mod_perl to reload the new codes :-)
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Re: [Canoon] Change Rating Amount In reply to
That would definately be it. All the .pm files get pre-loaded into memory, so if you change one, it won't take affect until you restart mod_perl.

Cheers,

Alex
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Re: [Alex] Change Rating Amount In reply to
All works great now - fantastic.

Thanks! Cool