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Not Planned Rating-less Reviews

Discussion in 'Showcase Closed Suggestions' started by Hentai, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Hentai

    Hentai New Member Showcase

    I have found star or number based review systems to be completely arbitrary, especially when my users have different views on what constitutes a 3 vs 5 star showcase item.

    I would suggest an option for rating-less reviews maybe something simple like a binary choice, thumbs up vs thumbs down or something text-only.

    Actually is that something I can theme hack? Remove the intermediary options via theme edit, CSS, or Javascript and only allow 1 or 5 star ratings, replacing their icons with my own thumbs up/down icons?
  2. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    It would require more than TEMPLATE hacking, it would require php modification to several files (Model functions, DataWriter modification, Controller action modifications (or new actions), Database Table modification/addition etc). Its a major project.

    with that said, one of the Showcase Early Adopter license holders has a suggestion for additional rating functionality and I believe that some of it is very similar to your suggestion. I'll definitely be looking into this for the XF 2.x version of Showcase, however, I probably won't be adding something like this to the XF 1.x version of Showcase (the status of XF 2.0 will determine this).
  3. Hentai

    Hentai New Member Showcase

    Heh, I was thinking something a bit less intricate.

    Gonna take a stab at it tonight, but was thinking of abusing the CSS :first-child & :last-child pseudo elements to fake this kind of functionality.

    Plan is to style the 1 & 5 star ratings to use the fa-thumbs-up & fa-thumbs-down fonts, while display:none-ing the 2-3 star voting options.

    Sure, in the back end it will stick technically be a 1 & 5 star vote, but if I skin it properly I don't think my community will notice the difference and it should suite my purposes fine.

    Will report back if my attempts at theme hacking are a success or not.
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