Translation of the AppDB

Yaron Shahrabani sh.yaron at
Tue Oct 19 12:20:28 CDT 2010

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 5:16 PM, Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at>wrote:

> On Tue, 19 Oct 2010 12:12:33 +0200
> Yaron Shahrabani <sh.yaron at> wrote:
> > I see but I had another idea in mind...
> > I was thinking about having the possibility to rate and report but
> without
> > any way to comment, I mean that you cannot comment in foreign languages
> but
> > you can vote and report (any operation that requires clicking is OK,
> typing
> > is not).
> >
> It's not possible to report without typing, and ratings without the typed
> information as to why the user gave the app that rating would be at best
> useless (Why is this silver? What doesn't work?), and at worst misleading.
> "False platinums" in particular are already a big problem: users give an app
> a platinum rating, but list tweaks they applied (so it really should be
> gold) or things that didn't work (so it really should be silver). Admins and
> maintainers need that typed information to assess whether a rating is
> correct.
I fully understand, so reporting is way complicated without typing...
Well its just a thought but maybe we should consider simplifying the whole
process, maybe this way more data will be collected.

Kind regards,
Yaron Shahrabani.

> --
> Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at>
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