Ratings and recommendations

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The extension BlueSpiceRating allows users to rate a page with up to five stars or to recommend the page.

Rating or recommending a page

A user simply selects the amount of stars for a rating. The number of stars are then hightlighted in yellow during the selection process. A mouse-click confirms the rating.

Screenshot: submit a rating

Only one rating per user is counted. New votes only change the average evaluation, but not the number of ratings.

Users can change their rating at any time by choosing less or more stars. The average evaluation, as well as the number of ratings is shown next to the page title:

Rating and recommending a page
Rating and recommending a page

To recommend a page, a user clicks on the link "Recommend". To retract the recommendation, the user clicks on the link again.

Special pages

The special page Special:Rating lists all pages that have been rated.

The special page Special:Recommendations lists all pages that have been recommended.

Disabling rating on a page

You can also exclude pages from the rating system. You can do this with a so-called "Behaviour Switch". Insert the switch at the bottom of the page in source view: __NORATING__

Disabling rating in a namespace

Administrators can turn on the rating feature for individual namespaces. To enable or disable ratings, go to Global actions > Namespace manager and edit the namespaces:

Screenshot: Namespace settings

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