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Sorry for the lack of new hints this weekend, but I spent quite a bit of time doing something I meant to do back in February ... each of the Picks of the Week now have their own "hint," which means you can read a mini-review covering what I liked about each program, along with pricing and download information. Of course, since this is an interactive site, you can also and add your own comments based on your experiences with each program. You can also submit hints in the Pick of the Week category for me to consider if you think I've overlooked a hidden OS X gem.

I've also attached a subjective macosxhints 'score' for each program, from 0 to (what else) 10. The scores are fairly high, as these programs were selected for "Pick of the Week" inclusion. I'm stingy with the "10s", though (only six so far). The score bar looks like this:

The macosxhints Rating:


Yes, I'm only giving myself a seven on this article :-).

If you'd like to see the collection of Picks of the Week hints, just hit this search link. The results page shows all 38 articles from February through last week's selection of glTerm. Future selections, starting with this week's pick, will appear as new hints each Monday morning.

So although the "What's New" box may claim that we've only added one hint this weekend, I've actually written 38 of them in the last couple of days. As part of this process, I also eliminated (finally) the Help Request category. Existing Help Requests were moved to their correct categories, and all future Help Requests belong on the forum site.
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Can we vote for hints?
Authored by: Thom on Oct 09, '02 03:14:13AM

I'm sort of confused.

I was hoping to 'vote' on the 'Kill the dock so Cmd-Tab works with Keyboard Maestro' hint, and give it a 10.

But I guess that isn't what the 'rating' was intended for? I got excited when I saw the little green dots. (Then again, little green dots excite me.)

I mean, you're tracking how many times each hint gets looked at, which is one pretty good indicator of initial interest, but if you added the ability for people to vote (okay, maybe one per registered user, to try and make it more fair/realistic?) then you'd give people an even more informed perspective on how useful the hint was.

An example would be:

"Turn lead into gold!" avg: 2/10 from 9,900 views
"A sleeper hit of a hint!" avg: 9/10 from 20 views

etc

CREATE TABLE user_hint_rating (
user int(11) NOT NULL,
hint int(11) NOT NULL,
rating smallint NOT NULL,
primary key (user, hint)
);

select sum(rating) / count(rating) from user_hint_rating where hint=20021008062540616;
There ya go. :)



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