[Clipart] Sea of Subjectivity

Nicu Buculei nicu at apsro.com
Sat Jan 28 02:09:24 PST 2006

B Kreps wrote:
>>Nicu wrote,
>>Basically the intention is roll out ccHost as the backend
>>and customize it as needed. http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CcHost
> I took a look at the ccHost package, this rating system is OK for more
> divergent content, however looking at some of your own submissions to
> openclipart.org, such as your playing cards, ccHost would cause
> fragmentation of these collections of files if the same rating system is
> applied to the openclipart.org index on a per-file basis. Effectively,
> some of your cards would appear at the beginning of the list, some at
> the end.

So what do you propose? To create from scratch a new backend? This was 
our initial plan but after a long time reached the conclusion that we 
don't have the resources (people, time, skills) do to it and the best 
chance is to reuse something which is already existing, working and 
under active maintenance.

> This also doesn't solve the problem of having 69 pages of similar work
> from one submitter, this massive amount of data DILUTES the sub-category
> in a very extreme sense.
> Of course there can be multiple user options for organizing the display
> of files: submission date, rating, downloads, alphabetical, etc.; but
> there still seems a need for a "collection" wrapper and some sort of
> public index limiting for the sake of mantaining a balance of different
> style and selection.
> Having multiple organization methods probably works ok, though the
> question of how to enforce a rule that submitters "containerize" similar
> submissions into a "collection" appears a challenge.

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