The Feedback Rating System in Movable Type 3.2: Movable Type 3.2 is due pretty soon, and they’re adding some great features to it. Here’s a welcome addition: a comment (and trackback) rating system.
[…] the system isn’t just for fighting spam: Any feedback item can be have a positive score making it easy to promote the best content your community has to offer. And all of the rules that rate your feedback can work together, making a total judgement on the comments and TrackBacks that enter the system.
I wonder if it will require comment registration? That would kinda blow.
Six Apart’s ProNet is doing a special series of posts over the next few weeks called “Our 32 Favorite Features of Movable Type 3.2.” This means there’s at least 32 new features that are worth mentioning in their own blog post.
The first or second point releases after a major release, it seems, are where the really good new featues get added to a product. Major releases are often big refactoring releases, and the x.1 and x.2 releases thereafter are where you see developers really take advantage of the new architecture they just put in the preceding major release.
Harry Fuecks talks about this phenomenon as it relates to the 4.1 and 5.1 releases of PHP.