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Old 06-27-2008, 06:30 PM
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Default Ratings problems for unregistered users


My forum is comprised of primarily anonymous, unregistered users (and that's one of the selling points of the forum, so it will have to stay that way). I'm trying to use GARS to create a forum where users can rate employers. In testing it, I find that if I'm not logged in and I post a review/rating, then other unregistered/not logged in users cannot post ratings, only comment with reviews under that thread. I'm guessing this is because the unregistered username defaults to anonymous, and it won't accept but one rating set for that single user.

Here's what I was hoping it could do: have an unregistered user post a review rating for a company (company A). Then other unregistered (or registered users) could go on the thread, hit "comment," and post their own rating and review. The ratings would be combined into an overall score. As others users came on, they would either post a rating/review under that same thread, or if they were wanting a different company that was not yet posted, they could then author a brand new thread with a review/rating for that company (company b). Hope that makes sense. Do you know if this would be possible given the constraint of unregistered posting? If so, please explain.

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Old 06-27-2008, 09:12 PM
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Ratings are tied to userids, so as you've found, all guests have zero as their userid. There is no easy way to untie ratings and userids. It would take brute force and time to go through all the rating code and write something else.
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