The main interest of ratingace.com is to be able to create a new poll "on-the-fly" :
To do so, as you are still typing your post, your tweet or your email, you just have to share an
URL with a very simple syntax to ask your friends to evalutate what you want. Polls and charts will be
automatically generated on first access : no need to go to ratingace.com
to create them.
Let's say you are talking about the movie "Django" from Tarantino, it could be fun to gather
ratings from your friends and get some nice charts and stats as an answer.
Your email, post or tweet will be something like this :
Hey ! I've seen "Django" from Tarantino, it is really good, what's your opinion :
As you see, one have just to put the topic after http://rate.re/
_ instead of the SPACE in your URL, underscores will be automatically
replaced by spaces on ratingace.com web site
IMPORTANT : you must use the underscore
Actually, if you only use "Django" in the URL, many people on ratingace.com
could guess you are speeking about Django Reinhardt the famous french guitarist or
about the Django python programming framework. So it is highly recommanded to categorize your topic :
just use the slash / to separate categories, examples:
http://rate.re/movies/quentin_tarantino/django_unchained for the movie
http://rate.re/music/guitarists/django_reinhardt for the guitarist
http://rate.re/programming/python/frameworks/django for the programming framework.
You are free to choose the categories names you want as well as the depth of sub-catergories.
Remember that the more precise the url will be, the more searchable and relevant your topic will be.
To have your URL working everywhere, you should use only alphanumeric characters A-z 0-9,
the slash /, the hyphen -, the apostrophe ', the dot . and the underscore _. The At sign @
and non latin characters like arabic العربية and chinese 中國 characters should work too.
You can use lowercase and uppercase : both are equivalent, it will be normalized as lowercase in the url if you use the creation form.
Topic title will be displayed in lowercase except first letter of each word in uppercase.
There are a special cases : you must use the string hashtag_ instead of the hashsign #, and use -- if you want to have / in your topic,
What's your opinion on #android : http://rate.re/hashtag_android
What's your opinion on linux O/S : http://rate.re/linux_O--S
Finally, the URL must start with http://rate.re/ if
you want to redirect your friends to the poll or with http://ratings.re/ if you want to redirect them
to the ratings charts and stats. Examples:
Hi all, did you like the "The Hateful Eight" ? http://rate.re/movies/quentin_tarantino/the_hateful_eight
"The Hateful Eight" ratings are quite good : http://ratings.re/movies/quentin_tarantino/the_hateful_eight