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Dolphin
by gonzalo on Fri 22nd Jun 2007 06:40 UTC
gonzalo
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2005-07-06

On the blog AdamW linked above there's also a video showing Dolphin, the file manager, and I noticed something somewhat strange.

Rating my files? Why?

I can understand tagging and commenting my files, for search purposes, but why would I rate my files?

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RE: Dolphin
by ppenz on Fri 22nd Jun 2007 07:44 in reply to "Dolphin"
ppenz Member since:
2007-02-20

On the blog AdamW linked above there's also a video showing Dolphin, the file manager, and I noticed something somewhat strange.

Rating my files? Why?

I can understand tagging and commenting my files, for search purposes, but why would I rate my files?


Applications like Amarok or Digikam allow to rate e. g. pictures and audio-files. So when browsing through your pictures- or music-collection with Dolphin you can access to these ratings, can sort the current view by ratings etc.

Best regards,
Peter

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RE[2]: Dolphin
by gonzalo on Fri 22nd Jun 2007 10:26 in reply to "RE: Dolphin"
gonzalo Member since:
2005-07-06

I imagined it would be something like that.

However, I still don't get the need to rate my files. I mean... I've got some music, but I don't really like it? And... am I going to look for the best image I have?

I understand ratings in a place with many (and I mean a lot) people voting. You can then use those ratings as an estimate of popularity. But on my desktop, where only I use my files, or at most I share them with my girlfriend, why would I need to remind myself of how much I like a certain song?

I could make a playlist of the songs I like best, but I could do this anyway with a "favorite" tag. I may look for songs I really like a lot, but am I ever going to look for the songs I don't like or are so-so?

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