More on what Project Shelley doesIn case last nights post didn't sate your appetite for Project Shelley information, here's another morsel. These screen shots illustrate the various ranking views that are available and demonstrate the RSS feed support. This is the "hot" view. "Hotness" is a basically a metric that combines age and activity... if something is both new and has votes (or comments), it's hotter than if it's older and has fewer votes/comments. In other words, hotness decays with age (on a logarithmic basis) from the moment an entry is posted, and hotness rises in response to votes or comments.
Here we see an older entry has been voted up, and with the limited activity on the test system, that 1 vote was enough to move it into the top part of the Hot view.
This is the "Top" view, which simply shows the entries with the highest score, over all time. Since this is a test system, there aren't a lot of votes, and nothing has a score higher than 1, but you can see how all the 1's are at the top, above all the 0's. An entry starts with a score of 0, and up votes add 1 to the score, while downvotes subtract 1.:
Viewing one of the RSS feeds in RSSOwl:
More looking at RSS feeds.