It saddens (and frustrates) me that this is still done in numerous places.
Also, http://www.evanmiller.org/ranking-items-with-star-ratings.html is for k-star (e.g., 5-star) ratings.
Does anyone know off hand if lobste.rs uses this?
I think lobsters uses upvotes - downvotes with something in there to put new comments on the top, but I could very well be wrong.
upvotes - downvotes
Not sure how submissions are sorted, I’m sure it’s much more complicated.
It is slightly more complicated https://github.com/jcs/lobsters/blob/master/app/models/story.rb#L168