One of the most requested features from users has been a Snippet rating system. I agree that there needs to be a way to weed out the popular snippets from the crappy ones, but I don’t think a rating system is the best approach. From the beginning I’ve made no secret that Snipplr is modeled after del.icio.us. With that in mind, I’ve created a new Popular Snippets section to solve the problem.
The popular list orders snippets by the number of people who have marked them as favorites. It’s an easy, indirect way of determining which snippets are the best. You can further sort the list by language, tag, or even both. Just like del.icio.us. (imagine that!)
As usual, please let me know if you notice anything strange happening on the site after this new update. And keep sending in your comments and suggestions.
Switching gears for a moment, I’d like to take a moment to address the future of Snipplr…
I have a lot of exciting ideas that I want to implement to make Snipplr even better. Private snippets, sharing snippets only between friends, more plugins, and even a way to host Snipplr on your own server just to name a few. The problem with this is that it takes a lot of work. Snipplr is just a side project I do in my spare time, so I’m not able to devote the amount of attention to it that I’d like. Fortunately, I’m in talks with a company that is interested in picking up Snipplr’s tab and allowing me to continue development on it as part of my day-job.
What does this mean for you?
More features. Better uptime. And possibly a new and better layout.
Nothing is for certain yet. I just wanted to give everyone a heads-up of what’s going on behind the scenes here in Snipplrville . . . I mean Nashville.