Sounds like what Pligg is for - Pligg was originally created as a Digg clone.
Thanks for the link. I really appreciate it. Before I say anything else, I'd like to say that if I sound frustrated, it is not at you or Mouser or anyone. I am just frustrated. I have had an idea for tapping the incredible resources at DC for years and I can not pin it down! The vision is tangible, but elusive. It wisps by my thoughts daily, like looking through the fog. That is why I requested participation. I had hoped with the help of others, it might be able to be framed more concisely. Let me try to see if I can get the actions I visualize to use the "idea." The vision has some steps, but this can be changed to whatever works best.
<<1>> Somewhere/somehow on DC, members and guests meander over to the "survey" (or whatever) page and click (vote) for their favorites.
<<2>> Let's imagine I am looking for a SD Card Reader. I go to bestlist.dcmembers.donationcoder.com (or click on a link at DC that takes me there) on my laptop and choose the "Hardware" category. Next I choose "Readers." Next choice, "Card Readers." Finally I navigate to, "SD Card Readers." Now I am presented with a ranked list. Depending on the candidates, I make a choice or continue my research accordingly.
The above list I would consider above would have been dynamically populated based on the continuous "clicks" in step 1.
Other ideas might be some way of flagging polls or maybe a dedicated "survey" page, etc.
In regard to your "pligg" suggestion, I could try that or maybe even set it up on some other server, but how would that benefit DC? Consider the prerequisite to that... how would we get the DC folks over there to vote/use? Would this be powered by a direct link on DC to the "list" site? See, There are lots of questions I have no reference to answer. It is because of the caliber of intellect and integrity that exists at DC that would give a tool like this an integrity that could be used and depended on. I can assure you this is in no way intended or purposed to put my name up in lights. My purpose is specifically for the betterment (AFAICT) of DC and the folks there. I would be totally willing to converse via PM with anyone that wanted to run with it and I would bow out as a principal, if my lack of expertise or experience hindered the project.
I realize I could go and do this (or anything I would have the capability to do) where ever I please. Maybe I will. I was just hoping someone else at DC would catch my vision. Please, if this is outside of the "vision" for DC, you or anyone else feel free to PM me and set me straight so I can work for DC and not against it. I have said it before and I will say it again, Cody's Home is a very special place.
If I did set up a "list" on my own, would you be interested in linking DC to it somehow, so folks here could get there easily? Comments? [Edit - Additions]