Rating System for SharePoint Foundation
I've eventually migrated my rating system to SharePoint 2010. Originally, I didn't plan to migrate it since SharePoint 2010 offers an out of the box rating solution but I didn't notice directly that this feature is only available in SharePoint Server and SharePoint Server Enterprise, not in SharePoint Foundation.
Therefore, because of that and also because of some requests on CodePlex, I decided to make an effort and to find the necessary time to make the migration.
Here is a very brief presentation of the solution, for more info, for the manual and to get the source code, please go to
http://sptoolbasket2010.codeplex.com/ and make sure to chose the rating solution.
Rating Documents and list items
You can also rate from the detailed view of an item
Rating Discussion Boards
Activating comment approval
If you want to control visitors comments before they become published to everyone, you can activate the moderation feature and decide which persons/groups can validate/delete comments. This validation is only controlling the comments, not the rating itself. When comment approval is enabled, all the unapproved comments appear in red and some icons allow moderators to approve or delete them:
You can decide to use a task list, in that case the system will create a task to warn approvers about the new comment and a link to the related item will be added to the task:
Reports & Global Overview
A webpart is available to show all the rated items within the current site, site and subsites or within the entire site collection:
You can also export reports (list/web/site collection) to excel spreasheets:
A site definition is also available in order to benefit from a preconfigured web site:
For the braves who read the full post :), note that this solution is also compatible with SharePoint Server. It has been tested on both Foundation & Server with Internet Explorer and Firefox.