Alternative UI options
For option (3) above, I could imagine clicking on the reply (or a reply-like evaluation) icon and having a jQuery modal Dialog box opening that contained:
Evaluation of Jeeve's Post[edit | edit source]
_ Unacceptable _ Acceptable _ Excellent
3 course items reviewed 1 review has been starred
Header identifies the item being reviewed. Data could be stored in the WEnotes (CouchDB) database.