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    Custom Voting API Calculation

    The Voting API is really nice when used in conjunction with a module like Fivestar. It takes all of the complexity out of setting up a voting/rating system. On occasion, however, you need it to do some things that aren’t built in. Using the VotingAPI’s API, I’ll show you how to trigger a function (send an email, write a message to the screen, etc.) when a piece of content receives a fifth vote of four stars or greater. That is, a node may have four votes of five stars, and two votes of two stars. As soon as the next greater-than-four vote goes in, we want to do something about it. In our case, the client wants to receive an email when a node is popular, and has had five four-star-or-greater votes.