Using Ratings


I have the Comments/Rating plugin installed, but I don't see a way that these can be used to browse/search. I.e. show me only items rated 4 or higher. or order items related to my search by rating. or automatically feature items rated 3 or higher

Just curious what the function of ratings is supposed to be without these. Are there hooks to ratings that I'm missing?

The Comments/Ratings plugin came from a third party, and I'm not aware of development activity for it. I don't think that those functionalities were built in.

Probably at this point getting that functionality would be easier done by building a distinct Ratings plugin with that as a start, and using the separate Commenting plugin for comments if you need them.