New Feature: Hot and Silent Projects

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 05-16-2010 06:57 PM 6728 reads 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just added the score index to the LJ projects. It’s calculated as the weighted average of the projects’s views, comments and favorites. I will keep fine-tuning this formula down the road. The goal is to uncover the most interesting or hot projects based on how other members respond to it.

You can test it on the projects posted in the last 30 days by clicking on HOT PROJECTS link on the Projects page:

As you can see there is also the SILENT PROJECTS link that will show you all projects posted in the last 30 days with zero comments. you can then go ahead and post a word or two on one of those uncommented projects. It’s sure nice to get some feedback.

Enjoy and keep me posted on how the new Project Score index works for you.

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#1 posted 05-16-2010 07:07 PM

Good Idea Martin

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-16-2010 07:08 PM

That helps a great deal.. thanks, Martin.


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#3 posted 05-16-2010 07:17 PM

Great idea, especially the silent link. Many without responses could simply be due to time of day posting. Once they fall from the Pulses first page they are missed.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#4 posted 05-16-2010 07:24 PM

very nice addition!

I actually think that the ‘hot projects’ should be put into direct view on the front page of LJ. at least the top 3 or so.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 05-16-2010 07:33 PM

Nice tweak !!

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 05-16-2010 07:49 PM

Good idea. I don’t have time to see every project these days. This will help me to not miss the exceptional ones.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 05-16-2010 07:59 PM

if you say so , boss .
i’m still learning ( and enjoying ) ,
how to work this site as it stands .
it may be a while before i get that far along ,
to comprehend all that you are doing here ,
i do thank you , this is the best site i know !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 05-16-2010 08:00 PM

Very nice feature.

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#9 posted 05-16-2010 08:04 PM

Love it! Hot!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#10 posted 05-16-2010 09:06 PM

I just did a quick run threw , nice feature . I can’t believe I missed seeing so many great projects . And I thought I was seeing everything.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#11 posted 05-16-2010 09:32 PM

This sounds good Martin. Popular projects do deserve to seen more. With so many member it’s very easy to miss the exceptional ones. I think this will become a very popular feature on the site.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 05-16-2010 09:58 PM

Good deal

-- "Democracy is by far the worst system of government. Except all the others that have been tried." ~ Winston Churchill

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#13 posted 05-16-2010 10:13 PM

Very good Idear, especialy being able to review “Zero Projects”

-- Doug...

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#14 posted 05-16-2010 10:15 PM

Hot Pockets!

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#15 posted 05-16-2010 10:25 PM

nice feature, thanks!

oh, also why hasn’t anyone said anything about pens yet?

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