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10-05-2012 10:53 AM

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I have never been able to figure out how the top three are chosen, but now that I am back after my brief hiatus out of the shop, it is just really messed up.

Please explain how the ranking works or remove it. I used to be able to look at it and have a pretty good guess as to what rank a project I liked would be. Now I am clueless. There are projects getting 40,000 post in an hour and things like that.

Does anyone know whats going on?

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks


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#1 posted 10-05-2012 10:59 AM

Wish I knew, I can’t figure it out either

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 11:02 AM

I not sure either….

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 10-05-2012 11:04 AM

If there was a method to the madness it would be no big deal. But why have it if it doesn’t work?

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#4 posted 10-05-2012 11:08 AM

Seems there’s a computer gone wild scenario. Not exactly sure how the whole thing works, but it has completely screwed up the top 3 viewing. I doesn’t seem to be any individual, happens. Randomly. I know it’s been pointed out to management. Hopefully fixed soon. I quit watching the top 15 as they aren’t “real” numbers supporting it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 10-05-2012 11:16 AM

When it first started it took a while to figure out. It seemed they took hours on, likes, views, and comments and came up with a magic formula a presto TOP 15. Seems like there has been a disturbance in the force and things are now out of balance.

Who knows.

I wish I had time to go back to writing the blogs. They were a lot more fun. Now it feels almost like a chore to post projects. That being said, I should have 2 more posted today and the insides of the burl box posted.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#6 posted 10-05-2012 11:21 AM

Looking forward to your postings.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 10-05-2012 12:33 PM

gremlins in the machines

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#8 posted 10-05-2012 01:58 PM

I’m not sure how it is calculated, but I know every project I have had in the top 3 had relatively low views (well under a thousand in each case within 24 hours of posting, I believe my last one was under 400), a moderate amount of comments, and a lot of “favorites”, so there is something more to it than views, but I guess obscenely high view counts can get you there.

I’d like to see the algorithm used and how each criteria is weighted. I am assuming “favorites” carry the most weight.

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#9 posted 10-05-2012 02:10 PM

I’d like to see it also. Just so that everyone would know how to “vote”. Personally I use favorites when I want to remember how to do something or want to try something. I don’t use it as a “voting” factor. Oh well.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#10 posted 10-05-2012 02:11 PM

Pick just ONE answer below:

  • You are one of the ‘chosen’ ones
  • You are NOT one of the ‘chosen’ ones

;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 10-05-2012 02:13 PM

LOL

But I want to one of the chosen ones.

“as I kick dust with my toe”

LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#12 posted 10-05-2012 02:20 PM

Same here JoeyG. I don’t think it’s a catalyst for voting, however in my experience, I think it carries A LOT of weight to “Top 3” status. And it should.

1 – You can’t favorite your own stuff
2 – you can’t favorite more than once (you can view or comment more than once)
3 – If someone “Favorited” your project, it deserves to move up the ranks. I have a very small collection of favorites.

Also, I would assume, but would like to know for sure, that comments on your own projects are excluded from metrics. It would be a good experiment to post a piece of wood with the title of “Please ignore this, it’s a top 3 test” in the projects section and see if you single handedly can get it to the top 3.

To add to this, I know people are competitive in nature, and competition is good. It drives quality and better output in a lot of cases. I really don’t care if my projects make it to the top 3. I am proud of them and I want to share them. It does really irk me when “projects” like a collection of pallet wood, or questions about “what kind of wood is this” make it, and something like this masterpiece does not (from my favorites)
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/66106

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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#13 posted 10-05-2012 02:29 PM

I completely agree with you. That’s a beautiful box. I have several top 3 banners, and I am good if I don’t get another one. I just want to know how it’s done. It drives me crazy. LOL. I like to see if I can predict what a project will do, be it mine or someone else’s and it’s nigh on impossible to do it any more.

Maybe I just need another cup of coffee and another board.

Your test run sounds interesting. It would probably get #1 just because of the name. Maybe I should try it. LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#14 posted 10-05-2012 02:43 PM

I have an explanation: LOLcats are trying to take over LJs and are constantly polling the projects that seem relevant to their interests.

Or trolls, maybe. Whatever.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#15 posted 10-05-2012 02:47 PM

I just click on the projects tab anyway so don’t really care about the top three thing

If there was something to actually gain monetary wise then i would say we should care

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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