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Forum topic by Rustic posted 584 days ago 1013 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rustic

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584 days ago

I am just curious, Who decides what projects make the top 15? I would truely love to see it go back to the way it used to be.

I have seen the same people in the top 15 EVERY time they post a project. I have not made it once. I thought this was supposed to be a COMMUNITY of woodworkers with no special treatment.

So tell me how the top 15 and top 3 are decided.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI


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bhack

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#1 posted 584 days ago

I don’t see the purpose of the top viewed projects. I feel that there are many missed projects if someone just looks at the home page. To me it just and “ego feeder”.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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Rustic

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#2 posted 584 days ago

I feel the same way because the only people that post on my projects are my buddies. So many more people would benefit from seeing the projects if they were posted like they used to be.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Lifesaver2000

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#3 posted 584 days ago

As I understand it, the Top 15 and Top 3 are based on a combination of the number of views, comments and times the project is marked as a favorite. I don’t think the exact formula has been made public knowledge.

My second project posted made it to the top three, and a couple others to the top 15. I don’t think it is anything underhanded. The projects most likely to make it to the top seem to be workshop projects or jigs, followed by large furniture pieces.

As I recall, the current setup came about, at least in part, because of complaints about people who would post several projects all at once, usually of small items that could have been in a single post, which would push more popular types of projects off the front page. (Not saying I agree, but that is what I remember seeing back at that time).

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 584 days ago

I fully agree with you, Rustic, and I’m one of those guys whose projects almost always make it to the top three.

I’ve been on the site for a long time, and have lots of “buddies” who get notified when I post a project. Naturally, that means my projects get a lot of views, and that propels them into that daily top three category. It’s not really fair, and it is definitely not because my work is that good.

I much preferred the old way where you just saw the most recently-posted projects when you opened the home page.

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

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 584 days ago

I really havent been on here that long but I have had several projects in the top 3. I always thought it was just based on the # of views that a particular project got. Anyway, I just do the best I can and whatever happens happens.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Cosmicsniper

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#6 posted 584 days ago

As Ls2000 said, it’s a combination of those factors, where the number of people selecting a project as a “favorite” gets the most weight. The exact metric is not public knowledge. But you will see many projects at the top that have innovative designs and techniques…because people like me will often choose those as favorites, not so much because we want to build one like it, but rather because there’s a gimmick or technique that we want to remember to incorporate in our own projects. Many such projects are really fleshed out in the descriptions and are quite instructional…so my advice, other than making buddies (which isn’t a bad thing), is to do something in your project posts beyond just saying, “Hey, looky what I did!” Make them instructional or useful to others (kinda bloggy) and you might get more attention.

But I concur with you…I don’t like the methodology, and this is coming from a guy who hit the top spot a couple of weeks ago. I often will go directly to the projects page to see everything because some really good stuff gets missed, but I forget to do it sometimes.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 584 days ago

yes, that is correct: “it’s a combination of those factors, where the number of people selecting a project as a “favorite” gets the most weight.”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Roger

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#8 posted 584 days ago

There is a link to show the recently added projects below the top 15

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 584 days ago

”I often will go directly to the projects page”

Maybe I missed the answer to this, but I’ve seen it mentioned it several times. Where do you click to go “directly to the projects page” ?

Thx

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 584 days ago

Joe- Just click on “Projects” at the top of the home page where it says projects, blogs,reviews,etc.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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JoeinGa

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#11 posted 584 days ago

Ah HA! Thanks for that!

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patron

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#12 posted 583 days ago

or at the bottom of every ‘pulse’
either works

for page re-fresh
(after reading a long post)
i go to ‘who’s online’
it gives you a new fresh pulse
to see where things are at now

-- 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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cosmicturner

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#13 posted 583 days ago

I think it is rigged and some really weak projects seem to win…maybe I am bitter because I can’t get a project to place…but from what I see strip cut cutting boards winning? it has nothing to do with craftsmanship and everything to do with popularity…bitter…lol

-- Cosmicturner

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cosmicturner

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#14 posted 583 days ago

I also think to win you need to say that it is your first, for some reason everyone say its my first…yeah sure it is…

-- Cosmicturner

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cosmicturner

403 posts in 2021 days


#15 posted 582 days ago

I am sorry but this stuff bothers me…I bet that you can create multiple profiles and add your project to your fake favorites and propel your junk to the top…so there is multiple way to cheat this system…I would rather see nothing than these losers cheating there are classic example right now….

-- Cosmicturner

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