|Forum topic by KnickKnack||posted 03-04-2014 12:23 PM||1526 views||0 times favorited||32 replies|
03-04-2014 12:23 PM
...to the way that the “Daily Top 3” is determined.
Oh no – not again – I can hear the sighs!
This rather fine piece of work…
Didn’t manage to make it into the top 3.
The basic reason was, I believe (the algorithm is secret), because of this…
Jigs tend to get favourited a lot, and favourites count a lot towards the determination (I think we’ve all sussed that).
Now jigs are obviously an important part of woodworking, but it seems a real shame that they very often “bump” excellent pieces of actual woodworking away from the accolades.
This is just an idea, but perhaps when one gets to that very first screen, the one where it confirms that ”I want to post my finished project that is made from wood” , one could choose between “Project” and “jig”, and we could have a “Daily Top 3” of “Woodwork projects”, and a “Daily Top 3” of jigs (personally a “Weekly Top 10” jigs would work for me).
If one were to do that initial choice at posting time, you could also allow jigs to be posted that aren’t made of wood, should one desire, but are used for woodworking.
This would allow the underlying LJ database to know which are “projects” and which are “jigs”, and you could browse “Projects” and “Jigs” separately – this would also be a step forward in my opinion.
Obviously this will require a bit of site rejigging, and it isn’t going to happen over night, but I’d like to see it, or something along those lines, get onto some kind of “wish list” that, presumably, management maintains of ways to improve the site.
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