Trending threads - how does it work?

Slioch

Guru
Location
York
Hi,
I've just noticed the "Trending Threads" box over on the right hand side. Quite a useful feature. I assume it's newish, as I don't recall seeing it before.

Can you advise what it looks at to make a thread "trending"? I'm sure there's probably some hideously complex algorithm behind it, but a laymans explanation would be great.

Thanks
 

deptfordmarmoset

Full time tea drinker
Location
Armonmy Way
I'm on a laptop and I can't see it anywhere.
 
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Slioch

Slioch

Guru
Location
York
I'm on a laptop too (Windows 7).

It's over in the right hand column on the home page. Reading downwards, the different boxes/sections are...
Your details.
Countdown clock
Staff online now
Users online now
Media gallery
New threads
Trending threads
Recent status updates
Who has visited today
Forum statistics

I think it has just appeared in the last few days (to me, anyway) - it may have been there previously but like you, it was hidden????????
 

classic33

Legendary Member
Number of people viewing a particular thread?

Only just come on this week and there was that update earlier in the week!
 

Shaun

Founder
Moderator
It's only shown on the right hand side of the homepage and uses a combination of replies and views over a pre-defined time period. There are some configurable options, but I haven't really played with those and may just leave it to run as it is for a while to see how it works out.
 
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Slioch

Slioch

Guru
Location
York
Thanks for the explanation I think it's a useful addition to the site. I'm already using it a lot to direct my "browsing".
:okay:
 
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