Trending threads

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by Drago, 4 Mar 2018.

  1. Drago

    Drago Guru

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    Poshamptonshire.
    Just a query about the 'Trending Threads' malarkey on the home page.

    A new thread with zero replies makes the list. However, an even newer thread that's already on its third page of repkies does not.

    Is there an algorithm calculating what's trending, or does it simply pluck random threads out the ether? A daft, utterly inconsequential thing, but its really piqued my curiosity!

    Cheers,

    Bern.
     
  2. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    Location:
    52 Festive Road
    You trying to be trendy again?
     
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  3. Lozz360

    Lozz360 Senior Member

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    Definition of repkie: Any edible sea urchin.
     
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  4. OP
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    Drago

    Drago Guru

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    Poshamptonshire.
    Well, that's exactly my point. A thread discussing sea urchin recipes would be very popular!
     
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  5. Nigel-YZ1

    Nigel-YZ1 Guru

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    Never accept a sea urchin from a stranger. It may have been spiked.
     
  6. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

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    52 Festive Road
    Looks for 'groan' button. Fails to find it. Pushes Like instead.
     
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  7. Nigel-YZ1

    Nigel-YZ1 Guru

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    It's been a hard week. I'll take either at this point :okay:
     
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  8. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

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    52 Festive Road
    Not wrong you are.
     
  9. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

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    Home
    urchin.jpg
    Lovely use of all parts,
    cleaning and cooking instructions just Google..
     
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  10. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists


    Do all that, then throw your urchin in the bin and go get yourself some fish and chips. :laugh:
     
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  11. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    It's something I've asked Shaun about in the past and it is an algorithm that looks at the number of views the thread is getting plus the frequency of those views, meaning that a new thread that is getting lots of hits can rise up the trending threads quite quickly.

    It can sometimes get skewed if there is a keyword that the search engine bots like and keep coming back to look at.
     
  12. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

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    Home
    I tried it once, it ended in the bin....
    Ah, fish and chips, soul food:okay:
     
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  13. Specialeyes

    Specialeyes Über Member

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    Essex
    I'd never accept a sea urchin from a friend or anemone!


    I'll get me coat...
     
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  14. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Exterminate Christmas! Moderator

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    Stevenage
    There's a time and a plaice...
     
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