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#464046 - Wed Mar 25 2009 06:08 PM Popular???
Quiz_Beagle Offline
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(I hope this is the right place to post this)

Clicking on the 'Popular' tab, I ran across a quiz that was written in 2000, by an author that was on the site for exactly one day, that was rated 77 odd thousand, and had 5 questions. Is the algorithm for 'Popular' right?
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#464047 - Wed Mar 25 2009 10:17 PM Re: Popular???
shuehorn Offline
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Maybe that's the algorithm for Popular.....Not!

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#464048 - Thu Mar 26 2009 12:12 AM Re: Popular???
Leau Offline
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I thought the Popular quizzes were the ones with the most plays, independently of ratings because that's what the sunnies are for. So if the quiz has been online since 2000, it's a fair guess it has gotten lots of plays since then.
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#464049 - Thu Mar 26 2009 08:50 AM Re: Popular???
maninmidohio Offline
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I do not mind if the Popular list takes me to an old chestnut that has been around forever.

What I do find annoying is when it leads to a quiz that has been deleted or is offline. This happens all too often and it seems that it would be a quick fix to not have those quizzes show up on a list of quizzes that players are making choices from.

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#464050 - Thu Mar 26 2009 02:32 PM Re: Popular???
Quiz_Beagle Offline
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Good point, Leau, but I don't think 9,000 odd (IIRC) was that impressive in 9 years..
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#464051 - Thu Mar 26 2009 03:02 PM Re: Popular???
Markboynz Offline
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Is it possibly recently popular? For some reason, the quiz may have had a few hundred more plays just recently, hence shooting it up the list...
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#464052 - Thu Mar 26 2009 03:19 PM Re: Popular???
darthrevan89 Offline
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If you're looking at the same page I just did, it says:

Popular FunTrivia.com Quizzes
Placed Online Recently


Which would mean the 2000 quiz was probably just a fluke, and it's not supposed to show up there.

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