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nachbarnebenan plus   April 12, 2012, 05:24 PM

I've no idea how the system decides if an image should be included in the popular photos right now list or not. But I guess it has something to do with the number of views/being favorited in the last x hours/days. If so, there is something wrong, because not for the first time a photo of mine which had zero views (and still has) got included which can obviously not be right.
It's not a big issue and happens rather rarely, but if there's time someone could have a look and fix it.
A screenshot showing the latest image of mine this happened to is included.

 
Steffen Tiedemann Christensen Team 23   April 12, 2012, 10:56 PM

"Popular right now" is actually more of a "Could feasibly be popular right now if we put it in front of people" -- but you will probably grant me that the current headline is slightly more catchy ;-)

Basically, the photos are chosen by a combination of previous viewing patterns for the user, upload time, actual views and then finally a timeout time. This means that in the hours after uploading you could end up being promoted, even with very few views, if there's a history of people clicking through your photos.

Steffen

 
nachbarnebenan plus   April 12, 2012, 11:02 PM

Ok, thanks for the clarification — I've always wondered about that.
Maybe just rename it "Interesting photos right now"? Not much longer but less confusing.

 
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