Here’s something I’ve noticed with the new platform:
While browsing through threads, the recommended topics at the bottom of the page are always threads that I started. While I’ve enjoyed the walk down memory lane, I’m afraid this feature may feed the narcissistic tendencies of some users (not me, of course. I’m the most humble guy I know )
Also, what are the formatting rules for emoticons, now? Is there a list we can go to, to see how we can type in different smileys on the mobile version? Thanks!
Hey Alex - This is how the “suggested topics” Algorithm functions:
Current Suggested Topics algorithm is pretty basic, it fills in this order:
Any topics you created with new posts? add those.
Any topics you are watching or tracking in this category with new posts? add those.
Any new topics you haven’t read yet in this category? add those.
Any topics you are watching or tracking in any category with new posts? add those.
Any new topics you haven’t read yet in any category? add those.
Choose random topics from this category which aren’t closed or archived or category definitions.
Choose random topics from any category which aren’t closed or archived or category definitions.
Repeat list until all (n, default 5) slots of Suggested Topics are filled. (# of suggested topics to be shown at the bottom itself is a site setting, suggested_topics)