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  •  Tinfoil Explosion on Aisle 3 (2.50)
    Shumard, do you know how to fucking read?

    The process for determining the recommended list was explained to you but yet you pretend to have not heard a goddamned word.    Number of recommends is only part of what is factored in as was explained to you which you have ignored to carry on with your paranoid delusional conspiracy theory.

    Oh and forgot to bold cookiebear in your asinine calling out of those who had the good sense not to troll rate me.   I guess Plutonium Page is a troll too for giving me, an obvious troll, a 4. LOL

    Priceless shit.   You obviously got some of the bad acid.

    •  He explained it well. (none)
      His explanation included the number of recommends the diary received, AS WELL AS the time the diary was created.

      Older diary, with fewer recommends, still high on the recommended list. New diary with more recommends, dropped off the list.

      Personally, I noticed that it dropped straight from near the top of the list (don't recall the exact position because it was quite a few hours ago) to completely off it, in a way which I have never seen before.

      And I pay attention to the decay rate of diaries, because I'm a programmer myself, and I'm curious about how other people develop algorithms for things like that.

      "Freshness" of recommendations is a possible, albeit very unlikely explanation. The only way it would work is if the older diary sat unrecommended for quite a while, then this diary got all its recommends in one large burst, then the older diary got moved up onto the list because of its recommends. Not impossible, but so unlikely as to almost meet the mathematical status of being a pathological input to the algorithm.

      Also, the fact that we have two people who presumably have front-page powers involved in this discussion leads to the much more probable alternative that someone bumped it off the list on purpose. Although the only reason I say it's more probable is because they (presumably) have the power, and the alternative explanation is incredibly improbable.

      congratulations on your foreskin -- osteriser

      by bartman on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 12:38:35 AM PST

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      •  uhhh wtf (none)
        "Freshness" of recommendations is a possible, albeit very unlikely explanation.

        You haven't been here long have you.   What you just said is very unlikely is an indisputable fact.   Stick closer attention and study how it works.    It works exactly as was explained.    There is no if about it.

        •  I'm not saying (none)
          that freshness isn't used in the algorithm.

          I'm saying that based on the evidence presented, the algorithm's use of "freshness" is not a likely cause for the diary dropping off the list.

          I've been observing this algorithm in action for seven months now, and I'm commenting on it based on my experience as a computer programmer.

          BTW, I'm going to try to "reset" my annoyance level in my comments, so as to facillitate a civil, hopefully productive discourse.

          congratulations on your foreskin -- osteriser

          by bartman on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 01:37:07 AM PST

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          •  considering your troll ratings (none)
            I don't foresee any desire to have any discourse whatsoever with you in the future.   Adios.
            •  Wow. (none)
              I'm not an unreasonable person. I would have thought that perhaps if we all calmed down and discussed the situation, we could all learn something from each others' points of view.

              I'm always open to trying to learn from my mistakes.

              congratulations on your foreskin -- osteriser

              by bartman on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 02:09:01 AM PST

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