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Randomise the Fans?

  1. Paraglider profile image90
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    To give the profile page a new look, it might be nice to show the "Some of XX's Fans" in random (or cyclic) order. That way, newer fans could also get a look in. What do others think?

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Older fans lose all SEO benefits that way smile

  3. Paraglider profile image90
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    Interesting, I didn't know that!

  4. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    I like the idea of randomizing fans - it means that more than just Misha would show up on fan first pages. wink

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, I do have my vested interest in keeping status quo tongue

  5. Paraglider profile image90
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    Well, I'm happy with my front page - I've got Misha, Kenny W and you, Gamergirl. But I've also got Rmnathan whose work I really enjoyed but who seems to have gone walkabout.

    Something inside me is saying 'algorithm, algorithm' ...

  6. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    I miss Kenny!!

  7. Paraglider profile image90
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    Kenny's still here, surely? It's Rmnathan who's gone orf.

  8. Stacie Naczelnik profile image90
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago

    I like the idea of mixing it up.

  9. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 8 years ago

    Interesting idea, paraglider smile

  10. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    To the best of my knowledge fans are currently ordered chronologically, but within these separate groups:

    1st - Fans that left you unapproved (but not denied) fan mail (so that you'll see it)
    2nd - Fans that left you approved fan mail whom you are also a fan of
    3rd - Fans that left you approved fan mail, but that you aren't a fan of
    4th - Fans that didn't leave you fan mail (or fan mail that you disapproved), but that you are a fan of
    5th - All remaining fans that you aren't a fan of

    To some extent we want to reward people that are the first to "discover" new members of the community, or at least that's the thinking.  To counter the motivation to exploit this, we do have some things in place to prevent fan abuse, or excessive fan hood.

    Also, you can always dump someone off the top of your fan list by un-fanning them.  Remember, being someones fan is a tacit endorsement of their contribution to the HubPages community.

    1. Paraglider profile image90
      Paragliderposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Paul. Having started this thread, I'll refine my suggestion in the light of the above -

      1st group should stay on top, to be noticed
      2nd group should stay 2nd but be randomised
      3rd to 5th group - no change

      Any good?

      1. funride profile image78
        funrideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        This have my vote wink.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Me three smile

          Sorry Misha wink

  11. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I know you guys are conspiring against me yikes

  12. profile image61
    fun2hubposted 8 years ago

    I don't have much more fans yet...no worries! big_smile

    1. Paraglider profile image90
      Paragliderposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      don't worry - you will, with that avatar wink

      1. profile image61
        fun2hubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks. Actually, I'm not worrying and not even about the randomisation wink

        And, I want to say your avatar is more sexy, Paraglider big_smile

        1. Paraglider profile image90
          Paragliderposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          if a little wooden ...

          1. profile image61
            fun2hubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I have to admit that I don't understand what you mean neutral

            1. Paraglider profile image90
              Paragliderposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              ni moi non plus

  13. profile image61
    fun2hubposted 8 years ago

    More confusing mad Ok, let it be anything smile

  14. profile image61
    fun2hubposted 8 years ago

    Paraglider, I got it smile
    --------------------------------------------
    You said, "nor do I"

    1. Paraglider profile image90
      Paragliderposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I did smile

      1. profile image61
        fun2hubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile

 
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