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Sort by views and the Star rating system Answered

I thought Instructables did away with both of these features?

I also thought the changes were wise and well thought out... but I see they're still operable on many contests and instructables.  Did the robot change it's mind?


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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

8 years ago

Star ratings are still available for Food Category Instructables!

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 8 years ago

Thanks for clarifying, Mike. Can we expect the view feature to be phased out soon?

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

I don't think the "view by featured" will disappear.

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 8 years ago

I meant the total views... thanks for replying.

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

The search by total views is still there, not sure if that's going anywhere. If it ever goes anywhere you can type this and it should work: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/?sort=VIEWS

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 8 years ago

I'm confused. On Jan 25, you typed this:

"Much like when we removed the "sort by vote" option, the view sorting has been removed to try and eliminate a winner-take-all scenario - where people would vote/view the highest viewed projects. This approach aims to even out the field for all entries."

Here: New format?
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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

Ah, you mean for contests. I thought you meant just for projects indexed while browsing the categories.

For contests: Sort by votes is gone. Sort by  views is something we're playing around with still. Projects should stand on their own merit instead of the runaway-win scenario I described in that comment you're quoting. We review every single entry for every contest, which is why only half of the top votes/views are advanced as a finalists.

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 8 years ago

I see your point, and it's true. In the final analysis, it's the judge's votes that matter most.