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Rating filter missing Answered

From the Knex section of the site, many members are dissapointed at the loss of the 'rating' filter. Instructable's rating system makes the very best stand out, due to not being based on percentage, and mow they are being shrouded in darkness. Could we please have the rating filter back?

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Seleziona

8 years ago

Yes, we need it back... :(

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kelseymhSeleziona

Reply 8 years ago

So modifying (and bookmarking) the URL with "&sort=RATING" at the end wasn't good enough?

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Selezionakelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

It's easier just to click the rating button. lol

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Selezionakelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Actually, I just tried it again, and it didn't work.

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kelseymhSeleziona

Reply 8 years ago

You're right. In fact, it's more than just "didn't work." The server is explicitly discarding the sort and returning the default (sort by featured) URL. This is a definite change from the previous behaviour, and it means that my own bookmark no longer works.

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Selezionakelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Whoa.... who REALLY didn't want the rating feature? It was good, people liked it and used it lots!

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Lithium Rain

8 years ago

Wait - I'm somewhat confused. Isn't that exactly what "popular" is?

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~Aeronous~Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

Naw. Ratings are ratings. Popularity is the number of views. Something could put a billion tags in it, and not actually be any of those tags, get 5,000 views and be popular, OR it could have 3 tags, but be good and get a lot of 5* ratings, to get to 4*.

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Lithium Rain~Aeronous~

Reply 8 years ago

...are you sure popularity is view count? I could be way off base, but I totally thought it was a high rating. I don't think tags have anything to do with it though...

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kelseymhLithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

Popularity is view count within a relatively short (one week, I think) time period. Rating is the cumulative weighted average of user rating vaues.

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~Aeronous~Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

Yes definitely, it goes by the views. Eg USB Sea Monkey :80,000 views Gorkem's Sniper Rifle: 74,000 views knex gun: 71,000 views You can check if you like.

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Lithium Rain~Aeronous~

Reply 8 years ago

I don't think I know what it is at all...

https://www.instructables.com/id/xkcdian-SkiFree-F-key-pendant/ : Not popular, but featured

https://www.instructables.com/id/Bookshelf-Re-purposed-into-Bed/ : Featured and popular

First one has 5X more views AND a higher rating.

>confused<

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kclsLithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

No, I asked a question about this little while ago. It is when an instructable jumps to a large number of views in just a few days.

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~Aeronous~Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

Pretty sure. If you type 'knex' and filter it through popularity, then a crappy block trigger called knex gun has 15,000 views is up there I think. I'll check.

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cj81499

8 years ago

its back!!!Pr

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~Aeronous~cj81499

Reply 8 years ago

Send me a screen print picture of the top rated knex ibles!

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cj81499~Aeronous~

Reply 8 years ago

thats gone but i can still rate individual fourms, ibbles, etc

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Kiteman

8 years ago

(Since I have seen many Knexers using ratings as a kind of currency ("subscribe to me and I'll rate all your projects 5 stars"), I don't think it is a very accurate or realistic way of making good projects stand out.)

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~Aeronous~Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Yes. Point taken, but not many people do actually do that.

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lemonie~Aeronous~

Reply 8 years ago


They do. (Or did) one-end of the scale or the other is very common in K'NEX.
Collecting subs' is another thing - I've seen things like "prize = sub' and next 3 I'bles 5*"

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~Aeronous~lemonie

Reply 8 years ago

Damnit. Isn't there anything we can do?

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lemonie~Aeronous~

Reply 8 years ago


Building cool-stuff out of plastic-bits is something of an achievement for me.

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~Aeronous~lemonie

Reply 8 years ago

Well how are we supposed to find the best of things?

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Lithium Rain~Aeronous~

Reply 8 years ago

Perhaps you could find a new metric - title and intro image perhaps? Leave comments on projects that have great images and titles - and kindly point out ones that don't. There's no way to abuse it, either, so it could be a great way to tell - great knex projects have a great title/image, meh ones have meh title/image, bad ones have bad title/image.

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~Aeronous~Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

There are WAY too many instructables/slideshows/videos saying BOLT ACTION and claiming things that they are not, over the handful which actually are.

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TheFoofinator~Aeronous~

Reply 8 years ago

Only noobs do that- I just want to only see the best, thats all, I am not a ratings junkie!

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chr

8 years ago

Ah Damnit! Just when i reach the top, they take it away! My led cube instructable just reached the top of the list. I was thinking about making another awsome led cube instructable to see if I could get two instructables in the top 5 ;) In my opinion the system worked just fine. I sailed all the way to the top without any cheating. Please bring it back! - chr

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razzlekunai

8 years ago

+1 -1. It must come back.