Understanding The Two Categories

@else34 (13610)
New Delhi, India
August 6, 2016 8:22am CST
I wonder what's the difference between the 'Top rated' and the 'Hot' discussions? Today I visited discussions included in each of the two categories.One of the 'Top rated' discussions had received 27 responses whereas the other just 5.I wonder how can both be 'Top rated.' Same is the case with 'Hot' discussions.I came across one 'Hot' discussion that had received as many as 51 responses whereas another one had just 5. What is the difference between these two categories? Would you please tell me what makes a discussion 'Top rated' and/or 'Hot?'
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@JolietJake (49980)
• United States
6 Aug 16
ALL discussion go to 'Top Rated' and then are listed in order by the number of 'likes' received, not by the number of responses. They will only appear there for the first 24 hours they are posted, then they are removed. 'Hot' are the discussions that are getting the most activity, regardless of how old they are.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
6 Aug 16
@JolietJake,Thanks a lot.You have so clearly explained the difference between the two categories.I have got it.Thanks again.
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@shshiju (10307)
• Cochin, India
22 Aug 16
Thanks JJ and can say what is the scale for interesting discussions?
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@JolietJake (49980)
• United States
22 Aug 16
@shshiju Everyone sees a different list of 'Interesting' discussions. The list is based on tags you yourself have previously used in discussions you have made.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
8 Aug 16
I have seen that JJ has again explained it so clearly . That was also the question on my mind when i made it to the top rated .
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
8 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD,I,too,used to think about it.I didn't know the difference between the two categories.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
@else34 At least now we know .
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
9 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD Exactly.
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Aug 16
I have no idea, and this is a very good question. I will be curious to know what people think.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
7 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt,@JolietJake has answered the question here.'Top rated' discussions are the discussions that have received a good number of 'likes.'After remaining in 'Top rated' category for 24 hours,these discussions are removed.'Hot' discussions are the discussions that have most activities.I have understood it now.
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@JolietJake (49980)
• United States
7 Aug 16
I got the word from the bug guy right after the newest site upgrade
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Aug 16
@JolietJake gotcha, now that makes more sense. I still dont use those tabs too often, lol
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
11 Aug 16
You can always count on JJ to have the correct answer to these types of questions.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
12 Aug 16
@BelleStarr,Yeah....and that's why I believe in what he says about Mylot.
• Israel
10 Aug 16
Good question .. perhaps by user's followers and comments
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
11 Aug 16
@excellent10,@JoiletJake has made everything clearly.
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@Susan2015 (20180)
• United States
10 Aug 16
I don't know. And I don't look at those. The Most recent discussions are what I go to almost all the time.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
10 Aug 16
@Susan2015,That's exactly what I do.There I get new discussions.I was just curious to know the difference between 'top rated' and 'hot' discussions.
@OreoBrownie (3491)
• Elberton, Georgia
8 Aug 16
I think it is just how the computer picks them. None of us know the computer algorithm used to figure things like this out.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
9 Aug 16
@OreoBrownie,No,no,till a few days back I used to think so,but I was wrong.@JoiletJake has explained it here in his response.
@shaggin (36328)
• United States
7 Aug 16
I wonder if one goes by the amount of comments and one by the amount of likes.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
8 Aug 16
@shaggin,One thing is obvious now- 'likes' are also important.