My Chocolate Truffles Made It!

@sishy7 (27606)
Australia
February 15, 2017 3:40am CST
# 58 I thought it was just going to be just like most of my other discussions posts… It would go to the top of Most Recent list and the bottom of Top Rated list as soon as it was submitted. Then as time went by, it would go down the Most Recent list but go up the Top Rated list as others starting to Like it. It would run its 24-hour course in the Top Rated list and usually it would never make it anywhere near the top ten before it would fall off the Top Rated list... But by its 12th hour, to my delight my not-so-pretty chocolate truffles was the first thing people saw when they went to the default landing page of the site even before members logged in. Must be a slow new discussion posting period around the time I submitted it – it needed only 28 Likes to be at the top of the Top Rated list. And from then on, I enjoyed every moment of the glory of being at the top of both Top Rated (for another 12 hours) and Hot (while it was also receiving most number of responses) lists...
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@Beatburn (3904)
• Philippines
15 Feb 17
That's an achievement. Maybe you could share some truffles? Please?
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
15 Feb 17
They are very yummy.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
15 Feb 17
Those first time trials were gone already by now... But I'm thinking to do another batch maybe this weekend...
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@Beatburn (3904)
• Philippines
15 Feb 17
@sishy7 Another batch of truffles or another batch of ranked posts, or both?
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
15 Feb 17
I did notice that. Your truffle post attracted a lot of traffic indeed. There were many posts about the photo issue and then Valentines Day. Me had one at the top last night but it's gone now.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
15 Feb 17
It's gone from the Top Rated because posts only stay there for their first 24 hours. But yours is still at the top of the Hot list!
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
15 Feb 17
@sishy7 I haven't looked there yet. Thanks for the heads up. Did you get your photo uploaded okay. I'm having problem.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
15 Feb 17
@Gillygirl It's still among the top five of the Hot list at this time... I did have problem even though my image was only less than 30kb. But I kept trying and after about the 5th attempt it finally showed up...
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@LadyDuck (170796)
• Switzerland
15 Feb 17
I am glad that you achieved a goal with that discussion. I always forget to check the hot and top rated discussions.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
15 Feb 17
I can almost guarantee every single post you started made it to the top of both lists...
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@LadyDuck (170796)
• Switzerland
15 Feb 17
@sishy7 Really? Now I think I understand why I get comments from newbies.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
15 Feb 17
@LadyDuck Exactly!
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@much2say (40041)
• United States
17 Feb 17
This means you will have to give all of your supporters a sample . I keep forgetting to look there!
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
18 Feb 17
I'll have to do more than two batches if I do - responses are still growing on there...
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@much2say (40041)
• United States
18 Feb 17
@sishy7 Sishy7's Finest Chocolates . And finest posts !
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
18 Feb 17
@much2say It all boils down to just good timing and good luck... Just happened to be at the right place at the right time kinda thing...
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• United States
19 Feb 17
Yay for being featured!!
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
19 Feb 17
We're not on Bubblews!
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• United States
19 Feb 17
@sishy7 lol featured on the top rated list . I was never a member of bubblews hehe
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
19 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby Oh, that's right... I forgot there for a second that you weren't a bubbler... It just sounded so bubble-like when you wrote that because we had 'Featured Posts' on there although I had never been on it even once the whole 30 months I was there...
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
15 Feb 17
Tasty tempting truffles totally toppled tutti (that's Italian for 'everyone') Well done! I saw it was there the whole day, beating all those Valentines posts
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
15 Feb 17
Who would have thought my truffles were Valentine's stars... Hey, there's this ice cream flavor I liked at an Italian shop I used to go to - the flavor's called 'tutti fruity'... I wonder if it means 'all fruity' or something... (I need your avatar to insert here...)
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
15 Feb 17
@sishy7 Hahahaha it does indeed mean 'all fruits' They were indeed stars and you are an astute promoter as you chose to post them on that very special day. Someone should hir you!
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
16 Feb 17
@mysdianait Great timing, eh? But according to myLot time, the date was just turned to the 13th when it was posted... at 12:34am to be exact... now, that's some nice sequential numbers if I may say so...
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@ridingbet (57740)
• Philippines
18 Feb 17
perfect. congratulations my dear.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
18 Feb 17
Thank you! I had fun while it lasted...
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@ridingbet (57740)
• Philippines
19 Feb 17
@sishy7 indeed, and it ends after 24 hours,right? my latest is also there but i think it ended a few minutes ago since it is the 24th hour already
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
19 Feb 17
@ridingbet Yes, all posts go through the Top Rated list on their first 24 hours only. But any post will be on Hot list when it receives responses, doesn't matter when it was first submitted.
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• New Delhi, India
15 Feb 17
Congrats dear...it was well deserved
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
15 Feb 17
Thank you! It was unexpected, so it was nice when it happened...
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• New Delhi, India
16 Feb 17
@sishy7 stay happy always
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
16 Feb 17
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Feb 17
I'm not even aware of this Top Rated list so will have to investigate- meanwhile--Congrats to you!
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
28 Feb 17
Thanks! Once you're logged in, the list is under 'Explore'...
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Feb 17
@sishy7 Ha! Thanks I forget about that button it seems and will visit it more often now!
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
28 Feb 17
@MarymargII Most Recent Discussions and Activity under 'Explore' are good ones too... They give us a glimpse of who are currently active on the site...
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@HazySue (22553)
• United States
24 Feb 17
Congrats on being featured. They may not have been beautiful but I will bet they were delicious.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
24 Feb 17
Thank you! All posts go through the Top Rated list for 24 hours - mine do not usually end up very high before they fall off the list... So, it's a nice surprise to see mine was sitting at the very top of the list...
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@HazySue (22553)
• United States
25 Feb 17
@sishy7 I'll bet it was a very nice surprise. You should be proud.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
26 Feb 17
@HazySue So much so that I ended up starting this discussion...
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@Tampa_girl7 (25837)
• United States
23 Feb 17
Chocolate truffles are so delicious
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
23 Feb 17
They sure are...
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@Tampa_girl7 (25837)
• United States
23 Feb 17
@sishy7 my sister makes them for the holidays.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
23 Feb 17
@Tampa_girl7 Yes, they are great for the festive season...
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@jhechorain (1218)
• Susanville, California
16 Feb 17
I just learned how this works when you described it. I also just realized I wasn't following you on here, craziness! I am now though. Congrats on your top rated post!!
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
17 Feb 17
Don't worry about it... I don't follow many with whom I interact regularly on here... Thanks!
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• Susanville, California
17 Feb 17
I try to and I thought that I had followed you already. I was wondering why I kept missing your posts.. and figured you were gone pretty often. I sorry!
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
18 Feb 17
@jhechorain Aww, you don't have to apologize... You know sometimes it's hard with our time-zone difference and all... Besides, even if we don't see each other often, I'd never forget you...
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@ShifaLk (8334)
• India
3 Mar 17
See chocolate truffles are always great yumzzzzz
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
3 Mar 17
That was the first time I made them... I'll be making some more soon...
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@ShifaLk (8334)
• India
3 Mar 17
@sishy7 I'll start craving you know. N its night here
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• United States
19 Feb 17
Well, congratulations! That is really awesome! I struggle to keep up with everyone by responding to posts and visiting back. I forgot all about those lists.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
19 Feb 17
Thank you! I use my notifications to help me keeping up with discussions I've been to.
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• United States
20 Feb 17
@sishy7 Now I'm checking them out! Most of the people I interact with are on them!
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@pgntwo (21952)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
15 Feb 17
Well done! My Hancock one spent a day near the top of the Top Rated with only 2 likes and a comment. Weird.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
16 Feb 17
Oh wow, that's so strange I almost think that would have been some kind of a glitch...
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@pgntwo (21952)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
16 Feb 17
@sishy7 I did wonder. Still did not get it much exposure, either. The strange world of myLot
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Feb 17
well they did look yummy!
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
15 Feb 17
Even though I made those without having any Valentine's theme in mind, I guess the timing still made them automatically related to the occasion and maybe that helped the post to climb up the Top Rated ladder faster...
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Feb 17
@sishy7 I have a feeling that is the case
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@allknowing (68685)
• India
15 Feb 17
Once any post gets to the top that post gets more responses
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
15 Feb 17
You're right - being at the top of Top Rated usually means being at the top of Hot too...
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@allknowing (68685)
• India
15 Feb 17
@sishy7 I too get tempted to respond to those on top
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• Midland, Michigan
25 Feb 17
Congratulations on that, but I want to say hmm also because I've never watched any of those lists to see if any of mine ever got somewhere on them. I never got in the habit of watching them on the b site either.I didn't know that getting a lot of likes would move it up on the top rated listing. I'll have to keep that in mind for the future if I ever want to see what happens after posting. I also never begin on the landing page, so that's probably why I'd not thought about it before. I've been checking for new posts more recently, but that's mostly it.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
25 Feb 17
Yes, the Top Rated ranks all posts submitted in the last 24 hours based on the number of Likes received. You would also see the same posts in the Most Recent except that the newest ones would be more likely at the bottom of Top Rated while they would most likely be at the top of Most Recent...
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@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 Feb 17
I have no clue what makes posts go to this list and that! But I wouldn't mind a chocolate truffle right now with my morning coffee.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
16 Feb 17
Made these with my own two hands...
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Feb 17
Well done. I'm pleased you were around to enjoy being at the top of the list. :)
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
15 Feb 17
Thanks! That was some fun moments...
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