What Is the difference between discussion lists...?

Staten Island, New York
May 21, 2017 12:45pm CST
I noticed that under "Explore" there are a number of different lists for discussions... Among those are Interesting, Top Rated, and Hot. How does a discussion make it to each of those lists and what does each list mean? I've been here since 2015 and I still have no idea...
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@Teekaaa (6189)
• India
21 May 17
Sorry....No idea
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• Staten Island, New York
22 May 17
Perhaps others that are in the know will explain it.
@owlwings (39872)
• Cambridge, England
22 May 17
"Interesting" is "populated with posts based upon the tags you've used on myLot" (thanks to a Private Message from "myLot_ContactUs" for that!). If you are a new user or have not tagged your posts, the results are likely to be unpredictable. If you do not use tags in a sensible and responsible manner, then you are probably not getting the best out of MyLot. "Hot" is similarly difficult to define. The official description (slightly modified so that non-programmers can understand it) is that it is ordered by the number of responses a post has had (most at the top), then by the date it was created on - (with the most recent first). It probably only includes posts from the last 24 hours as well. "Top Rated" lists those topics which have received the most "Likes" in the last 24 hours; "Most Recent" lists the topics which have been posted most recently; "New User" lists topics posted by those who have joined most recently and "No Responses" lists topics which have not yet been responded to.
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• Staten Island, New York
22 May 17
Thank you for the informative comment. Now I understand it better.
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@jstory07 (71130)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 May 17
If a discussion is popular and has a lot of likes and responses.
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• Staten Island, New York
22 May 17
Would that type of post go under Hot Discussions or Top Rated Discussions?
@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
21 May 17
No clue either. But don't care. I just go to the most recent discussions, and no comment discussions.
• Staten Island, New York
21 May 17
Usually I go to Hot Discussions or Interesting Discussions. Always wondered what those really mean and how people make it there. I've seen some of mine in the Interesting Discussions and in Hot Discussions too I believe but not sure how I actually got there... like what I did that put them in those lists... Sometimes I go to discussions from new users or those with no responses. It can be disappointing to see a poster to see his/her discussion with no responses... I know I would feel that way, so it's a nice thing to do to respond to discussions that have no responses. Of course, better to comment if something useful to add, rather than leave a generic comment.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
21 May 17
@lovebuglena maybe its from likes and comments.. True, but I'm sure those with no comments would rather have generic ones than none.
• Staten Island, New York
22 May 17
@Courtlynn Yesterday, I went to no comment discussions and replied to many of them... Maybe even all of them because I remember at one point nothing would show up.
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@responsiveme (16867)
• India
22 May 17
No idea.,as long as I can see the posts
• Staten Island, New York
22 May 17
If I have something to add to a post it doesn't matter what list it is under. I will reply either way.
@AkoPinay (10095)
• Philippines
22 May 17
Posts with the same TAGS you used go to Interesting... I am also confused with hot and top rated because it's almost the same.
• Staten Island, New York
22 May 17
We can't really rate a discussion here... Only give likes to them. So does top rated mean the most liked post? Or would that go under Hot?