What Is the difference between discussion lists...?
By Lena Kovadlo
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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• 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.
• 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.