What is the difference between interesting discussions, hot discussions and top rated discussions

@pitstop (4762)
India
September 13, 2017 9:09pm CST
In the MyLot menu there are 3 items - interesting discussions, hot discussions and top rated discussions. What exactly do each of these mean and what is the difference. Just curious!
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@sabtraversa (9820)
• Italy
14 Sep
Interesting - same tags as those you use in your discussions. Probably the tags of discussions you respond to as well. Hot - With the highest amount of responses AND comments to responses. Top Rated - With the highest amount of likes. The top discussions "expire" after 24 hours. You can find all discussions there, but they're in order from the most productive/relevant to the least.
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@pitstop (4762)
• India
14 Sep
I see. Where did you get this information from.
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• Italy
14 Sep
@pitstop Experience. I noticed the same patterns over and over. This question was also asked before, a while ago as far as I remember.
@khalif85 (359)
• Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
14 Sep
Goosd to know this sabrina.
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@singhisback (2258)
• Jalandhar, India
14 Sep
As the name is suggesting. Interesting discussions are discussions which are of topic that may interest others. It may even have less responds and likes. Top rated discussions are those which have most likes and hot discussions are those with max responds
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@pitstop (4762)
• India
14 Sep
But how does MyLot decide on what is interesting.
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@khalif85 (359)
• Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
14 Sep
@pitstop interesting question.
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• Jalandhar, India
14 Sep
@pitstop you can check those interesting discussions and most of them are on things which are related to all of us
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@owlwings (38091)
• Cambridge, England
14 Sep
This is the description I wrote some time ago based on information from the owner of myLot: "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" overall; "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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@JolietJake (39992)
14 Sep
Per Bugsy, "Hot" can be a discussion that is 11 years old if it suddenly becomes active enough. It is all discussions with the most responses within the past 24 hours. If you look right now, a few discussions created on the 12th are above some from the 13th.
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@owlwings (38091)
• Cambridge, England
14 Sep
@JolietJake I was going to edit that "probably" to clarify that it was recent activity which is one deciding factor. I agree that a discussion which is ancient but suddenly receives a lot of activity (which can happen but doesn't very often) may appear in the list.
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@JolietJake (39992)
14 Sep
@owlwings I had one do it about 6 months after I'd posted it...of course, it was one about earnings here, some 'newer' users found it and several hopped in it for a day or two It can be a bit rough trying to 'simplify' explanations without losing some detail or confusing people unfamiliar with English. I'm fairly sure "Interesting" also relies (in part) on discussions you have responded to, which is how someone that never tags their own writing has a list.
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• Jaipur, India
14 Sep
Interesting - tags you use in discussions. Hot - the highest amount of responses or comments Top Rated r highest amount of likes.
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@pitstop (4762)
• India
14 Sep
Thanks!
@responsiveme (14383)
• India
14 Sep
No idea...Except top discussions are those that get lots and lots of comments
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@pitstop (4762)
• India
14 Sep
Thanks. They makes sense.
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• Guangdong, China
14 Sep
curious +1 !
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