Top Discussions

Philippines
August 6, 2008 7:34am CST
I have been responding to top discussions and the thought occurred to me, how does a discussion become a top discussion? Is it the number of responses a discussion attracts? I would appreciate an insight or explanation. Cheers!!
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@hyzz1982 (1040)
• China
6 Aug 08
the top discussion must be an honour for anyone of the web. i like the top discussion
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• Philippines
6 Aug 08
I think it must be an honor to be placed there. I have been visiting top discussions hoping to find interesting discussions and I have been let down of late. Most of the discussions are a re-hash of past discussions and the people there are almost always the same people who make top discussions.
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
As you will notice, the discussion in the Today's Top and Hot pages are not ranked according to the number of responses. My guess is that the number of comments are counted too. And also the number of ratings a discussion has received. The Today's Top Discussions List is more fickle than the Hot Discussions List. have a nice day!
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
I notice that top discussions don't necessarily have many responses which would rule out many responses as a criterion for being selected as best discussion. A simple count of the responses to a discussion should tell us if responses count as a major factor for being selected as top discussion. I also do not think it is the "quality" of the discussion unless Mylot has a super-duper algorithm that can detect "quality". Thanks for the response.
• India
6 Aug 08
I have my own taste and I respond them.
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
Thanks for the response. Cheers!!
@creationhub (3070)
• Malaysia
6 Aug 08
I remember many months ago, I had some discussions that made it to top discussions. Well, that was some time back. I do hope to be able to achieve it again one day. It is indeed an honour to be in the top discussions. I wish they have a column in our profile to show how many top discussions we have achieved.
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
Congratulations on your top discussion. I never had the honor. Cheers!!
@payout (3722)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I'm not so sure but I have got top discussion before I think a few times so far . to Be honest I don't think it's all about the responses well number of responses in a discussions I think it's more of the rating of the discussion. When we get send a email of the digest or something like that they were never the more responses but the most rated I guess most rated for positive. Even though those discussion usually have many responses that doesn't mean a lot. I have to say it takes a big part in the ratings if you have the most ratings for that interest then you must have a lot or a few responses on that one discussion. well thats just my opinion. Well I think it works that way.. Hopefully I was some type of help and take care and keep posting happy mlyotting :D
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
I think your answer is very logical and makes a lot of sense. Thank you for sharing. Cheers!!