Most Popular?

Baalshamon
Baalshamon
edited January 2012 in General Discussion
I noticed along time ago that when you click to organize campaigns by the most popular that many campaigns that have fewer fans score as more popular.

For example The Nemedian Chronicles has 99 fans but is listed higher than Tales of Darkmoon Vale which has 104 fans.

This pattern is repeated many times.

Does anyone know why this is?

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  • arsheesh
    arsheesh
    Posts: 850
    Search me. Here's my none-to-scentific hypothesis though: popularity might be a measure of the overall amount of people who have added the campaign to their favorites list at one time or another, rather than a measure of how many fans the site currently has. See, you can always remove a previously favorited site from your fan list. So you can end up with a situation where a site may have received say 105 fans over its lifespan, but currently only has 99 due to fan attrition, leading to 6 "phantom fans" to make up the difference in the popularity index. Any other half baked hypotheses out there?

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh
  • TheMazeController
    TheMazeController
    Posts: 115
    Total visits?
  • Black_Vulmea
    Black_Vulmea
    Posts: 277
    bq. Here
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,969
    Ok Steve... You either talked to Jerry or Micah, they saw this thread, or it just miraculously fixed itself... However it happened- thanks!
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "Duskreign's First Ever COTM":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011

    Just trying to help out.

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