New Feature 'Hot' track section

Discussion in 'Game changes and Updates' started by Eric, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Eric

    Eric Administrator Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Official Author

    Hey all, testing a new section under tracks called 'Hot' which is basically trending but on a shorter time frame. Hoping that this will help surface new liked tracks that may otherwise fall through the cracks.

    Right now we are only showing 1 page for 'Hot' and will likely leave it at that or add it as a filter to newest but in general filters/dropdowns don't get used as much.

    Let us know what you think. We expect this to help shake up the "trending" list.
     
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  2. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic Well-Known Member Official Author

    The only reason why trending gets so many views is because it is the first track that people see. Basically the tracks are clickbait. If you want people to see the hot page, then make it the first thing that pops up when you go to the home page. So add a tab that says hot and make it the first one. Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 6.45.54 PM.jpg
     
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  3. Pityboy

    Pityboy Well-Known Member Official Author

    That's so true.
     
  4. Joelbmx

    Joelbmx Well-Known Member Official Author

    Yeah featured should be the default tab.
     
  5. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic Well-Known Member Official Author

    Yes! Char Eric Put the feature tab as the first tab! Genius!
     
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  6. Eric

    Eric Administrator Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Official Author

    The thought behind trending was that majority of players would want to see the "best liked" most recent tracks, and it turned out to be true a lot of players visit the trending to play those newly liked tracks that they haven't played before if they don't have time or feel like exploring the other categories.

    We are trying to get the balance of # of plays / site visibility that a newly liked track / trending track gets while highlighting new tracks, what we don't want to do is have a well liked track fall off after a day. Currently (depending on the pace of new likes) a track can stay up on the trending page for about a max of 2 weeks which seems like the right balance for a track that an author put a lot of time into, if you disagree let me know.

    Landing players on featured would create a very static home page that I am not sure would be a good default, it would show off the best detailed but replacing something that is intended to raise the visibility of new liked / potentially featureable tracks would be preferred.
     
  7. pssst

    pssst Well-Known Member Official Author

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  8. pssst

    pssst Well-Known Member Official Author

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    Wake up to 3rd on hot tracks #bossnigguh
     
  9. DavidDuncan

    DavidDuncan Well-Known Member Official Author

    Another problem is so many people either don't vote or downrate great maps because they are "hard" and not push the up button to win.
     
  10. Eric

    Eric Administrator Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Official Author

    Once players improve that will likely change, but just make sure you are voting and encouraging others like yourself to do the same!
     
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  11. DavidDuncan

    DavidDuncan Well-Known Member Official Author

    There are a lot of horrible tracks getting on "Hot." I've been watching all day. Maybe up the amount of likes a track needs to get on that page. Tracks with 2 likes are getting on. Then again, 90% of new tracks are horrible. IDK
     
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  12. RiderExtreme2

    RiderExtreme2 Well-Known Member Official Author

    I agree, I think 5 likes and about 20-30 plays should be required to make it onto Hot Char Eric
     
  13. Eric

    Eric Administrator Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Official Author

    It is a tough problem, putting a cap of 5 likes for example may hide those good tracks that get a couple quick votes. Will have to see how a couple more decent tracks impact Hot, newness of a track is weighted far more in "Hot" than it is in "Trending" so expect to see a lot more daily movement in "Hot"
     
  14. TheSouthAmericanGuy

    TheSouthAmericanGuy Well-Known Member Official Author

    I looked at the first page of "Hot", and all I got was a flood of spam tracks.
     
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  15. EliteKitten

    EliteKitten Well-Known Member Official Author

    did you guys change the like and dislike ratio?
     
  16. Eric

    Eric Administrator Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Official Author

    we made changes to the way ratings look that is all.
     
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  17. pssst

    pssst Well-Known Member Official Author

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    i hate to be that guy, but im not fond of the new look
     

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