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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:Anybody else notice that the same few photos keep popping up on the above 'scrolling photos'?

I feel like I'm either seeing Pounce or my favorite supercute photo of Coleman with the Eeyore gloves.

I know that there are lots of other photos in the gallery that I haven't seen pop up.

What's the dealy? Or is there some poor soul who has to look at me everytime they sign on? wink

And I assume that the 'random' photos on the homepage are just a smaller set that keep rotating right? Cuz they're always really good firey ones.

I'm off to bed. G'nite kids. biggrin


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flash fire
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flash fire

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Posted:Do a durbs

sweet dreams!


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Durbs
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Durbs

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Posted:ubblol
Even the mods are using it now...


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coleman
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coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

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Posted:saying 'do a durbs' without any hint of what durb term to use is rubbish.

i tried durbsing for 'scrolling photo', 'random photos', 'hop title bar', 'title bar photo' and 'title bar random photos'.

all of which churned out pages and pages of unrelated threads.

any hints from mods or mybe even durbs the durbs master himself...?

wink


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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vanize
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vanize

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Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:Written by: coleman

saying 'do a durbs' without any hint of what durb term to use is rubbish.




I agree, and I'm getting really tired of having to say, "I did a search but..." or "I want to know about such and such, but don't what keyword to use." rolleyes


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flash fire
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flash fire

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Posted:The trick with the search is to simplify things and utilise the filters.... I simply typed 'gallery', limited search to "in subject only" and then, knowing that the scrolling gallery is a fairly recent addition to HOP, filtered the time 2 within the last 2 months.

The more words you type in the search field the more irrelevant stuff it will bring up, especially if you don't change the search parameters from "within subject and body" to "subject only". It will also bring up search results for each word individually, so for example, if you do a search for "scrolling gallery", it will bring up ALL posts that feature either of these words.

Hope that helps.

PS - coleman - if you actually click on my durbs hyperlink, you'll see that I linked it to the thread in question...


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NYC


NYC

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Posted:I think there's a difference between doing a search to find a topic that's been discussed many times before and doing a search to find ONE sentence that Malcom said months ago in the middle of a mulitiple paged thread.

I still didn't find the answer to my question about where the photos on the home page came from but I'm still reprogramming my search algorithms. I will have to see if my funding comes through before I can search further.


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Konsti


Konsti

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Location: vineyards, Vienna, Austria

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Posted:*throws a EUROcent at nyc*

i know what u meaqn i seem to get the same ones over and over as well. but if anybody is interested, check out my photos. i have only four up right now, but im getting broadband later today and im gonna make a nice conmprehensive gallery of my early works.
*looks full of himself*
wink biggrin


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coleman
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coleman

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Posted:cheers for the link and the durbs tips flash smile

Written by: flash fire

I keep seeing the same pictures day in, day out. I'm seeing a lot of pounce and a lot of people doing "foot poi" on a very regular basis!

I wonder how random it really is? I wonder, if I am on HOP at a totally different time than I normally am, will I see a different batch of pics?



that was the last question asked in the other thread and it was never answered frown

loads of other people noticed the same thing too.

and nyc also asked if the home page picture was randomly from the gallery.

so the durb didn't help at all really... shrug


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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flash fire
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flash fire

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Posted:Okay, fine. You got me.

I just wanted the chance to be all cool like you guys and say "do a durbs" ubbcrying Being a mod is very isolating - I just wanted to fit in, like everyone else.


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stroo
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stroo

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Posted:awwww flash! come to my boosom....il except you!

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stroo
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stroo

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Location: oxford, england, uk

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Posted:(meant in a purely un-dodgy way)

Livin' on dreams and custard creams

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coleman
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coleman

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Posted:awwwwww hug2 hug hug2

as if you don't 'fit in' flash rolleyes

you is both silly and lovely for saying that.


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Durbs
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Durbs

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Posted:The trouble with "random" things is that computers can ever be random - you can't ask them to "think of a number", the most you can do is perform a complex formula based on something fixed (say the number of letters in the picture title) - which is why if you ever set your PC/iPod to "random" play, it often plays the same tracks, sometimes always playing the same 2 back-to-back, and probably why the same photos keep appearing at the top smile

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Skulduggery
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Skulduggery

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Posted:I think Pounce just slipped Malcolm some money! ubblol

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NYC


NYC

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Posted:Damn... Y'all are blind.

In the other thread Malcom explains that it only takes photos that have been viewed 50 times.

If you need any help doing a search Flash, PM me and I'll explain how you can limit your search to more specific words. Or ask someone who actually works here. kiss


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coleman
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coleman

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Posted:Written by: NYC

Damn... Y'all are blind.

In the other thread Malcom explains that it only takes photos that have been viewed 50 times.



that doesn't answer your questions at all though... shrug

I CAN SEE!!


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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flid
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flid

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Posted:Written by:
The trouble with "random" things is that computers can ever be random





Neither can humans.



PHP's built in rand() is pretty good thou. For better results thou, it's quite easy to implement this thing into scripts.


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Lillie Frog


Lillie Frog

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Posted:My computer is totally random.
It throws a fit at totally random times and produces totally random problems.

Unless it has a plan it hasn't told me about.... eek


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Sleep where it's dry
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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP

Total posts: 1014
Posted:Every 10 minutes

X = randum number between 2-2000

Create list of images that have been viewed less than X times and are a jpg file. List in order from greatest to smallest number of views.

Grab the top 3 images from the list and compress thumb quality (less bandwidth) if not done already.



So images will move off the list once they get 2000 views.







Main page images are grabbed every 10minutes from "my favourites" gallery folder and randomly displayed, so has nothing to do with number of views..


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Malcolm
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Malcolm

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Posted:Looking at my formula now, I think I need to change it. I wanted to show the more popular ones more often, will give it some more thought.

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Valura
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Valura

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:malcolm can we see your fav gallery?

PURDYYYYY PLEASEEEEEE???


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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NYC


NYC

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:So wait... the popular ones get more popular and are shown more and more until they hit the magical 2000 and then they're never seen again?

I was totally kidding about a complicated scrolling equation. It turns out, I was right?!? confused


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Malcolm
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Malcolm

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Posted:Yup that is why it needs reworking. Otherwise we will only see the non-popular images frown

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NYC


NYC

NYC
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Posted:[Already anticipates some of the strange ones on here manipulating their picture count to get more popular...]

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nearly_all_gone
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nearly_all_gone

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Posted:Hey, probably not really adding anything by saying this because of the whole once-viewed 50 times thing.. but I've seen one of my pics up there once, when a lot of them have been viewed over 50 times. I'm not complaining, it just seems odd that I do see the same 20 pics or so almost every time I come on, whatever time of day or for however long I'm online (4hrs at the mo)...

It's a shame there isn't a way to view like 10 thumbnails randomly from all the galleries regardless of popularity or relevance.. I love looking at people's amazing/random pics!


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:Actually, I kind of like the idea of seeing the non-popular images. Brings them to people's attention.

-Mike )'(
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NYC


NYC

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Unless they suck. wink

I mean people post all sorts of photos.

I am getting bored of the same dang photos though. Then again, it often reminds me to get the heck offline and get a life.

biggrin


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Malcolm
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Malcolm

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Posted:All fixed now, Images are displayed totally randomly and has nothing to do with popularity.
Changes every 10 minutes.


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Doc Lightning
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Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:That works, too.

Leave it to Malcolm to think of the clearly obvious and elegant solution that eludes NYC. wink


-Mike )'(
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nearly_all_gone
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nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton

Total posts: 1626
Posted:Thanks mate! I thought something had happened when I got to the login page and saw all sorts of pretty stuff that's slipped by me before!

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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