[[help:faq_merchants]]

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

help:faq_merchants [2019/02/06 22:12]
hamza23 [How do I remove a deal or competition that I have posted?]
help:faq_merchants [2019/06/14 11:30] (current)
hamza23 [I've seen deals on the front page with less than 25 votes. Why?]
Line 118: Line 118:
   - Some bargains are well received but *not all* bargains will become hits, no matter how good they are.  A flood of posts can knock a deal off the front page before many people have seen it.  Sometimes, a hotter deal is posted at the same time, which soaks up all the attention.  At other times, members don't think a particular bargain is of interest to them.     - Some bargains are well received but *not all* bargains will become hits, no matter how good they are.  A flood of posts can knock a deal off the front page before many people have seen it.  Sometimes, a hotter deal is posted at the same time, which soaks up all the attention.  At other times, members don't think a particular bargain is of interest to them.  
  
-===== I've seen deals on the front page with less than 25 votes. Why? =====+===== I've seen deals on the front page with less than 30 votes. Why? =====
  
 **Hot Deals Can Reach the Front Page without Reaching Minimum Votes** **Hot Deals Can Reach the Front Page without Reaching Minimum Votes**
  
-We want to bring deals that gain enough momentum, i.e. getting many votes within a short period of time, to rise to the front page even when it has not yet reached the minimum votes (25). Because of the number of deals getting posted everyday, some of really good deals got pushed to page 2 of "New Deals" page within 2-3 hours without gaining sufficient votes. When you are on the 2nd page of "New Deals", you are not likely to be graced by many users so they might never reach front page...+We want to bring deals that gain enough momentum, i.e. getting many votes within a short period of time, to rise to the front page even when it has not yet reached the minimum votes (30). Because of the number of deals getting posted everyday, some of really good deals got pushed to page 2 of "New Deals" page within 2-3 hours without gaining sufficient votes. When you are on the 2nd page of "New Deals", you are not likely to be graced by many users so they might never reach front page...
  
 So we are now using a simple algorithm to determine whether a deal will be on the front page. So we are now using a simple algorithm to determine whether a deal will be on the front page.
  
 let //v// = positive votes - negative votes (total number of votes). let //v// = positive votes - negative votes (total number of votes).
-let //m// = minimum votes (default=25)+let //m// = minimum votes (default=30)
  
 A deal will be on the front page if A deal will be on the front page if
Line 136: Line 136:
 Currently //rate// is that for every 30 minutes, new deals need one more vote above //m// /2 to be on the front page. Due to the way rounding works, a deal needs Currently //rate// is that for every 30 minutes, new deals need one more vote above //m// /2 to be on the front page. Due to the way rounding works, a deal needs
  
-  * Only 13 votes to be on the front page within the first 30 minutes +  * Only 16 votes to be on the front page within the first 30 minutes 
-  * 14 votes if it has been posted for more than 30 minutes but less than an hour +  * 17 votes if it has been posted for more than 30 minutes but less than an hour 
-  * 15 votes if more than an hour but less than 1 1/2 hours +  * 18 votes if more than an hour but less than 1 1/2 hours 
-  * 16 votes if ...+  * 19 votes if ...
  
 //m// would be different if you have changed your front page minimum votes, but basically that's how it works behind the scene to bring recently posted deals to the front page even when it does not have enough votes. //m// would be different if you have changed your front page minimum votes, but basically that's how it works behind the scene to bring recently posted deals to the front page even when it does not have enough votes.