- jen kalb Jul 1, 2014 05:48 PM
Surely I am not the only one who sees no point to Trending...on most boards it just the most recent posts which show up in the adjoining column. If its not, usually something is flaky.
Trending's predecessor in that column, Related Posts, was actually very useful, especially to newbies. It would be a big improvement if we could migrate back to that format.
Agree. And the "trending" ones for your thread are slow cooker rice pudding and BBQ chicken etc. Huh?
There's considerable disconnect in both Trending and Related posts. I'm seeing both to the right of this thread. Separated by an Ad, of course. Related contains Two other Site Talk posts, which certainly make sense, but what's related about "Fresh Cherry Cobbler"?
I won't even get into Trending which clearly has glitches, but is supposed to run on Recommendations, not recency, so older posts could suddenly trend if rediscovered.
For the record, I'm seeing Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe, and Sautéed Bok Choy Recipe.
re: Kris in Beijing
In a recent past what came up as Related Posts in the sidebar were past posts on the same topic. So if the post was on cobbler, old cobbler posts came up. (it embodied search logic) For example on the Italy board I frequent, If someone was looking for gelato places in Florence the sidebar would actually contain prior replated posts.
Now what comes up on the sidebar is either uselessly duplicative (you would see the same list of posts just going back to the main Board page (Trending)) or inexplicable and random.(Related)
I dont have a real objection to the concept of trending except that with the very light posting volume and light use of recommend its pretty silly.On the individual boards, Its a total duh..
The cherry cobbler and frosty chai ice pops have been the top positioned related article for innumerable pages these last few weeks. Those are Chow feature stories or recipes and this is a way of feeding more Chow content to Chowhound eyeballs, I imagine. It could be useful if the features that are pushed actually had some relation to the topic at hand, then the reader might be motivated to look at it. The way it is now, not so much.
Bumping this back up after 10 days of silence.
Engineering/MODs-- just change the name.
Remember when CH had "You Might Like" off to the side?
At least then, I didn't expect some sort of logical process like the term "Trending" implies.
The current choices to the side of THIS Discussion (Why Trending.... Jul 1, 2014 08:48 PM):
1) HOME>THE CHOW BLOG>COOKING TIPS>When Should You Use the Lid on Your Grill?
By Caitlin McGrath, published on Sunday, June 2, 2013
2) HOME>RECIPES>Beer-Braised Pulled Pork Recipe
6 Replies (Latest Oct 15, 2013 by keyscook)
3) HOME > CHOWHOUND > LOS ANGELES AREA >Sherman Oaks dining 'renaissance' - will it draw Angelenos?
44 Replies (Latest 4 minutes ago by yogachik)
Gotta love AdBlock Plus. I *only* see three "Related" posts. Two are on Site Talk, although they have nothing to do with the subject matter of this post.
(picture) Rediscovering the Bagel Before It Ballooned (CHOW article)
Flagging dilemma -- it's just a recipe. (Site Talk post on CH from Kris in Beijing on Apr 12, 2014 11:04 AM with 7 responses)
Global surveys? (Site Talk rworange post from May 30, 2009 01:43 AM with 4 responses)
I am seeing a lot of new posts that are from five years ago with nothing new added since. But they are coming up under current posts. Someone is purposely bumping them up...and it's silly because they are all related to Christmas and Thanksgiving!
Hey all, thanks for the feedback here. We're working on improving the right hand rail and hope to have something to share soon.
On discussion threads like this one, we currently have a Related module that attempts to find discussions that relate directly to the one you are viewing, and falls back to popular discussions from that board when needed. We plan to better spell out what type of result you are seeing each time.
The Trending module returns recently popular pages across the site, which can cause some duplication. This will be a focus as we improve the design and results. Hope that helps!