Question on Gallery by Popular Interest

When I click on a gallery category, how is it sorting the gallery list in that particular category? Is it by size? Number of visits? Age?
I understand there is a way to already sort by "Recently Updated", "Most visited", "Newest" but maybe the "default" when you first click the particular category should be more dynamic either via randomness or better yet it should be more like "recently updated". I'm sure everyone is concerned about exposure so keeping a default in the main category "static" will work against most collectors, especially if these galleries are already abandoned or very old galleries that no longer updates and have sold off their cels to other collectors.

Apologies if this was already discussed.
Jun 14 at 11:37 PM
I am wondering about this as well. It looks to me like most of the images that appear are older, and I also noticed that they are not alphabetic but at the same time they don?t change, so it is a designated order. Does this mean that the galleries in these categories will always be listed in this order?

If the image order is based on hits, and the popular images are being advertised the most, won?t that mean that the listing will never change? Even if a newly posted cel receives more hits in day than an older cel, it is doubtful that it will ever be able to overtake the long lead given by the time the more known image has been displayed in the more established gallery.
Chris' Cel Site
Jun 15 at 12:15 AM
I remember reading on the v3 post on the RS website that it was organizing it by the amount of artwork in each gallery. I think that's why Jason mentioned that Rallihir's gallery would be featured first under the CCS category.

I'm kinda on the fence about organizing like this. Let's say that I had 9000 Inuyasha cels, but most of them were random body parts, etc. Under the current system, my gallery and some random body part thumbs would appear next to my name. If the purpose of organizing by popular anime is to get new people interested in our hobby, seeing a bunch of unattractive stuff would not do it for me. Why would I want a cel of Kagome's leg?

Of course, I'm not saying that galleries on the first page have ugly artwork, but merely pointing out that the system can be easily abused.

I think it might be best if it was organized by updated artwork. That way, everyone gets a shot at being on the first page once in a while. Besides, there are plenty of collectors out there who own one or two cels from a particular anime, but, they're incredibly sweet pieces.

Oh! How would donation status play into this? I figure that those that donated would be featured on the front page more, but does that also affect how you'll appear in the popular query as well?
Cutiebunny's Coven
Jun 15 at 12:28 AM
I notice that what comes up when choosing popular interest is what is oldest in the gallery not necessarily what best represents what the gallery has to offer. I know that when I first started collecting that I didn't always have the best judgment or funds to buy top quality items. Later purchases were of better quality and better represents the show in question. Is there anyway to bypass lesser quality (but still beloved by owner) items in favor of higher quality items?
Oni Hime's Palace of Delights
Jun 15 at 10:32 AM
No, it's not quantity. Never will be. It's ranked on traffic.

As has been pointed out: you are correct. It should not work *exclusively* on all-time traffic. Some sites are too old and like it has been pointed out, they would never move.

My preferred filters on a tag would be "newest/popular in last day/popular in last week/popular in last month/ all time"

However, it's the best we got right now. I can do a "last day/week/month" filter but I don't have that data in a handy format. I'd have to start collecting it starting today, basically... and build a whole new system to do it. The "newest" filter I didn't do yet because I'm waiting until I can do them all at once.

It's a case of a best-available solution. Works pretty well for now. I hear you though and agree with your assessment.
Plastic Future
Jun 15 at 10:38 AM
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