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Postby Coffee 54 » Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:09 am

I too really like the idea of the Suggestion Query. I also don't mind that it's currently restricted to donators. Basicly, just so long as privilages aren't taken away from us poor people, I'm happy.

I do have mixed feelings about the paging for the New Downloads section. I kinda liked having all new downloads come down in one big list. I'm also a little worried it will result in fewer downloads of my videos as more then 60% of my downloads come from the time spent on the big list. Although I'll reserve final judgement until I release another new video, and actually see if there's a noticable decline.
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Postby Chao » Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:55 pm

I also agree with having the new downloads as one list, especially if you've been away for a while and set it to a week or a month. Going though over 50 pages can be a bit annoying.
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Postby lilgumba » Tue Aug 24, 2004 5:48 pm

I think the suggestion query was pretty accurate. I had got some of those videos in some way before local downloads came so I probably won't download the ones I have again. I wouldn't mind seeing a feature added where I could get the ones I have seen off the list so I can see more of the newer videos I might enjoy or the ones that I have not seen before.

As far as the new downloads/videos page, it might get a little annoying scrolling through all those videos. By a certain page number I really won't check. Unless I check everyday I might miss a song or so. :\
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:23 pm

The reason for splitting up the new downloads page is server load. It's one of the most popular pages on the whole site and all those database queries make the site slow down. It was split into pages to avoid slowing the site down.
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Postby Chao » Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:56 pm

If the problem is the database queries, how about a summary, which would be generated daily for the basic queries (weekly, monthly, local, exterior, sort by each of the headings), when looking over such a large period as a week or a month, missing a couple of new ones for that day isn't a big issue as a seperate 2 day search can be done. This way you only need to query the database something like 16 times a day for the long term searches, meaning that a full listing would no longer put a strain on the server.
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Postby Corran » Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:01 pm

Or have a list that is updated whenever a new video is added. Something that has about 100 or so amvs. When a new video is uploaded the one on the bottom is taken of the list. Sorta like the new video on the block but with 100 videos listed instead.
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Postby rubyeye » Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:22 pm

A "video suggestion" function is a rather interesting idea. But I just can't help noticing the fallacy of trying to quantify something that's rather subjective to begin with. Just because I give one particular kind/style of video 5 stars doesn't neccessarily mean I would like others in the same category. It might be a one of a kind that just shines above the rest. Although, it is a very interesting function to add.
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:26 pm

It's not done by category - it's done by matching you up to people who liked and disliked the same kinds of videos you did and looking for the differences.

Did you find that the list it gave you were bad suggestions?
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Postby AquaSky » Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:23 am

I actually found the list contained a lot of videos that were suited to my tastes (aside from a few random ones here and there). And the guy who made the video that it gave as the #1 suggestion seems familiar somehow :
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:47 am

heh you think that's funny - in a beta version of this query it included your own videos and it recommended a bunch of my own to me :)
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Postby EBwiz » Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:10 am

I can guarentee the accuracy of the Suggestion feature in my case. Alot of ones it found were ones I previously downloaded from direct or indirect links that I happened to love. I didn't need to DL them since I already saw them, but they were in fact there based on my previous downloads. 8)
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Postby cwmonster » Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:29 am

I find that the Suggestion feature worked well in my case. Only two videos showed up that I had already seen, the rest were new to me so I checked some out. I enjoyed those that I downloaded and will be going back to the suggestion page very soon. Good job Phade.
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Postby Phade » Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:13 am

Hey All,

The suggestion query has been updated so that it runs once per day for each user. This will make the page load much faster now and improve server performance. Since there are 50 results, that should keep you busy for 24 hours. ;-)

There has also been a modification in the algorithm that should yield better results. Let me know how things go.

Thanks again and have fun!! ^_^

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Postby LightningCountX » Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:06 pm

Phade wrote:Hey All,

The suggestion query has been updated so that it runs once per day for each user. This will make the page load much faster now and improve server performance. Since there are 50 results, that should keep you busy for 24 hours. ;-)

There has also been a modification in the algorithm that should yield better results. Let me know how things go.

Thanks again and have fun!! ^_^

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Postby Coffee 54 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:29 pm

Ok, so far, so good with the suggestion query. I've already pulled three or four gems I probably wouldn't have run across on my own. :)
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