[Vit-discuss] Top Ruby Projects algorithm?
james.britt at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 17:46:07 EDT 2006
Martin DeMello wrote:
> On the other hand, the top projects idea does seem to be optimised for
> first-time and one-time visitors to the page, which is likely to be
> the overwhelming scenario.
Optimized for what? Because first and one-time visitors come there to
find a list of (some of) the most-downloaded RubyForge projects?
How do you know that usage by this group constitutes an "overwhelming
scenario", and is optimizing that page for first- and one-timers a
> And top downloads from rubyforge is a very
> real measure of how useful people are finding the library.
No it's not. It's a very real measure of how often something has been
downloaded. Beyond that, it's guessing.
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