This is mainly for Michal, but if anyone agrees then feel free to say (or if you don’t agree then feel free also).
I don’t like that the number of views is counted as part of the algorithm for picking the top 3 cakes. I don’t think it has ANY bearing on how good a cake is at all. Firstly, there are times when you click on a cake to take a closer look and realise that actually you don’t like it (not trying to be harsh, but lets face it, it’s true!) – there are other scenarios that exist when you look at a cake for reasons other than ‘liking’ it.
Also, there are members who have huge followings on Facebook who are on here and generally people here look at the cakes of those people they follow on facebook – I feel that this then means that those with more fans are more likely to appear in the top 3 even if there are cakes in the top 15 that are better.
Then you have the other scenario whereby people post links to their cakes on other sites, in order to garner more views, thus up their rating.
To me it then becomes more of a competition than an honest representation of what is actually good.
In fact to be honest, I actually think that the top three should solely be the cakes that are the most favourited – even the number of comments doesn’t mean anything, unless you take into consideration the content of the comment – someone could comment on a cake to say something nasty (unlikely but you get my point), so why should that count?
Anyway, I just wanted to see what others thought?
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