* Too late now, probably, but fwiw: something about this change was messing with the Personal Picks -- my recent ones are gone, only one age-old one shows up .. is this just me or does it happen to others too?
* For me no Featured items appear on top of the subsections -- only atop the main download page.
* When in the Featured/Top picks section (which is still referred to as "Featured" on the main d/l page, which may be a little bit confusing?), only actual Features (not Top Picks) appear in the subsections. For example, I go to Featured Items, Featured + Top Picks appear; then I go to Body Shop: now I only see Featured items anymore. Is this supposed to be so?
* Splitting up the keywords was a very good move. Thank you.
Also, are the Top picks man-made or machine-made? If it's the former: can we veto against one of our own top picks? (I have one for a lot that imho has a relatively rubbish backside .. I appreciate the appreciation, and it's an OK house, but it doesn't deserve the extra attention in my eyes) Just seen Tig's post. Probably not. Ah well.
(And what is this Mocca thing? I mean, where do you all see it? If it's for staying up all night, I should have a triple =).
Inge, we do have 'featured creators' here - in that if a person has a featured item on site, the little trophy thing appears below their name on site when they post. Like your Moocow does. That's been on site for... I don't know how long. Very long now.
EDIT: Oh Inge, I see now, in the indexes. That's because when we award features sometimes we had set it up to be 'creator' meaning we were picking that item to feature but were meaning the feature to be more general - as features are tied to particular downloads. At the time features didn't *have* a download browseable section. We might need to relook at that, because it does look odd.
We'll need D to look at some of those other issues Plasticbox. You're right, the picks filtering doesn't seem to be working on the sub-categories at the moment. We'll get that ironed out.
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Picks filtering wont work at all on the sub-category filtering within the Featured/Picks download browser - this is becuase of the way that featured items have traditionally been added. Thus, when you select a sub-category you see only Featured items, not Picks.
Personal picks should not be affected - at least it wasn't on any of the ones I checked during testing.
Okay, my last post in this thread can be ignored. I just changed the way that the Top Picks are displayed. Now they are more closely integrated into the download browser just like displaying all downloads by a particular member.
Delphy, the picks display works much better now -- like you'd expect it to.
But has something changed about how the are calculated/distributed? Now half of my uploads seem to be picked .. this wasn't the case yesterday, I had perhaps 5-10 picks all in all. This is supposed to be so, yes?
No biggie about the Personal picks, if it's only me I can fix them myself. (Mine are still in the muddled-up state they were yesterday, in case you want to check -- I haven't touched them in the meantime)
Some of the repeated questions gave me a severe case of gas.
I love the top pick section, i think it's quite a great idea. It makes it easier to browser through high quality items without trying to do a search on items from most replies or most downloads.
Hurray! Two of my things got starred. I feel better now. Thanks for recognizing my hard work! I was hoping for more, but those definitely were my best ones, so now I know the level I need to achieve if I want to collect more stars. Hurray for this new system and hurray for Delphy!
Although looking through, most of the downloads which have stars are by featured creators
That's not really surprising, as featured creators tend to make the best stuff. You could only really break out of that by having a sort of "booby prize" star for the rough stuff. Actually the thought of that is making me smile - a sort of "top ten atrocities of the week" pick from the downloads appearing on the front page.
Found something new to complain about: the features/picks interfere with the filters ..
1. Go to Downloads main page, filter for All Downloads
2a. Select a regular subsection (say Lots) -- filter is still at All DLs (like it should be)
2b. Select Featured items (via the title bar link) -- filtering goes back to Compatible =(
The other way around:
1. Go to Downloads main page, go to Featured Items
2a. Filter for whatever and get kicked back to main DL page =(
(In the regular subsections, the filtering works fine -- it's only the Featured stuff that acts up)
In other words, it's not possible to see only those picks/features that are compatible with a particular game configuration.
We had this before with the regular subsections .. I hope I recall correctly that it was a real problem, with a real fix, and not a user cookie issue or something =)