People ask me all the time, “hey Orlando, when are you going to implement a binomial proportion confidence interval calculation to sort Rehashes by popularity?” And my response is always, “when I get to it, voice in my head.”
I finally got around to it, albeit not as robust as I’d like it to be. But for the approximately zero of you who are interested in how the ranking works, it takes into account how many (unique) users have viewed it, the number of users watching it, and when it was posted. It applies weights to all those characteristics, does a little magic, and voila, it comes up with a score. That’s why you’ll see some Rehashes with fewer watchers ranking above those with a higher number of watchers. The older a Rehash is, the lower its score will be. This encourages fresh items to pop up above something that has had weeks to cultivate viewers and watchers.
I’d like to do something similar with users based on their activity level, and whenever possible (I’ll gladly take ideas), reward them in some way. A weekly/monthly “most active member” could perhaps win something, though I’m not sure what could be provided of value. Rehash has about as much money as Detroit. It turns out that running a free clothes swapping website with no ads generates as much cash as a sauna in the Sahara. But I love this website, and all of its users, so I’ll do what I can.
However, I think that even before getting to that my main focus should be on providing users with suggestions of Rehashes they may like. And not crappy suggestions like, “look! These items have the same tag!” but good suggestions like, “look! These items are your size, a color you seem to like, a style you generally go for, and it’s Rehashed by someone who matches you pretty well.” I think that’s an invaluable feature that’ll keep you all coming back.
In order to do that, you’ll need to help me help you. Go to your user settings (click the dropdown on the top right of any page, then Settings) and fill out as much information as you feel comfortable with, including information about your sizes. None of this data gets sold to third parties, and it’s clearly stated who gets to see what.
Thanks for reading, and as always, go %^$# yourselves, San Diego.
Wait, I meant Happy Rehashing. Damn teleprompter.