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MOTD!! is it "random"!?
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What do you think!? do you think MOTD(s) based on some basics to pick them, or the whole thing here is just random!?

Ok guys, here's what I think about MOTD:
It's random and it has basics at the same time, I think the system choose MOCers not creations in this case, so it has basics by choosing the builders that get usually a lot of views and comments, and it's random in choosing the creations of those builders... I mean come on!! Phong Chang's page that titled "Not a MOC" got MOTD once, I loled loudly that day! also from all my MOCs I've got my "Cool tour bus" as a MOC of the day at the time that I have a lot better MOCs with a lot more views and comments!!

So, I think that it's random and not-random at the same time, what do you think, guys?

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| April 17, 2009, 9:43 pm
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I'm not sure, either. I think Sean might have explained it somewhere, but I don't know. I'll check his blog and see....
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| April 17, 2009, 9:49 pm
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Quoting Nate Andrews
I'm not sure, either. I think Sean might have explained it somewhere, but I don't know. I'll check his blog and see....

Hey, can someone moderate my comment so it can post please. I explained the system.
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| April 17, 2009, 9:51 pm
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As said by Sean Kenney:

The short answer is: the creation is chosen programatically, based on ratings, comments, popularity, and so on.

The longer answer is that the creation was never intented to be a "best of MOCpages" or a "MOC of the day" as most of you call it... it was just something to spice up the homepage so that you wouldn't see the same old boring stuff everyday. And it also was meant to show you something that you might not have ever seen before... maybe from a long time ago.

It used to be chosen completely at random. But people fill my inbox with complaints (and alternate suggestions) when the creation isn't very good. So I added criteria that considers the creation's popularity before randomly choosing it. By selecting creations that have a lot of positive ratings and comments, the creation is likely to be something that everyone visiting MOCpages will like.

So for now, just understand that the home page features a creation that the community, as a whole, really likes... Even if you don't, and even if you've seen it before.
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| April 17, 2009, 9:53 pm
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Quoting Nate Andrews
As said by Sean Kenney:

The short answer is: the creation is chosen programatically, based on ratings, comments, popularity, and so on.

The longer answer is that the creation was never intented to be a "best of MOCpages" or a "MOC of the day" as most of you call it... it was just something to spice up the homepage so that you wouldn't see the same old boring stuff everyday. And it also was meant to show you something that you might not have ever seen before... maybe from a long time ago.

It used to be chosen completely at random. But people fill my inbox with complaints (and alternate suggestions) when the creation isn't very good. So I added criteria that considers the creation's popularity before randomly choosing it. By selecting creations that have a lot of positive ratings and comments, the creation is likely to be something that everyone visiting MOCpages will like.

So for now, just understand that the home page features a creation that the community, as a whole, really likes... Even if you don't, and even if you've seen it before.

bark
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| April 17, 2009, 9:54 pm
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Quoting Phong Chang
bark

was that random?
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| April 17, 2009, 9:54 pm
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Quoting Phong Chang
was that random?

How about this?
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| April 17, 2009, 9:55 pm
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Quoting Phong Chang
How about this?

or this?
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| April 17, 2009, 9:55 pm
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Quoting Phong Chang
or this?

I'm done now.
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| April 17, 2009, 9:55 pm
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Quoting Phong Chang
I'm done now.

after this.
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| April 17, 2009, 9:55 pm
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Quoting Phong Chang
bark
Sorry, Phong. I think I deleted your comment by accident. And I repeat by ACCIDENT! But what was all that stuff about unicorns and dinosaurs? LOL.

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| April 17, 2009, 9:56 pm
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Quoting Nate Andrews
Quoting Phong Chang
bark
Sorry, Phong. I think I deleted your comment by accident. And I repeat by ACCIDENT! But what was all that stuff about unicorns and dinosaurs? LOL.

LOL!!!!! I wish I had copied and pasted it! It was random words caused by the eternal flow of the universes digestive tract that leads to the milky way, which means candy if you're hungry for small residue from where pigs eat mustaches without forks....and maybe even eat beards without chopsticks, but I'm not quite sure if that means that nobody can steal a steel cage in the middle of the night on a Monday that is not 54 years old.
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| April 17, 2009, 10:00 pm
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Quoting Nate Andrews
As said by Sean Kenney:

The short answer is: the creation is chosen programatically, based on ratings, comments, popularity, and so on.

I've seen some MOTD with several views and a couple comments!! didn't you?
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| April 17, 2009, 10:06 pm
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Quoting Firas Abu-Jaber
Quoting Nate Andrews
As said by Sean Kenney:

The short answer is: the creation is chosen programatically, based on ratings, comments, popularity, and so on.

I've seen some MOTD with several views and a couple comments!! didn't you?
Not recently. Though it is a bit strange when something that's not very popular gets MOTD.

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| April 18, 2009, 5:47 pm
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Well, I was totally WRONG!! and the proof is today's MOTD :0

IT'S 100000% RANDOM!!
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| April 26, 2009, 6:33 am
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Quoting Firas Abu-Jaber
Well, I was totally WRONG!! and the proof is today's MOTD :0

IT'S 100000% RANDOM!!

I agree!
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| April 26, 2009, 11:00 pm
yes, it must be random, One of my creations has been motd but it was by far my best
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| June 10, 2009, 3:28 pm
My last motd (my second one) was from my favourite and best creation,
the Flying Dutchman,
yep, I'm satisfied
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| August 20, 2009, 2:20 pm
Quoting Firas Abu-Jaber
Well, I was totally WRONG!! and the proof is today's MOTD :0

IT'S 100000% RANDOM!!


Today one of my MOCs got MOTD, but it is far from my best. I'm slightly embarassed actually.
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| March 10, 2010, 6:37 pm
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*facepalm*

I just saw today's MOTD...
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| October 10, 2012, 11:17 am
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