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TheWho67 Sun 27-Sep-20 00:07:09

Anyone actually looked at these posts and wondered why? My post didn't reach the 'tending now' despite getting hundreds of responses.
Maybe I should go to sleep now and forget all this but can't help feel cheated into thinking this was a nice supportive place.
I guess being autistic is a factor.

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Smellbellina Sun 27-Sep-20 00:08:21

What?

MrMeSeeks Sun 27-Sep-20 00:09:29

What? Why would your autism be a reason your post is not trending??

latheritup Sun 27-Sep-20 00:09:35

hmm what?

TheWho67 Sun 27-Sep-20 00:12:35

OMG. sorry, that came across so wrong.
What I meant is, some posts get a lot more support even though the numbers don't add up.

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latheritup Sun 27-Sep-20 00:13:35

How does that correlate with Mumsnet not being a supportive place?

Juanmorebeer Sun 27-Sep-20 00:16:12

What are you talking about trending now? Do you mean active? Can you explain?

FenellaMaxwell Sun 27-Sep-20 00:16:51

Trending now is an automatic algorithm- it has no way of knowing if someone is or is not autistic. It’s based not just on comments but on unique views, dwell time on a thread etc.

SachaStark Sun 27-Sep-20 00:18:03

I was under the impression that the threads featured in “Trending Now” are the ones most clicked on (i.e. has most views), NOT the ones with the most responses.

TheWho67 Sun 27-Sep-20 00:24:59

To many autistic people, some things are very black and white. My disappointment is from MY perspective, not yours. Is that wrong?
I was just saying that some posts get 'Trending' status' because MN wants them to. Controversial?

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Sparklesocks Sun 27-Sep-20 00:27:53

Surely as your post got hundreds of responses that’s only a good thing? Lots of engagement. Why would not having it trend somehow negate that?

TheWho67 Sun 27-Sep-20 00:28:04

Fennall - yeah, obs. That wasn't my question, but you did answer and I''m stll mystified.

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Palavah Sun 27-Sep-20 00:29:39

Are you disappointed that, on the basis of the algorithm, your post didn't appearing on 'Trending'?

If so, why? Did you write your post for attention?

aliasname Sun 27-Sep-20 00:31:35

FenellaMaxwell

Trending now is an automatic algorithm- it has no way of knowing if someone is or is not autistic. It’s based not just on comments but on unique views, dwell time on a thread etc.

Really? I didn't know this, just assumed it was the threads with the most responses. The algorithms make more sense though, as a way of keeping 'interesting' or maybe controversial posts in view.

MolyHolyGuacamole Sun 27-Sep-20 00:31:59

* I guess being autistic is a factor.*

I interpreted this as OP saying their autism is the reason why they feel the way they do about not trending.

bettythebuilder Sun 27-Sep-20 00:41:59

I think your main mistake was thinking this is "a nice supportive place". It's not. It was many years ago.

MrsBrunch Sun 27-Sep-20 00:42:04

Why would you want 'Trending status' as you put it.

That's not even a thing. It's not like twitter with it's blue ticks. You don't get more 'followers' if you're trending.

MrsBrunch Sun 27-Sep-20 00:48:43

Although you might be happy to hear that this thread is in Trending right now grin

MouseholeCat Sun 27-Sep-20 00:52:40

Honestly, it's probably a good thing that your post did not end up on 'trending now'. It generally means that there is something salacious or contentious about it which is driving lots of people to click or comment. It's algorithm-driven and not based on anyone cherry-picking certain posts based on the user.

You end up with everyone chiming in irrespective of whether they can contribute anything useful, and if you're extra unlucky the Daily Mail put it on their front page.

Although ironically I found this post through the 'trending now' box!

TheWho67 Sun 27-Sep-20 00:53:58

Yes MolyHoly. I just don't get it. To me, something is quite clearly right or wrong. However, I do understand that life is not like that. There is grey, as long as you can break that grey down. Off topic.
Mumsnet should have a whole lot more moderators.
How many lives have Mumsnet influenced, for good or bad.
A huge, huge wake up call for me.
Mumsnet, shame on you. People come to you with their problems, the least you can do is moderate. My DS's sites have tons of moderators and quite rightly so. Why? Because they are are minors and vulnerable. Vulnerable? You only think people are vulnerable when it suits you.

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Sparklesocks Sun 27-Sep-20 00:56:13

Are you OK OP?

notangelinajolie Sun 27-Sep-20 00:56:36

Volume, traffic, response are all potential deciders but I'm pretty certain that being autistic is not one of them. How would the algorithm know?

PyongyangKipperbang Sun 27-Sep-20 00:57:11

TheWho67

Yes MolyHoly. I just don't get it. To me, something is quite clearly right or wrong. However, I do understand that life is not like that. There is grey, as long as you can break that grey down. Off topic.
Mumsnet should have a whole lot more moderators.
How many lives have Mumsnet influenced, for good or bad.
A huge, huge wake up call for me.
Mumsnet, shame on you. People come to you with their problems, the least you can do is moderate. My DS's sites have tons of moderators and quite rightly so. Why? Because they are are minors and vulnerable. Vulnerable? You only think people are vulnerable when it suits you.

Ok this got weird quick.....

And nothing to do with Autism...

Somethingkindaoooo Sun 27-Sep-20 00:59:10

TheWho67

Yes MolyHoly. I just don't get it. To me, something is quite clearly right or wrong. However, I do understand that life is not like that. There is grey, as long as you can break that grey down. Off topic.
Mumsnet should have a whole lot more moderators.
How many lives have Mumsnet influenced, for good or bad.
A huge, huge wake up call for me.
Mumsnet, shame on you. People come to you with their problems, the least you can do is moderate. My DS's sites have tons of moderators and quite rightly so. Why? Because they are are minors and vulnerable. Vulnerable? You only think people are vulnerable when it suits you.

Huh?

TheWho67 Sun 27-Sep-20 01:02:28

@PyongyangKipperbang - seriously, why? I don't mean that defensive, I just want to know what I do wrong. It's so hard.

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