New Chart Page!
We're busy redesigning the site and wanted to share our new charts page with you. The new page makes it easy to keep an eye on how well your projects are doing and find out what's hot each month:
We hope you like it and don't hesitate to send us your suggestions for improvements and new features.
Aw it looks cool! Also, you used to do a hot projects chart for each page (as in, if you clicked on the sewing icon at the top, and scrolled down, there would be a mini chart there)
It would be cool to get that back again if possible! Steph x
We're working on some new designs right now (with charts!). But if you're interested, you can add /chart to most URLs to show the top projects from that search.
So, you can try...
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/sewing/chart for sewing, or
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/by/159364/chart for your top projects!
It sounds really churlish to say, but the way the 'top crafters' chart is ordered by most likes doesn't seem the fairest to me. I know I'm no where near the top charts but some of the charted crafters have only have one super well liked project that was posted several years ago and don't seem to be currently active on the site. They utterly deserve their spot on the 'all time' chart but feel a bit disappointed, as someone who posts regular projects, that I'll never make the top crafter list up against a girl who posted 1 project some 7 years ago that has gained 1060 faves.
I'll still strive for 1060 faves of course ;)
I agree with Susie. I would love to see the most active crafters or members with the highest number of crafts on the top crafters chart! That way, people will have more inspiration, rather than having to see one person with just one project with 1600 favorites.
Hmm okay, what if we have a top crafters of the year or month chart too?
I don't think it's necessary to add more lists, the problem is how the top crafters list is comprised by relying solely on cumulative favourites. It just offers no chance of fair representation in regards to the members that strive to post frequently, favourite other member's projects and be a part of the site as a whole if we are forever to be in the shadow of a one off crafter.
Are you aware that out of your top 20 'top crafters' , only 5 (including yourself) have even posted to cut out and keep in the last year? Whilst the remaining 15 have not even been active on the site for at least 3 years. I'm suggesting that when you compile the top crafters list, you only include active members or, at the very least, members that have posted a project on here in the last 2 years.
The "top crafter" list seems a little dated.Many of the crafters have moved onto other sites and has been said are not active.Do we really need to be ranked anyway ?
Interesting that Susie definition of active is to post projects.There other ways to be involved through swaps and supporting dialogue.
Good luck with the overhaul
I totally agree with you Debs, there is more to contributing to the site than just posting projects. The community spirit of cut out and keep is a wonderful thing and, although I've never done a swap, I like being able to message and contribute my opinions and tips on the boards. My frustration stemmed from the total lack of activity, including faving projects and general posting, from some of the 'top crafters', hence my suggestion of limiting the list to members that have hit up the website at least once in the last couple of years. It's only a suggestion though, just thought it worth a mention
I know rankings aren't everything at the end of the day, and I shan't lose sleep over it, but if I wasn't at least a little competitive and Narcissistic I likely wouldn't bother putting my stuff online at all ;)
Hmm - I can definitely calculate the top users differently - but what way would be the absolute fairest?
Favs on projects posted more recently? We used to generate some lists of 'hot' projects, based on how recent the favorites were. I'll try out some other options!
I don't know if it would be easy or difficult, but is there some kind of algorithm you could design to factor in amount of projects made, board posts made, and number of favorites that would help determine a more fair top crafters list?
I like Debs's idea of swaps as a form of activity, but those are kind of hard to track unless people list them all on their profiles.
This feels like the type of thing that can only be solved by writing a Facebook style equation on the window. You can borrow my chalk-pens Tom!
I don't know about just rating crafters by how many projects they're submitted. It encourages quantity over quality. Maybe something that's updated monthly based on how active you've been that month. That way it stays up to date.
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