A new home page!

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Ticket #8272
Opened by: Nitgo
Status: Open
Type:
Feature Request
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Opened:
7/20/19 10:01 pm 7/20/19 10:01 pm
Well, over time the home page has been showing the latest subjects of any certain section for many years, but (blogs, skins, etc) should be edited to show the most trending subject in each genre. You could say that if you search hard you can already enable some of these options on an option pad, but a regular person won't come in and want to see random skins and also won't be bothered to use the options pad in the first place!

Benefits:
- Inappropriate skins would probably have a lower chance of appearing on the home page.
- More creative skins won't be blurred between the many less talented skins.
- a new comer would be more interested with the sites submitions.

6 replies

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07/21/2019 5:51 amhistory
Level 41 : Master Pixel Puncher
Indraft
The home page is designed (in my opinion) to showcase the most popular content it has in store. By nullifying that thrill of getting "pop-reel", you're virtually eliminating any drive the userbase has to upload content.

Moreover, a lot of users' analytics thrive off of pop-reel. By splitting them into a "section-reel" (as per what you're describing), you're providing so much extraneous information for users that all content gets unbothered. Also, this requires users to start fitting their content to a particular dynamic. For skin creators, you're destroying most of their creativity as "teen-skins" are rampant and the most popular form of skin on the site. For project creators, you're alienating terraformers and small-scale builders because making these things are niche. What I'm trying to say is that you're creating a "top 1%" that not everyone wants to conform to. If "skyscraper" is a trending topic almost every day, I'm not going to keep uploading terrain. I'll lose views, and I'm certainly not going to do a 180 and build again.

Now, from a viewer standpoint, when I look at the pop-reel submissions, it's from their thumbnail, then their section identification (skins, projects, packs, etc.), then their creator. By saying, "Hey! Look through this subsection of a section to find interesting content," you're making me less inclined to click on anything. Don't get me wrong, I love finding content, but I prefer efficiency to find that content. I don't want to look through 50 spaceship projects to find something worth rendering.

All in all, implementing this would do far more harm than good for content creators across Planet Minecraft. Your intentions are good, but I fail to agree with the aftermath.
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07/21/2019 8:20 amhistory
Level 40 : Master Pixel Puncher
Nitgo
So implementing a system that eliminates the chance of inappropriate content reaching the viewer would cause more harm? I litraly have seen someone reference p*rn hub in there skin so many times. Also the idea of the system is easy, show the most trending things in each section.
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07/21/2019 8:31 am
Level 41 : Master Pixel Puncher
Indraft
That's why we have a report system in place. If you see inappropriate content, please file a report.

Nevertheless, I feel as if you completely bypassed all of my standing reasons on why this wouldn't work.
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07/21/2019 9:16 amhistory
Level 40 : Master Pixel Puncher
Nitgo
Also, nothing personal, but the site only has 2 million users after 8-9 years in the business.
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07/23/2019 6:27 pm
Level 83 : Elite Scapegoat
Paril
You can go to the individual section pages to see a trending/hot reel for that specific subject.

MCF has been up longer than we are, and is the primary source for discussion of Minecraft, even being pushed by Mojang and in their official documentations, and only has ~6 million members. I don't think close to half of that is that bad of a metric for a site that was never directly advertised by Mojang until they started doing their weekly/monthly blogs on their website after Microsoft acquired them.
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07/21/2019 9:07 amhistory
Level 40 : Master Pixel Puncher
Nitgo
Well, I wont say that my *trending first* idea is the best, but the already existing system can really ruin a good project/skin/blog/etc. Uploading a project at the wrong time, and it WILL quickly be taken to the second page by content spammers, and other times people upload same genre of skins all at the same time which doesn't help anyone at the time. So maybe the trending idea wouldn't be great, but look at other media platforms, they don't just throw at you the most recently uploaded content, but instead they display things related to the genre the person likes at the time.

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