category: general [glöplog]
Ok, nice function, but what are the criteria for selecting prods from each category?

Are they TOTALLY random, or is it a random selection of, say, the 100 most popular prods from each category?
having used it regularly, i can say it's related to everything but popularity. (I can't say totally random after observing the same prod three or four times in a day though. this happened a few times.)
though i haven't used it for ages it seems
anes: considering i just added it yesterday i find it disturbing you been using it for several periods of time now.

- hidden gem, anything with vote > 0.98
- unvoted, anything without votes
- types, foreach famous type random prod where type like '$type';

its more to help people discover totally new prods, not necessarily popular/well voted ones.
added on the 2007-11-20 15:28:10 by psenough psenough
anes: instead of a random.php the "random" link on the bar used to simply point to prods.php which without any prodid argument would trigger a random prod to be shown, and to answer that question, yes it was completly random, non dependant on popularity or anything else.
added on the 2007-11-20 15:30:48 by psenough psenough
Cool new feature.
added on the 2007-11-20 15:33:42 by keops keops
Cool new feature. The old one sucked because it had to be clicked a gazillion times in order to find anything interesting.
added on the 2007-11-20 15:34:49 by Sverker Sverker
keops: ### telepathy illegal ###
added on the 2007-11-20 15:35:18 by Sverker Sverker
good job PS
added on the 2007-11-20 15:36:24 by p01 p01
tr☠be: I think.

added on the 2007-11-20 15:38:07 by keops keops
there ain't no such thing as random..
added on the 2007-11-20 16:20:56 by madMixx madMixx
yes there is
added on the 2007-11-20 16:35:22 by toxie toxie
point taken :)
added on the 2007-11-20 16:37:11 by madMixx madMixx
For those who liked the old random.
added on the 2007-11-20 19:14:43 by TOMPCpl TOMPCpl
You still can't search for a random demo for a certain platform. Fix it ;)
added on the 2007-11-20 19:18:27 by xernobyl xernobyl
if i had implemented that the random.php would take 14 seconds to load instead of 7. im thinking adding a type[] and platform[] thing though..
added on the 2007-11-20 20:07:23 by psenough psenough