[seqfan] Re: A139414
benoit.jubin at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 02:18:26 CET 2009
Personally, I think this is not worth the effort. Also, the OEIS is,
and should stay, more serious than music charts. If we go in this
direction, how many years before we vote for the value of pi?
On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 1:32 PM, David Wilson <dwilson at gambitcomm.com> wrote:
> Yes, but if rankings are implemented in the wrong way, they will be
> skewed. I could click on a sequence I like 1000 times to push it up the
> ranks. I assume Google is not that naive.
> Dmitry Kamenetsky wrote:
>>>> PS: another idea: implement "votes" for sequences and/or authors - but
>>>> that's a little less immediate to implement.
>> I actually really like this idea and I think it can be implemented in an
>> automatic fashion. Think of something like Google Rank. Sequence that have
>> many links and cross references get a higher ranking than those that have
>> few links. Naturally, the less interesting sequences will have fewer links
>> and thus will be ranked low, so they will be further down the search and
>> rarely seen. Similarly, every time someone clicks on a sequence it should
>> reinforce its rank. Notice that the rankings are self-reinforcing, which is
>> nice. I think this is a safe way of keeping all the sequences, while not
>> throwing too much useless information at the user.
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