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Similarity Score

Mar 22, 2021 - edited Apr 01, 2021 by Chainerβ˜… - permalink

Did this site once have a 'similarity score' that would allow you to see how much your favorites overlapped with those of other users? Or am I thinking of something from another site? It was/would be a great way to find pictures in line with tastes.

Chainerβ˜…
Mar 22, 2021 - permalink

We did! That was on the old version of the site, but it was one of the few things I didn't port over to the new site in 2018, mostly because it was computationally expensive and didn't seem to have a lot of demand. It was also not very interesting to look at past the first time because it didn't change a lot over time.

You're the first person to bring it up since it disappeared, so it's good to know that there is some demand for this. If more people are interested I could prioritize bringing it back.

Mar 22, 2021 - permalink

Wow. I've been here a long time (like, literally as I was learning English - just look at my old comment history) and didn't even know that was a thing.

Chainerβ˜…
Mar 22, 2021 - permalink

It was kind of hidden in the user control panel I think; maybe if it had had more visibility, more people would have known about it.

Mar 22, 2021 - permalink

I didn't check it very much, but I really liked that option.

cgsweatβ˜…
Mar 22, 2021 - permalink

Mark me down as interested in having it back. πŸ‘

Mar 22, 2021 - permalink

I also enjoyed that option. You could see the other users with similar preferences.

Mar 23, 2021 - permalink

Oh cool!

Makes sense that it's computationally expensive w/ the number of users and number of photos on the site. I occasionally try to get the same result by looking at the other favorites of people who favorited a photo that represents one of my archetypes, but it's rarely as good as the old feature. Maybe there's some way to discount the load, like updating it only once a month.

And even if the top of one's list doesn't change that much, it is still helpful to be able go through the favorites of like-minded people occasionally to find things you miss when you're away from the site, or from earlier periods.

Mar 23, 2021 - permalink

I liked it too. Thought it was an interesting way to browse the site now and then. It hadn't occurred to me that it was resource intensive.

Chainerβ˜…
Apr 01, 2021 - permalink

I thought about this a lot end ended up doing this: https://www.girlswithmuscle.com/forum/thread... which I think is a superior version of the same idea.

Apr 01, 2021 - permalink

This is fantastic. Thanks, Chainer.

Apr 01, 2021 - permalink

It’s excellent πŸ‘

Apr 01, 2021 - permalink

Nice feature!

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