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Old 07-13-2007, 05:46 PM
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I was wondering who decides what pictures are going to be posted in the TE main page.
Thanks a lot.

Daniel
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:57 PM
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It's called 'random display'
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:20 AM
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But they are so repetitive, Jack. How does 'Random display' make the same pictures appear again and again. Some of them have become old friends by now. And I am not just referring to that much loved/hated dead rabbit.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:12 PM
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"It's called 'random display'"
What a dismissive way to explain it, as if it should be obvious. How can you call something that is so repetative random? I see images on the front page that were taken three years ago and, seemingly, have been "randomly" displayed once a month since they were taken. Random indeed.
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:16 PM
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This is what have been some time stated by Adam as I recall. And unless he have some other parameters beside this it should be plain 'random'.
..and for the dead rabit - if you indicate that it's not displayed 'randomly' but within some other parameter: I just wonder - why? And if so - it's up to Adam to explain it for us..
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:56 PM
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I believe some word-count paramater is build in and maybe the indication usefull in some caterns of the front page, that leaves us with some verbal diarrhoea oracles that should indicate the intellectual level ?, excluding the bold accurate ones, not really reflecting the site.
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:35 PM
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yes
in this "random" thing i have in mind two images
- the dead rabbit
- the cavern....lol
and i'm sure the authors are not anymore in Te...

cheers all
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:16 PM
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Which section are you talking about? If it's the "Featured Favorite Photos" section, I think it randomly displays among all photos that have been tagged as a "favorite" by N or more members. I'm not sure what N is.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:34 PM
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> How does 'Random display' make the same pictures appear again and again.

And therein lies one of the great "holy grails" of Computer Science, a truly random number generator. Unfortunately, in software at least there's no such beast. In hardware you can make something that's pretty random, but most are still not 100% random.

I remember the good old days™ when I had a ZX Spectrum (Sinclair-Timex 2000)... It had a random number generator function in the programming language it shipped with. I remember looking at the output in stunned disbelief as it promptly generated the same "random" number five times in a row. Just when I thought it was hopeless it came up with a different number. Sadly the next three were the first number again ;)
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:23 AM
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"Someone" has become detached an no longer cares to progress with the evolution of this site. In this very statement we have the current level of stagnation...

Dead Rabid's indeed...
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