TWCL Forum Index TWCL
Forums for The Webcomic List
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Rankings

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TWCL Forum Index -> General Ramblings
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Moizmad



Joined: 19 May 2010
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject: Rankings Reply with quote

How are the TWCL rankings compiled?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Casual Notice
Spambot Extraordinaire


Joined: 18 Mar 2005
Posts: 2959
Location: Oh my God, It's full of stars!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Rankings Reply with quote

Moizmad wrote:
How are the TWCL rankings compiled?

That's a trade secret known only to Ash and one other persn (legend has it that it is passed down the Norwegian royal line on each monarchs deathbed, but that may just be a dream I once had). Some people have reverse engineered parts of it, however, and they believe it has something to do with update frequency and number of times the comic is accessed through this site. The phases of the moon may be involved, and possibly something about the Guyana cocoa harvest.
_________________
Casual Notice--commentary, comics and an appreciation for snappy hats.
S*P*Q*R
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rylearron



Joined: 30 Jun 2011
Posts: 52

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ash uses some unnecessarily complicated algorithm that is so obserdly complicated it would make Stephen Hawking stand up and say, "Wow, that is obserdly complicated."

I can say he uses the daily views, the update times and the number of people who have favorited the comic as variables.

That and the moon phases are totally used. God help you if you update on the eve of a waxing moon.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
Moizmad



Joined: 19 May 2010
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see.....I think. thx
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chilari
Spambot Extraordinaire


Joined: 06 Nov 2005
Posts: 2447
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a feeling it also counts how many references to obscure 80s sit coms there are in the comic, whether the nonexistant god Thor (I'm an Athorist) likes the comic or not, and the historical accuracy of the comic from the point of view of future archaeologists from a parallel dimension. Also I heard a rumour that the number of people who "favourite" the comic has some sort of influence, but who believes that kind of nonsense, right?
_________________
"S*P*Q*R"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rylearron



Joined: 30 Jun 2011
Posts: 52

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chilari wrote:
I have a feeling it also counts whether the nonexistant god Thor (I'm an Athorist) likes the comic


I had Thor in my comic once, that explains the spike I had a few months ago!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TWCL Forum Index -> General Ramblings All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Hosted by Fluent
The Webcomics List is operated and owned by Ash Young. Syndicate the comic updates.