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Jan
27
comment Whats the best default for search result sorting?
Thanks for spelling it out for me. In doing research, I found amix.dk/blog/post/19588 which explains how reddit sorts posts. After playing with it I've found a good algo for balancing freshness and matches. Thanks again for the pointers.
Jan
27
comment Whats the best default for search result sorting?
I'm playing with this right now. Using matches as score with the reddit post algorithm. Why give more weight to titles? In some tests, I found that this promoted short articles that had keywords in the title over long articles that had keywords multiple times in the body.
Nov
22
comment Banner Ad placement in a mobile app
Accidental clicks are bad for ux. Ads are bad enough as it is, I don't want to make my app frustrating to use.
Oct
15
comment Star vs Bookmark icon for favorites
thanks for the answer, since in my case a bookmark works very much like a real bookmark, i think i'll go with that. the one oddity i've encountered though is that in google chrome, they use the term bookmark, but use filled/unfilled stars to create/destroy bookmarks. I feel like a star makes less direct sense, but is pretty good as an icon unlike a little bookmark (see twitter bootstrap) that does not really have an obvious on/off state. your thoughts?
Oct
14
comment Star vs Bookmark icon for favorites
Persist several references to articles, for future reading between sessions.
Oct
14
comment How to clean up this search bar
Thanks for the advice. I think I'll implement them in three phases: for now I'll hide all the modifiers behind a toggle. Next I'll need to refine the search function to Support common operations. Lastly ill need to Improve the search algorithm to somehow weigh results based on title and body. If you could reccommend any resources for the search algorithm that'd be great.