Do they only get updated once a week or something? Just wondering because my article has recieved several votes this week so I plugged the numbers into an excel spreadsheet. I got 11.51 popularity instead of 11.42 and a rating of 4.87 instead of 4.83. Just got curious as to how often that gets updated and if my math is wrong.
Not a major issue ... I need to be utilizing my time better and working on the project a little more instead of worrying about ratings.
AFAIK these numbers are updated immediately. However you can't duplicate the calculations involved as you don't have all the necessary information: all votes get a weight depending on the reputation color of the voter; I believe it is 8 for platinum, 4 for gold, 2 for silver, 1 for bronze/none.
If you give all votes a weight of 1 you would be off a bit. As your calculations lead you to higher numbers, the consequence is (at least) one of the colored guys has given you less than 5.
Im working on an article and its getting really big, on this article I address more than one subject, and the subjects depend on previous subjects. Instead of posting one big article, Can I split the article in multiple parts?
of course you can, it has been done many times. Here[^] is one example.
There may be some tricky things about it, such as providing a download for each of the parts (you can't expect to have only one download, with the last part); and providing an overall table of contents (more content increases the need for a TOC). And it helps when you know how many parts there's going to be, so you can title them "ZZZ (part X of Y)".
So most of the time I expect it boils down to writing all parts before publishing any of them. But even that is not a must.
I have seen this post up as Editors Choice for more than 8 weeks, not necessarily consecutive. As if someone has decided that it really needs a lot of exposure and keeps placing it.
Aside from the fact that it makes it clear that there is no one responsible for ensuring that interesting and new content is linked on the landing page, the code itself is novelty and not entirely practical.
I used to be proud when one of my posts made it to editor's choice, now not so much.
Articles are picked when an Editor sees an article they really like. There's no schedule, and no quota. An editor might see a string of C# articles and pick 10 in a week, or they may not see a Java article that blows them away for a month. Each category (C++, C#, etc) will display whatever the latest editor's choice article can be found within that given category.
If you're not proud to have your article chosen then I don't know what to say, other than it saddens me.
I hope I am not being petty, but with the number of high quality and useful posts you receive and number of page views the landing page gets I would hope that front page exposure would be kept fresh and interesting.
Dude, I live for the moment I see my name on the front page! That is what brought this issue to my attention. Tag Cloud was up for a few intervals and then I made it for a few days and then Tag Cloud went back up and stayed for over a month. I noticed this. Don't misunderstand me, I am not jealous or complaining about not staying on the front page, just wondering at the seemingly capricious nature of the Editor's Choice.