Top Rated Section of Revver: Getting Stale
A Revverberation Reader writes...
I was wondering if the elite who are listed in the "Top Rated" bar could do me a favor: change your thumbnail once in a while if you're gonna be up there on the splash page a long time. I had a nightmare last night that Dawn Westlake came out of her thumbnail at me like that little girl in "The Ring." (James Jarvis)
If you read Revverberation regularly, you probably see the homepage of Revver more than the Revver editors and employees. So there are actually two points here:
1) Whether by accident or on purpose, any video that sits on the homepage for long should change its thumbnail for two reasons. First, we get sick of certain images. Second, your chances of getting a repeat visitor to your video increases. I just found that "America's Funniest Bloopers" somehow made top rating, so I just changed the thumbnail.
2) Clearly the Top Rated section is broken. My worst video ever has almost 1200 views and a 2.16 rating, but it still has a place on the Top Rated charts. I think Revver actually fired the guy that was in charge of the ratings functionality and the "Top Rated" criteria. Here he is caught on film...
P.S. It's ironic to hear that Revver is giving Jarvis nightmares, considering that 74.4 percent of my nightmares are a direct result of watching his deeply disturbing but compelling pieces. All 323 of them. With that kind of frequency, he's got two of his own self-created tags- jarvis and yildiz. But don't try this at home. I've been tagging a bunch of mine with the word "zump" so I could own the last "popular tag" and it hasn't worked.