In 'Most Popular Groups' there are lots of groups with one member and zero posts. Actually there are only two categories: 'Most Popular Groups' and 'New Groups'. The former category is false advertising, and very annoying. We need a better way to find useful groups.
xiaophilApril 16, 2010, 04:20 AM
Actually, if we look at the so-called most popular groups, besides the General Discussion group, which really isn't a group if you ask me, most of the groups are inactive or are close to inactive. Check out the number two "most popular" group, News新闻. It has been discontinued. I find it frustrating that new members will be mislead into thinking that those groups are where the action is, but more recent groups, such as my I Have a Question and Transcripts With Tal (two groups among others that I think have been and could still be useful), will appear relatively unpopular since those they don't have the advantage of being around during the golden days of CPod.
bodaweiApril 16, 2010, 04:58 AM
It should be relatively easy for ChinesePod to get this right (eg. rank them in order to total responses/members). At the moment it counts 'posts' (the original post) - this is not a good reflection of popularity.
BTW - I'm pretty sure that this aspect of the site is unchanged - it was always thus?
bodaweiApril 16, 2010, 05:03 AM
There is another issue alluded to by Xiaophil - there may be groups that are 'good and new' - these may not yet rank highly in the popularity stakes. A better measure may be 'average responses per month'.
And another problem we were alerted to by Tal - we will not be aware of posts to Groups until we join ('subscribe' to?) that group. Is joining the same as subscribing?
changyeApril 16, 2010, 05:06 AM
The current most popular group is "test v2" (with no comment) posted by kimiik. The second is "San Diego", the third "Chongqing". I agree that Chongqing is a very populated city, but not so popular here in the Chinesepod forum.