Creating a ranking of forum posts/topics by popularity

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guitarplayer
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Creating a ranking of forum posts/topics by popularity

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This forum a goldmine of information and high quality insights! When I find something of such sort, I can sometimes become a bit obsessed in wanting to go through it all. But there is just too much! I have go no time left to read books anymore.

Is there/could there be a ranking of forum posts/topics by views/day (popularity)? I know, the most popular does not have to be the most insightful. But I think on this particular forum it just might be a lot of the time!

Or maybe such function could be added in the search engine? Sort by views/day.

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Stahlmann
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Re: Creating a ranking of forum posts/topics by popularity

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type in google: [keywords of your life problem that you wanna get solved by ERE daycare center] site:forum.earlyretirementextreme.com

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Re: Creating a ranking of forum posts/topics by popularity

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guitarplayer wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:55 am
Is there/could there be a ranking of forum posts/topics by views/day (popularity)?
There is a built-in sort at the subforum level for total views (not views/day). Still, it could be useful if you want to Pareto the forum. On a computer, click the sort icon at bottom (looks like: https://fontawesome.com/v4.7.0/icon/sort-amount-asc ) change the sort criteria to views.

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@bigato, yeah I think this would be one step too far in me wanting this feature.

@Stahlmann, I actually used to do it sometimes before registering at the forum.

@Fish, yes, this it great! Thank you. Could be used as a rough guide of popularity when one pairs it with the OP's date.

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What could be useful to do is copy the information from the insightful threads into the wiki. That would be a lot of work though. As much as writing a book even given the lack of information index on the forum.

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Or as much as writing a PhD dissertation, something like 'a qualitative study/text analysis of contrarian attitude in the post industrial world: case analysis of an online community.' I would envision it similar in form to 'The Millionaire next Door,' but probably shorter and written with less style, ha!

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@Stahlmann

Actually very useful...all sorts of golden nuggets..

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other trick for newbies is to use this view of new posts:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/EarlyRetire ... remeForums

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