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Immersion question: How are "Popular" articles ranked?

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I wonder if there is anyone here who actually knows the answer to this question.

I often notice articles that were very recently submitted show up near the top, even when no votes have been cast on the article. I also notice that they often stay there, even with little change in translation progress, for days or weeks. It all seems rather arbitrary.

Is there any rhyme or reason to the selection and ranking, or is it really as haphazard as it appears?

4 years ago

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Hi Dr.Beez! I am not positive of this answer, but I believe that Popular articles, are articles that have been edited recently. In a way, it is similar to Popular discussions, because they are the "recently" upvoted and known posts. I hope this...somehow answers your question! :)

4 years ago