Apr. 3rd, 2014

fengi: (Mr. Fengi)
The LiveJournal home page now lists "Top Jounrals" according to a certain system. It's not entirely accurate as not everyone has ratings enabled for their journal.

The ratings system is used for a dynamic list of recent posts. It's unclear if the list is primarily determined by top journals, top posts or a random selection of active users.

The list can be customized; hover over an item and one can hide the entry or the entire journal/community. You can see all journals you've hidden on your Manage Ratings page:

I think this could be a helpful tool for finding new journals to follow - if I continually hide journals which are uninteresting or in another language.

Which is most of the journals. Nearly everything on the list is in Russian, a fan community, someone who only posts fan fiction or someone I already follow.

I suspect the mechanics of the list is skewed. Perhaps most users have the ratings turned off, or results are limited to friends of friends list, or there's some other glitch.

I hope so. Otherwise, I'm already friends with every active English speaker who still uses LJ for something other than (or in addition to) fandom. And that's a very tiny town indeed.