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Topic: Updated Post Suggester?

Posted under e621 Tools and Applications

Back when Material e621 still worked, it had a post suggester that used your favorites to suggest posts that were similar. Is there any tool like that now? I used it a lot to find new artists and stuff that I liked. Anything that mimics the way it works would be fine for me.

I don't think that a tool like that exists at the moment.
It does not sound too complicated to implement. I might add it to re621. We'll see.

I was about to make a post asking basically the same thing. A suggested posts feature would be really great.

Or, a way to cross reference your favorites with other users' favorites. So you could find other users that you have a lot of favorites in common with.

Anything you could do bitWolfy would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!

naughtynelly said: Anything you could do bitWolfy would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!

My problem is that I'm not satisfied with just "anything". I want to implement it well.
I've never used the material e621 site, so I have absolutely no idea how its post suggester feature worked.

Getting the favorites and tallying up the tags is easy enough: https://i.imgur.com/ixXo6d8.png
The script would check the first 10 non-generic tags - you can customize that, of course - and pressing the search button will give you a random selection of post with those.
I'm not sure if I like this approach, though.

Any insight into what exactly the post suggester feature of the material e621 did would be appreciated.

bitwolfy said:
My problem is that I'm not satisfied with just "anything". I want to implement it well.
I've never used the material e621 site, so I have absolutely no idea how its post suggester feature worked.

Getting the favorites and tallying up the tags is easy enough: https://i.imgur.com/ixXo6d8.png
The script would check the first 10 non-generic tags - you can customize that, of course - and pressing the search button will give you a random selection of post with those.
I'm not sure if I like this approach, though.

Any insight into what exactly the post suggester feature of the material e621 did would be appreciated.

As someone who used the site extensively, I can give a description of how it worked. Not in-depth code-wise, but I can describe what it was like for the end user.
You would input your name, and it retrieved your favorites, I believe it retrieved up to 1280, presumably your most recent, and then you were offered sliders for each category of tags, eg. generic tags, species tags, character tags, ect. and it would let you adjust the weight of each type of tag. eg. if you increased the Character slider, it would increase how much the character tags mattered for the suggestions. It would then open a pseudo-search with suggested posts based on your favorites and the weights of each category.

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