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Dave's Garden FAQ: Who selects the "photo of the day"?

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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


September 4, 2003
4:10 AM

Post #637249

This is definitely a frequently-asked question :)
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



September 4, 2003
4:18 AM

Post #637256

I've always wondered! I figured it was Dave.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


September 4, 2003
1:08 PM

Post #637464

As far as I know, the "Photo of the Day" is selected by us; namely, by the number of times an image is viewed by the members and visitors to the site :)

WillowWasp

WillowWasp
Jones Creek, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 4, 2003
3:43 PM

Post #637622

I had been wondering myself...thats good to know...thanks Terry
dave

September 4, 2003
4:37 PM

Post #637686

Yes, that's it. Every time a user looks at a picture in the PDB or the forums, the server keeps count. At the end of the day, the system grabs the most viewed picture that day and makes it the Photo of the Day. That's why it is usually Brugmansia photos - that's where most of the photos are being viewed.

Dave
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2003
9:13 PM

Post #637938

So that's how it comes up! Does it count unique hits, or does it just count straight hits?
dave

September 4, 2003
9:19 PM

Post #637939

I'm not saying a word about the algorithm I use. ;-)

Dave
nap
Buffalo, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 2, 2005
3:28 AM

Post #1792615

I was wondering about this too, but is the answer still the same because I've seen several different pictures today alone. So how often does it change, and how is it selected?

I didn't notice this until today because I rearranged my homepage to move the photo to the top. I like to see it every time I click on "home".
Happenstance
Northern California, CA


October 9, 2005
12:52 PM

Post #1806151

Check this thread:
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/421249/
nap
Buffalo, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 9, 2005
5:57 PM

Post #1806645

Excellent! Thank you!

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