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(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2007
4:00 AM

Post #3850499

Just curious, what criteria is used to determine the popularity rankings in PlantFiles? Is it the net number of positive comments (pos - neg), something else, or multiple criteria?

Specifically, I was wondering about Tomatoes, don't know if that makes a difference in the answer to my question.

West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2007
9:07 PM

Post #3864861

I wonder about this too - I figure it's the number of views a plant has had, but that's just a guess
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2007
1:25 AM

Post #3865781

I always assumed it was the number of views as well.


Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 17, 2007
3:16 AM

Post #3866212

Or could it be be the number of people who report growing it?
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 17, 2007
3:52 PM

Post #3867563

Don't know about tomatoes, but some of the lesser frequented areas like potatoes , melons, etc don't make much sense in the popularity column. With all the new projects, I think Dave has put plantfiles on the back burner. He will get around to it one of these days.

(Zone 7b)

August 19, 2007
2:51 AM

Post #3873019

Can one of the PlantFiles Admins clarify?

Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)

August 19, 2007
2:54 AM

Post #3873028

I've been watching this thread, hoping Terry or Mystic might see it and tell all of us. :) I don't know either.
Ewing, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 19, 2007
3:03 AM

Post #3873058

I'm not sure either. I think it's the number of positive comments.


Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2007
5:50 PM

Post #3936407

Well, I'd have to say...I honestly don't remember. I'm pretty sure it's either ZIP codes added or number of comments for each variety that ranks them ;o)
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 4, 2007
6:06 PM

Post #3936468

Terry, take look at these: Corn - Items 3-10 seem random, no photos, no grower comments. no zipcode reports. Melons- Items 5-10 ditto. Potatoes- Items 4-10 Squash- Items 9-10 ditto.
Beans, peppers and tomatoes seem to be ok. I just assume that Dave has been busy with other projects and has not gotten around to this problem.


Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2007
6:21 PM

Post #3936520

Shrug...I really don't know. I guess it is a mystery that Dave will have to unravel for us ;o)

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