Result in thread: Brainstorming
4 days ago, 8:33 AM #1
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Sikyanakotik:The problem is that Netflix can only do that because they have a team of
monkeys employees watching every second of video on the site and giving each video a ton of tags describing its content. The best we can do is have creators voluntarily tag their own work, and even there we'll miss most concluded comics and anyone who didn't get the memo.
Creators already tag their comics with a single genre, language, content flags, and art style. It's a requirement when making a comic. e.g. Today's Client is a Fantasy comic, in English, with no content flags, and the Furry art style.
For the page counts and average update frequency, that can be done automatically with math on the site.
Comics would only start getting left out if Kyo added an option for multiple genres (and art styles, though I admit that one's a harder sell). And even then, people would still get recommended the single genre comics, just not as frequently as the perfect matches (or they'd only be recommended the single genre stuff after a few weeks pass with no new perfect matches).
Also I imagine that a person whose favorite genres are Sci-Fi and Horror would be recommended solo Sci-Fi and solo Horror more often than comics that checked every box. But the specific math depends on how Kyo chooses to do the algorithm.
Actually, here's an idea along the lines of what you were talking about -
What about an optional button for creators to put on their comic that automatically recommended similar comics? Not by genre and stuff like I was talking about earlier, but by common subscribers similar to how YouTube does it.
Yes, there's creators who put links to comics their friends make already, but that's a more creator-centric approach as opposed to recommending based on what readers are shown to like.