Over the last few days, it seems that filtering by Hot or Active just makes me see the same posts I’ve seen over the last few days (stealing memes meme and $4k fridge).

Filtering by New on Lemmy, however, is not the toxic filth that Reddit is, and generally gets the job done.

Unless I am doing something wrong, Hot and Active seem to not update enough / hide what I’ve already seen. I am doing my Subscribed, about 20 subs.

  • @Trainguyrom@reddthat.com
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    4110 months ago

    This has been the same experience for me, Active/Hot shows posts from Monday because they’re still gaining comments but New shows genuinely new posts. I think the algorithm may simply not be tuned for tens of thousands of users

    • @Barbarian@sh.itjust.works
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      3610 months ago

      Known bug, will be fixed in 0.18. Certain edge cases cause the hot_rank to not decrease, meaning they never leave the front page.

      • newbeni
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        1210 months ago

        Is there a planned release date for 0.18?

        • @Barbarian@sh.itjust.works
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          2510 months ago

          Copy-pasting from my other answer here:

          Trite answer: When it’s done

          More in-depth answer: Currently there’s no set date. It depends on how quickly they can tear out all the WebSockets code and replace it with simple HTTP (that’s the BIG change, will fix a lot of different things), and then test those changes. The hot_rank fix has already been merged, that’s done, but they want a stable, cohesive release with all the good stuff.

          Current estimations I’ve seen range from 1-2 weeks, but it all depends on how fast they can get it coded and tested.

  • @PriorProject@lemmy.world
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    3710 months ago

    top.day isn’t bad if you want some more developed posts with lively comment sections, and I believe it’s guaranteed to rotate every 24h. But yeah, hot is broken on a lot of servers right now (should be fixed in v0.18.0), and active isn’t aging out some of the monster posts that people keep reviving with new comments.

    But yeah, I mostly browse new right now.

    • @PorkrollPosadist
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      10 months ago

      and active isn’t aging out some of the monster posts that people keep reviving with new comments.

      I think when the Hot sort gets fixed, this should also fix Active - since half the reason those threads remain active is that they got frozen in Hot on one instance or another.

  • @alphapro784
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    2410 months ago

    You could try to untick the show read posts on your profile. That helped my viewing experience even I am on either hot or active.

    • RoyalishOP
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      1210 months ago

      Nice, didn’t know that was an option.

      • @other_world
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        910 months ago

        Just keep in mind it will hide posts you submit, so if you want to check on your own OP you have to unselected it again.

    • @9715698
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      110 months ago

      Is there any way to hide posts that you’ve already voted on? That would be my preference.

      • @alphapro784
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        110 months ago

        I think you have to tap on the post and then the website would then know you’ve read the post and then it hides it. I don’t think Lemmy would hide it after voting on it and not expanding on the post you’ve interacted with.

  • Derin
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    1210 months ago

    It’s unfortunate, but there seems to be a bug affecting the other two views.

    So, it’s only really for now that “new” is the best option: right now it’s the only one functioning correctly.

  • OrangeSlice
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    1010 months ago

    It’s also very healthy for the community at large, IMO.

  • @BLAMM67@beehaw.org
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    610 months ago

    I’ve found this true as well. I read on All/New to see everything. The growth rate at the moment is high, so there are lots of posts from magazines in other instances. I subscribe to the ones I find interesting and eventually will switch to Subscribed/New.

  • @TheYang
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    110 months ago

    for some reason it seems to work for me now

  • Rick
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    10 months ago

    Not sure if the sort update a few days ago or the the influx of people… But for sure since the 17.4 update HOT isn’t very useful anymore.

  • ObeyYourBrain
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    110 months ago

    You’re not wrong. Worked for me the last 5 of 14 years on reddit

  • arcane
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    10 months ago

    filtering by new is the best way to browse anything. I always change my shit to make that the default setting.

  • Huschke
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    Try kbin.social. As far as I know they are the only server that has a Frontpage that updates regularly.

    • mcforest
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      This. Tried both kbin and a lemmy instance and although the kbin experience at the beginning of the week was shit (slow and no federation) there was still more new content on then Frontpage than on lemmy (or I was using it wrong).