Hey all, I just wanted officially announce a change today I made to this community related to how new topics are ordered.
If you haven’t already noticed, topics are now sorted by a Reddit style algorithm that combines the initial post date with the number of upvotes the topic (the first post) receives. (For those who came after, the old system simply sorted topics by the date of their most recent post within, like a traditional message board)
I’m going to leave this new system in for a few days to see how things go.
The old system encourages spammy and troll behavior. A few prolific posters would constantly post low quality topics flooding the community page. It pretty much made the community a terrible experience for anyone who wasn’t already here and able to decipher what was going on. Funkin has been the most popular game page on itch.io for quite some time now, and new visitors to this community would see hostile and frankly embarrassing stuff on top of the community.
This new system should at least give some level moderation to the community members in regards to how the topic listing goes.
If things don’t work out then I’ll consider rolling it back or tweaking the algorithm. Sadly, if there ever were any good topics in this community, they’ve long since been pushed down by the spam nonsense. If you can think of any good topics worth promoting then tell me and I can give them a bump.
If you want to see the most recent posts you can go to this page: https://ninja-muffin24.itch.io/funkin/community/recent (I’ll make it easier to access from the main community page in a future update)
I’m going to close any topics where people are complaining about the new system, don’t create new ones. You’re welcome to discuss here. Please don’t make me have to lock this thread though, keep it civil.