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Has anyone else noticed the new feature at top left of the FANDOM panels at the bottom of the page? Our bit is headed "More Familypedia" and lists two articles - not always the same ones. Very poor choice, those that I have seen. The first two were person-pages, neither of which had a minibio where it should have. One of those - Albert Einstein's son Eduard - is still appearing. The latest addition today was Houston, which is certainly not up to date with what the World has been seeing of Houston, and had some unclosed center tags that centred most of the article - now fixed. We should do something to improve the selection.

Has anybody responsible had any input into the choice of articles?

-- Robin Patterson (Talk) 04:15, September 6, 2017 (UTC)

All I can see is that Eduard Einstein (1910-1965) is #7 and Houston is #9 on the list at Special:Insights/popularpages. Thurstan (talk) 06:12, September 6, 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for that sleuthing. Default listing is by page views last week. I guess a lot of people searched the Web for Houston last week and didn't look too closely at the "hit" they picked. I hope our unclosed center tags didn't put them off us. I wonder how far down the list the program goes - maybe even to pages that got zero hits, as on http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Insights/popularpages?page=10 ? I guess those of us who care about quality should keep an eye on that list.
There is some discussion at http://community.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Springteufel/Update_the_Fan_Feed_-_Explore_more_of_FANDOM - it sounds like it is based on popularity. Thurstan (talk) 10:19, September 6, 2017 (UTC)
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