This thread has been a rollercoaster lmao. I respect and appreciate the tapas team for going through this and hosting an open review forum.
However can someone enlighten me how the algorithm changed/broke specifically for the popular section? Trending is bad/different too but at least it’s mixed with recent updates (feels 30% like the old Popular)
Currently, on popular: (Comics - BL - Free to read)
- Most of the NSFW comics previously loved by Popular on an upload/engagement basis don’t appear (the reach could've been from 5 to 50k; regardless of sub count - they’re not there for one second)
- the usual sfw popular comics appear
- ghosted comics appear
- ghosted comics # 2
- comics who have 100 subs and have not uploaded since 2019 May appear
If we could get an insight on how popular changed and how these were/are selected, at least until it changes again, creators could think up some counter measures so their nsfw comic would appear somewhere on the desktop site.
I’ve been an avid looker on all charts/trends for 3 years on here. Tbh this is the first time I haven’t seen any of the nsfws I read (including my own comic) on popular/trending. In the past, any comic could’ve crawled up there for a bit. So what changed? And how can we do better?