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Old 05-05-16, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by lightspree View Post
I wish there were some additional way to get referred to good CGOAB journals that I would enjoy reading. I know about Featured Journals, and it is a big help. I know about Ratings, and they help too. But I would like some way that works even better for me. I feel like I am probably missing some great journals that I would really enjoy. But I don't have time to go through them all. I know I could just bite the bullet and sample sample sample. But sometimes it takes a while for each, and it can really add up. And sometimes I just want a good quick guide. Rotten Tomatoes can help with movies, as can finding a reviewer whose tastes, ratings, and enthusiasms match my own well.

Amazon customer reviews can be very helpful for books and other products. Maybe there is, or could be, something similar for the journals....
I know you mentioned the Ratings, but are you also aware of the different ways that page can be presented? A lot of people don't mess with the little form at the top of that page, that allows you to select what you want to see, by what rating, and ordered latest first, or by score. Ordering by score is interesting, because it gives you the "greatest hits" for that rating. For example, here are the journals with the highest 'great read' scores:

And here are the highest rated pics on crazyguyonabike:

And the funniest forum posts, etc:

I think this is about as close as you're going to get to a consensus-driven recommendation system, because the ratings are entirely driven by the community. If a lot of people have rated a journal as 'great read', then it's probably worth a look.

Hope that helps,

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