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Anyone else noticed this with NEW users

I have noticed that NEW users are not able to see all of the users on SW when they open their account. I am not sure why they are doing this.

When my friend started a new account I could see her but she couldn’t not interact with me.

I submitted a ticket and they told me this.


I have noticed this happening again with NEW accounts. All the legacy accounts (no NEW tag) can see the NEW accounts and we can comment on the posts but NEW accounts can’t see all of us.

I found this statement in regards to an algorithm in place to restrict contact between users.


I believe that they are doing this for NEW accounts. I have asked in another ticket but I was ignored.

Once the NEW tag is lifted that restriction seems to go away.

Now click on this post and tell me if you see my reply here because I posted the same thing on this post but no one can see it.

https://similarworlds.com/food-drink/4644188-Breasts-or-legs

Some other users are having the same issue too.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F Pinned Comment
I believe this is an algorithm they are using on NEW accounts to limit contact with all members here until the NEW tag expires. It’s even stated here.

SilkenMist · 46-50, F
I do not see your reply on that thread.
Sh*t is getting confusing. Why would your content be censored or invisible?

You know though when stuff like this happens, I think most of us are thinking, "I wonder how much of my stuff is hidden or who it is even shown to?

Okay so bear with me on this one - When you were a kid, did you ever own one of those spring toys called a Slinky? Did you ever somehow get it tangled up and try to UNtangle it? Remember how in the process, it just kept getting worse so you had this massive wad of wire?
I think that is basically what happened when they installed whatever "algorithm". Maybe they are trying to fix things but just like that tangle-wad of slinky wire...
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@SilkenMist I am not sure why they are restricting the New users
SilkenMist · 46-50, F
@iamonfire696 Some forums do restrict new users. The problem with doing that here is since they are not addicted yet (assuming they are truly new) they may be less likely to want to hang around.

TBH the clusterfuckeyness that is SWEEP is the very reason I went to EP like once or twice but gave up.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@SilkenMist I can’t figure out why they are doing this.
Virgo79 · 61-69, M
I can't see your comment there.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Virgo79 certainly the algorithm affects what we all see but when we can’t actually interact with people that we can see that’s insane.
Virgo79 · 61-69, M
@iamonfire696 it's not going to change I'm sure😏
They want it this way
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Virgo79 you’re right about that
Barefooter25 · 46-50, M
I definitely see an increase amount of new users on this site. Whether they are current users, I don't know. I try not to comment on their posts in case they are trolls.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Barefooter25 I know because I am one of the people that this new user can’t see
Barefooter25 · 46-50, M
@iamonfire696 That is strange. I just left a comment on that thread and it was received just fine.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Barefooter25 I haven’t figured out what the parameters are for the algorithm.

So far the patterns make no sense to me.
Benjago · 41-45, M
Nope, can't see any trace of you on that post. Guess the algorithm figures these new people couldn't handle you.
Benjago · 41-45, M
@iamonfire696 I would think maybe reputation has a say in it but what you shared a screenshot of clearly states that it doesn't. Makes it rather curious to wonder what actually does affect what new users are allowed to see.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Benjago I have interacted with other new users. I don’t have any reports or warnings on my account. I have never been to SW jail so I don’t get it.

That’s why I can’t figure out what the algorithm is based on.

Admin wanted us to Welcome the NEW people but if you do that and they ignore you some people may block because we know that happens so I don’t get it 🤷🏼‍♀️.
Benjago · 41-45, M
@iamonfire696 Totally agree with you.
windinhishair · 61-69, M
That is so odd. Why would there be "protections" against lengthy members of long standing? That seems counterproductive to establishing community.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@windinhishair I am not sure but this is definitely happening
windinhishair · 61-69, M
@iamonfire696 Yes it is.
RubySoo · 56-60, F
In truth, i dont even see bew users, so im pretty sure they and most of the rest of the site dont see me. I only see posts from about 30 users.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@RubySoo The algorithm affects that too
RubySoo · 56-60, F
@iamonfire696 yes i know. But as a 'social' site it makes it pretty shit........little chance of makibg bew connections....except for the people who post a number of times a day
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@RubySoo I totally agree with you
TexChik · F
One of those NEW people popped off information about me thst only someone in admin or access to that info would know . I reported them as someone I previously blocked using a new profile to harass me . Then I told her I was reporting her . The next second any trace of her disappeared from my view. No convo history or existence on my blocked list and admin never acknowledged the complaint . That shit ain’t right!
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@TexChik that’s not right at all.

Lots of NEW people aren’t new at all but the accounts with this tag don’t see all of us.
AntisocialTroll · 51-55, F
I can't see you on that post either! That is well weird...
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@AntisocialTroll I messaged Nuno about this awhile ago thinking this was a bug but it’s not a bug.
Jessmari · 41-45
I don't see your comments, but I also see several deleted comments.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Jessmari thank you for checking 💜
Viper · M
Yes, I noticed this at one point too.

Thank you for this needed post
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Viper I am shocked it’s been up this long actually
HatterM · 46-50, M
Algorithm may have something to do with adult content? Maybe it's to stop newbies from being overwhelmed by all the nudity on here because that's not supposed to be the focus of the sight? Not saying you have nudity, I wouldn't know, I have filters up, but it might be a part of it?

I think sites tend to be coy about their algorithms for a lot if reasons, not just on here.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@HatterM I don’t think so because I have been able to interact with some new users.

I have seen others that haven’t been able to interact and there’s no sign of adult anything on their account.

I can’t figure it out.
Lugubri0 · 56-60, M
No, I can't see your comment on the linked post
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Lugubri0 I think it’s an algorithm designed for the new accounts to have limited contact with people here

[quote] There are various algorithms in place on the site which may restrict contact between certain members as a protection measure, especially for minors.

This does not, however, mean that there is any problem with your profile or reputation.[/quote]
Lugubri0 · 56-60, M
@iamonfire696 Neither of us are new accounts though. I just commented on thar post.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Lugubri0 I know, that’s not the point. I can see your reply on his so that means he will see it and he can interact with you.

He can’t see me or DDonde so he can’t interact with us because he’s got a NEW tag.

I haven’t figured out how the algorithm chooses who the NEW accounts can interact with.

As soon as the NEW tag expires then the account can interact with everyone.
Nanori · 31-35, F
Imagine being such a nazi about treating new accounts well (even tho some of them are trolls) then messing things up like this ☺️ aka making new ones feel like lepers
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Nanori I don’t understand this. I can’t figure out this algorithm because I can’t interact with some of them but others I can’t.
I dont see you anywhere on that post
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Justcallmenameless they are restricting new people from seeing everyone here.
@iamonfire696 i wonder for what reason. I mean i get some of us are strange.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Justcallmenameless I haven’t figured that out because I have noticed it happening to all of us and we don’t realize it.

I look at a thread of a NEW user and see replies with no interaction and that’s because those people are not “seen” on that thread.
CountScrofula · 41-45, M
This sounds like a good fix that's not working as intended. Hopefully they sort it out.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@CountScrofula I have brought it up to them and they said there were several factors as to why this happens.

It’s because they have set it up this way.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
I'm not new, but I don't see anything from you in the breasts & legs thread :(
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@ServantOfTheGoddess it’s because the OP is NEW and he can’t see me
MellyMel22 · F
[i][c=BF0080]I can’t see you there. [/c][/i]
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@MellyMel22 it’s happening to all of us. Haven’t figured out what the algorithm based this off of. If you comment on a NEW accounts post and you get no reactions from anyone it’s because no one can see you on it.
MellyMel22 · F
@iamonfire696 [i][c=BF0080]I have had new ones react to mine or comment back. [/c][/i]
Teirdalin · 26-30
Probably to battle the bots.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@Teirdalin you think all the NEW users are bots?
your comment isn’t there. neither is dondes apparently
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@deathfairy I think they are limiting contact. I am probably going to get in trouble for this post.
This message was deleted.
SilkenMist · 46-50, F
@Queendragonfly I have seen @Stereoguy posts plenty and he is one of the more docile ones here. Even when he disagrees with people, he does so in a respectful manner.

The hell could he have possibly even posted to have all his posts hidden?

There ain't no rhyme nor reason to why things happen.
Queendragonfly · 31-35, F
@SilkenMist Maybe he and one of the mods don't de eye to eye who knows. But as I've said in a previous post. I will make up my own impression about people.
LordShadowfire · 46-50, M
I just assumed the ones I couldn't contact were all minors.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@LordShadowfire Nope they are only minors if their profile picture is blurred out.

I have noticed this happening since they introduced the NEW tag.
LordShadowfire · 46-50, M
@iamonfire696 Interesting. Also, I couldn't see your comment. You may wish to ask the admins if they've "reduced or restricted your audience", which is their euphemism for shadowbanning.
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@LordShadowfire they haven’t. Look at my posts, I get lots of comments.

@DDonde reacted to that same post and it couldn’t be seen.

Go through the posts of the NEW users and you will notice that there are higher reaction and message counts that don’t add up. Also there will be people that comment that get no interaction at all.
It's almost like you're shadowbanned from new users posts, it's weird
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
@AthenaArena I think so too. I am probably going to get in trouble for this post but what’s the use of being on a site that restricts interactions between users for no reason?

 
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