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"Popular Maps" list doesn't update with new maps, even with more plays/likes than current map list.

https://geoguessr.com/maps/popular

This page here lists the most played maps (which isn't necessary the most popular maps but whatever). But what I noticed is that it was always the same maps in there. I mean, the top wouldn't change considering the high numbers of plays, but for the bottom (with the maps having around 4k plays) I expected them to vary a bit.

So I decided to check if it was actually a fixed list. With my custom map "A Diverse World" (https://geoguessr.com/maps/59a1514f17631e74145b6f47) I managed to reach the same amount of played games than the lowest part of the most "popular" maps. With 4428 played games when I write this message, it is above the 4405 played games of the map "LA LIGA 2015/2016", the latest map in the "popular" map list. To be sure it wasn't just a question of delay between two refreshes I let all the night pass but nothing change. I tried to manipulate the list, playing one map already listed here (Bulgaria) to make it pass in front of another map (new zealand) and it refreshed correctly: the maps switched their position. This mean the list refreshes correctly when the maps are already in the list, but not when a map should enter the category (making another map go outside of it).

So not only this list isn't making sense as most of those "popular" maps are only there because they were the newest maps when the "popular" category was added on the site, and they will stay here forever because they will always be more played (since they're very easy to find them with this category), but there is even no way to get new maps in the list because the list won't seek for the maps reaching the same play levels and update itself.

Assuming "most popular" = "most played", as I couldn't find another criteria which would fit, I mean the last map of the list only has 1 like, when my map has 46 and many other maps not listed in "popular" maps have way more that a single like too.

I hope this time you can fix it quickly as that is something that should have been done right at start, when this page was coded...
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  • Hi

    Hopefully this should both be clearer and work much better now with the new popular maps section. I agree that it's a bit unfair that the all-time most popular maps has an advantage to get even more plays, but now new maps at least have a year to qualify to the all-time most popular maps list.

    Regards,
    Anton
  • Hi,

    I think the year section has a problem: my map (which was the most popular of this category) is not here anymore while I created it in August (2017/26/08). I was expecting it to go away in August, not May. I don't know when it left the category (probably few days ago, or maybe today since we're the 26) but since I can still see it in the most popular of all time I think it's just a problem about the duration (perhaps maps are removed too early).
    Mapper
  • Hi

    You're right, it should be listed under the yearly category. I don't see anything out of the ordinary right away, I'll look into it!

    Regards,
    Anton
  • Hi

    Just released a fix for this, hopefully it should work much better now!

    Regards,
    Anton
  • Hi, yes it works now. I see lot of maps back in the list that were removed too early. Thanks.
    Mapper

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