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Livejournal interests suggestion meme!

Based on the lj interests lists of those who share my more unusual interests, the interests suggestion meme thinks I might be interested in
1. writing score: 36
2. books score: 31
3. music score: 27
4. harry potter score: 24
5. anime score: 20
6. poetry score: 20
7. cats score: 19
8. monty python score: 18
9. movies score: 17
10. chocolate score: 17
11. terry pratchett score: 17
12. drawing score: 15
13. dragons score: 15
14. love score: 15
15. fantasy score: 14
16. comedy score: 12
17. dogs score: 11
18. manga score: 11
19. photography score: 11
20. tori amos score: 11

Type your username here to find out what interests it suggests for you.

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curly
Jul. 8th, 2004 06:43 am (UTC)
i really enjoyed this meme. thanks!
ixwin
Jul. 8th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it!
empressvesica
Jul. 8th, 2004 09:59 am (UTC)
Very interesting!! I have had great fun following the little rabbit trails to see why certain interests are turning up on the final lists. Not that am I a coder or anything but this is tight piece of work. Go you! ~EV
ixwin
Jul. 8th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it - it's been great fun watching this spread!
nguinn
Jul. 8th, 2004 10:46 am (UTC)
Quite fun! And rather accurate, it seems. Thanks!
nguinn
Jul. 8th, 2004 11:00 am (UTC)
a quick follow-up comment
Erm, nine of the items from the meme result are already in my interest list. I thought it wasn't supposed to do that?

But it's still fun and entertaining! And that's from a guy that ignores most of the memes, and the majority are lame and/or boring.

Thanks again!
having the same problem. - plumosa - Jul. 8th, 2004 02:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ixwin - Jul. 8th, 2004 03:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ixwin - Jul. 8th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - nguinn - Jul. 9th, 2004 10:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
ashfae
Jul. 8th, 2004 05:15 pm (UTC)
This is showing up all over my friendslist, and has been since about two hours after you posted it. And it's showing up throuhg people who, to my knowledge, have no connection to you except through me. Memes are fascinating. *gryn* Well done you though, it seems to be a good one!
ixwin
Jul. 9th, 2004 01:22 am (UTC)
It's great, isn't it? I've spent far too much time tracking it through random people's ljs and their friendslists.

(and yay! I have nesting comments! *is comment whore*)
kaimi
Jul. 8th, 2004 05:53 pm (UTC)
This is beyond neat.

Now, I have to spend time cleaning out my interests and trying to figure out who the other crazies are that have "hot dog buns" in their interest list. ;)
ixwin
Jul. 9th, 2004 01:05 am (UTC)
(you might know this already but)

If you go to http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml and type an interest in the box labelled 'Find people and communities interested in:' it'll tell you who else lists that as an interest. Looks like there are nine people and one community listing hot dog buns, but if you only got 2 that means most of them don't share any of your rarer interests.
(no subject) - kaimi - Jul. 9th, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC) - Expand
formatreinstall
Jul. 8th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
Hey, is there anyway to mod it so you can just find the person or people who have the most interests in common with you?

real cool though!
ixwin
Jul. 9th, 2004 01:20 am (UTC)
Well macoto has done one which shows which person on your friendslist has the most interests in common with you, which you can find here, but I don't know of one that checks all users. LJ itself used to have something like that a year or so ago but I think they took it down.
not_fade_away
Jul. 8th, 2004 10:48 pm (UTC)
I have no interests?
I got none whatsoever :(
ixwin
Jul. 9th, 2004 01:15 am (UTC)
*looks at your interest list*

The problem is that all of those are very common interests, and the program only looks at interests that fewer than 20 people list (none of the ones on your list) otherwise it would take too long to run. Sorry!
jennae
Jul. 9th, 2004 01:30 am (UTC)
I was all excited about this meme, however, the interests that came back were all so damn ordinary. I couldn't believe it was based on the most unusual shared interests. Bummer!

I'm sure that's not YOUR fault...I must just have lame friends. ;)
ixwin
Jul. 9th, 2004 05:47 am (UTC)
Yes, I might make an alternative version that filters out the most common interests from the results to avoid this problem - or if I don't one of the other commenters above was saying he might.
o0olellyo0o
Jul. 9th, 2004 02:45 am (UTC)
problem...
i've tried this a few times and it gets to step 3 "retrieving other users interests" and says done and then no results show up...I've left the window open for a long time...
i know i have some unusual interests, so I'm a bit confused??
ixwin
Jul. 9th, 2004 05:45 am (UTC)
Re: problem...
That sometimes happens for people who have a lot of unusual interests - the program just gets overloaded and breaks. Sometimes if you wait a bit and try again when there aren't as many other people using it, it then works.
Re: problem... - o0olellyo0o - Aug. 3rd, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: problem... - pedrofeo - Oct. 5th, 2004 02:58 am (UTC) - Expand
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ixwin
Jul. 9th, 2004 09:01 am (UTC)
Re: should I be interested in Letters? WTF?
Okay, that's just weird...looks like the scores have gone strange as well.

I'll have a look at the code to see if I can work out what's going wrong and get you a result that makes a bit more sense...

(no subject) - ixwin - Jul. 9th, 2004 02:08 pm (UTC) - Expand
vokzal
Jul. 9th, 2004 10:15 am (UTC)
Anyone filtered out top 10 or 20 interests yet?
Shouldn't this be trivial? Or do I have to request a copy of the code too?
ixwin
Jul. 9th, 2004 02:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Anyone filtered out top 10 or 20 interests yet?
It would be straightforward to do. The thing is, there are a number of people who take the meme & only get results of common interests with scores of 2 or 3 - remove common interests from their results and they might not get any at all, or they will be based on only one other person's interest list. So I kind of wanted to do something a bit more complex where people had the option whether or not to exclude common interests instead of making an executive decision to remove them, and I just don't have the time for that at the moment.

zarfmouse mentioned he was going to do a filter for common interests but I haven't heard anything yet. I've now put the code up on my website here.
deuceloosely
Jul. 10th, 2004 01:53 am (UTC)
Can you formulate one to print out the 20 LJ friends I'd have the most interests in common with?
ixwin
Jul. 10th, 2004 02:44 am (UTC)
Yes, that would be doable. You might want to ask macoto though as he's already done one that lists the friend you have most in common with, so it'd be easier for him to amend that than for me to write one from scratch.

(see here)
pronaerian
Jul. 10th, 2004 03:17 am (UTC)
great idea.

shitty execution.

this is not your fault. the fact that people list such generic shitty interests is. i personally commend you for what you have done.

this just makes me realize how much i hate the interest lists of the worlds population, thats all.
chronocat
Jul. 10th, 2004 11:59 pm (UTC)
Pretty Durn Close
Yujp. Pretty Durn Close. I'm impressed. But I'm easily impressed by coding skills, as I'm a *gasp* end user. I'm just an end user who admits it & doesn't screw things up horribly on a regular basis. I guess that goes with the cane and long white beard and hearing aid and memories of the Nixon administration and junk.
goddessgrrrrl
Jul. 12th, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC)
This thing is awesome. Thanks :-)
ixwin
Jul. 13th, 2004 04:38 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it :)
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