Christmas Bonus Update: Social Stats Revealed and a Look Back

December 22, 2007 at 1:29 am (site news)

Here is a special holiday update to reveal a new type of stat category, Social Stats, and a few other goodies. This has been in the works for almost a month now. Basically, social stats refers to how users interact with other users. We started with popularity, and we have now expanded it into which site users like and dislike you.

  • Comment Social Stats
    • Find out which user has voted the most for your comments
    • Find out which user has voted the most against your comments
  • Story Social Stats
    • Find out which user has voted the most for your submitted stories
    • Find out which user has voted the most against your submitted stories
  • User Awards
    • Voter of the Month
    • Most Popular User of the Month
    • Submitter of the Month
  • Gossip Site of the Month At the end of every month, the top gossip site with the most votes will get this award.

Want to see the new social stats in action? Take a look at cozgotti’s profile

It is important to note that social user stats are only available for users with D-List or better. Those of you who just signed up simply don’t have enough stats for accurate results. To move up from newbie status all you have to do is participate in the site with comments, voting, and submitting stories. Easy right?

The second thing to make note of is the fact that the stats for who voted the most for your submitted stories may not be 100% accurate. The reason for this is that at the beginning of this month I had to make a change for this to be tracked more efficiently. So even though you may have 150 stories submitted, we are only looking at stories from the 1st of the month on to select who is your biggest fan. (Biggest fan for comments does not have the same problem).

The social stats will be updated TWICE every month. On the 7th and 21st.

On another note entirely, we are quickly approaching Christmas. It was about a year ago to the day when I first started work on CelebrityPWN. I started this project as a learning experience and it has been an extremely challenging uphill climb. A year later and I am still actively developing the site, which is more popular today than I could ever imagine.

In a single year I have gone from receiving a measly 50 hits per day to 3,000 to 4500 unique hits per day. In fact, CelebrityPWN has been flirting with being a top 100,000 site at Alexa.com.

I look forward to seeing what the future brings in 2008 and want to thank all the users who have helped along the way.

Happy Holidays.
– Brant

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Exclusive: Jessica Alba sighting at Lakers game with boyfriend?!

December 10, 2007 at 1:02 pm (Uncategorized)

CPWN has obtained exclusive pics of the oh so hot Jessica Alba enjoying herself at the Lakers/Warriors game at Staples Center with a gentleman and his brother. They were pretty flirty and into each other so I am going to drop a bomb for all the guys out there…she looks to be taken. If anyone can identify the lucky guy let us know.

Jessica Alba at Staples Center

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December Christmas update is well rounded

December 1, 2007 at 1:31 am (Uncategorized)

The last time I blogged about new features was all the way back in late September. As you all know, changing hosts wasn’t exactly a smooth process. I also realize the site isn’t responsive at all times, for example you click to vote for something and it pauses for 5 seconds. That is due to my lovely host. 🙂

  • Major CMS Updates
    • gossip stories can now be edited for up to 24hrs after a post. (For those of you who make mistakes)
    • users can now report stories. this helps prevent against spam posts, nonsense posts, and to censor nudity
      • just like with comments, the power users moderate the stories they are alerted to
    • modified how domains get created for being a “Most Popular Site”, this is now based on how many frontpage stories they get
    • modified the way stories get re-promoted as a “hot story”.
  • Public comments comments may now subscribe to the story to receive emails for all new comments posted
  • Updates to profile include how many points left until next user class and what stories they are subscribed to

December also will hold a surprise and will reward user activity in different categories.  Use your imagination.  Also keep in mind that the Win a Microsoft 30 gig Zune  contest is still open until mid December.  Those of you who wish to be eligible, simply refer a friend under your login name.

Until next time 🙂

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