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How are pens featured on CodePen? Criteria?

  • # June 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I am just curious how that process happens. Do a staff member see a pen they like and put it on in or is there some kind of algorithm? Just wondering, i haven’t been able to find anything on it.

    # June 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    It’s like Google’s page rank algorithms: secret. :)

    # June 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Well if that’s the case the algorithm is f**ked up! ;)

    # June 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    cc @chriscoyier

    # June 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Look on the stats page there you find the secret ;)

    Pens Featured
    by our caring staff

    # June 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I almost thought I found the secret formula..

    I should have never said the word ‘algorithm’ should I lol?

    # June 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    The “Popular” tab does have a secret algorithm actually. I’m not even sure if we care to keep it secret really, it’s not that big of a deal, it just factors in all the stuff you’d assume would be in there like time and comments and views and stuff.

    The “Picks” section is literally picked by us. Mostly me, but the other guys too.

    We might have guest pickers some weeks. Would that be cool/interesting?

    # June 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Different people have different tastes. If you intend to open parts of Codepen up to the community I think that would be a great place to start.

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