(I wasn’t sure whether to put this in feedback or bugs, but i dunno this isn’t the same as my “can we get category sorting/hiding” suggestion, plus i would call this an “issue” with the algorithm, so)
K, so I know the algorithm is still being developed, but considering what i just saw i really fucking wish we could just turn the non-optional reccomended bytes from the “for your consideration” section off completely until its better.
Short version is (but warning for slightly graphic description), the latest byte to be reccomended to me was a video of something, i honestly cant tell whether it was a person or an animal, being hit by a train and the window of the train being covered in blood. I reported it+their account+a few other videos (people being hit by cars at a drag race, the typical “ha ha slurs are funny huh” edgy bullshit, puke videos, etc. The train one was obviously the worst of the lot so luckily I didn’t see anything worse than that, but I really didn’t want this shit ending up on anyone elses feeds so i was hoping reporting some of it would help.)
So, heres my biggest complaints about the fact that the algorithm showed me literal gore, besides the obvious complaint of “i dont want to see gore”
- None of the vids on the account had like, any likes/views/comments and the vid i was reccomended had zero of anything, so i am pretty dang certain that this account has like zero followers.
While I understand that part of the point of this is to find new people to follow who don’t have many followers, if your algorithm is going to show stuff from people with zero followers and hardly any views/likes on anything, that increases the chance that the algorithm will show users stuff from people who just made a new account after their last one got banned for posting shit thats against the rules. I’m not saying it should only show you stuff from people with a good number of followers, but it probably shouldnt recommend accounts at all until they have at least some interactions showing that at the very least they arent posting straight up gore, or anything else not allowed like porn.
- This is related somewhat to other vids it has showed me thus far, but it seems pretty much entirely random and like it pretty much consistently only shows me low quality content, even aside from the gore. Like even if an account does put out good content, the byte it decides to show me is a silly thing of them and their friends making faces at the camera. I would understand if it showed me some a users best work at the moment, stuff thats getting a lot of likes from the people who do follow them.
but if you’re showing me stuff that was literally posted seconds ago, that no one has seen, that means that if its some bad shit i will be one of the very first people to see it, and its not like anyone would have the opportunity to report it before me. I dunno, maybe just universally make sure you arent showing people content posted a few seconds beforehand from an account with zero stars? most of the time its like, okay its boring but thats fine, but this just seems like a recipe for disaster. At least make sure you aren’t shoving this shit on people’s feeds (which again, theres no option to turn off!!) unless it has been through the bare minimum of community vetting, I.E. like 20 people scrolled past it without reporting it.
Sorry if this is put kind of rudely, I know theres a lot of kinks to work out in the algorithm but i’m just kinda fucking upset about the fact that gore was just put on my home feed. I have seen some terrible shit on the internet, but only when I was sorting by new and stuff. I am pretty certain i have never seen anything like this through any websites recomendations feature.
Please at least as a quick fix give us the option to disable “for your consideration” until its improved somewhat, because whatever caused it to put that on my home feed obviously means it has some major issues