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WordChazer
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on 05/26/2013

I use StumbleUpon to get the word out about my articles. It's usually pretty good.

But why does it pick up a photo that's not even on my article, but is some completely unrelated picture on the sidebar on the same page?

So I have THAT wedding photo of Kate and Wills on my StumbleUpon link to my article about the National Museum of Computing...

The link is correct: The National Museum of Computing but see that picture on the Barbie Dolls article? THAT's on my article on the StumbleUpon link. Why?

Any ideas?


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
Mira
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on 05/26/2013

I noticed it tends to pick a photo that's high up on the page. If there isn't one, it will pick the first one from the sidebar.

The whole thing makes sense. The automatic bot wants a photo that's a good fit to the article. The first photo often does the job, whereas photos lower down the page might be ads, etc.


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WordChazer
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on 05/26/2013

But there is one, a Wikimedia image of the logo which is in the public domain.

Very odd. Have raised a ticket with the SU helpdesk and hopefully I'll have a response within a few days.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
Mira
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on 05/26/2013

I imagine they have a minimum size for the photos. But don't mind me. Let us know what they say :)


I Zazzle as Mira_2012
WordChazer
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on 05/26/2013

I expect it'll be something like that, Mira.

In the meantime, Wills and Kate continue to 'advertise' TNMOC. I'm sure they and TNMOC's trustee board would both be thrilled. Tongue Out


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
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