Comments: 5
Debbie's Spurts 5 years ago
In February 2014, goodreads finally changed the recommendations to only recommend on books you like. (I know, sounds strange but it used to just be books read/rated even if you rated 1-star.) Most of the time people when posted screenshots of goodreads recs it was hilarious.
The Farceur Trilogy 5 years ago
That makes sense at least - why would I want a recommendation based on a 1-star book? Silly GR. How does it determine if you "like" a book for recs? Is it 3 stars or higher?
Debbie's Spurts 5 years ago
I think so. Staff member Meghan explained bits and pieces on the feedback threads but buried in different topics. I always liked that goodreads let you set which shelves got recommendations -- but either because of a bug or deliberately in the algorithm,

it was always odd to not only get recommendations based on something you one-starred or the recs pushed a book at you you already read or one you kept clicking "not interested" kept showing up repeatedly.

Seems like after my first few months on goodreads with a good chunk of shelves and ratings and actively marking not-interested/want-to-read in the recs I got a few weeks of good recs then it went all to hell and repeatedly showed me those same bad recs over and over and over where I gave up using. Almost putting some ratings back on goodreads to see if improved drastically.
RedT Reads Randomly 5 years ago
LOL!
My reccs never seem to change. Month after month it's the same books over and over. Even from genre to genre, there is much overlap.i don't think I've seen anything new on my reccs in months
The Farceur Trilogy 5 years ago
I think mine change a lot but only because my recs rotate around my different shelves. E.g. "based on your classics shelf you'd like" or "based on your sci-fi shelf you'd like." But yeah, the actual books recs per shelf don't seem to change much!