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Fury
04-28-2012, 07:08 AM
Are they really random?
Are all maps included?

I've seen some maps repeated several times already.
I've seen maps that were posted later appear and those that were posted earlier not at all.

Mark Oliva
04-28-2012, 07:26 AM
It does depend upon whether the maps merely have been posted or have been posted in a gallery.

Fury
04-28-2012, 09:58 PM
Thanks. Would a gallery be the Finished Maps thread?
That is if I want to see my maps in the Random Gallery Images I've got to post it there?

I've got one map in the Finished Maps thread currently and I haven't seen it in the Random Gallery Images yet even though I log in almost daily to check and what I find in the Random Gallery Images are other images that were posted later as well as a repeat of other images...

Fury
05-01-2012, 12:08 AM
Well, I'm still seeing more maps repeated. At first I thought one of the criteria would be rating or that some maps are maybe tagged for the Random Gallery but seeing at least one crayon drawing on lined paper, I don't think so. Now, I think it's the random 'code' that's messed up.

Gidde
05-01-2012, 12:39 AM
I think it's actually maps from Albums in people's profiles, but I'm not positive.

RobA
05-01-2012, 12:39 PM
It is maps from people albums: http://www.cartographersguild.com/album.php NOT from the forums.

-Rob A>

Fury
05-01-2012, 02:03 PM
All my maps are in an album but they haven't shown up once :(
But a picture collage came out twice in a few days and is currently showing.
No one else is seeing the repeated maps?

RobA
05-03-2012, 01:55 AM
All my maps are in an album but they haven't shown up once :(
But a picture collage came out twice in a few days and is currently showing.
No one else is seeing the repeated maps?

It is random..... so... it is very possible you may not see yours.

It is statistically more likely to see a duplicate of any image than to see one of yours. (ref Birthday "Paradox") (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_problem) Maybe? One of the uber-mathaletes might be able to give a more sane answer....

-Rob A>

Fury
05-03-2012, 12:00 PM
(ref Birthday "Paradox") (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_problem)

Woah. Ok :)

Hai-Etlik
05-03-2012, 03:20 PM
It is statistically more likely to see a duplicate of any image than to see one of yours. (ref Birthday "Paradox") (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_problem) Maybe? One of the uber-mathaletes might be able to give a more sane answer....

Yes, it's the Birthday Problem, although It's "some image" rather than "any image".

Jaxilon
05-08-2012, 01:13 PM
Ha! Just spent some time loading up my gallery since I wasn't really using it before. Maybe now I'll get a splash on the front page now and then :)

edit: Unless I was born...which evidently I was...so now I'm not so sure :)

Fury
05-13-2012, 09:39 PM
wittyoctopus has TWO of his maps in the Random Gallery Images right now :!:
This birthday paradox is a conundrum :?

Bogie
05-14-2012, 09:54 PM
That's how random works. I have been a member for 7 months, have 17 maps in my album, and have only seen one of my maps show up once. That's just how it goes.

Or it could be you haven't been bribing RobA appropriately.;)

Fury
05-26-2012, 03:35 PM
Yes, YES, YES! Guess who's map (chess map) is finally on the front page right :arrow:NOW?:P