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User's Most Popular Photos Based on the Comments/Likes to Uploaded Photos Ratio

This title might be a bit confusing at first, but we'll explain it in the article. But, in short, there's a gallery of 100 great photos, which is the main message.

So where did these photos come from? We love numbers and wanted to show you some popular photos. But instead of taking the ones with the most comments and likes we tried a different approach. Because if someone has uploaded a lot of photos, chances are this user has a lot of comments and likes. Additionally, we wanted to show only one photo for each user (and some of you power users have plenty of great photos within the most popular photos section). So we took the amount of photos into account – let’s say someone has received 100 comments on 10 photos while someone else has received 100 comments on 1,000 photos: then the first user has more comments per photo on average, which we favored. This calculation method brought us another problem: the relationship between comments and likes. Right now there are around 150,000 photo comments and 2,000,000 likes – so, for every 13 likes there is one comment. So, this is the formula we based our query on: we took everyone who has uploaded at least 36 photos (one roll), sorted the list by comments/likes (with every comment counting for 13 likes), picked the top 100 and for each of these took the most popular photo.

And here are the users (linking to the very photo): pith, ecchymoses, pamelaklaffke, vas_vas, warning, juznobsrvr, fernandobiagioni, cherry_red_balloon, a_lion, escudero, adamo-75, jillpossible, rikkib, nuc, zeitfenster, thycursed, zenline, geltona, bensozia, nakolb, elede, myloveletter, lindamaria, chippo, xpunklovex, misharashik, oneira1927, jeabzz, les_parisiens, lomocrea, baijiu89, chuo104, renaishashin, folkypaul, ponysoap, satomi, larahacefotos, 5thdimension, hannaheartless, j-easy, vgzalez, unsceneart, minty_, blackbyrd, fish300, phiphu, loloswan, lavisionmd, born-to-ruin, rav_bunneh, bccbarbosa, susielomovitz, lomoteddy, ryojin, fleurs_du_mal, t0m7, star-pixie, sovulia, sandkorn, manneken, miaumiau-wildekatze, metzgor, kirri-joy, mikahsupageek, feliciahernandez, javihacefotos, xjimmyleungx, eskimofriend, daitita, eloisee, brittany, holga_120mm, andyroadz, paperlullaby, kjrunia, lomo_the_nations, atria007, torium, jbrown363, lovekarma, zero1photo, cymbaline, berndsaller, wrkrparasite, falsedigital, trece, lazara, maneke, myriam-l, elijahwood, holgajen, wuxiong, machete, ebolatheelectricmonk, drehoh177, xdavil2, lightblue, regaliz, remi-boiteux and tawan.

Please note: these are not the most popular users (as if one could measure such a thing) – it’s more like the users with the highest comments/likes to uploaded photos ratio.

written by recurving

52 comments

  1. eatcpcks

    eatcpcks

    Congrats to all that loved users:D

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  2. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    beautiful! could me most popular photos though!!!

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  3. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    wow, a great collection! My favorites are 10, 25 and 96!

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  4. susielomovitz

    susielomovitz

    OH, congrats! It's an honor to be thre betwen all thoso amazing photos. Thanks a lot!

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  5. rav_bunneh

    rav_bunneh

    These photos are really the heart of Lomography. :3

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  6. kylethefrench

    kylethefrench

    cool idea, none for me or you though mephisto, upload way too much

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  7. marshall4480

    marshall4480

    Sweet photos you guys.

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  8. recurving

    recurving

    @kylethefrench: yes, this is the downside – people who upload so many (great) photos have a bit of a disadvantage here… but we are thinking of ways to present great photos for different user groups, newcomers, heavy uploaders, veterans, … :)

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  9. manneken

    manneken

    wooow! what a surprise! It's an honor to be between all these amazing photos! thanks! ;)

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  10. metzgor

    metzgor

    yeah manneken, you're right! i'm really proud too and congrats too all!

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  11. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    woop woop !

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  12. renaishashin

    renaishashin

    Very nice gallery~ congrats to all~

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  13. ecchymoses

    ecchymoses

    such a surprise and such an honor! <3! congrats and thanks to all!

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  14. disdis

    disdis

    i love statistics!!!!

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  15. jbrown363

    jbrown363

    Wow thanks! I love picture 7, probably the coolest picture i have ever seen

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  16. stouf

    stouf

    As a scientist (my ass) I just love this calculation ! It's like when you calculate concentration: If the volume increases, the concentration decreases if you have the same amount of molecules. So it's a true calculation of quality. Big uploaders (including my silly ass) are diluting the quality in a too large volume ! Ahahaha ! I really love this ! Again again again !!! : )

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  17. vicuna

    vicuna

    That's a great gallery of pictures, congrats to the 100 lomographers! And the calculation is fair, it's always good to see "new" pictures and users! :)) And i agree with @stouf, we (including me of course, or @mephisto19 and @kylethefrench) the big uploaders are diluting... sometimes "less is more"!! But I can't stop shooting, scanning and uploading... I'm too addicted.... ;)))

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  18. trece

    trece

    Thank you so much for this. I'm so happy to be here with lot of big artists. There are incredible pics.
    :-D

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  19. zenline

    zenline

    OMG !! I didn't expect to see one of my photos in this gallery, what a honor to be a part of it while I begin ! Congrats and thanks to all :))

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  20. kvboyle

    kvboyle

    Congrats to all, gorgeous, gorgeous pictures. I like a new way of finding great shots! And to @vicuna (and @stouf, @mephisto19 etc etc, in fact all the big uploaders out there) don't stop!!!!!

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  21. vgzalez

    vgzalez

    Wow. I'm just amazed I'm among those 100. Thanks to everyone doing it possible with their comments, likes, and advices. I feel really honored. I'll try to go on showing you good photos to like!! LOMO ON!!!

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  22. recurving

    recurving

    @vicuna, @stouf and @mephisto19: as @kvboyle says: don't stop uploading! i can see a gallery of the most popular heavy uploaders photos… or most popular recent uploads by people who have been around for quite a while…

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  23. paramir

    paramir

    congratulations to all the loved ones!

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  24. leela_dark

    leela_dark

    endless wooooooooooow for these amazing photos! congrats to all!

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  25. recurving

    recurving

    (and in case some haven't tried this yet: click "show all photos" above the gallery, wait until it is loaded and scroll and scroll and scroll – only recommended on quite fast connections though as it loads all at once)

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  26. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    @recurving "heavy uploaders" needs a nicer name, but i'd love to see that feature... still my one album per day thingy going on and now over 49k... think i can make the 50k this year....

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  27. takezzo

    takezzo

    very very nice.

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  28. remi-boiteux

    remi-boiteux

    feels gooooood !

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  29. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    That' s a marvelous collection. Congratulations to all and myself, heiheihei...

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  30. coca

    coca

    great selection!!! congrats to all

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  31. freezedudul

    freezedudul

    congratulation! awesome photos! :D

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  32. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    awesome gallery! :D

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  33. tallgrrlrocks

    tallgrrlrocks

    so awesome, their awesome is awesome! congrats everybody!

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  34. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    congrats to all :) Hello Heavy uploaders ;p

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  35. mcrstar

    mcrstar

    good photos =) congrats!

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  36. recurving

    recurving

    There will be a follow up post to this coming later today – just did the queries for the photos, expect even more great photos!

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  37. bethangallagher

    bethangallagher

    These pictures are amazing!

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  38. photohuggers

    photohuggers

    Really amazing collection of photos, congrats to everyone!!!

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  39. bravopires

    bravopires

    amazing shots!

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  40. i_am_four-eyes

    i_am_four-eyes

    Fantastic gallery ! Congrats to all ! : )

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  41. disdis

    disdis

    congrats to all! amazing shots!

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  42. stickyvinny

    stickyvinny

    Some really amazing photos here!! :D

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  43. masha_njam

    masha_njam

    Great!

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  44. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    100% lomo

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  45. andy17

    andy17

    Fantastic photos!

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  46. kylewis

    kylewis

    Some truly gorgeous images amongst those, congrats I am going to have to find time to sit and add likes and comments to them all!!

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  47. myriam-l

    myriam-l

    I was away for a few days, and now I just found one of my picture here, thank you very much, I'm very proud. And congrats to all !

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  48. warning

    warning

    it's art. Very proud to be among all those wonderful photos. Well done guys!.

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  49. born-to-ruin

    born-to-ruin

    I've only just found out that my pic is in with this lot! I am honored!!! Rad!!!!

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  50. anfernan

    i'm one of them! :D
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  51. lightblue

    lightblue

    wow! one of my pic is one of the most liked/comment! :D thank you guys! and cool article :)

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  52. berndsaller

    berndsaller

    thx ;-)

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