Author Archives: Stephan Sokolow

Fanfiction – Preliminary Recommendations of Very Long Stories

This time, I’m going to try another experiment: There are several fics that, while good, are very long. I’m not sure when I’ll find time to read them all the…This time, I’m going to try another experiment: There are several … Continue reading

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Fanfiction – Dark Horse

I was quite busy this week, so how about something a little different than usual, in that I’d normally put it in my FiMFiction.net recommendations group and call it a…I was quite busy this week, so how about something a … Continue reading

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Fanfiction – Harry Potter and the Price of Being Noble

While I was looking up Harry Potter & the Curse’s Cure, I also ran into the other Harry Potter harem fic I first encountered around the same time, so why…While I was looking up Harry Potter & the Curse’s Cure, … Continue reading

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Fanfiction – Effects and Side Effects

While I was working on my previous review, I kept thinking of how it compares to Effects and Side Effects by Pheonix Dawn. Given that I recently re-read it, and…While I was working on my previous review, I kept thinking … Continue reading

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Designing a Better Rating Widget

After writing my previous blog post about calculating an average rating properly, it occurred to me that I’ve never really explained my views on rating systems and their relative merits….After writing my previous blog post about calculating an average rating … Continue reading

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Calculating and Sorting by Average Ratings: A Literature Review for the Lazy

TL;DR: Read Bayesian ranking of items with up and downvotes or 5 star ratings by Jules Jacobs. I’ll get back to you on how to tune the priors and utility…TL;DR: Read Bayesian ranking of items with up and downvotes or … Continue reading

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Fanfiction – Harry Potter & the Curse’s Cure

How about a Harry Potter fic that, despite being a blend of various clichés, was still interesting enough for me to re-read it? Harry Potter & the Curse’s Cure by…How about a Harry Potter fic that, despite being a blend … Continue reading

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