TL;DR: Anyone able to enlighten me on how the frequent poster icons - presented between the ‘original poster’ (left) and ‘most recent poster’ (far right) in post listings - are exactly chosen including their order-determinants?
What exactly determines 1) their presence, and 2) their order?
The following I understand from the tooltips, when hoovering over the users’ icon-column icons in a topic listing (and cross-referencing this with what is actually present in the topics itself):
- Original (first) poster is presented to the far left.
- Most recent poster presented to the far right (unless it regards the original poster then it is signaled by a blue “glow” around its icon).
- User icons in between are “frequent posters”.
So far so good, however; the icons “in between” (the frequent posters) seem fairly randomly chosen. As in: they are not always the most frequent posters, nor are they presented in chronological order.
What am I missing here (what is the logic behind the presentation)?