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From Sebastian Schelter <>
Subject Re: how to recommend users already consumed items
Date Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:12:44 GMT
I think we should introduce a new parameter for the recommend() method 
in the Recommender interface that tells whether already known items 
should be recommended or not.

What do you think?


On 03/04/2014 05:32 PM, Pat Ferrel wrote:
> I’d suggest a command line option if you want to submit a patch. Most people will want
that line executed so the default should be the current behavior. But a large minority will
want it your way.
> And please do submit a patch with the Jira, it will make your life easier when new releases
come out you won’t have to manage a fork.
> On Mar 2, 2014, at 12:38 PM, Mario Levitin <> wrote:
> Juan, I don't understand your solution, if there are no ratings how can you
> blend the recommendations from the system and the user's already read news.
> Anyway, I think, as Pat does, the best way is to remove the mentioned line.
> It should be the responsibility of the business logic to remove user's
> items if needed.
> I will also create a Jira issue as you suggested.
> thanks
> On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 7:12 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 8:52 AM, Pat Ferrel <> wrote:
>>> You are not the only one to see this so I'd recommend creating an option
>>> for the Job, which will be checked before executing that line of code
>> then
>>> submit it as a patch to the Jira you need to create in any case.
>>> That way it might get into the mainline and you won't have to maintain a
>>> fork.
>> Avoiding the cost of a fork over a trivial issue like this is a grand idea.

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