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April 17, 2012 at 09:31:33
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*' Expert Rank or E-Rank on the site attempts to show a user's level of expertise compared to others. It factors in the difficulty of questions and quality of answers provided.'

Hi Justin, just wondering how that works? How is it calculated...by a human or by the amount of answers given in a post?

Just curious as to how it works, because it says the quality of answers provided...it would take years for a human to go through all the posts I would think, so what is the basis behind it?
Thanks

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#1
April 17, 2012 at 10:09:03
As I understand it, the new E-Rank is just the old R score, only instead of a bell curve graph, it's just a straight-up rank. In your case, there are only 19 people who had a higher R score.

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#2
April 17, 2012 at 10:16:19
Thanks Razor, but I'm just wondering exactly how it works

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#3
April 17, 2012 at 10:32:48
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Hey,

Razor2.3 is correct that the E-rank simplified the old R-score by replacing the bell-curve with a simple number. I think that is much easier to understand.

The actual score itself is based upon how many questions you answer, along with how difficult those questions are. We determine that based upon some quality algorithms we have developed. I'd rather not get into precisely how it works so that people can't game the system. Rest assured, we are always trying to improve it though.

Basically, answer harder questions well, get more ranking. However, on the very high rankings, volume will necessarily be the determining factor, as, of course, we want to give users at least some credit for all questions they answer.

Justin


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#4
April 17, 2012 at 10:45:02
If Germany attacked Turkey from the rear would Greece help?

Would that be an easy, moderate or difficult question to answer?

J/K couldn't help myself.


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#5
April 17, 2012 at 11:05:48
It would be an easy question to answer.

Getting the correct answer would be another matter.


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#6
April 18, 2012 at 05:38:02
Grease Greece always helps when attacking from the rear.

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#7
April 18, 2012 at 09:24:15
riider, I really don't think we need your sexual preferences in this post.

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#8
April 18, 2012 at 13:18:55
Theoretically if you continue to post answers, even if they are unhelpful and incomplete, your score can go up however as i understand it.

mike


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#9
April 19, 2012 at 03:35:40
Any idea who's Rank # 1 ?

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#10
April 19, 2012 at 05:44:37
Hey,

Its "jam" .... I might develop a scoreboard of the top 20 or so in the future though.

Justin


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#11
April 19, 2012 at 13:54:42
So then I may eventually pass jam up with my #2, seeing as he is no longer posting here. Can I use that to get discounts somewhere, LOL?

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#12
April 19, 2012 at 14:30:15
OtheHill, you may only need 2,295 more posts LOL

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#13
April 20, 2012 at 08:21:24
OtheHill,

Yeah, I'm sure you'll move to #1 after enough time, since he isn't active anymore :)

No discounts yet, but we might start using the high rankings to give some sort of rewards (be it more powers on the site or cool "Tom's Guide" or "Computing.Net" swag). We're not sure yet, but we do want to do something!

Justin


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#14
April 21, 2012 at 17:40:50
Nah Justin, just keep it simple. An immediate pay rise for all helpers with a few extra dollars thrown into the money sacks for higher ranks etc. I'm sure we'd all be well pleased.

Err...don't make it a "percentage" pay rise LOL.


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