Solved E-Rank....I think I finally figured it out

Dell / OPTIPLEX 755
June 27, 2012 at 07:31:02
Specs: win 7 pro, n/a
From what I see is that the E-rank is based on how long a member has been a contributing member at computing.net.
The funny thing is...I started at rank #20....it changed to rank #19 for a few months and once again went back to Rank #20...that confuses me a bit. Most of the top 20 are inactive anymore with a few exceptions like Jefro and a few others.

How about a post showing the top 20 or top 40, 50? That would prove to be interesting for most members here I would think.
Thanks

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#1
June 27, 2012 at 08:00:32
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Hey,

Just post it here? Sure, I could do that... We are working on a system to give better information to users about the rankings, but that is a little more longer term. The thing that you need to remember about erank is that is more accurate for users with fewer postings in terms of posting quality. Once you have tons and tons of postings, the override factor for eranks is your number of posts (with obvious slight changes based on quality).

Here are the top 50 in order.

jam
OtheHill
XpUser
Jennifer SUMN
Derek
wanderer
jefro
Sabertooth
DAVEINCAPS
wawadave
ham30
jboy
Curt R
StuartS
Bryco
John
Tubesandwires
Mechanix2Go
Tufenuf
XpUser4Real
SkipCox
Dave
capt
Johnw
per
Chuck 2
mike
Richard59
trvlr
Kevin The Tech Dude
Al
Steve
mesich
Lucid
johnoh
3Dave
Mike
wizard-fred
rac
Dan Penny
Chuck
Badboy
Eric
dan
.
Mark
Razor2.3
Bob
Tom
mjdamato


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#2
June 27, 2012 at 08:02:45
My E-rank is 670 and i joined on the 8th June this year, i think its based on how many best answers you,ve got and how many medals.

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#3
June 27, 2012 at 09:39:46
Wow, I only recognize 18 names on that list.

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#4
June 27, 2012 at 09:57:50
I recognize about half of them. Some have not been active for years. There are a few that I have heard of through others that still post here.

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#5
June 27, 2012 at 11:25:39
Hey,

Yeah, a lot of older people rank high, but it is based on all-time stats. I mean, I think that's fair. The other way would be to give higher ranks to more recent posters, but, just because you posted long ago, does that take away from the quality of your postings? I don't know. Its definitely something I have been thinking about when building the system.

Justin


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#6
June 27, 2012 at 12:27:33
Thanks Justin! I appreciate your answer...

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#7
June 27, 2012 at 15:47:32
"I recognize about half of them. Some have not been active for years."

Yeah, same here. And many of the AWOL posters are sorely missed.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#8
June 27, 2012 at 20:29:15
I recognise most people on that list, I used to post here almost every day. I joined when I was 12, now I'm 24. YAY. I've got a lot of good help from the people on that list!

Mattwizz3
P35-DS3R
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#9
June 27, 2012 at 21:32:41

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#10
June 27, 2012 at 22:56:42
I used to post here almost every day. I joined when I was 12, now I'm 24.
I was 10 when u joined CN, i have never seen a computer at that time(never heard of internet). I was still playing with my toys, 2 years later i started gaming & this was my first console http://www.geekets.com/wp-content/u...

How about special medals for the champions?

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#11
June 28, 2012 at 14:55:24
If you give more weight to recent posters you set in motion e-rank inflation. It'll be a continuous process. Tomorrow's posting must be ranked higher than today's. Next year's more so than this years.

But I think time takes care of what may seem to be an inequality. For example, 10 years ago we would get a page of new 95/98 threads daily. A person could be active in 20 or 30 new ones every day. It was easy to build up the volume that would figure in what would become e-rank. But now we get 1 or 2 new threads there per week. So those of us who made our bones there back then can't do it in that forum now. That allows those posting in newer OS forums to have their turn and catch up. It just takes a little bit of time.


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