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Author:  eclipsegirl  [ Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Weirs Question to Patrick

HI,

When people tie in the rankings, what is the algorithm that you use to choose who is placed first in the list of ties?

Esoteric, and I am over thinking things,
Eclipsegirl

Author:  beaker  [ Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Weirs Question to Patrick

I think it's simply alphabetical!!

Author:  paulv66  [ Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:06 am ]
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beaker wrote:
I think it's simply alphabetical!!


I had a look at today's rankings and the first couple of ties are alphabetical, but not some of the later ties. Maybe it's based on who reaches a particular score first. To move ahead of them in the listing, you need to beat their score.

Author:  jaek  [ Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Weirs Question to Patrick

Purely a guess, but maybe longevity? Whoever's been registered longer?

Author:  beaker  [ Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:18 am ]
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I think you are right as 2 Americans are tied but the person with K as 1st letter is positioned ahead of the person with first letter of D plus K has been on the site over 2200 days but not so with D!!

Author:  paulv66  [ Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:44 am ]
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jaek wrote:
Purely a guess, but maybe longevity? Whoever's been registered longer?


I just scrolled down through the all time rankings for the Netherlands (I used all time because it shows how many days since you registered) and I couldn't find a single exception to your suggested criterion. No doubt Patrick will confirm in due course, but I'd fairly confident your speculation is correct.

Author:  marblevolcano  [ Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:50 am ]
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Yeah, that's right - in the overall rankings, down by the really low scores (20, 21, etc.) where there are 100 or so people with the same score, they are ordered from oldest to newest members.

Author:  pnm  [ Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:49 am ]
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jaek wrote:
Purely a guess, but maybe longevity? Whoever's been registered longer?


That's the one [thumbup]

Author:  eclipsegirl  [ Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Weirs Question to Patrick

Thank you.

[namaste]

Author:  marblevolcano  [ Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:53 pm ]
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I just figured out that the title of this thread is supposed to be WeirD Question to Patrick... All this time I thought it was from some person called Weir [glare]

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