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Weirs Question to Patrick
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Posted on: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:58 pm

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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

Posted on: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:02 am

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Re: Weirs Question to Patrick
I think it's simply alphabetical!!

Posted on: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:06 am

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Re: Weirs Question to Patrick
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.

Posted on: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:32 am

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Re: Weirs Question to Patrick
Purely a guess, but maybe longevity? Whoever's been registered longer?

Posted on: Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:18 am

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Re: Weirs Question to Patrick
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!!

Posted on: Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:44 am

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Re: Weirs Question to Patrick
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.

Posted on: Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:50 am

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Re: Weirs Question to Patrick
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.

Posted on: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:49 am

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Re: Weirs Question to Patrick
jaek wrote:
Purely a guess, but maybe longevity? Whoever's been registered longer?

That's the one

Posted on: Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:48 pm

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Re: Weirs Question to Patrick
Thank you.

Posted on: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:53 pm

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Re: Weirs Question to Patrick
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

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