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## Top Rated question

Hi, I changed the ratings cutoff (min. # of votes) from 10 to 2 in nph-build.cgi with this line:

That works fine, except that the top 10 by rating is including 12 links for no apparent reason. Here's the top-rated page:

If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

Dan

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For that matter, I have the Cool/Popular cutoff set as top 3%

\$db_popular_cutoff = 0.03;

yet, out of 636 links, 21 of them make the cool listing. By my math, it should be 19, 20 if you choose to round up. Am I missing something?

Dan

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Dan -
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yet, out of 636 links, 21 of them make the cool listing. By my math, it should be 19, 20 if you choose to round up. Am I missing something?

As to the top 3% it is based on the total number of links divided by the total number of hits between all of your links. This is how the top are rated.

To the 12 instead of ten top rated is something else.

Jerry
Jerry,

I'm having a hard time grasping the concept you describe of the cool/top 3% system. If I understand you correctly, say I have 600 links and 150 total hits (rough estimates for the purpose of a simple example ), then I should have 4 links on the cool page? Or does that mean the top 3% would actually be the top 4%? That would seem closer.

There definitely is some other calculation going on than just a top 3%, as I originally thought. As I was adding links, the cool page was growing as high as top-27, then I added about 8 more links and it dropped to top-23 (there were more hits during that time, as well).

Any help would be appreciated.

Dan
All I know is with the total amount of hits that i have when they are totaled divided by the total number of links equals real close to what Links is showing.

I only list the top 1% on my site and now with over 2100 links I only have about 24 top 1%. At this time is takes a site to have over 105 hits to be in my top 1%.

If Alex has some other calculations going on I can't figure them out.

Jerry