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#484434 - Fri Jul 17 2009 04:25 AM Quiz ranking
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I have a quiz online that's been played over 500 times and rated over 80 times, but it doesn't have any ranking yet....2 more of my quizzes also do not seem to have any rank...wondering how many times a quiz has to be played (or rated) for it to get a rank? Has the ranking system been changed?

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#484435 - Fri Jul 17 2009 04:30 AM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: srini701]
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There are two factors involved in gaining a ranking and one of them is not number of plays. They are number of ratings (minimum of 20) and time. A quiz doesn't get a ranking until it has been online for about 4 weeks. So your quiz that was placed online on June 23rd will probably get its ranking next Monday.
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#519941 - Mon Apr 12 2010 09:08 PM Re: Quiz ranking
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Last night one of my quizzes changed from 'new' to ranked. But I was rather surprised as it only had 15 ratings. More surprising was its rank - 92,883, the lowest by MILES of any of my quizzes! And I was expecting it to do rather well from the rating feedback: 15 ratings included 6 Excellent, 7 Good and 2 others. (It has since moved to 7 of each). How on earth can this quiz rank so low? Even if the two unaccounted-for ratings were Very Poor, I still don't get it!
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#519942 - Mon Apr 12 2010 09:20 PM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: looney_tunes]
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OK, Terry will want to see this. Sounds like the same kind of problem I reported in another thread yesterday about -3% of players getting a question right!

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#519943 - Tue Apr 13 2010 12:35 AM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: queproblema]
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Something's been wonky with the quizzes lately- for six days, no Author's Challenge quizzes were listed, but Salami's 'Breaking the Chocolate Vault' went online with Challenge designation in the template.
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#519944 - Tue Apr 13 2010 09:58 AM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: kyleisalive]
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That is really, really weird. Hopefully it gets sorted out!
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#519945 - Tue Apr 13 2010 11:53 AM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: Pagiedamon]
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Haha, The whole quiz system has been out of whack, like Kyle said. I noticed the Chocolate Vault not showing up, and the -3% in Fill Me In (which has been going on WAY longer than all the other problems)... Now this; something's wrong, and something's got to be done. :-)
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#519946 - Mon Apr 19 2010 06:14 AM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: salami_swami]
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93,309 - it's going down! My quiz on St Vincent and the Grenadines has been rated 17 times (8 excellent, 7 good, 2 unknown) and has a bizarrely low ranking.

Worse, the quiz on Trinidad and Tobago which has only been rated 16 times (3 excellent, 11 good, 2 unknown) yet it stopped being new, and is now ranked 93,310. What is going on?
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#519947 - Mon Apr 19 2010 09:43 AM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: looney_tunes]
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Just a thought but could it be something to do with the fact that it is in the Bus Ride? Are any other quizzes on the list suffering from similar issues?
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#519948 - Mon Apr 19 2010 02:15 PM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: Snowman]
looney_tunes Offline
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This week there are four new Bus Ride quizzes, all with fewer than 20 ratings, that appear with rankings of 93,000+. There seems to be something going on with the algorithm introduced to compensate for Bus Ride factors, but I am not clear what. I don't know how I am going to handle it if all the rest of my recently-written Bus Ride quizzes get included in it and do the same thing. I want my 'new quiz' status back - now there's something I never expected to hear myself saying!
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#519949 - Mon Apr 26 2010 04:59 PM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: looney_tunes]
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And today it seems to be sorting itself out. St Vincent and the Grenadines has 22 ratings, and now shows a ranking of 96, my first 2-digit ranking ever. Is the leap from 93,793 to 96 in a single week a record?


Edited by looney_tunes (Mon Apr 26 2010 05:12 PM)
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#519950 - Mon Apr 26 2010 05:10 PM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: looney_tunes]
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Will be interesting to see where it winds up next week, eh? And congrats for cracking the century!
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#519951 - Mon Apr 26 2010 05:12 PM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: looney_tunes]
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I can answer my last question - KayceeKool's quiz went from right next door to mine up to 19 - amazing!
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#551425 - Thu Sep 16 2010 04:05 AM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: looney_tunes]
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I have a quiz "I said Wales, not Whales" which has been played 186 times and rated 33 times, but hasn't been ranked yet. According to the FAQs it has been qualified for a fortnight.

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#551427 - Thu Sep 16 2010 04:17 AM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: Starlord]
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Hi Starlord smile

Your quiz was put online on September 3, 2010. It needs to be online for a minimum of 21 days before it is ranked. From that it would seem that your quiz will be ranked not this coming Monday, but the Monday after. smile

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#552315 - Sun Sep 19 2010 11:23 PM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: jonnowales]
Starlord Offline
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Thanks for the information.

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#570278 - Fri Nov 26 2010 05:14 PM Quiz Ranking
schuhmacher Offline
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Hello,

I recently had my first quizzes put online, and I was wondering how long, or how many plays, does it take for these quizzes to be ranked. Also, I was wondering where I need to go to check where my quizzes have been ranked, if ranked at all. Thanks.

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#570283 - Fri Nov 26 2010 05:17 PM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: schuhmacher]
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You need twenty ratings in order for your quiz to be ranked. Your quiz will then receive its ranking on the second Monday following the receipt of the twentieth rating. If you go to "my quizzes - edit" you can see how many you have received, and get some idea of what they are.

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#570284 - Fri Nov 26 2010 05:19 PM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: schuhmacher]
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They have to be online for at least three weeks and have 20 ratings to be ranked. The rankings only update on Monday, so if you have a quiz placed online on a Wednesday, it's almost four weeks until it will be ranked.

Your My Quizzes: Edit screen will show you the rankings and some stats for your quizzes like number of Good and Excellent ratings.
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#570292 - Fri Nov 26 2010 06:24 PM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: guitargoddess]
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Thanks for the responses, dudes.

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#570302 - Fri Nov 26 2010 07:41 PM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: schuhmacher]
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The information regarding rankings is also detailed on the "My Quizzes:Edit" screen.

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#570331 - Fri Nov 26 2010 10:34 PM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: abechstein]
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Thanks, abechstein.

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#603886 - Thu Mar 10 2011 08:19 AM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: schuhmacher]
shorstuf285 Offline
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I am just curious about how quizzes are ranked. Is it based on user feedback, the total number of plays or a combination of both?

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#603887 - Thu Mar 10 2011 08:25 AM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: shorstuf285]
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Quizzes are ranked solely based on how the player rates them ('Excellent', 'Good', 'Average', 'Poor', and 'Very Poor') at the bottom of the answer screen. No one but Terry knows the algorithm behind it, but these are the elements at play.
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#603891 - Thu Mar 10 2011 09:55 AM Re: Quiz ranking [Re: kyleisalive]
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Great thank you.

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