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#810735 - Wed Jul 25 2012 04:11 PM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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Well, there was my quiz that took over a year, but it got a thumb, so... ;-)
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#811413 - Sun Jul 29 2012 08:03 AM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: salami_swami]
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#811601 - Mon Jul 30 2012 05:17 AM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: Jakeroo]
lorance79 Offline
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While on the subject of the ratings system---

Does it make any difference whether the quiz is rated by a few dozen people vs hundreds or thousands? Obviously there needs to be enough ratings for the variability to settle down, but all else being equal should a quiz played by many more people necessarily rate higher than a niche quiz?

I've been curious for a while--not after the algorithm or anything, just a general idea.

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#811610 - Mon Jul 30 2012 07:06 AM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: lorance79]
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I think not. If you look at the top 25 list, many of them are niche quizzes. So far as I know there is no weighting for numbers of players - a rating is a rating (except for some protection built in for quizzes which are part of a challenge, as that has been shown to be bad for ratings - the Bus Ride quizzes, for example)

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#811708 - Mon Jul 30 2012 02:43 PM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: agony]
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The number of plays is a statistic that is kept, and you can find the quizzes with the most plays. This tends to mean that they are on popular topics, not necessarily that they are good quizzes. The really outstanding quizzes can be played by thousands, not just those with an appreciation for the niche subject, and still have lots of excellent ratings, but the rankings are based on percentages, rather than absolute numbers, of players giving each of the five possible ratings.
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#812003 - Wed Aug 01 2012 06:18 AM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: looney_tunes]
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Cool; thanks for the explanation agony & looney tunes.

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#950121 - Mon Nov 19 2012 12:27 AM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: agony]
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How I see the rank. I write a quiz a week ago and I don't see the rank. Thanks.

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#950123 - Mon Nov 19 2012 12:32 AM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: joecali]
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It's on the RH side of the quiz introduction page, underneath the three red arrows.

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#950124 - Mon Nov 19 2012 12:32 AM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: joecali]
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Joe, it usually takes about three weeks for the ranking to kick in. Your quiz went online on the 10th, so it will probably get ranked next Sunday night, FT time.
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#950162 - Mon Nov 19 2012 07:45 AM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: ozzz2002]
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Thanks ozz.

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#950236 - Mon Nov 19 2012 01:23 PM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: joecali]
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In addition to the delay, there's another criterium. A quiz' ranking is only shown after at least 20 people have given their ratings.
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#950359 - Mon Nov 19 2012 09:10 PM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: JanIQ]
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And it stays marked as *NEW* until it gets 20 ratings. There are quizzes that were placed online more than a year ago that still have that tag.

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#950362 - Mon Nov 19 2012 09:53 PM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: Gil_Galad]
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It's rated by 58 players. Thanks.


Edited by joecali (Mon Nov 19 2012 10:37 PM)

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#950374 - Mon Nov 19 2012 11:11 PM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: joecali]
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Joe, it's now rated by a sufficient number of players, but as ozzz2002 stated above, you'll have to wait three weeks for a ranking to show, which would ideally be December 3, as rankings update on Mondays FT time.


Edited by dg_dave (Mon Nov 19 2012 11:12 PM)
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#950796 - Wed Nov 21 2012 09:34 PM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: dg_dave]
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Hi dave and ozz thanks. How I win the sunglass? I want for a summer day.


Edited by joecali (Wed Nov 21 2012 09:34 PM)

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#950804 - Wed Nov 21 2012 10:34 PM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: joecali]
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sorry i see, the quiz must rated in the top 20%. The sunglass was remove if the quiz dropped the 20% mark?

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#950816 - Wed Nov 21 2012 11:29 PM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: joecali]
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Originally Posted By: joecali
The sunglass was remove if the quiz dropped the 20% mark?


Yes. Sunglasses come and go on quizzes if they do not meet the top 20% of quizzes (which is roughly the top 22,000).
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#951685 - Mon Nov 26 2012 10:20 AM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: dg_dave]
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How I see the complete rating.

http://www.funtrivia.com/quizlist2.cfm?myquizzes=1&rank=yes

In user feedback, this it's the information, but don't see the average, poor and very poor ratings.

Ratings: 67
Good & Excellents: 54 (81%)
Exc: 16 (24%), Good: 38 (57%)

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#951688 - Mon Nov 26 2012 10:25 AM Re: Quiz Rankings Question [Re: joecali]
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Quote:
but don't see the average, poor and very poor ratings.


No one does.
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