How does the rating system work for interests?

Ecuador
August 14, 2008 3:04pm CST
I have noticed that the interest rankings are either not updating quickly (and I mean within a week) or they have a weird system for determining these rankings. For example, i must have made at least 20 very long posts in the baseball interest, yet my ranking in that interest moved from 105 to....105. I don't get it. I am a very competitive person, so naturally I wanted to be #1 in each of the sports categories. So I was surprised when my ranking didn't move. (I made these responses about a week ago). Any ideas/ help?
1 response
@myklj999 (18274)
14 Aug 08
Not a clue. I know the rankings in "been an idiot" are updated daily; maybe it's just that your interest has been around awhile and has several posts in it? If I can think of/find out another reason, I'll let you know.