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@sanuanu (11235)
India
April 2, 2009 8:29am CST
ranked 297 out of 30,962 in people Does it mean that the guy is ahead of 30962 - 297 = 30665 people or vice versa? Just curious you know because earlier I used to think that bigger the number bigger the rank(Just like stars) but just recently I came to know that lower the number means higher the rank. Strange isn't it. And how do you get ranks with interests?
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
2 Apr 09
I read tha there are 30,962 users who have participated in that interest and that the user is listed at 297 due to his amount of participation in that particular interest. He has 296 users ahead of him who have participated more than he has.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
2 Apr 09
Nice to see you pal! Yes, I laughed at me when I saw one of the new comer had much much higher ranking today. I used to be really sad when I see my number is very low. I always thought that ranking -- higher!
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
2 Apr 09
When I was first here I spent all my time in MakeExtraMoney. I hardly ever do anything thre now but my rank just will not fall I reached rank 5 at the time
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
2 Apr 09
LOL! you are the first one who want to degrade your rank. Why don't you trying reaching #1 spot. The king of makeextramoney! May I have any idea or two from you to get more money till next 1st April!!
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@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
i too have no idea how to increase my ranking and how they determine the ranking. but i don't look up on my ranking actually. i just remember that there is a ranking because of your discussion. let us see if i have improved on ranking a lot.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
2 Apr 09
you are doing good in this interest! Well, we all can only speculate how do mylot decides to rank but all I know is that now I am happy that I have got low numbers in those rankings.
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@rashmie (948)
• United Arab Emirates
2 Apr 09
Hotsummer There is ranking not only because of your discussion but because of your overall participation, be it starting a discussion, responding or commenting....
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@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
so you do you mean that our ranking will differ from each interest. and not an average in all of our participation in different interest or topics. anyways, yeah i have a good ranking. but it does not matter as long as i enjoy my participation the ranking will not matter much.
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@rashmie (948)
• United Arab Emirates
2 Apr 09
It is just like percentile score in CAT and GATE, where your percentile shows how many people are behind you.... Reading this discussion, I checked your interest ranking...it is evenly distributed. You participated in most of your interest with equal enthusiasm. I can see verstility within you...Good Work...
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
2 Apr 09
Thanks for the complement! I like to limit my visit to a certain number of interests only, that is why you are seeing my interest ranking are evenly distributed. I think the ranking comes with the + rating people give because I don't see that total number increase with the number of post. I have seen that you have a great interest in politics. Are you planning to join them in future?
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@rashmie (948)
• United Arab Emirates
2 Apr 09
Its all about participation. + mark has no role in the ranking in a particular interest. It is impossible for me to join politics at least seeing the present situation. I belong to an orthodox family.....
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
2 Apr 09
It would be sad because I have hardly seen any young guys taking interest in politics.
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@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
2 Apr 09
It is the thing I have been wanting to find out what it is. I don't know what it means. Is the star and the rank two different animal? When I point on my star in front on my name, it says 95/100, what does it mean? And what does it mean of the other rank?
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
2 Apr 09
The stars are explained here: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq11.aspx Interest ranking is explained at the end of response #1.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
3 Apr 09
Thanks miss diana!
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@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
i think that this interest ranking keeps going up and down depending in our activity on discussion. i have higher ranking a week before. checking this topic again i have dropped to #5000 from #1000 but still it is just alright.
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@ebsharer (5516)
• United States
2 Apr 09
You want a lower number. You want to be 1 out of 3689. If you are ranked #1 out of 40 then you are the one that was rated the most +'s. on your profile go to "my intrest rankings" and you can see where you stand with each of your intrestes. My best is I am ranked 1 out of 495 in the family guy intrest.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
3 Apr 09
Well done pal! Number one spot, gosh when I will get that position in my life! My best ranking is in "People" interest and that it rank 297/30962! Thakns for responding
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• Malaysia
7 Apr 09
ABOUT INTEREST RANKINGS The operating system is to determine the level of perception by the community within a particular interest. I mean how well your discussion interests perceived. Where it will only show up on your profile if your responses to discussions have been ranked by other users. LEVEL Its calculation based on comparison method; where, it does compare on your ranking for this interest compared to everyone else who is ranked in this interest. An Example; Let say your discussion responses receive from other users many positive ratings, your level will be higher. The higher it is, the more better it would be. That is why, if all members knew this key features, they will respect all of their responses by using good words while commenting their responses to gain positive ratings. Regardless of their quality of responses. RANK It tells you about your rank within this interest out of everyone who is ranked in this interest. Meaning that, the lower your rank, the better. Because your "Interest Ranking Level" depends on this Rank. Therefore; if you got 200 out of 30,962 ~ it is much better than 297 out of 30,962. That is why myLot used the word "out of". BAR GRAPH It also operated by comparison method/system; where it counts to that particular interest; other users that are ranked compared to your "Rank"; displayed in graphical bar graph. HOW TO INCREASE OUR INTEREST RANKING The pragmatic way is to participate to discussions within a particular interest, frequently and actively practice positive contribution. You know why, sanuanu; because "Interest Rankings" are calculated once a day, so you may not see changes for up to one day. APPRECIATION Thanks a lot, sanuanu; for contributing your comment on my myLot profile page at friends comment sortie and as well as providing this good discussion. I wish you happy life.
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
8 Apr 09
I won't say that I was unknown to the facts which you provided but the way it was presented just caught my eyes. That is why I say that I have many things to learn from you provided, I am not lazy! LOL
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• Malaysia
8 Apr 09
LOL!...the real April-FULL! outch!
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
11 Apr 09
LOL! I missed that comment! Didn't know that you can also explode jokes!
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@pratik87 (1927)
• India
9 May 09
well it just shows your rank among the whole number of users in that interest. it just shows how much you have participated in that particular interest as compared to others. about rank if you have participated in more discussion be it via replying to a discussion or starting a new discussion then it affects your rank.if you participate more than your rank keep getting better in a particular interest.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
9 May 09
Hmm, but the number of (+) you get for the discussion also has an impact on it, sin't it?
@pratik87 (1927)
• India
9 May 09
yes that affects your overall rating and the star you have as a result of that rating.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
17 May 09
I think 297 must the rank we made out of 30,962 people who had participated in the discussions or topics. I think it is fun to have ranks as this helps us to feel better and happy. I always love to see good ranks in the topics.
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
18 May 09
Working hard to get to number 1 spot asap but till now I have not reachd that mark.