Percentile Ranks For Star Information Added

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Percentile Ranks For Star Information Added

Postby Phade » Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:19 pm

Hey All,

The percentile ranks for star count, star score, and raw star average have been added to the video information. The percentile is in square brackets [] next to the value (star count, star score, star raw). A percentile is the value that occurs every 1/99th places if all the score are lined up low to high. For our scores, the first percentile is low and the ninety-ninth percentile is high. The 99 percentile values are recalculated once per day.

Percentile is useful to help give you an idea of what the star score actually means. If you find a video with the stare score average of 3.680, what does that mean in comparison to all other videos? Given that 3.680 is in the 85th percentile, you know that the video is in the upper range of the star scores. Looking at the star count percentile will give you more information about the reliability of the star score. If the star count percentile is low, the star score is still malleable and subject to a possible swing in value up or down. If the star count percentile is high, the star score is perdy much fixed and thus reflects the overall public opinion of the video.

As a bonus for donators, there is an option to search by percentile in the Super Search.

I hope this helps. Thanks again and have fun!!

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Postby angelx03 » Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:21 pm

Well, I guess that explains this thread! :mrgreen:
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Postby Scintilla » Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:37 pm

*looks on my profile page, video info pages, and edit my videos page*

I guess <i>all</i> of this is "a bonus for donators"?

*reminds self to donate once he has a, you know, job*
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Postby Coffee 54 » Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:49 pm

Scintilla wrote:*looks on my profile page, video info pages, and edit my videos page*

I guess <i>all</i> of this is "a bonus for donators"?

*reminds self to donate once he has a, you know, job*


Been there, done that, made exact same note to self.
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Postby Arigatomina » Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:14 am

This could settle some of the complaints from people who think 3.5 is a bad score.

Thanks for explaining it. ^__^
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Postby Phade » Wed Jun 15, 2005 1:05 am

Hey,

*reminds people that $5 in an envelope works as a donation* :-D

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Postby Al'x » Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:32 am

I'd do that if there was a Canadian mailing address and I could donate in Canadian money...
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Postby pen-pen2002 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:04 am

This feature rocks.

I hardly even look at the star score anymore because the precentile is a much more interesting and informative mesurement. Easy to understand too.

Thanks Phade.
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Postby Otohiko » Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:30 am

Al'x wrote:I'd do that if there was a Canadian mailing address and I could donate in Canadian money...

There's not really a big difference, actually. And you can ask to send a money order to the states and pay for it in Canadian money at the post office...

...but that's beside the point, I guess. Nice feature :)
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