New Points Allocation Methodology

We’ve made some big changes to our Player Leaderboard and Points Allocation algorithm.  We think the new methods are a big improvement over the way we were doing it before.  Here are the changes:

  • We separated the Player Leaderboards by time period so you can see who’s submitting the best photography now (as well as in the past).
  • We changed the allocation of points giving more points to the highest ranked images on the site. In the past rankings were too dependent on the quantity of images, and now we are more focused on quality.
  • The new points allocation for awards is as follows (numbers represent % of total non-deleted images submitted in the category during the time period).

Rank

Old

New

1

100%

600%

2

90%

540%

3

80%

480%

4

70%

420%

5

60%

360%

6

50%

300%

7

45%

270%

8

40%

240%

9

35%

210%

10

30%

180%

Top 5%

20%

30%

Top 10%

13%

15%

Top 20%

9%

5%

We hope that this helps improve the quality and excitement of the Player Leaderboard which has remained stagnant for far too long.

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