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In, my profile page shows an unexpectedly high value of x in "top x% this week", and I've noticed that section of my profile was quite lowballed (highballed?) several other times too. And note that I am counting only active users in each time period; those with 0 reputation during the period do not count.

Current text:

top 38% this week

Correct text would be:

top 11% this week

The website is new and has only a few active users. Could those 2 facts have something to do with it?

How do we get the calculation fixed?

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Technically, if you're among the top 11%, you're among the top 38% ;) – Daniel Fischer Apr 4 '12 at 20:10
@DanielFischer True. I will edit the question. – John Pick Apr 4 '12 at 20:11
Based on the actual list, you're 3rd of 8, which makes the "top 38%" correct. Where did you count additional users from that you got 11% as the expected value? – Tim Stone Apr 4 '12 at 20:13
@TimeStone Thanks. That list doesn't seem to jibe with though. The latter page shows I'm tied for 1st out of 18 users. – John Pick Apr 4 '12 at 20:14
Ah, the latter is real-time (more or less), the x% in your profile are daily. Wait until tomorrow. - At least, that's how it is on SO. – Daniel Fischer Apr 4 '12 at 20:16
Strangely, my reputation week-to-date on is correct, but that of is too low (107 instead of 202). However, note that Catharsis has a 100-point Association Bonus, which almost accounts for the discrepancy. – John Pick Apr 4 '12 at 20:20
And now I finally see the fine print: "users with less than 200 reputation are not tracked in the leagues" -- aha! – John Pick Apr 4 '12 at 20:24
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Thanks to Tim Stone and Daniel Fischer, I now see there's more involved in the calculation than meets the eye:

  • users with less than 200 reputation are not tracked in the leagues
  • stats are updated daily, not continuously

With those two pieces of info, I was able to reconcile the "top 38% this week".

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