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Regarding the top user pages, I really like the feature of showing the current user (i.e. you) at the bottom if not in the top 20. But that can be misleading. I call this the woohoo-I-made-the-top-X-wait-no-I-didn't syndrome. The usual format I see for top X+1 lists is to have the ranking next to it, so that on a page like C# Top Users you'd see:

 1.    34.8k 6.8k Jon Skeet
 2.    19.3k   5k Marc Gravell
 20.    2.5k  846 Henk Holterman
 20301.    6   13 MPelletier

Now I see myself as 21st, which is obviously wrong, but having the numbering somewhere would be nice.


As it is right now it's double the confusion if you're at the bottom of both lists, "Last x Days" and "All Time".


Alternative, less verbose format:

 34.8k 6.8k Jon Skeet
 19.3k   5k Marc Gravell
 2.5k   846 Henk Holterman
    6    13 MPelletier (#20301)
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Maybe just put a line above the viewing user, like so:

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See my EDIT.1. I like a dashed horizontal line, but a red line can work too. – MPelletier Dec 22 '10 at 19:04
@MPelletier, edited. – Lance Roberts Dec 22 '10 at 19:10
I can't vote you up twice. Don't try. :D – MPelletier Dec 22 '10 at 19:12

Maybe there's some way to make it more obvious that you're not actually 21st, but I don't think there's enough space to add a whole new column for the rank index, particularly since it's almost entirely superfluous; that page is already crammed full of data

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Solid point. Maybe not making the counts 300% of the regular text size would help – MPelletier Dec 22 '10 at 18:27
@Mpelletier I think it looks much better at 200% anyway, actually, so that might work – Michael Mrozek Dec 22 '10 at 18:30
I'd settle for a nice dotted or dashed HR between top 20 and one self. – MPelletier Dec 22 '10 at 18:30
See my other suggestion. Much lighter (and still very compatible with 200%). – MPelletier Dec 22 '10 at 18:36

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