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There's a fancy new link in your profile page that shows when you're in the top X% of some bracket - week, month, quarter, year, and all time. Though, I haven't seen week and year myself.

What determines which bracket you're in, though? I originally figured it would be the highest bracket, but the #1 and #3 users on Gaming are shown as top 1% overall, while player 2 only is shown as top 1% this quarter.

It's not whichever bracket you are highest ranked in, either (as player 2 happens to be the #1 for this quarter). Fabian is listed as top #1 this quarter, but his quarter rank is 4th, which is less than his month rank of 3rd.

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I thought it was your best stat too, but that was only through checking my profiles. – ChrisF Mar 1 '11 at 22:49
Top X% this week: gaming.stackexchange.com/users/4393/resorath; as regards top this year, keep in mind that right now quarter == year. – badp Mar 1 '11 at 22:51
I really don't understand how that works, on gaming I'm in the top 1% of the quarter while I'm easily in the top 1% overall, on skeptics I'm in the top 6% of the month (the site exists for 5 days) while being #1 with 300 rep lead on the next user. – Mad Scientist Mar 1 '11 at 23:12
@Fabian I've noticed that for all of the Stack Exchange sites created in 2011, they don't show any brackets larger than the month. – Grace Note Mar 1 '11 at 23:13
Well, the reputation leagues on skeptics still return a 404, I don't think the whole thing is designed for sites that just barely started – Mad Scientist Mar 1 '11 at 23:17

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I did a somewhat related investigation here.


From a black box observation, it is clearly the BEST % (percentage). Dissecting only one case

Fabian is listed as top #1 this quarter, but his quarter rank is 4th, which is less than his month rank of 3rd.

  • month rank #3. Last page of ranking has user #116, so he's 3/116.
  • quarter rank #4. Last page of ranking is up to user #514, so it's 4/514.

Clearly the 4/514 ranks higher, without calculating the decimals.

Okay I'll bite and take another case. raven-dreamer is #1 this quarter, and #2 overall. Without going into details, the #1/(users ranked in qtr) > #2/(all users).

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