Currently, when I look at the reputation section of my profile I see something of the format
top X% <time period>. Okay, cool. However, recently I've been topping the charts at Christianity.SE, but the percentage values seem odd.
For example, yesterday (UTC yesterday) I had around ~400 rep this week. According to the Users page, I was the top user for the week. But my profile just said "Top 4% this week"
Now, today, I'm at around ~500 rep this week, and it says "Top 2% this week." Huh?
First of all, if i'm the top user, why not just say "Top user this week" - that would not only be more descriptive, it's a nice pleasant reward for a user checking his rep stats.
Second, what's with the arbitrary percentage values? If I'm the top user, I'm in the top 1%, so why not say so? Why 4% or 2%? How is this calculated, and why?
tl;dr, can't the
top X% <time period> be "prettier"?