According to the updated commitment formula system, the percentage is taken as the minimum of 3 factors:

  1. Total Commitment Score / 500
  2. Total # of committers / 200
  3. Total # of committers with 200+ rep on a single site / 100

I have tried to audit this with Persian Information Technology and Computer, and the numbers I have got are:

  1. 268.442750731 / 500 = 53%
  2. 162 / 200 = 81%
  3. 12 / 100 = 12%

Clearly the limiting factor is #3, the number of "200+ rep commiters". The percentage should be 12%, but it is listed as 8% on the page!

So I wonder where is the missing 4%? It turns out there are exactly 4 users committed to PITC that only has 200+ reps on Area 51. This strongly suggests that Area 51 is not one of the "single sites" in #3. Is it the case? If yes, why is Area 51 excluded?

(The same thing happens for Physics where the percentage should be 87% instead of 82%. But Area-51-only users just account for 3%, I'm still wondering where is the missing 2%.)

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Area 51 reputation is not counted, because we want users to have contributed real knowledge to a real Q&A site, not just Area 51.

  • You could count it if the user has high rep in other sites... – juan Oct 7 '10 at 20:33

It is not counted.

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  • Thanks, I did not see this. – kennytm Oct 7 '10 at 20:34

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