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ACtracks mod sort by:rating is not working

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Vintagedriver01, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Vintagedriver01

    Vintagedriver01

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  2. Neilski

    Neilski
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    Well, it's not really broken. The sort option just says "Rating" and I agree this is a bit misleading.
    The URL however contains the clue "weighted" in the order parameter.
    It turns out that (I have discovered after a bit of digging) the actual sorting is done by a tweaked version of the rating which takes into account the number of ratings as well as the average rating. This is to ensure that a download with 100 ratings averaging to 4.5 scores higher than a download with only 10 ratings averaging to 4.9. (Edit: the approach used is called a "Bayesian average".)

    Sadly no, sorry.
     
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