• 17 January 2007 18:21:34

    Top 99 Feature

    posted by Dark0ne Mod News
    Hi folks,

    Feedback suggested that people wanted a list of the top rated mods in the file database but I wanted to avoid a generic list of top files by mean averages for each individual file because, upon searching the database, it turns out that over 100 files in the database have a rating of "10" (the top rating) if doing rounding. Queue my trusty online site,, which has a top 250 movies section as rated by their members, but it uses the bayesian formula -- something I ignored completely on my Computer Science degree ;)

    The formula is as follows:

    weighted rating (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C

    R = average for the file (mean) = (Rating)
    v = number of votes for the file = (votes)
    m = minimum votes required to be listed in the Top 99 (currently 30)
    C = the mean vote across the whole report (currently 8.26)

    The minimum number of ratings (one per user) a file needs to be considered for the top 99 is 30; obviously the lower this number is the easier it is for new mods to get in the top 10 and the harder it is for older mods, therefore I hope to increase this number as more ratings are made; so keep rating the files you download from TESSource and you'll see a more accurate top 99 listing. Currently almost 40,000 ratings have been registered on the site.

    Enjoy the new feature, it will be available in the menu on TESSource when the cache resets at midnight GMT (or right now if you're a Supporter).

    Thanks :)

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