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Old Aug 28, 2009, 03:19 AM
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Default New "popularity" metric for albums

The "top rated" albums statistic has been changed to a "popularity" metric (courtesy of Yorhel -- or applehq, I guess -- from VNDB). You can view the popularity metric as a measure of user ranking as opposed to user rating.

In other words, this metric disregards the rating completely, and instead treats the user rating as a personal ranking. A person with more votes AND larger distribution of those votes has more influence. If a person rates 100 albums a 10 (or 1) and nothing else, his influence is virtually zero.

Therefore, the more votes an album has, and the higher the rank those votes correspond to for each user's voting distribution, the more popular an album is.

For more information: http://vndb.org/t97


Original album ranking by rating:
  • Final Fantasy VI Original Sound Version 4.84 (35)
  • Contra Spirits 4.82 (11)
  • Shin Megami Tensei III NOCTURNE Original Soundtrack 4.82 (11)
  • Akumajo Dracula Best 2 4.81 (16)
  • Wander and the Colossus ~Roar of the Earth~ Original Soundtrack 4.81 (26)
  • Super Mario World 4.81 (18)
  • CREID Yasunori Mitsuda & Millennial Fair 4.8 (28)
  • Silent Hill 2 Original Soundtracks 4.78 (16)
  • BARE KNUCKLE II 4.78 (18)
  • Chrono Cross Original Soundtrack 4.78 (38)

New album ranking by popularity:
  • Chrono Cross Original Soundtrack 1.0000
  • Seiken Densetsu 2 Original Sound Version 0.9601
  • Final Fantasy VI Original Sound Version 0.9183
  • Chrono Trigger Original Sound Version 0.8863
  • Final Fantasy VIII Original Soundtrack 0.8529
  • Akumajo Dracula X ~Nocturne in the Moonlight~ Original Game Soundtrack 0.8270
  • Xenogears Original Soundtrack 0.7688
  • Final Fantasy VII Original Sound Track (Limited Edition) 0.7686
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Original Sound Track 0.7457
  • Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack 0.7426

Popularity values are updated daily.
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Old Aug 28, 2009, 07:24 AM
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Excellent, thanks a lot for implementing this. Now I'll actually consider adding ratings on my own. =)

[edit] Could it be added to the album/composer stats as well?

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Old Aug 28, 2009, 07:43 AM
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Interesting concept, thanks Yorhel for the source
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Old Aug 28, 2009, 08:37 AM
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This seems a lot more accurate as far as album popularity goes. Not only that, it will encourage people to spread their votes out more along the spectrum of stars. (For example, with my personal rating method, a 3.0 can still be a good album). Nice work, Blah!
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This is awesome, and it's great that VNDB is willing to share its expertise.

Great work on this and the redesigns. Everything looks so nice.
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[edit] Could it be added to the album/composer stats as well?
Sure, I'll get around to that soonish.
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Old Sep 6, 2009, 03:02 PM
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I changed just some of my ratings and added a few new ones. I'm still shy when it comes to rating an album with just a single point *g*

Anyway, I think this new system is a good choice. Good works guys!
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