Originally posted by rogers4
It looks to me like your ranking is based both on your rating and the time you have had that ranking. When you go from, say, 1350 to 1360, you go to the bottom of the 1360 heap. So using the site ranking and total player number is probably as good as one can do.
Hmm, I don't think that is right, actually. It looks like when there's a tie it goes in order of who joined the site earliest.
Not that it matters much where you are in a group of, say, 50 tied people out of 18,000+ total.
Also, I'm not sure how considering all ties as a single person would be helpful. If there are 100 people all tied at exactly 2000, that is still 100 people that are ahead of me. If they are all at 2000 or spread out from 1950-2050, what difference does that make?
It would be interesting to see some kind of bell curve/distribution graph, but of course that's not available from the stats we're given.