[SOLVED] MudConnect Ranking


#1

How is MUDconnect rating computed? How often is this ranking updated?

My players have been voting daily for the past week after a while of inactivity. Years ago when we had a voting spurt like this, our ranking changed quite drastically. Now we haven’t moved at all despite multiple people voting daily. Is this a problem of too many bots voting for the higher ranking MUDs that we’re permanently stuck at ranking 289?


#2

Perhaps overall votes are only counted? It would make sense to give newer votes priority, and perhaps past votes could count at 1/2 after one year, 1/4 after two, and 1 / (years * 2) evermore.


#3

I do think it takes into account the timeframe of the votes. Because I’ve seen our ranking go up and down based on players falling off voting regularly.

However this particular problem, i got a response from the TMC Admin about, there was a bug in their ranking system caused by a server migration last week. He emailed me saying that they fixed it, and since then I have seen movement. So, Problem solved?


#4

I don’t think its solved (yet) but its being worked out… New host has all outbound ports blocked for whatever reason so I am working around it for getting the connect check-thingy working, which is likely affecting the vote counting indirectly because its all tied together…


#5

It looks like it is working again now, last night’s spider ran successfully and the vote updater worked this morning to apply the votes that were cast… Thanks for being patient. :slight_smile: