What are the different ranking methods?

A ranking method is applied to a metric group (e.g. Power Score in the example shown below) to determine how metric scores (e.g. for Klout, etc in example below) within the group will be combined to create a total score for each player.



Rise currently supports 3 different ranking methods as follows:

Sum [default]

This is the standard ranking method - all metric scores for each player are simply added together to create a grand total.
Use this when your metrics are all of the same type - e.g. you are adding apples to apples. Typically this is when:
- all metrics are POINTS
- all metrics are the same type - e.g. Currency $

Relative

Players are given a proportion of a 100 points dependent on their rank calculated on the actual metric scores and the number of players participating. e.g.
1. on a board of 100 players, the top ranked player gets 100, the second ranked player gets 99, the third ranked player gets 98 and so on
2. on a board of 3 players, the top ranked player gets 100, the second ranked player gets 66.7, the third ranked player gets 33.3

Position

Players are given a score according to their rank for each metric. e.g. the top player gets 1, the second gets 2 and so on. In this scenario, you would typically set the ranking order for the board to be "Lowest is the Best Score"

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