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What is the rule to determine top contributors?

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Hi,

On each of the forum's page, on the right side of the page, there is a part which determines that forum's top contributors. What is the rule?

Sometimes just with not many contributions, a member goes up and sometimes with many contributions this does not occur. I'm curious to know how this is calculated?

Thanks and regards,

Hossein

  • Hello,

    Here is an explanation of the points system in E2E:

    Becoming recognized.

    Thanks

    Bill

    Bill Traynor
    E2E SysAdmin/DevOps

  • In reply to William Traynor:

    Hi,

    I have seen the page you sent.

    With all due respect, it is not related to my question. I was aware of the explanation of levels and how to earn points. 
    My question is about each forum top contributors.


    How these people become recognized? I find it a bit unclear. How many contributions are needed and how this is computed? What is the time period of refreshing this graphical list? Weekly or monthly? 

    For example, National Instruments has a monthly announcement of each forum's top-ranked members. The recognization process is based on the times each member receives kudos and the time he/she can solve a problem. But TI has not a similar method of ranking. This could be very competitive and motivative. 

    forums.ni.com/.../3845604

    My question is not about a member's total points but is about regularly ranking and TI's policy for this.

    Thanks,
    Hossein

  • In reply to William Traynor:

    My question was not related to total points of each member. I want to know how member regular ranking.
  • In reply to Hossein Forouzani:

    Ah sorry about that. The rules behind the Top Contributors display are as follows:

    - the list updates approximately every 17 minutes (1000 seconds to be exact) and only includes the last 7 days of activity in the forum
    - only the top 8 contributors are displayed
    - if there have been no contributions in 7 days a message will display that reads "There have been no user activities for the last 7 days"
    - there is no minimum number of contributions

    I hope this answers your question. If I can clarify further, please let me know.

    Thanks
    Bill

    Bill Traynor
    E2E SysAdmin/DevOps

  • In reply to William Traynor:

    Hi Bill,

    Thank you for your reply.

    William Traynor


    - there is no minimum number of contributions

    Would you please explain this sentence a bit more? Do you mean that if other members were passive, the contributor with only one or two contributions could be the first one?

    But the further matter is about regularly top-ranked members announcement, like e.g. National Instruments.

    Does TI have such a similar program? I think this could be motivative for non-TI members.

    Regards

  • In reply to Hossein Forouzani:

    Correct. The contributions are evaluated over the last 7 days, so for example, if there was only 1 post by 1 User in that time period, that User would show up as a top contributor.

    Bill Traynor
    E2E SysAdmin/DevOps

  • In reply to William Traynor:

    Thank you Bill,

    What about any regularly top-ranked member recognization program?

    As I remember, TI had such a policy in the past.

    Regards

  • In reply to Hossein Forouzani:

    The virtual points based recognition as described on the 'Becoming Recognized' page link to in my first reply still exists where one works their way up through the ranks to Guru. However, any physical recognition and rewards programs have been discontinued.

    Bill Traynor
    E2E SysAdmin/DevOps

  • In reply to William Traynor:

    Thank you Bill,

    I found my answer.
    Good luck

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