Incorrect rankings in the Nerdist contest

Created 2 months ago by Evan Graham with 11 comments
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 nzkhmgt Evan Graham · Author · edited 2 months ago · 1 like
@Daniel Lee Number of individual readers. It only comes down to total copies sold in the event of a tie
Dan 3 Daniel Lee · Author · added 2 months ago
Is the ranking determined by number of readers? Or by number of copies pre-ordered?
Ty0a6epntatahkjz4zl2 Joey Angotti · Author · edited 2 months ago · 1 like
Yeah, this was proving troublesome when writing my forum post the last time. Happy it was fixed before the second one! Thank you @Thad Woodman !!

Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added 2 months ago
Thanks, Thad!
 nzkhmgt Evan Graham · Author · edited 2 months ago · 2 likes
Thanks Thad! It looks fixed now on my end.
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · edited 2 months ago · 3 likes
OK, I believe I have identified the issue and am deploying a few fixes now:

  1) The contest leaderboard should displaying in the correct order now.
  2) The contest leaderboard should be more readable on mobile.
  3) The strange behavior where the placement was restarting when more contenders load should also be resolved.

There still might be temporary lapses where the leaderboard is catching up to the correct number of readers (it updates every few minutes).

Please let me know if you see any more issues here!
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · edited 2 months ago · 1 like
Hi Everyone – sorry for the delay here. Looking into this now and will provide an update shortly.

 nzkhmgt Evan Graham · Author · edited 2 months ago · 1 like
Tagging @Thad Woodman on this, since I believe he’d be the authority on this kind of thing.
27fe5424ca07cb54a91803a77e7bbf1e Quincy Z. Gunderson · Author · added 2 months ago
Adding my name to the chorus.  The rankings, especially after the top ten, seem inaccurate.  If you hit the button on the Leaderboard tab to load more than the top 20, it duplicates places 11-20, but with different entries.  This gets confusing in a hurry.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited 2 months ago · 3 likes
I can attest that this is extremely confusing. On mobile there’s really no way to know what your actual ranking is, since reader numbers aren’t listed.
 nzkhmgt Evan Graham · Author · edited 2 months ago · 4 likes
This has been an issue since the start of this contest, so it’s probably already common knowledge, but in case it isn’t, I’m bringing it up here.
For some reason, the leaderboard seems to be sorting people out of order. It should list the entrees in descending order by number of unique pre-orders, but as of right now it seems to be really inconsistent. Currently the top ten are listed as follows:
1st: 84
2nd: 40
3rd: 44
4th: 40
5th: 38
6th: 36
7th: 37
8th: 28
9th: 31
10th: 29.

It’s getting really hard to tell what your actual ranking is, and I imagine for the people fighting over the top three positions, that’s pretty maddening