reply to post by Partygirl
Explanation: Current Silver level contributors
Rising Against 86w
Aggie Man 76w
Jean Paul Zodeaux 70w
Mr Mask 66w
Outkast Searcher 63w
Dr Love 61w
Southern Guardian 61w
network dude 58w
Mirthful Me 54w
Alaskan Man 52w
Hefficide 83w is not silver status?
ProfEmeritus 62w is also not silver status?
nixie_nox 51w is not silver status! [for comparison ONLY]
Please NOTE that the list is not fully comprehensive and I apologise to all silver contributors who I have missed including in the list.
ATS members search page was not up to date and I had to trawl for hours to just get the members I have already listed.
from SkepticOverlord ...
The "WATS Index" is calculated as: ((FLAGS x 5) x STARS)/1000000.
Flags definitely have more weight, but someone with lots of stars but solid flags can get into the list.
Your posts now have a subtle but noticeable indicator for those who have achieve a high-level of member-recognition on ATS.
Those 50 members who have achieved the "Way Above Top Secret" status are now indicated as "GOLD CONTRIBUTORS" in their posts (which will soon also
show for non-logged-in guests).
Members in the top-100 rankings, just below the "Way Above Top Secret" group, have a "SILVER CONTRIBUTOR" indication.
Personal Disclosure: Lets test that shall we ...
OmegaLogos Wats Index Score = P 2,748 : F 387 : S 2,418 : W 24 : K 15
So 24 x 1,000,000 = 24,000,000
Divided by No# of Stars = 24,000,000/2,418 = 9925 [rnded off by rnding down]
Divide by 5 = 1985 ... Which is not my Flag count amount!
To get my Flag count amount correct I must divide by 25 ... NOT 5!!!
So the Wats Index Score is = ((Flags x 25) x Stars)) / 1,000,000
Cross-referencing to make sure of my maths ...
partygirl Wats Index Score = P 609 : F 584 : S 1,588 : W 18 : K 49
So 18 x 1,000,000 = 18,000,000
Divided by No# of Stars = 18,000,000/1,588 = 11335 [rnded off by rnding down]
Divide by 5 = 2267 which is not partygirls Flag count amount. :\
Divide instead by 25 = 453.4 ....
That is not right either
There is also more than 50 silver contributors and therefor neither the 'top-100 rankings" nor the Wats Index score algorythym are accurate anymore.
What is accurate is that one needs to have more than 52 Wats to gain the silver trim.
For partygirl to get the extra 34 Wats required to do that, one would need to get about 1200 Flags and 6000 Stars [under SO's old and currently
incorrect x 5 algorythym].
OR ... 240 Flags and 6000 stars [using my guestimate at what the actual algorythym is i.e. x 25 and not x 5
Either way, ultimately, it is a long way off, unless one is willing to put in the hard yards to that effect!
P.S. I hope this helped.