Today we decided to end the ranking and stats displayed on user profiles. This was kind of a cool feature when BON had around 20,000 members. Now with close to 300,000 members it does not seem relevant.
The hardest part about the Rankings was creating the algorithm to generate the list. This formula had to be kept a secret otherwise people would try and game the system to get to the top of the list. Worse than that, when we changed the process it caused mass confusion and hurt member’s feelings.
Below is a screen of the rankings as they stood before we removed them today.