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04/06/2017 05:15:44 AM (7 years ago)
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  • Ticket #2686, comment 2

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    33I think this mostly happens in some-what long tail searches where there are fewer big players. The advantage also isn't enormous, but it is present.
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    5 My suggestion isn't so that plugin creators would resort to ask for more ratings, I'm not in favor of that. But instead, it's so that a having a very few number of ratings - maybe by the author themselves, maybe a friend or a handful of testers or early adopters - won't result right away in an advantage. That's why I mentioned a cut off like 20 ratings (I just pulled that number from the top of my head). My logic is that if a plugin has lower than 20 ratings, the overall rating should have a lower impact than others with 20 or more ratings.
     5My suggestion isn't so that plugin creators would resort to ask for more ratings, I'm not in favor of that. But instead, it's so that a having a very few number of ratings - maybe by the author themselves, maybe a friend or a handful of testers or early adopters - won't result right away in an advantage. That's why I mentioned a cut off like 20 ratings (I just pulled that number from the top of my head). My logic is that if a plugin has lower than 20 ratings, the overall rating should have a lower impact than others with 20 or more ratings. But it doesn't mean that having 300 ratings should always trump a plugin that has 50 ratings. After 20 ratings, then we can assume that the overall rating has normalized to a stable value.
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    77For example: