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General Discussion

Benjamin Gooch
Benjamin Gooch
20,367 Points

Curious about how the leaderboards work

I just discovered the Leaderboards and decided to see where I stand. As a member of 2 years and at this time, 8242 points, how is it that I am ranked in the mid thousands and people with less than half of the points I have are ranked in the top 10?

Just wondering how that is factored. I expected to see people with like 50k points in the top slots!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,657 Points

:loudspeaker: UPDATE: The leaderboards appear to be fixed.

As of yesterday, the problem affecting the leaderboards appears to have been resolved. :tada:

3 Answers

Ken Alger
STAFF
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Benjamin;

I believe this is a known issue that TH is working to resolve.

Happy coding,
Ken

Benjamin Gooch
Benjamin Gooch
20,367 Points

Ah, ok. Thanks, Ken. I saw another guy today that has well over 20k points and he started a month after I did (Judging by the date of his Newbie badge). There are some very impressive learners out there!

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Yeah, the last time I looked at the leader board there were multiple people ahead of me with fewer total points. I'm not that concerned about it, but it would be a nice feature to get resolved.

Happy coding,
Ken

Benjamin Gooch
Benjamin Gooch
20,367 Points

AAAANNnnnd I just noticed your score. lol WOW!

Yeah, I'm not too concerned with it either, I was just curious if there was some other measuring method at play here.

Happy learning to you, sir!

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points

I have brought this to the attention of Treehouse as well. I personally don't pay that much attention to them, but I agree that it would be VERY nice to have resolved.

I also wish that Treehouse would put up a notice about the glitch/issue with the leaderboards, as I am worried that there are some that may get discouraged at their "wrong" position/rating. For a newcomer, it may be discouraging to see someone has amassed 100+ badges and/or 10000+ points when they have only accomplished and MUCH MORE realistic number of badges and points.

Hopefully this gets rectified soon. You all keep on Coding! :)