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    Help with finding an Average Rating Winner

    Hi,

    I have a rating system set up on my website and I have a database that calculated for each item the average rating (out of 5 stars) and the total number of votes.

    So say if a viewer picks 5/5 then their average is 5 out of 1 vote

    However if I were to want to pick a top 3 for example why should an item with only 1 vote be at the top when somebody with 4 stars and 59 votes be placed below?

    Is there a way to calculate a good "rating leader" using these two values?

    or if not could you please provide me with another value that I could try and capture that may sort this out?

    Cheers in advance!

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    Last edited by icepop; October 7th 2008 at 02:00 PM. Reason: forgot the link
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    ah nevermind

    Nevermind!

    I think i'll just have a threshold so that when the amount of votes is greater than say, 10. The person with the best average wins.

    Then i'll probably have draw conditions etc but i'll have a think about that.

    Cheers for looking anyway!

    www.robkent.co.uk
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    Last edited by icepop; October 7th 2008 at 02:00 PM. Reason: forgot the link again!
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