Shouldn't Best Answers be a ranking instead of motor mouthing an amount of answers?
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Most Helpful Girl
How about having both rankings?
I can understand Sparrow's point about how some answers are biased, but I've seen a more than several (not all) level 10 or other higher level users who don't exactly always answer the question, rather leave a comment, or the answer doesn't seem to be thought out very well, but because they answer, they still get their XPER points.
For me personally, I only answer questions that I feel that I am able to answer to the best of my ability and will be helpful to the question asker. This clearly isn't the case for everyone here. Anyone who has been on this website for at least a week would agree. Anyways, because of this, I take pride in my percentage. I like to be able to see how useful my answers are.
I do understand that being on this site is beneficial, but I feel that if someone visits this site daily, has a high XPER, and has a high percentage, then becomes busy with work or school, they would still drop in the ranks despite having a solid amount of BAs.
Also, for someone just starting out on GAG, no matter how great their answers are and how many BAs they receive, it'll be pretty dang hard for them to surpass the current high rankers.
Perhaps having a new form of ranking formed would be ideal. One where the ratio between XPER points and percentages both help determine the ranks.
Either way, the ranks wouldn't be absolutely fair, but I do absolutely think percentage of BAs should matter.1