Jon Simpson

How Not To Sort By Average Rating

26 Mar 2010

You are a web programmer. You have users. Your users rate stuff on your site. You want to put the highest-rated stuff at the top and lowest-rated at the bottom.

Linked so that I can find it in future. It’s too easy to produce a dysfunctional rating system (most of the naive approaches do…) the Wilson score here looks like a good solution.