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What's the Astrobin Index

BobGillette
31 Dec, 2016 16:23
Curious about how the Astrobin Index I see next to my username is calculated and what's a high/median/low rating. In short, what does it mean?

Rgds and Happy New Year to All,

Bob Gillette
Ethan
31 Dec, 2016 19:54
From the FAQ:

How is the AstroBin index calculated?
The AstroBin index is a function of the number of Likes and the number of images posted by a user.
matt113d
31 Jan, 2019 15:22
This doesn't really answer the question. Can I ask what the function is and how it pertains to the two values given as the index?

Thank you.
pete_xl
10 Feb, 2019 10:27
Maybe I am too blind and maybe I am missing something…. I only can see my own index not the index of other users? It would be nice to see indexes of others and/or search or filter for users with high indexes to have a look at their great images.

Pete
siovene
10 Feb, 2019 10:48
Hi,
the AstroBin index was first devised as an anti-spam and anti-cheat measure. As of today, all images of users with an index < 1.00 go thru a moderation queue and I personally delete about 10-50 spam images every day. Same goes for forum posts.

Eventually, people because very passionate about it so it also became a measure of popularity, and it gets used to determine trending astrophotographers (see the Explore menu).

I do not intend to publish other people's indexes except the top100 because frankly it gets taken too competitively already, and I don't want to make it even more so.
pete_xl
10 Feb, 2019 13:55
Salvatore Iovene
Hi,the AstroBin index was first devised as an anti-spam and anti-cheat measure. As of today, all images of users with an index < 1.00 go thru a moderation queue and I personally delete about 10-50 spam images every day. Same goes for forum posts.

Eventually, people because very passionate about it so it also became a measure of popularity, and it gets used to determine trending astrophotographers (see the Explore menu).

I do not intend to publish other people's indexes except the top100 because frankly it gets taken too competitively already, and I don't want to make it even more so.
Salvatore, thank you for the clear statement that I very much appreciate now that I understand what's behind it.
Pete
 
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