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anonymous
 3 years ago
Can your smart score decrease over time?
anonymous
 3 years ago
Can your smart score decrease over time?

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e.mccormick
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I have seen it go down on people. If you look at the graph, it goes down at times. I don't think that is always just time. They may have modified the formula at some point, and there is always the issue of getting abuse reports.

kymber
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm petty sure it has something to do with other user's scores, so if some people go up, it may go down.

e.mccormick
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2np. I am sure the OS people could answer in more detail... but they tend to be a little vague on what does the smart score. However, a few hints have come out in Preetha's talks. They track more than what you see and it is put into an evolving formula that they pretty much have how they want at this point. In fact, there is no discernible mathematical correlation between the sub scores and the smart score! People have had a sub score higher than their smart score! Rare, but it has happened. So there are lots of little factors you don't see. Probably about how many people answer a question you are involved in, possibly their scores, good chance the number of tags does part, and with modern servers it is not out of the ballpark to do basic content analysis for words like good, thanks, and so on.

thomaster
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0people can revoke medals given to you. That can also decrease your smartscore. Also smartscore usually decrease when you're not active for a certain time (but only a decrease of 1 or 2)

JA1
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Also if a questions you received medals on is deleted those go away too

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah. @ja1 @thomaster One or two? I see profiles that used to be 99 and are now 66.

thomaster
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0They probably must have changed the smartscore formula then. It's very unrealistic that someone with smartscore 99 just gets downgraded to 66.

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0*cough* But it happens. Ask @ParthKohli, he's been on this site longer then me.

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0He's seen that stuff happen.

ParthKohli
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes, SmartScore can decrease over time, but that thing is very slow. Basically, your score is just another way for percentile. If you are not answering as many questions as other people, then your percentile goes down and your SmartScore decreases.

Dean.Shyy
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Probably based on updated score formulas, and other site updates over time that would affect the score.
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