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Subject: Rankings: 12 Month Trends rss

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I know people have suggested adding a game's highest and lowest position, with accompanying dates, to individual game pages. I'd also be interested in displaying a 12-month trend. How many ranks has the game gained or lost in the last year? If I'm looking at a game and I see that it's +1700, I know it's a new hit, both popular and unproven. If I see that a game is in the top 50 with a -1 trend, I know it's holding its own alongside new releases. If the same game is trending at -12, I may be more cautious, and assume the hype-honeymoon is over.

There are currently games in the top 100 with rock solid trends ranked right alongside games that slip and slide. I know one from the other because I've been on BGG for a while and I geek out about the rankings from time to time. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone could access that information at a glance?
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I asked for the same thing in a far more complicated way a while back -> Ratings "beta" as part of game information.
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This is a good idea, but I think 12 months might be too long a time scale to be useful for newer releases. Monthly changes are probably about right in my opinion. Or there could be both.

Some red and green arrows up/down arrows would be nice - like they have for share prices - e.g.: http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm
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I would be fine with 3, 6, and 12 month trends. Also, potentially with 24, 36, and 48 month trends but only stretching back to the last major rankings overhaul in 2006, since going beyond that means you're comparing trends across substantially different systems. I think single-month trends do not contain much information except for a handful of titles from November-February each year.
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