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Mike Dommett
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I thought that the Geek Rating was the user rating plus a hundred 5.5/10 votes. However, at the moment Puerto Rico has a higher average rating and a higher number of votes than Agricolo and yet the Geek Rating is lower. The FAQ only speculates that the method mentioned above is used - perhaps some other factor is actually involved, like the standard deviation of the ratings?
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Wendell
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Probably the mysterious shill-buster algorithm at play. Don't ask for details, I don't know them!
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The short answer is that some other factor is indeed involved, and its exact nature is not made public.

For more discussion, see this helpful index thread: http://geekdo.com/thread/471921/agricola-and-puerto-rico-for...

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Shill Busting Algorithm. We aren't privy to how it works.

Oh, and In before the several posts not so politely informing you that this topic has been brought up Over Nine Thousaaaand!!! times before. Nope, too late. It's already begun...
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Oh boy, here we go again gulp
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Sorry! And thanks for the replies.
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hskrfn822 wrote:
Shill Busting Algorithm. We aren't privy to how it works.


FTFY. We are not privy to the algorithm. We do not know whether it is a shill buster.
 
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