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Frequently Asked Question #303. What is the Ratings feature?

LiveJournal has tree popularity-based features:

Top Ratings are available to everyone on the Livejournal | Ratings page.

    Popular Entries rating


    The Popular Entries rating on LiveJournal's homepage highlights recent entries which are popular with other LiveJournal users. It is updated every hour; the key parameter is number of unique users who have visited the page. The 25 most popular community entries can be seen on the homepage; next entries in the rating download dynamically as you scroll the page down.

    User rating


    On the main LiveJournal page and on the Ratings page you can see the rating of the most popular users counted by their social capital. You can view the most popular users:
    «all time» - By social capital: this rating is based on the social capital of the journal. The rating is updated once a day.
    «today» - By social capital for the last 24 hours: this rating is based on activity of all journal visitors for the last 24. This rating is updated once an hour.

    If you want to know where your or somebody else's journal is in the Ratings, use the search form on the Users Rating page.

    Community Rating


    On the main LiveJournal page and on the Ratings page you can see the rating of the most popular communities counted by their social capital. You can view the most popular communities:
    «all time» - By social capital: this rating is based on a social capital of the community. It is updated once a day.
    «today» - By social capital for the last 24 hours: this rating is based on activity of all journal visitors for the last 24. This rating is updated once an hour.

    If you want to know where a certain community is in the Ratings, use the search form on the Community Ratings page.

    Regional Ratings



    For users from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, and Russian regions there are regional ratings. These ratings are available to all users who operates in the new LiveJournal design version. For switching between various regional ratings, there is Regional ratings menu right above the Ratings. When you select "Russia" you are additionally able to choose ratings for particular region from the dropdown menu that appears on the right.

    For participating in Regional ratings you should specify your location in your profile. If you are a resident of Ukraine, Belarus, or Russia, you can simply indicate your country; if you want to participate in Russian regional ratings, you should specify your region as well.
    Note that if your specified location is not one where you truly belong, you can be excluded from one or all type of Ratings. Such a decision can be made by Abuse Prevention Team.

    Ratings Visibility for an Individual Entry



    Even if you have activated the Ratings feature for your journal or community, you can still prevent an individual entry from being included in the Ratings feature. This is done by activating the Do not display entry in the ratings checkbox on the Update Journal page.

    This checkbox does not appear on the Update Journal page if you have not enabled the Ratings feature for your account. Also, this checkbox is automatically selected and cannot be turned off if you are posting a Private entry, since the Ratings feature cannot display Private entries.

    You can also disable the Ratings feature for your account completely. To do this, go to the Privacy tab on the Account Settings page and disactivate the checkbox «This account participates in the Ratings feature. If activated, popular public entries may appear on the LJ homepage.».

    Further reading


    Why my journal/community/entry does not participate in LiveJournal Ratings?
    How do I customize the ratings on the LiveJournal homepage?

    Last Updated: April 15th, 2016

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