Ranking

In highly competitive communities, users may want to compare their performance against that of their peers. A user may want to understand, relatively speaking, where they "rank" in the community and how far they must progress to "outrank" someone else.

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Patterns in this Category

Leaderboard

In highly competitive communities, users may want to know who are the very best performers in a category or overall.

Top X

Participants in some communities welcome the challenge of striving to enter the top tier of competitors.


Why Use This Pattern?

While suitable for enabling player-to-player comparisons (and permitting users to settle "Who is better?" arguments, these patterns, particularly Leaderboard are frequently antipatterns, lending themselves to easily to gaming and compulsive, nonconstructive community behaviors. Use with caution!