We set up rankings to help you locate more perplexing first acts. To make this process less mysterious, let me explain how 101questions calculates perplexity and then those rankings.
For first acts, perplexity is the number of questions asked for every 100 people who see it. Every first act closes to new questions after 100 people see it. Its final perplexity score, then, is the number of questions it has at that point. (ie. if it gets 40 questions and 60 skips, its perplexity score is 40%.)
Once a first act has 25 questions, it’s eligible for the top ten list, which shows you the first acts with the highest perplexity ranking.
For people, your perplexity score is the average of the perplexity scores of all your first acts. If you have uploaded two first acts, one of which has a score of 50 and the other 100, your perplexity score is 75.
Once you have uploaded more first acts than the median number of uploads, you’re eligible for the top ten list, which shows you the people with the highest perplexity ranking.