New ways to count the score

When you are entering scores into a leaderboard you might think it’s quite straightforward and there is only one way to do it. But in fact there are a number of ways that the leaderboard can add up scores for a player. The great news is that with Leaderboarded we’ve covered all the different permutations using our ‘scoring method’ option. You can access it by adding a new metric to your leaderboard based on a Manual Entry connector.

The full list of Scoring Methods currently supported by the Manual Entry connector are as follows:

  • Total will sum all scores during the scoring period (Default)
  • Latest will use the most recent score entry in the current period
  • Latest – ignore period will use the most recent score entry no matter when it was scored
  • Difference will take the difference between the last score entry of the previous period and the most recent score entry for the current period.
  • Lowest Score in Period will take only the lowest score as the entry for the period.
  • Highest Score in Period will take only the highest score as the entry for the period.

Let’s look at some scores for a player and see how the Scoring Method affects the score that Leaderboarded uses for that player. Our score period is 1 week (2-8 Jan):

John 1st Jan 2nd Jan 8th Jan
Metric A 1 3 5
Metric B 9

And here are the scores that will be given (assumes using score entries for Metric A unless otherwise stated)

Scoring Method Score Used Calculation Rationale
Total 8 3+5 Sum of all scores during period
Latest 5 5 Latest score in period
Latest (Metric B) 0 No scores in period so results in a zero score
Latest-ignore period 5 5 Latest score ignoring period for Metric A
Latest-ignore period (Metric B) 9 9 Latest score ignoring period for Metric B
Difference 7 8-1 Sum of scores for this period, minus sum of scores for previous period
Lowest score in period 3 3 Lowest score during the period
Highest score in period 5 5 Highest score during the period

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