Just curious here. I’m working on hard mode in Seattle, WA. I achieved completed in Seattle a couple of years ago and have been amongst the handful of other 100% (regular mode) finishers. How does citystride rank those who are all #1 and 100%. Is it most recently finished? Will hard mode finish nail me to the top?!? Haha!
It currently only sorts by percent complete, so any sorting beyond that e.g. multiple people at is internal to the database
Does that mean you removed the magic?
Which magic are you referring to?
Just saying hi, as I’m also nearing 100% in Seattle on Hard Mode It’s been a fun ride!
Hi! It’s been great fun watching everyone’s progress over the years! Congrats. It’s a big accomplishment.
You described it as ‘internal database magic’ in previous post I quoted. Was /s wondering where the magic went.
I don’t think so… But I came here looking for this answer too, as if there was some order amongst those who have completed a street, it seems quite random.
for databases in general:
“internal database magic” meaning “dunno how it works”, not as in “secret recipe”, which aligns with what James is saying.
see: mysql - Why do results from a SQL query not come back in the order I expect? - Stack Overflow
so: the tiebreaking order is random, unless it’s told how to sort them… and although it’s random, it’s not necessarily a different random order each time.
this also means that for each 100% finisher, there is at least one possible query in which their name is returned at the top of the list! the more folks have finished a city, the longer it might take to get the desired random order.