Apologies if this is the completely wrong verbiage for this sort of thing... kinda new to this.
We're designing a social website, where users on the site have several statistics associated with them. We want to assign each user a "score," which is a weighted interpretation of all their statistics.
We don't have a solid relationship between our stats yet, so I'm not looking for an exact formula, just general advice on how to build a formula like this (especially as I'm not terribly mathematically inclined). You know, something like
User 1 who has 10,000 for
Stat 2 might have a score of
User 2 might who has 10 for
Stat 1 might have a score of
1 being the top-rated
User), because of the weighted formula.
Our system has 3-4 user statistics we want to mix into this formula (basically, metrics involving the user's involvement on the site, like comments written and posts viewed, etc.)
Does that make sense? Please let me know if I need to clarify anything. Thanks!