quality over quantiy
I can't agree more. Top countries in the list should be those with the best rated sites by the community.
If any of us would have to recommend a country to someone who wants to start visiting WH sites, I guess most of us would say Italy, France, Spain, China, Australia, Egypt, Peru, etc... However, those countries are not represented in the top of our list.
I agree quality should be the first option, but quantity should not be unconsidered. You know, one 50$ bill is better than 2x20$ but it is not better than 3x20$.
Last night I was thinking about a way to improve it. Maybe it is too simple, but I tried this formula:
Rate of the best rated site of the country * 1000 +
Rate of the second site * 100 +
Rate of the third one * 10 +
the sum of the rates of the other sites of the country.
I didn't test it with all the countries, I just took a few in order to see if I could get a better result. For example, I tried Cambodia (Angkor is the top site in the ranking) and I compared with China (lots of places). With the formula Cambodia was in a better position than China, so it keeps the quality as the first thing to consider. The countries only would change the position when the top site of each country have a very similar rate (one or two decimals), then the second one will be important too and so on...
The reason to use 1000, 100... was to avoid those countries with a low number of sites would go down if their main sites was top. I think the result I had was good enough to consider a try.
Probably, with this, we would get Italy in the top (not sure, I didn't test it), but they have 3 sites in our top 20 (Rome, Venice and Florence).
You can try if you want.
By the way, while testing this, I could see something strange: If you see the rates in a country page (Cambodia
in example) and you compare the rates with the score in the sites ranking
, they are matching. Perfect. However, if you compare in the list of sites by country
, they don't match.
In addition, I tried to use the "Search" option in the top of the page of sites by country, using Edge and Chrome in my PC and it didn't work for me.
Thanks again for your excellent work.