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Subject: friends question
Date Posted: 2/12/2015 3:34 AM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2008
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How do they arrive at the compatibility number? the percentage. I have had a few people want to be friends but so far the best compat number is 31%. Most are less than that. I guess I'm weird. I try to be nice to everybody but I worry about not being compatible with others.

Date Posted: 2/12/2015 4:33 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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Hi Charles, this is what the help docs say:

  • Similarity Index on Friends
    • This is a fun feature that tells you how much you and a Friend have in common! It is mostly based on your book ratings, and your choice of "favorite genres" on your Member Homepage.
    • If a similarity score for a friend seems inaccurate, rate more books in the database; if your Friend also rates books, this  should improve the accuracy of the score.


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