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Subject: Similarity % getting higher?
Date Posted: 1/17/2009 2:08 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
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Just a point of interest for me...maybe I'm the last to notice.  When the "% Similar" feature first came out, I was only 5-10% similar to most members, and only 20-30% range even for people who I knew had similar interests to me.

I just checked my buddy list, and no one is lower than 37%, and one is now up to 60% similar.  Is this because of updating the guidelines, or what?

Date Posted: 1/17/2009 2:35 PM ET
Member Since: 1/26/2006
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Matt, I was wondering the same thing.  Sometimes I will look at their bookshelf or wish list and can't figure out why the percentage would be so high.

Date Posted: 1/17/2009 3:17 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/17/2009 3:20 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2006
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I think the similarity % may need some work still. I have one buddy who is 115% similar to me, yet I am only 100% similar to myself. Weird!

Date Posted: 1/17/2009 3:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I think it has to do with more members rating books from their BIR pile.  Then as people post and order more books it also adjusts. 

Date Posted: 1/17/2009 4:41 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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Wow, how can you be more than 100% similar to someone? That's like that Discovery Health show, "I am My Own Twin"!