How can a story be rank 3 overall and 4 for the month? When I hover my mouse on the overall number, it says “This story’s overall rank for ‘Hot’ is 3 which is within the top 14.53% of all stories!”
Maybe I’m being dumb but I don’t understand. What does the number ‘3’ on the overall column actually represent then? Is it an arbitrary number to represent percentiles? If so, how are they distributed? I’m confused.
Also, on the month/year columns, is that more literal? Is this story number 1 out of all stories posted this month? Or is that some percentile thing too?