I really like the new iCheckMovies decades list. Could you publish the formula with which they are calculated, maybe in the FAQ?
I think the formula was originally (favs^1.3)/(checks+50), but it probably got modified at some point. Because if I apply this formula to the 2010s and the 2020s, the results are similar to the offical lists, but there would be some changes in position (and not only because some checks and a fav that happened recently).
I still think the FAQ may be a good place. In the description, it may be confusing for people, and in the FAQ there is already a good explanation of the formula for “How are the most favorite movies calculated?”.
We discussed this but didn’t come to a consensus about it. I think some people said something like: I prefer to see a movie with 4 favs out of 8 checks enter the list instead of 2 favs out of 20 checks. I’m still in favor of a threshold. I’ll reopen the discussion with the other mods.
Btw, at the moment there’s only two movies left which don’t seem to be easily available. Currently at #90 and #99 on the 1910s list. They used to be higher and there was another movie before as well. So maybe they will naturally fall off once the list progresses.
Which list do you mean?
This is the source we’re using, which is an advanced search we made ourselves.
It depends on a list of eligible titles, which is being updated now and then by PeacefulAnarchy. If the new Spider-Man is among the top 50 of the eligible titles (I’m sure it is), it will pop up as soon as PA updates that list.