Score = (

The aim of the leaderboard is to surface domains that produce content which the HN community consistently loves. This means that there have to be a decent number of submissions for high ranking domains, and a decent proportion of these submissions have to receive a lot of points. This leaderboard only shows domains with at least 25 submissions over the time period.

The "quality" of submissions for a domain is given by (

The "quantity" of submissions for a domain is taken into account by log(

The score is somewhat subjective and there is a somewhat arbitrary choice of constants in the formula (e.g. 2, log base e). There are many different formulae that account for the considerations I've tried to make, and the formula I've used is just one of them. However, trying different similar formulae ended up with very similar results each time, so I think it's fairly robust to small changes.

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