On my profile page, it says "top 2% Overall". What does that mean, i.e. how is it calculated?
I know it is not just my overall position within the membership. When clicking on Users - all, since there are 36 people per page, and the first page to have numbers over 101 is 183 (to discount the several thousand members that got 100 points free for coming from another site but haven't participated here), that makes 6588 "active" members. I am number 23 on the first page, so 23 / 6588 is 0.3%. So it's not as simple as that.
The percentages start with 0.06% for Olin (top dog), then 0.12%, 0.24%, etc. gradually reaching 0.97% for member position 16. Then it jumps to 2% for the next 16 persons (obviously some rounding going on here) and jumps again to 3%.
Something magical about 16?