On our personas we can look at our badges, and then to the left where it shows out badges and badge count it has a percentile. What does it mean. I'm in the 97 percentile, what does that mean?
I think Aloshek's answer is right. 97 percentile means you have a higher score (whatever the score is) than 96% of the people who are being scored. Just like in the SATs.
The reason that 5 badges is 97th percentile is that there are a huge number of people who join the site just to ask one question, or a couple of questions. Lots of them never get a badge at all, or only one or two. If you look at the "users" section, you'll find that it contains many many pages -- at the end are all the people who just joined and don't have points or badges yet.
Being in the 97th percentile means that you have more badges than 97 percent of the users on the site.
That's a question I always wanted to ask but didn't have the....ummm???...guts!!! You go Michaela!
It might mean 87 of 100
5 out of 100
Disclaimer I am guessing
What it means is you percent of success rate of achieving badges. If you get what I mean.
Good question. I have 87 badges and it shows 100 percentile, I also have no idea what that means.