I’ve been on Squad help since last April and I never properly introduced myself.
My name is Teresa and I’m half Portuguese, half Spanish
I am posting for the first time in this forum, hoping to get some help either from Grant or from other creatives who have been around for longer than I have.
When I first received my percentile score (96%) I was thrilled, even though I had received many loves and likes in the past, I truly wasn’t expecting such a high score.
I kept submitting names and learning from other creatives (and the platform itself). My score hovered around that number for some months (if I’m not mistaken).
One day it dropped to 90% even thought I was (I believe) getting better day by day (I am not bragging lol, I actually hardly ever win a contest)
Then one day, almost overnight, it nosedived down to under 80% (actually 78% something).
I reached to SH, and they sent me the links on info on how the percentile score works (which I had already read a few times). I understand how the algorithm works, or at least I understand the version of the algorithm SH wants me to understand.
Anyway, I kept submitting names and slowly, but steadily, my percentile rose to almost 80% (It was 79.40% or something like that).
Then a couple days ago, after being shortlisted in a few more contests (I am used to being shortlisted to end up losing. I am sure a lot of you know the feeling. Such is life!), I signed in (hoping the % would be on its way to 80%), and I couldn’t believe my eyes… My score shot down to 59%, making me lose my Tier A benefits in the process.
I just want to understand how this is possible given that I’ve been in the leaderboard (High ratings) since my first month. I started out being in ‘‘Rising stars’’ and kept in the ‘‘normal’’ ‘‘High ratings’’ leader board since then. In the last couple of months I got on the ‘‘Contests won’’ leaderboard. My average number of entries per contest is (according to SQ) 4. I constantly receive the ‘‘Rock star’’ message. ‘‘I’m on a roll!’’
But I go down 20% overnight?
I understand I was ‘‘blocked’’ from a contest. As far as I know, that’s the second time that’s happened to me. The first time, I was shortlisted and blocked at the same time. It didn’t make any sense to me. If a CH ‘‘loves’’ a name and actually shortlists it, why block the creative? Is it fair to end up being highly harmed because of something like this?
I am now under 59% and because I only won 7 contests, I lost all Tier A benefits.
I love SH, or else I wouldn’t be around, but I don’t think this is a fair situation.
How can I be on 2 leaderboards (High ratings and contests won) and lose 20% of my score overnight? It didn’t take a few weeks or a few days, it was overnight.
I believe @DN Front also posted about this,… I also believe my account is jinxed somehow.
This is highly demotivating.
So, with all of this I am asking for help, both to @Grant and my fellow creatives, who have been here for longer than I have.
Thank you very much and all the best wishes to every single one of you.