Maximum ratings a user needs before becoming a mentor

The following setting specifies the maximum number of ratings a user can have to become a mentor. The sifter uses this setting if the Preference Engine is using that mentor set. You can specify the value as one of the following:
  • A percentage of the total number of items in the database. For example:
    <mentor_set_name>.max_mentor_ratings = 75%
  • The maximum number of ratings (that is, without a percentage). For example:
    <mentor_set_name>.max_mentor_ratings = 18
Use the following guidelines for setting <mentor_set_name>.max_mentor_ratings:
Table 1. Guidelines for Setting the Maximum Ratings
Total Number of Items in Database Suggested Setting
< 1000 <= 100
1000–5000 <= 500
5000–10,000 <= 1500
10,000+ <= 1500
Note: For more information on how the sifter makes use of <mentor_set_name>.max_mentor_ratings, see Maximum number of mentors assigned to each user.