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MemBrain Score vs Trust Graph Score (TGS)
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#### MemBrain Score
This one is the easiest to understand. member.cash looks at a wide range of actions on your account and gives you a score based on them. Things like likes and
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| follows and remembers. This is recalculated regularly and the score is on your profile page. The score is a guess at whether your account is real and valuable - if it is less than 2,
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| member.cash thinks you're a bot or a scammer. Or maybe just a new account - it takes a while to build up your score. Here's a chart.

![](https://images.bitclout.com/36c9e76be6fbe305
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5-stars is tough to get. Don't beat yourself up, member.cash only rates itself as 4.5 stars.


#### Trust Graph Score
This is a
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| bit like asking all of your trusted contacts what they think of another person. Let's say they all rate the person from 1 to 5 - then you average it and that's the score. What we do
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| is a bit more complicated but that's the gist of it.

![](https://images.bitclout.com/c262faafe3a34dec4878618aa639ced3005a1a035a5c7aabfe7cb7a51ef7c577.webp)

The thing to really get
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| your head around is that it is a ***relationship score*** - it only exists between people. **Your TGS for Bob is different to my TGS for Bob** because you have different trusted
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| contacts to me. All my contacts think Bob is just the kitten's mittens, but all your contacts think Bob is mad as a bag of hammers, so we get different scores for Bob.

The cool
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| thing about that is that the better information you provide, the better information the Trust Graph gives you back. You're incentivized to rate accurately.

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**An Aside:** *Your
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| TGS for yourself is like asking your trusted contacts what they think of you. Hopefully they all think you're a stand up guy.*

Right now, there's not a lot of rating data, so we
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| infer some ratings. If you follow someone, that's a 3.5/5 rating. If you invested in a creator coin, that's a 4.5 rating, a block is a rating of 2. It's not perfect, but it's some
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| data to start with. You can override those ratings and attach a comment on a member's profile page. Your comments show up on mouseovers on the Trust Graph too.

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**What if I have a lot of followers?** Won't my score get dragged down to a 3.5 average. Yes, but only to a point. We average over the first 15 trusted contacts. Past
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| 15, it won't drag your score down. Also the score is just an approximation of the information provided in the graph. A TGS of 4 averaged over 15 contacts is probably better than a
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| TGS of 5 provided by just one contact. **Look at the context, look at the whole graph.**