We have improved the calculation of stars and downloads for Flipnotes in the ranking section on Flipnote Hatena. We now count the number of stars and downloads for Flipnotes in the same way as views are counted (by calculating from the IP address used). As as result, the ranking data should now be more accurate.
These changes should stabilize the Flipnote ranking and also speed up the calculation process. This new ranking calculation method has been in use since March 13, 2012.
We look forward to your continued enjoyment of Flipnote Hatena, and thank you for your support!
Thanks from all of us on the Flipnote Hatena team.