Is "Reputation Top 0.90%" accurate?

This is a bit of a nit-pick, but I don't let my students get away with this, so it seems worth mentioning. In the reputation section of a user's page it might say something like:

• Reputation
• top 0.90% this year

It seems that in the last line, either the decimal point or the percentage sign should be removed, since I don't think that this indicates that the user is in the top 9/1000 of users for the year. (Well, they are, but that's a rather poor lower bound!)

• I think you're just really that good: the corresponding number in my profile is a plain 8%. Perhaps on some of the larger sites most of the active users are in the top few percent, so they find the added precision useful. Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 19:43
• Alternative comment: top 0.9% is in fact quite a good lower bound, unlike 0.9th percentile. Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 19:51
• Only users with at least 200 points are counted here. -- You are presently ranked 28th among 3108 ranked users, and $28/3108 = 0.0090 \dots$. This is where the "top 0.90% this year" come from, as far as I understand.
– Stefan Kohl Mod
Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 20:27
• The way this is intended to read is that if that if number of users is $X$ this particular user is among the $0.009 X$ best users, or is the $0.009 X$ best user, up to rounding. Thus the smaller the number the better. JDH is top 0.03% overall, while I am only top 2%. (The same for year.) I am not clear on what the perceived bug is. Could you please clarify this more.
– user9072
Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 20:29
• Okay, thanks to all, I was mis-interpreting. For some reason, I was taking "top 90%" to mean "better than 90% of the users", instead of meaning "better than 10%" of the users. Since the question reflects my total lack of understanding, maybe I should just delete it. Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 20:46
• This question seems a bit related: An error in calculations of percents in reputations? Commented Sep 8, 2019 at 15:40