This may seem completely out of the blue for most of you but I wanted to record this online so other WordPress users could find out how to apply this little fix.
If you happen to use WordPress with the Popularity Contest plug-in you may notice that there is a percentage number and mark in front of the titles. In WordPress 2.8.2 the control panel option to remove the popularity rank doesn’t work.
If you want to make sure the rank for the posts is completely removed you will need to edit the popularity-contest.php file in your plug-in’s folder.
Comment out line 1447 which looks like this:
Change it to: