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    Folks,

    Right now the winner of the "guess the score" contest for the year is determined solely by the number of wins, where a "win" is having the lowest "off by" for a game. We've been doing it this way since 2002-2003.

    I was thinking of changing to a point system instead.

    For each game
    First place would be worth 9 points
    Second place 6 points.
    Third 3 points.

    There would be one extra bonus point if you get the winner of the game correct, which everybody would be eligible for. That should help reward people who play more often.

    Thoughts?

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    Why does everyone think things have to change and get "better?" When will we learn to just leave a good thing alone?

    Now that I have posted that for the complainers, I am all for it. As a past winner I think we, like Heisman voters and such, should have our votes in this count triple. I also think we should get spotted 10 points to start the season!

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    Sounds good. Maybe a bonus point or two if you get the exact score right?

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    Sounds good. Maybe a bonus point or two if you get the exact score right?
    Yes. I thought about that. Just forgot about it when I was trying the scoring out. 2 point bonus, maybe.
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    As a past winner I think we, like Heisman voters and such, should have our votes in this count triple. I also think we should get spotted 10 points to start the season!
    Well, maybe you wouldn't have been a past winner under the new system... :-)
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    Sounds like a good idea.

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    Well, maybe you wouldn't have been a past winner under the new system... :-)
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    Perhaps we could have a class system based upon years of prognosticating and success.....4 classes should be enough. And perhaps a seniors division too.
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    Sounds good to me. Would keep it interesting beyond the middle of the season for me.

    Might make the points based on the number of entries for each game, maybe? Getting second for a game that only garnered about 15 entries isn't really worth as much as 3rd of 30 entries.
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    How often do people get the exact score right? Pretty rare? Shouldn't it be a 9 point bonus or something? Like in the Price is Right when you get both showcases if you are within $100? Just throwing that out there.

    I like this, and I anticipate this driving be to participate it more than three or so games a year like I often do.

    Maybe an added bonus for naming the player and point total of the game's high scorer on the nose? Too much?

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    Maybe an added bonus for naming the player and point total of the game's high scorer on the nose? Too much?
    Yeah, too much, keep it simple.

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    Great idea! This will be the year I reclaim my trophy!

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    Quick thoughts...

    Glad to see the positive reaction - even though it means more work for me.
    I'm thinking a 10 point points for getting the score exactly right. That only happens twice a year on average.
    While getting more points when there are more guesses makes sense, I think that would introduce too much uncertainty into the scoring.
    "Bonus for player with most points" would be a pain for me to code - the parser is complex enough the way it is.
    Part of my motivation for the change is to try to keep the interest up throughout the season. My feeling is that more people will be in contention for the championship for longer.
    My other motivation is to take RoboDoug down a notch. He won 16 times last year, even after a tweak that was supposed to make him less accurate. Increased participation will help that. And I might reset his evolution, maybe even redesign it, too.

    Assuming the feedback continues to be positive, I'll try to get the code changes in before the preseason is over. I did a bunch of library upgrades yesterday, so hopefully he at least closes tonight's thread OK.

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    Doug, it would make me start guessin again
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    Doug, it would make me start guessin again
    That's good enough for me! Consider it done.

    The rest of preseason should use the new scoring. Hopefully that is enough to shake out any bugs.
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    Sounds good, I like the idea of a seniors division!!! lol

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    Sounds good, I like the idea of a seniors division!!! lol
    Call it the Legends division!

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    Call it the Legends division!

    YES!!! I have been told by my wife that I'm a legend in my own mind....lol

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    That's an interesting idea indeed. I'll probably start guessing as well.
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    Is there any flopping involved somehow?
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