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Switching to "Average Votes" from "Total Votes"


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NewsMaster
10/24/2003 7:22:29 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
Switching to "Average Votes" from "Total Votes"

After discussing all cons and pros, we are changing the to the new voting system:

* Voting and Submission starts at the same time

* Submission finishes 12 hours before the voting finishes

* Winners are determined by the average votes, (not by the total votes as before)

This should allow even "later entries" to have equal chances for a jackpot, while extra 12 hours window should be enough time to offset any strategic submissions right before the deadline and strategic voting for those entries to simulate "high average".

P.S. Current two active contests (Mac and X10) are already following the new system (with one exception - "view leaders" is still based on total, not average votes, but it'll be fixed by Sunday, and will not affect the final tabulation). We extended these two contests to last through the weekend to end voting on Monday 11 AM and submission on Sunday 11 PM.

This comment was edited by NewsMaster at 10/24/2003 7:58:02 PM.
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Tiddlycove
Independents
10/25/2003 2:10:49 AM


Status: Jimbo Rocks
Based on how my entries have been doing, can we go back to the Total Vote system? Really, that was much better.

I wouldn't lie. Way better.

____________________________

Average vote is much better than total, of course. I'm simply a bitter, bitter man.

[Edited by User on 10/25/2003 2:47:34 PM]
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In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.

DakotaBoy88
Republicans
10/25/2003 8:30:16 AM


Status: Wal Mart Greeter
I like the change. This seems a lot more fair since not everyone is able to be around and get started as soon as a contest is posted.
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Xxxxxpp
Independents
10/25/2003 1:39:01 PM


Status: Swing Voter
average vote is better.
good change.there's a point in it when you say that if you submit late, and you're ranked on a total vote scale, you'll end up low. i noticed it with my first entry.
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You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.

garbonzo
Democrats
10/25/2003 2:48:48 PM


Status: Burger Flipper
due to the current number of voters, the winners are based soley on the jurors votes with current weighting

alteast make sure ALL JURORS VOTE, or else one juror entering a ten with no other jurors makes a unanimous win

more people will vote, it will get better FAST
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NewsMaster
Independents
10/25/2003 5:52:00 PM


Status: Commander in Chief

On 10/25/2003 2:48:48 PM, garbonzo said:
due to the current number of voters, the winners are based soley on the jurors votes with current weighting

alteast make sure ALL JURORS VOTE, or else one juror entering a ten with no other jurors makes a unanimous win

more people will vote, it will get better FAST



It might be biased on jurors' votes, yet jurors are chosen out of best and fair members, so if the juror puts 10 the entry is probably worth it. Also jurors have karma of 200, while several members who have been with the site for a week, already have a karma of 100, which is closer to juror's voting power. But I absolutely iagree, as more people vote and gain karma, it will grow become better and better. Still, now it's better than the old "total vote" system I think
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