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Author: TMFEldrehad Big gold star, 5000 posts CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8136  
Subject: Re: Question or How to Beat Russell Date: 10/3/2006 6:26 PM
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We chose 100 simply because it's easy to calculate in your head what you scale down to. :)

Fair enough.

I have a suggestion for a minor tweak. I don't think it'll make much difference now, but might make a difference down the road.

Eventually, there will be a lot of players with '100' picks (or something that collapses down to 100) and there will be instances when these players are tied with regard to 'nominal' accuracy (e.g. at 70.00%, for example). In these cases I'd suggest that the tie go to the player with the bigger pick list.

Before we made the latest accuracy change there was a bit of a problem with huge numbers of players all tied for a certain accuracy percentage (like 70.00%) - and in my view this skewed the results a bit. Again, it's not a big issue now because there aren't that many players with over 100 picks, but down the road that will change - and having this 'tie breaker' might head this problem off at the pass.

Regards,

Russell

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