Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] IGDC Winter 2009?

  • FromDale Sheldon <dales@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 17 Mar 2009 12:19:55 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 17 Mar 2009, David Artman wrote:

* Every judge (which is to say, anyone who wants to) gives every game an integer score vote from 0 to 99, or a "score" of X, meaning "no opinion".

OK, this goes to the wiki, right? That's the judges instructions.

Yes.  You'll note is much simpler than the old instructions :)

So, for practical purposes, this X thing could just be a blank, right? So long as it's not treated like a zero (0)?


So being scored at all is a tie-breaker? Seems sort of odd, to me.

The hope is it won't come up; but the number of votes is the only other piece of information we have. We could skip the tie-breaker and just say equal scores means it's truly tied.

On that note, what do you think about throwing out mono-votes? I recall getting a ballot or two back in the day with only one game on it, ranked #1. I counted them, but it felt REALLY seedy. Like I was enabling. Then again, if folks know we throw out such ballots, they'll just pad ballots, right?

I think they would, yes, if their goal was just to artificially inflate one contender. But artificial inflation is, supposedly, what the soft zeroes will handle. (Perhaps I should mention that this has never been tried before...) If people really only have an opinion on one game, I say, accept their opinion.

Really, if you want to "cheat" this contest, the way to do it is to convince all your friends to vote (or to just create a bunch of extra email accounts if you don't have friends); it's not like we have a voter registration procedure. And if we're not going to take steps against /that/ (and I don't think we should), there's probably not much to gain worrying about mono-votes.

Dale Sheldon