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Re: [Icehouse] IGDC Winter 2009?

  • FromDoug Orleans <dougorleans@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 17 Mar 2009 15:12:57 -0400
On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Christopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 12:49PM, "David Artman" <david.artman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>Of course, I can go with 0 - 20, also--decent range (can borrow the BGG
>>qualifiers, just x2) to avoid ties but not such a huge range as to make the
>>values arbitrary (i.e. what make an 88 better than an 85?).
> Like this:
>   * 18 - 19: Outstanding. Always want to play and expect this will never change.
>   * 16 - 17: Excellent game. Always want to play it.

I don't see what it buys you to change the numbers.  My suggestion was
to keep it simple: most people are familiar with a 1-to-10 scale.  If
you let people who want to be more precise vote with decimal numbers,
there will be less of a tie risk (which I think you overestimate

(Note that it's 1-10 and not 0-10.  If you need it to be zero-based,
just subtract 1 from every vote.)