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Re: [Icehouse] IGDC Winter 2009?

  • FromTimothy Hunt <games@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 18 Mar 2009 14:49:32 -0500
The World Swing Dance Council uses Relative Placement from the judges
to compute the final ranking.


It removes the severe weighting that happens when a judge's range is
much greater than another's (and that had been abused - there had been
a number of instances of one judge giving their first place a very
high score, and all other places very low scores, thus artificially
inflating their rank over the others when all the scores were tallied)


> I entirely agree.  Years ago I saw a talent competition on TV, with
> three celebrity judges, who awarded scores between 1 and 100.  One
> judge gave the 3 entrants scores of 78, 76, and 74; a different judge
> gave scores of 90, 60 and 30.  Since the total of the scores was the
> final result, the third judge completely overwhelmed the first judge's
> scores and dominated the second (whose values I forget).
> I forget what it's called, but I like a method I once saw for a board
> game award.  Everyone submitted their ratings, which were converted to
> ranks.  The total of ranks was added up, and the lowest one dropped.
> Then the ranks were recomputed, and the process repeated until the
> winner was the last one left.  Somewhat complex, but it eliminated the
> difference in ranges of the ratings.
> But having 1-10, with meanings similar to BGG, would probably be good enough.
> Bryan
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