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#21 Christian

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 09:13 AM

We're changing the wording of the instructions to reflect that you no longer have to vote for every film.

Please, PLEASE don't let anyone else at A&F see the number of nominees I haven't ever seen. PLEASE! :)

#22 M. Dale Prins

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 04:35 PM

A question I'm not sure I've seen asked or answered: What is the metric that's going to be used for ranking the list? Points per voter (excluding "haven't seen"s)? Points per weighted vote (ehs)? Total points (or its essential equivalent, points per vote inclusive of "haven't seen"s)? Total points, after transposing the 1-to-5 scale to a minus-2-to-2 scale (thus counting "haven't seen"s as a -- on the non-transpositional scale -- 3 rather than 0)? An average of the normalized z-scores of points per weighted vote (ehs) and total points, disqualifying any film more than 2 standard deviations below the mean on either scale?

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Edited by M. Dale Prins, 10 February 2010 - 04:36 PM.


#23 Persona

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:02 PM

Dear Dale,

While I agree with you in wonder it doesn't negate the fact that you are still a nerd.

Yours truly,

Me.

#24 M. Dale Prins

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:30 PM

While I agree with you in wonder it doesn't negate the fact that you are still a nerd.

Would a nerd finish in 3rd place in the 1991 State of Iowa MathCounts Competition? Hmmmm?

Dale

#25 KShaw

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:41 PM

What's the difference between voting 'Haven't Seen It' and not voting at all?

#26 Darryl A. Armstrong

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:43 PM


While I agree with you in wonder it doesn't negate the fact that you are still a nerd.

Would a nerd finish in 3rd place in the 1991 State of Iowa MathCounts Competition? Hmmmm?


Is that a trick question? I can think of multiple reasons to answer yes and multiple reasons to answer no. Maybe I should plot them on a deterministic, relevance-weighted division algorithm.

#27 Persona

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:11 PM

Dear Dale,

They never answered your question because you so confused them.

Yours truly,

Me again.

#28 Greg Wolfe

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:24 AM

Wait -- you want us to TELL you our secret algorithm (trademark, patent pending, all rights reserved)???

I mean, you honestly believe total transparency is a good thing? What about mystery?

All I can say now is that it is going to involve transpositional scale, fractal reversions, and dual carburetors.

What more do you need to know?

A question I'm not sure I've seen asked or answered: What is the metric that's going to be used for ranking the list? Points per voter (excluding "haven't seen"s)? Points per weighted vote (ehs)? Total points (or its essential equivalent, points per vote inclusive of "haven't seen"s)? Total points, after transposing the 1-to-5 scale to a minus-2-to-2 scale (thus counting "haven't seen"s as a -- on the non-transpositional scale -- 3 rather than 0)? An average of the normalized z-scores of points per weighted vote (ehs) and total points, disqualifying any film more than 2 standard deviations below the mean on either scale?

Dale



#29 Persona

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 11:41 AM

What more do you need to know?

I want to know the capital of Montana.

And where babies come from.

#30 Darrel Manson

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:07 PM

What more do you need to know?

I want to know the capital of Montana.

And where babies come from.

Babies come from Montana?

#31 M. Dale Prins

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 04:41 PM


What more do you need to know?

I want to know the capital of Montana.

And where babies come from.

Babies come from Montana?

Some must -- otherwise, where would we get new Montanananians?

Dale

#32 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:26 PM

M. Dale Prins wrote:
: Some must -- otherwise, where would we get new Montanananians?

Immigration, my boy, immigration.

#33 Persona

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 06:18 PM

It was a rhetorical question, nerds.

#34 Darrel Manson

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:08 PM

It was a rhetorical question, nerds.

Would someone here recognize a rhetorical question?

#35 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:53 PM

Darrel Manson wrote:
: Would someone here recognize a rhetorical question?

Recognize, and redefine.

(And now for some reason I want to sing Blondie's 'Fade Away, and Radiate'.)

#36 Anna J

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:13 PM

The brand spankin' new 2010 list is live! Check out the 100 winning films here.