Arlo and me are anticipating a scoring problem that may get bigger in the future. As you might have noticed, there are usually four or five (sometimes even six) people tied for the same score in any given week, so one player gets up to 50 points more than the other, just for submitting his pick earlier in the week (remember that tiebreaker).
While that may still be bearable, the number of Pick3 players will definitely keep increasing over the years, so logically more and more people will be tied with the same score. Would losing 100 or more points just because you submitted your pick on Saturday instead of Tuesday still be fun? Hm...
We have developed an alternative scoring model where you incrementally loose points the further you're off from the actual score (0.1 when you're just off by one point, 0.3 for two, 0.6 for three, 1.0 for four, 1.5 for five...) This system isn't necessarily fairer (being off by 10 points twice would get you a slightly better score that being off by 5 points in one game and by 15 in the other), but at least everyone would get different scores and the rankings would be determined by the outcome of the games rather than who submitted when.
Needless to say that we're not gonna change the scoring during the season (the old system works well enough), just curious what you guys think if it sounds like a positive change or if you say Pick3 is a classic and we should stick to the current scoring, no matter what.
Last edited by menyak on Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:24 am, edited 1 time in total.