2021 Challenges: Leaderboard and Rules Finalisation
Over the past couple of weeks we have had some rigorous discussions about what we would like to see as a community with the Challenge Series in 2021. We had a discussion thread on the subject and a poll that actually led to even more discussion about where we want to take things moving forward.
With December fast approaching, I think it would be beneficial to finalise some decisions. I'm going to use this OP to state where we stand at the moment and where I would like to take the Official Challenge Series in 2021 since nobody else (so far) has volunteered to step in and take over the reigns since max announced his retirement. If you want to take over instead, now is your time to speak up offer an alternative to what I am proposing!
Points & Overall Leaderboard
There has been a lot of discussion on both of the threads linked-to above about what to do with the overall leaderboard going forward and whether to get rid of points altogether. It is my feeling that there is enough interest in maintaining points to keep an overall leaderboard in place.
Assuming that I will hosting next year's overall leaderboard (speak up NOW if you want to host instead), I want to go with a "less aggressive" and less competitive leaderboard that does not place a large points difference between first and last place. This is the model that I have been championing for a while now, and seconded by sebby, Roger (and a few others who I may have forgotten), this is what I would like to track in 2021 -- assuming that I am hosting the overall leaderboard next year:
|Rank||Participant||Points||Challenges Won||Top 5 Finishes||Top 10 Finishers||Top 20 Finishers|
The Tracking TV Dilemma
This is a thornier issue and something that I would be keen to take feedback on, but as mentioned above, I think we should be looking to finalise what we want to do about this pretty quickly, December being just around the corner and all.
These are the results of the poll that we had on the matter:
My thinking is that with 77% of participants wanting a consistent approach to tracking shorts and episodes, it would only be fair to reach some compromise between two most popular options.
- Use a compromise runtime - Peaceful floated 80mins = 1pt and that neatly covers 40-44min episodes
- Let individual challenge host decide if they want to use 60min or 90min for everything not-a-movie
- Have another (briefer) poll to decide 60 vs 90mins
- Just go with what got the most votes?