Watch as many films with fewer than 400 checks on ICM as you can!
Challenge runs 1 August 2018 - 31 August 2018.
- Rewatches allowed.
- A feature film (at least 40 min) counts as one entry.
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry.
- To qualify for the challenge, you must list the number of checks the film has. 399 or fewer, including your check, qualifies. Films with 400+ checks are ineligible.
- Individual episodes are ineligible.
- Mini-series and TV series may be counted if watched in their entirety, but not individual episodes.
PS: If you want to have fun and check out a weird ICM quirk, go to the Friends (1994) series page. Or search for it with the ID: tt0108778
Stats & Formatting:
- Title (year) #Checks is the preferred format (Include your check in the total)
- New posts are preferred over edited posts
- I'll be tracking years and checks with this challenge
- Link to ICM import: https://beta.icheckmovies.com/import/movies/
Side Challenge: The Ultra-Obscurity Challenge!
Goal: Watch films with the fewest checks possible - the person with the lowest average number of checks on films watched wins!
Scoring: I'm going to use an Adjusted Average; this to account for averages based on small sample sizes (e.g., should a person who watches only one film, but was the first person to check it, win?). Basically, everyone starts out with five watches with 400 checks each (this only applies to the scoring for the side challenge). Each time you watch a film, your average is recalculated based on those 5 watches with 400 checks, plus the check counts for whatever films you've watched for this challenge. Note that shorts and features will be treated equally for this side challenge.
Example 1a: ABC has watched their first film, and was the 50th check on it.
(2000 + 50)/(5 + 1) = 2050/6 = 341.67
Example 1b: DEF has watched 20 films, and was the 325th check on all twenty of them.
[2000 + (325*20)]/(5 + 20) = 8500/25 = 340
So DEF is currently in the lead, but only just barely. ABC watching a more obscure film, but only one versus twenty for DEF.
Example 2a: ABC has watched a second film, and was the 10th check on it.
(2000 + 50 +10)/(5 + 2) = 2060/7 = 294.29
Example 2b: DEF has watched another 20 films, and was the 300th check on all twenty in this batch.
[2000 + (325*20) + (300*20)]/(5 + 20 + 20) = 14500/45 = 322.22
So ABC is now leading, despite only watching two films, because the films had very few checks. DEF just isn't watching obscure enough films to stay in the lead.
|Adjusted Average||Participant||Average Checks||Number of Watches|
ICM Forum's 500<400
(But check eligibility - 41 films are currently ineligible. When you sort by checks (i.e., above link), everything Asphalt (1929) and above has at least 400 checks.)
Week 1 Stats and Challenge Update: viewtopic.php?p=526443#p526443
Week 2 Stats and Challenge Update: viewtopic.php?p=527516#p527516
Week 3 Stats and Challenge Update: viewtopic.php?p=528779#p528779
Final Stats and Challenge Update: viewtopic.php?p=531140#p531140