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Post by maxwelldeux » October 8th, 2017, 10:17 pm

Methods
Pretty simple methodology - I went to the Challenges Index (thanks for keeping that up-to-date, btw) and followed links to all the official challenges. I copied the final results (usually in the first post, though there were a couple of exceptions) into Excel. I did a little data cleanup (using consistent usernames and getting the results to appear as numbers), then assigned ranks and computed scoring (details below). From there, it was just some minor Excel magic, and boom - results.

Scoring
I used a version of NASCAR scoring. Points are based on the number of participants in a challenge and the final rank. So, if there were 20 participants in a challenge, the 1st place person would get 20 points, 2nd place gets 19 points, 3rd place gets 18 points, and so on. For ties, I assigned the average of the points that would have been earned for all those ranks. So, continuing with this example, if two people tied for 4th place (out of 20), each of them would receive (17+16)/2 = 16.5 points. The person in 6th would receive 15 points, and so on. Finally, to be included, you had to have watched at least one film for the official challenge.

**Edited 11 November 2019**
Overall Official Challenges Leaderboard (2011-October 2019)Show
Overall Official Challenges Leaderboard
Rank Participant Total Score # Challenges Competed In Total Number of films Watched for Official Challenges Average Rank in Challenges Number of Challenge Wins Rank Change
1 flavo5000 2352.5 97 6713 8.65 22
2 allisoncm 2249.5 171 3417 12.82 6
3 jeroeno 2105 85 4069 7.02 14
4 sol 2100 86 3094 8.43 4
5 jdidaco 2028.5 79 3883 8.28 6
6 3eyes 1931 177 2168 13.89 4
7 cinephage 1867.5 183 1872 15.29 1
8 albajos 1829 82 4315 7.89 14 +1
9 72aicm2 1818 70 3558 8.21 9 -1
10 maxwelldeux 1788 86 2326 11.93 1
11 psychotronicbeatnik 1695.5 54 3427 4.80 7 +1
12 RogerTheMovieManiac88 1695 74 2565 11.70 3 -1
13 Sebby 1517 96 2098 17.15 1 +1
14 frbrown 1515 104 2265 14.98 2 -1
15 hurluberlu 1399.5 77 1567 15.81 0 +1
16 OldAle1 1388.5 61 1484 12.64 1 -1
17 ororama 1367 102 1317 16.88 0
18 VincentPrice 1332 101 2218 16.20 0 +1
19 weirdboy 1303.5 70 1675 14.99 0 -1
20 Mate_cosido 1148.5 51 1392 12.92 1
21 klaus78 1128.5 55 1719 10.24 3
22 Daviddoes 1070.5 61 2008 12.18 4
23 ChrisReynolds 1004.5 57 1417 13.07 3
24 vortexsurfer 946 52 992 18.04 0 +1
25 Knaldskalle 917 93 913 20.55 1 -1
26 nimimerkillinen 832.5 73 768 20.64 1
27 Simba63 824.5 32 1482 11.38 3
28 Fergenaprido 781.5 69 647 16.80 1
29 blocho 774 84 632 23.25 0 +1
30 sushantv10 742 60 1590 9.18 10 -1
31 clemmetarey 739.5 46 719 15.57 0
32 peeptoad 697 30 733 14.77 0
33 Lonewolf2003 632.5 45 628 17.82 0
34 mightysparks 624 51 1597 17.88 3 +1
35 India Istanbul 608.5 29 723 18.86 1 -1
36 HVM 566.5 50 931 8.68 2
37 St. Gloede 563 31 1034 8.03 4
38 Cippenham 553 54 755 13.15 1 +2
39 burneyfan 540 41 1077 7.93 4 -1
40 funkybusiness 539.5 54 496 19.78 0 -1
41 shugs 521.5 33 482 22.45 0 +4
42 mathiasa 509 44 510 23.61 0
43 morrison-dylan-fan 505.5 30 479 19.43 0 +6
44 PUNQ 494 22 1266 8.00 6 -3
45 tommy_leazaq 486.5 58 479 17.74 0 -2
46 Mochard 466.5 39 644 19.15 0 +2
46 mjf314 466.5 46 935 7.57 9 -2
48 PeacefulAnarchy 459 25 990 8.44 4 -2
49 tourdesb 458.5 24 1215 4.96 6 -2
50 zzzorf 451 39 438 25.46 0
51 blueboybob 444 22 745 19.45 1 +4
52 te18 413.5 21 833 15.38 1 +1
53 zuma 411 28 704 9.68 2 -2
54 Nathan Treadway 407 31 546 13.32 0 -2
55 XxXApathy420XxX 392.5 33 520 16.09 2 -1
56 AB537 377.5 21 404 16.43 0 +3
57 Nopros 375.5 25 689 8.52 2 -1
58 kingink 373 23 855 4.70 3 -1
59 Kasparius 368.5 31 640 13.87 4 -1
60 45MinuteZoom 338.5 26 449 17.08 1
61 Lilarcor 335 43 315 16.35 2
62 Gorro 329.5 20 485 15.45 0
63 Leopardi 327 9 502 16.00 0 +13
64 jgwr 319.5 31 365 13.77 0 -1
65 jvv 318 40 414 19.38 1 -1
66 Traveller 314 10 709 2.60 3 +4
67 WalterNeff 305 17 904 5.24 2 -2
68 tarr 296.5 23 439 10.78 1 -2
69 Cocoa 291 16 537 12.38 2 -2
69 kierkegaardian 291 6 780 6.00 2 -2
71 metaller 290 19 384 11.95 0 -2
72 connordenney 286.5 68 214 24.29 0 +1
73 Melvelet 284.5 46 264 17.39 0 -2
74 Tarris1 284 19 284 20.47 0 -2
75 Hunziker 280.5 20 394 21.80 0 -1
76 Ivan0716 278.5 11 509 12.73 2 -1
77 Kowry 266.5 27 355 16.26 0
78 Wise Jake 265 15 344 14.47 0
79 Perception de Ambiguity 263.5 11 456 7.91 2
80 Eve-Lang-El-Coup 262.5 10 442 4.40 0
80 sortile9io 262.5 13 523 3.62 3 +3
80 Eva_L 262.5 21 331 25.05 0
83 brokenface 261.5 30 367 11.50 1 -1
84 Carmel1379 243.5 13 302 17.85 0 +6
85 Armoreska 239.5 19 635 5.47 4 -1
86 monclivie 238.5 8 278 17.25 0 -1
87 sheikofhyrule 238 23 255 19.00 0 -1
88 RBG 235 20 157 21.65 0 -1
89 edward5 230.5 12 301 12.17 0 -1
90 jonas2k 228.5 21 280 14.00 0 -1
91 Coryn 224.5 17 243 23.00 0
92 1SO 205.5 5 254 13.60 0 +9
93 themagician 189.5 17 337 11.53 1 -1
94 redcard29 188 11 355 9.00 0 -1
95 mondovertigo 176.5 11 231 18.36 1 -1
95 ryebass 176.5 17 223 14.94 1 +9
97 Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi 174 26 148 17.04 0 -2
98 SeanMX12 171.5 15 436 10.53 1 -2
99 Timec 169.5 23 226 13.57 0 -2
100 Hippiemans 166 17 132 29.41 0 -2
101 Tomelce 165 16 229 12.44 0 -2
101 Gregmnewman 165 16 262 11.56 0 -2
103 jajusu 161 7 275 6.71 0 -1
104 wowwee123 155.5 25 157 21.40 0 -1
105 esiersdale 150.5 21 241 10.29 1
106 max-scl 149.5 12 198 13.17 0 +3
107 Sir Plebeian 145 10 225 11.80 0 -1
108 medium cool 143 3 256 12.33 0 +23
109 Ataraxic 142 12 348 6.83 3 -2
110 flaiky 137 9 108 20.56 0 -2
111 afirm 133 15 140 11.93 0 -1
112 Kublai Khan 132.5 7 217 11.00 0 +21
113 sennaho 131 6 215 31.67 0 -2
114 Straka 130 7 95 16.00 0 +2
115 greenhorg 126 4 154 23.75 0 +11
116 perceval 121.5 11 111 15.73 0 -4
117 beeswax 113.5 9 292 5.67 1 -4
118 rnilsson19 113 4 131 12.50 0 -4
118 fori 113 4 237 5.25 0 -4
120 ormazd 108 6 470 5.33 1 -3
121 Lammetje 106 8 76 12.63 0 -3
122 maksler 101 6 122 8.50 0 -3
123 Cinepolis 100.5 10 76 24.50 0 +31
124 Nuclearplanet 100 17 153 22.53 0 -4
125 Good_Will_Harding 99.5 5 114 27.00 0 -4
126 andreischz 97 7 114 10.57 0 -4
127 aces 95 9 180 8.00 1 -4
128 Mario Gaborović 94.5 7 214 5.86 1 -4
129 joachimt 94 10 147 17.90 1 -4
130 Onderhond 92.5 8 81 24.00 0 +4
131 b_n 92 8 144 13.00 0 -5
131 lampadatriste 92 13 154 11.08 0 -5
133 timmy_501 90.5 4 142 12.25 0 -4
134 Gershwin 90 14 92 12.57 0 -4
135 insomnius 85.5 5 99 25.40 0 -3
136 Obgeoff 83.5 9 85 27.56 0 +24
137 fear of 13 81.5 8 58 31.88 0 +8
137 Cinematiamo 81.5 3 307 5.67 2 -2
139 wasabi 80.5 8 134 30.63 1 +3
140 globetrotter 79 13 69 15.77 1 -4
141 Buksemannen 78 6 113 7.67 1 -4
141 marazmatique 78 6 88 28.50 0 -4
143 rohit 77 6 163 8.83 0 -4
144 SkilledLunatic 76.5 8 84 16.00 0 -4
145 rokp 75.5 11 99 10.55 0 -4
146 GruesomeTwosome 75 5 52 37.00 0 +5
147 el-thedeath 73 2 88 13.00 0 -4
148 paul281f 71.5 4 114 24.75 0 -4
149 prat 66.5 5 180 5.40 1 -3
150 Josh_Glover 64 3 55 12.00 0 -3
151 Bal3x 63.5 5 148 9.00 0 -3
152 edkrak 62.5 11 63 23.27 0 -3
153 sacmersault 62 3 53 14.67 0 -3
154 lynchs 59 10 23 28.00 0 -2
155 Samar 57.5 6 62 10.50 0 -2
156 Lakigigar 54.5 8 43 32.88 0 -1
157 beavis 52 3 148 5.00 1 -1
157 noruas 52 3 177 7.33 0 -1
157 Renegade 52 3 61 20.33 0 -1
160 Harco 51.5 3 43 22.67 0 -1
161 Ebbywebby 51 3 42 19.33 0 +10
162 Level 50.5 2 62 27.50 0 -2
163 LarsC 50 4 82 7.50 0 -1
163 wuzzawuzz 50 3 127 4.33 1 -1
165 Spocksbrain 48 1 160 2.00 0 -1
166 Samlion 47.5 3 73 5.67 0 -1
167 TraverseTown 46 3 71 21.33 0 -1
168 George Bailey 45.5 10 63 15.00 0 -1
168 Minkin 45.5 2 24 29.50 0 +35
170 insomnia 44.5 4 76 10.50 0 -2
171 bjornam 43.5 4 39 21.50 0 -2
172 pjim 40.5 7 54 16.57 0 -2
173 kisbye 39 2 60 4.00 0 -2
173 nicolino 39 2 73 22.00 0 -2
175 Dolwphin 38.5 8 51 16.75 0 -1
176 Cynical Cinephile 37.5 3 42 20.33 0 -1
177 tirefeet 36.5 7 37 10.86 0 -1
177 Kobrakai 36.5 2 32 9.50 0 -1
179 Limedebois 36 3 91 4.67 0 -1
179 idiotwind 36 3 80 15.00 0 -1
181 Chemosh6969 34 4 77 11.00 1 -1
182 lisa- 33 2 64 2.50 0 -1
182 filmbantha 33 2 31 26.00 0 -1
182 bubar 33 3 76 9.00 0 -1
185 Gordon_Gekko 30.5 1 21 29.00 0 New
186 darkflame 30 5 42 12.80 0 -2
186 MMAlpha 30 2 63 7.00 0 -2
188 Ritesh 29.5 2 36 31.50 0 +2
189 priddy_44 29 2 49 8.50 0 -3
190 ignatzkat 27.5 3 62 7.33 1 -3
190 deepspeaks 27.5 4 34 13.50 0 -3
190 hiimstacey 27.5 1 29 24.00 0 -3
193 RedHawk10 26 2 18 47.50 0 +38
194 Enigma 25.5 5 30 13.20 0 -3
195 Bobby Peru 25 4 29 17.00 0 -3
195 onshy 25 3 28 11.33 0 -3
195 slylingual24 25 2 26 10.50 0 -3
195 Pain 25 3 108 10.33 1 -3
199 MilenaFlaherty 24.5 3 36 8.33 0 -3
200 lisagirl 23.5 2 19 14.00 0 -3
200 Revo 23.5 2 91 8.00 0 -3
202 schwrz 23 2 26 9.50 0 -3
202 implar 23 2 22 20.50 0 -3
204 AdamH 22.5 4 33 15.25 0 -3
204 Abdullah ozu 22.5 1 10 20.00 0 -3
206 mimurph1 22 1 39 11.00 0 -3
207 soitgoes 21.5 2 33 14.00 0 -2
208 JiraffeJustin 21 4 33 13.25 0 -2
208 Opio 21 1 9 24.00 0 -2
210 TheMadcapLaughs 20 1 34 8.00 0 -2
210 ca_horror_fan 20 1 32 7.00 0 -2
212 log89 19.5 4 24 31.00 0 -2
213 Chilton 19 1 15 8.00 0 -2
213 beasterne 19 1 15 17.00 0 -2
213 Micron 19 1 25 3.00 0 -2
216 bunnycorns 18.5 2 17 27.50 0 -2
217 monty 17 6 18 19.17 0 -2
217 musikurt 17 1 31 5.00 0 -2
217 EssexMutant 17 1 51 1.00 1 -2
217 Mulholland 17 1 38 2.00 0 -2
221 Y U M E 16.5 1 19 5.00 0 -2
222 Gonzalito199 16 2 9 30.00 0 -2
223 Laydback 15 1 34 6.00 0 -2
223 Wonderful Rainbow 15 3 13 24.33 0 -2
225 Kloraliv 14 1 25 4.00 0 -2
226 gerryt 13 1 32 8.00 0 -2
226 Toasterstrudles 13 1 15 7.00 0 -2
226 Apu 13 1 20 3.00 0 -2
229 inmybubble 12.5 1 13 10.00 0 -2
230 Oliuj 12 1 10 31.00 0 -2
230 SeVKiTT 12 2 6 15.00 0 -2
230 drbop 12 1 19 6.00 0 -2
233 ataraxick 11.5 1 19 3.00 0 -2
234 Rigters 11 1 19 9.00 0 -1
234 Coopaloop 11 1 14 6.00 0 -1
234 RollingWonder 11 1 22 4.00 0 -1
237 Innocuous Bird 10.5 2 24 16.50 0 -1
238 BadSmile 10 1 15 21.00 0 -1
238 DareDaniel 10 1 8 24.00 0 -1
238 ZombieCPA 10 1 12 35.00 0 -1
241 Houston 9.5 1 4 17.00 0 -1
241 dormice 9.5 1 9 12.00 0 -1
243 xianjiro 9 1 5 34.00 0 -1
244 Muellwind 8 1 15 3.00 0 -1
244 Ekaterina- 8 1 24 9.00 0 -1
244 takk71 8 2 8 22.00 0 -1
244 Alberto 8 1 10 14.00 0 -1
248 Quartoxuma 7 1 4 14.00 0 -1
248 tazz_85 7 1 6 35.00 0 -1
248 wezy 7 1 12 15.00 0 -1
248 Rad82 7 1 5 13.00 0 -1
248 Halie 7 1 5 20.00 0 -1
248 jerilee 7 1 3 10.00 0 -1
254 Pgonzalez 6.5 2 8 32.50 0 -1
254 micmacs 6.5 2 3 34.00 0 -1
256 pongy_papaya 6 1 7 11.00 0 -1
256 jocularities 6 1 4 19.00 0 -1
258 magnusbe 5.5 2 5 19.50 0 -1
258 fkaymak 5.5 1 5 8.00 0 -1
258 CMT 5.5 1 4 44.00 0 -1
261 Chrilleee 5 1 9 16.00 0 -1
261 ErikSchierboom 5 1 3 37.00 0 -1
261 SirFigNewton 5 1 2 22.00 0 -1
261 deepak1990 5 1 3 17.00 0 -1
261 zhangalan 5 1 6 11.00 0 -1
266 OS314 4.5 1 2 19.00 0 -1
266 kingclio 4.5 1 4 10.00 0 -1
266 lvn0716 4.5 1 5 17.00 0 -1
266 Elmozg 4.5 1 6 12.00 0 -1
270 DeanWindow 4 1 2 17.00 0 -1
270 spinal tapper 4 1 3 22.00 0 -1
270 Jimi Antiloop 4 1 1 27.00 0 -1
273 essiersdale 3.5 1 1 11.00 0 -1
274 cinewest 3 1 1 35.00 0 -1
274 tobias 3 1 3 53.00 0 -1
274 avid 3 1 2 22.00 0 -1
274 billyvaneyck 3 1 4 23.00 0 -1
274 Hanspelling 3 1 3 19.00 0 -1
279 Oakie 2.5 1 1 23.00 0 -1
279 Lukewaffe 2.5 2 2 16.00 0 -1
279 Panunzio 2.5 1 1 14.00 0 -1
279 watchayakan 2.5 1 2 15.00 0 -1
279 vendetta 2.5 1 2 35.00 0 -1
284 Alfredo Garcia 2 1 4 31.00 0 -1
284 matthewscott8 2 1 1 36.00 0 -1
284 toromash 2 1 3 40.00 0 -1
287 Jay Mars 1.5 1 1 12.00 0 -1
287 Run4thetop 1.5 1 1 50.00 0 -1
289 dombrewer 1 1 2 21.00 0 -1
289 jort13 1 1 1 22.00 0 -1


[Apologies - it was my intention to keep all the years' leaderboards contained in a single post; however, I ran up against the character limit for a single post, so I'm putting them in individual posts and linking to them.]

Prior Years' Leaderboards
2018 Leaderboard
2017 Leaderboard
2016 Leaderboard
2015 Leaderboard
2014 Leaderboard
2013 Leaderboard
2012 Leaderboard
2011 Leaderboard

Challenge-Specific Leaderboards
Animation
Cult/Grindhouse/Drive-In
Documentary
Films Directed by Women
French
Horror
Noir
Russian
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Post by frbrown » October 9th, 2017, 12:06 am

Interesting.

72allinn is strangely low - his numbers look comparable to those of flavo and jdidaco.


2017 Official Challenges Leader Board
ParticipantTotal Score# Challenges Competed InTotal Number of Films Watched for Official ChallengesNumber of Challenge Wins
tourdesb5641552


2 wins in 4 attempts - impressive :poshclap:
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Post by maxwelldeux » October 9th, 2017, 1:24 am

frbrown on Oct 8 2017, 06:06:02 PM wrote:Interesting.

72allinn is strangely low - his numbers look comparable to those of flavo and jdidaco.
I see what you're saying, but it's just a weird quirk of the scoring. flavo5000 and jdidaco had slightly higher average ranks, and 72allinncallme had the misfortune of dominating some less popular challenges (most notably the Indian challenge, with only 11 participants, so only 11 points for 1st place).

I was super impressed with albajos and cinephage for participating in all 18 challenges so far this year, as well as you (frbrown), sol, 3eyes, and ororama for being there more than half the time.

Of course, I'm a huge stats nerd, so I find all of this interesting. :whistling:

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Post by Knaldskalle » October 9th, 2017, 4:57 am

Interesting meta-challenge, Maxwell. Without going into a deeper analysis of the scoring I'm guessing it's better to participate in few challenges and then really work to win them, rather than participating in "everything" and then only watch 1-2 movies?

Since we have all the old challenges archived, we could actually go back and figure out who "won" the annual Official Challenge Leaderboard every year. Might be fun for those so inclined.
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Post by cinephage » October 9th, 2017, 7:18 am

This is an interesting, and rather unexpected, at least for me, result. As I'm a slow viewer, I almost never win challenges, but I usually enjoy participating in most. This ranking rewards consistency rather than performance on a concentrated period, and this is closer to my approach to film-watching.
Diversity preserves me from movie fatigue (at least until now).

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Post by sortile9io » October 9th, 2017, 8:59 am

maxwelldeux on Oct 8 2017, 04:17:18 PM wrote:And if there's interest, I'll keep going backwards in time and create leader boards for other years, as well as an all-time leader board.
An all-time board would be great. Also an extra column on the left with ranking positions.

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Post by Armoreska » October 9th, 2017, 9:54 am

Oh man 740 movies for challenges. I've got 0. Maybe 2018.
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Post by cinephage » October 9th, 2017, 10:36 am

I've watched 413 films in 2017... These 169 watches mean 41% of my watches are for challenges. Not bad, not bad...

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Post by mathiasa » October 9th, 2017, 10:38 am

Horror challenge will give a lot of points :clap:

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Post by sol » October 9th, 2017, 10:41 am

This is a fantastic idea. :clap: I hope you keep it up since it will give me much needed extra motivation to participate in more Challenges, both this month and into the future (though I'm not sure how I'll cope with 36 Official Challenges next year). Really cool in case to rank #2. :thumbsup:
maxwelldeux on wrote:I was super impressed with albajos and cinephage for participating in all 18 challenges so far this year, as well as you (frbrown), sol, 3eyes, and ororama for being there more than half the time.
Even more impressive considering that I wasn't registered here in January. This means that I have participated in 14 out of 16 possible Challenges. Didn't realise that my participation was anywhere near that high! (D:)
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Post by sol » October 9th, 2017, 10:47 am

cinephage on Oct 9 2017, 04:36:24 AM wrote:I've watched 413 films in 2017... These 169 watches mean 41% of my watches are for challenges. Not bad, not bad...
I think the accuracy of total films seen can be disputed since there are probably a few dozen films that I have counted towards two simultaneous Challenges, and I wouldn't be alone with that.

If we assume the total is accurate though, that means that 399 out of 517 films (77%) I have seen so far this year have been for Official Challenges.

Oh, wait, that number is excluding Horror Challenge viewings, so the percentage is probably even higher. Some shorts in there too, but I'm guessing around 80%.
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Post by 72aicm » October 9th, 2017, 11:19 am

Hmm, I think number of films watched should get included in the score somehow. Perhaps; All movies watched in all challenges divided on number of challenges participated. So in Albajos case he gets 290.5 points (249.5p + 741/18 = 290.5). But maybe I’m just saying that because I think I would benefit from that. :whistling:

But great initiative and an interesting read Max! :)
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Post by sol » October 9th, 2017, 11:28 am

72allinncallme on Oct 9 2017, 05:19:29 AM wrote:But maybe I’m just saying that because I think I would benefit from that. :whistling:
Yeah, stop thinking of ways to climb above me in the rankings. :P I can't help it if hardly anyone participated in the one Challenge where you watched over 50% of all movies viewed. ;)
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Post by Lilarcor » October 9th, 2017, 2:12 pm

Great effort! Consider me interested in the all-time rankings.

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Post by frbrown » October 9th, 2017, 3:15 pm

Knaldskalle on Oct 8 2017, 10:57:25 PM wrote:Without going into a deeper analysis of the scoring I'm guessing it's better to participate in few challenges and then really work to win them, rather than participating in "everything" and then only watch 1-2 movies?
It doesn't look that way to me. I participated in 13 challenges and won none; 72allinn participated in 8 and won 3 (and watched 300 films more than I did), and he's ranked below me. Tourdesb participated in 4 challenges and won 2, and he only ranks at #20.

Only 6 people participated in more than half of the challenges, and all 6 of us are ranked in the top 10.
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Post by maxwelldeux » October 9th, 2017, 5:37 pm

Glad you all found this interesting! I'll keep going back in time, and create an all time leader board, as well as ones for each individual year. With the way I've structured the data (well, once I'm through with this), I can also easily generate leader boards for regular challenges (e.g., an all-time leaderboard for the official Horror challenges), as interest dictates.
Knaldskalle on wrote:Interesting meta-challenge, Maxwell. Without going into a deeper analysis of the scoring I'm guessing it's better to participate in few challenges and then really work to win them, rather than participating in "everything" and then only watch 1-2 movies?
Yeah - like frbrown said, I think more challenges is better. I'm actually a decent example - I participated in 9 of the challenges, but never really went after a win. A small handful of films each time, and I'm in the top quarter. Even 1 or 2 films, which may count for a challenge, even though you're not actively pursuing that challenge, will move you up the leaderboard pretty quick.
sortile9io on wrote:Also an extra column on the left with ranking positions.
Good idea! I'll get right on that.
sol on wrote:I think the accuracy of total films seen can be disputed since there are probably a few dozen films that I have counted towards two simultaneous Challenges, and I wouldn't be alone with that.
Very true, and not really something I can control - I just consider it an embedded bonus in the scoring.
72allinncallme on wrote:Hmm, I think number of films watched should get included in the score somehow. Perhaps; All movies watched in all challenges divided on number of challenges participated. So in Albajos case he gets 290.5 points (249.5p + 741/18 = 290.5).
Interesting idea - I'll play around with some numbers and see what I can come up with.

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Post by Armoreska » October 9th, 2017, 6:38 pm

The number of participants shouldn't have much weight on the score. Watching 2 or 3 movies is not actual participating
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Post by maxwelldeux » October 9th, 2017, 7:03 pm

Armoreska on Oct 9 2017, 12:38:53 PM wrote:The number of participants shouldn't have much weight on the score. Watching 2 or 3 movies is not actual participating
I understand your point, but I disagree. I view the challenges as a fun way to get out of your comfort zone and watch things you wouldn't ordinarily be drawn to. Even if you watch one film, it should count towards the challenge.

Then there's the practical issue you bring up about the scoring system, which is an open question and worth discussing. I chose this version of scoring because I wanted to give higher weight to wins in challenges with more participants; winning a challenge with 50 participants is definitely more impressive than winning a challenge with 5 participants. Off the top of my head, I see a few possible scoring systems:

a) The one I'm currently using (see first post)
b) A version of above, with each challenge weighted equally. 1st place gets 100 points, 2nd place gets 99 points, etc. Ties handled the same. With this, coming in last place in the Indian challenge (with only 11 participants) would get you 90 points (assuming no ties). Where as coming in last place in a challenge with 50 participants would get you 51 points (again, assuming no ties).
c) A percentage-based system. Each challenge is worth 100 points, and they get assigned based on the percent of total films watched. For example, in the Indian challenge, 72allinncallme would have received 52.04 points for utterly dominating the challenge, having watched 51 films of 98 total watches (i.e., (51/98)*100 = 52.04).
d) Others...

So what are people's thoughts on scoring?

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Post by albajos » October 9th, 2017, 7:08 pm

No need to overdo it. To say that 1-2 isn't enough. Well, what is enough? 7? 31?

Doing it like this makes it easy to understand, easy to calculate for everyone, and stays fun.

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Post by cinephage » October 9th, 2017, 10:17 pm

Armoreska on Oct 9 2017, 12:38:53 PM wrote:The number of participants shouldn't have much weight on the score. Watching 2 or 3 movies is not actual participating
I also disagree. When someone posts his participation in a challenge, he/she becomes part of it. There is an awareness, an involvement, there. However limited, this involvement reveals an intent to be part of the event, of sharing with the other participants.

I wouldn't discount this... In my case, I know it can weigh on my viewing choices, even though it's only one or two movies (I usually pick more, but get distracted for whatever reason)...

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Post by sortile9io » October 10th, 2017, 8:48 am

Without complicating it more you could use number of wins, participations and films to break the total score ties. Take for instance, in the lower part of the table:

fori 17 1 15 0
Nopros 17 1 21 0
musikurt 17 1 31 0

musikurt should probably be first and fori last.
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Post by maxwelldeux » October 10th, 2017, 9:30 am

sortile9io on Oct 10 2017, 02:48:37 AM wrote:Without complicating it more you could use number of wins, participations and films to break the total score ties.
I like the idea! I hadn't thought too deeply about tiebreakers, but what you said makes a lot of sense.

PS to all: I'm slowly moving backwards in time as I gather these data. I have the last 3 months of 2016 complete. Do y'all want periodic updates, or hold off until I have large chunks (e.g., years) complete?

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Post by albajos » October 10th, 2017, 9:45 am

Years are the most tidy way to do it. Thanks.

Just a note about ties with a challenge, would it not make more sense to give:
1. 8 points
2. 7 points
3. 6 points
3. 6 points
3. 6 points
6. 3 points
7. 2 points
8. 1 points
rather than an average?

Also, if you want to reward people actually winning, give those two extra points and the runner-up one extra point. (like we do in Eurovision SC)

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Post by maxwelldeux » October 10th, 2017, 5:57 pm

albajos on Oct 10 2017, 03:45:43 AM wrote:Years are the most tidy way to do it. Thanks.

Just a note about ties with a challenge, would it not make more sense to give:
1. 8 points
2. 7 points
3. 6 points
3. 6 points
3. 6 points
6. 3 points
7. 2 points
8. 1 points
rather than an average?

Also, if you want to reward people actually winning, give those two extra points and the runner-up one extra point. (like we do in Eurovision SC)
Years it is, unless there are strong objections.

On the scoring (nerd warning):

If you view the points as purely rankings-based (looking up), then yes, what you said makes more sense. In your example, those three people who tied for 3rd place have only two people above them in rankings, so each of them could earn 6 points. But it is also equally true that those three people who tied for 3rd place tied for fourth from the bottom, so if you allocate scores bottom up, they should all receive 4 points. The current scoring system splits the difference.

Another way too look at it is that there are [N(N+1)]/2 points to allocate, where N is the number of participants in a given challenge (this is the sum of the numbers from 1 to N). With 8 participants, this would be 36 total points to allocate. The current scoring allocates exactly 36 points, whereas the rankings-based scoring would assign 39 points (and would assign more if there were additional ties). Think prize money - the three people who tied for 3rd would each receive the average of the purses of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th place finishes.

OK. All that said, I'm certainly open to modifying the scoring based on what consensus we reach. To be honest, my default option is going to be sticking with what I've done, largely out of laziness. But I'm happy to change the scoring based on thoughts around here.

Finally, bonus points - I'm cool with that. Thoughts?

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Post by albajos » October 10th, 2017, 6:05 pm

maxwelldeux on Oct 10 2017, 11:57:29 AM wrote:who tied for 3rd place have only two people above them in rankings, so each of them could earn 6 points. But it is also equally true that those three people who tied for 3rd place tied for fourth from the bottom, so if you allocate scores bottom up, they should all receive 4 points.
But the glas is half full, not half empty :)

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Post by maxwelldeux » October 10th, 2017, 6:19 pm

albajos on Oct 10 2017, 12:05:38 PM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Oct 10 2017, 11:57:29 AM wrote:who tied for 3rd place have only two people above them in rankings, so each of them could earn 6 points. But it is also equally true that those three people who tied for 3rd place tied for fourth from the bottom, so if you allocate scores bottom up, they should all receive 4 points.
But the glas is half full, not half empty :)
Maybe from where you're sitting... :whistling: :banana:

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Post by 3eyes » October 10th, 2017, 11:23 pm

I'm not going to weigh in on scoring, but I do appreciate this and would be delighted to see the other years/total stats in whatever form.

I must say I was a bit startled to find myself in the top 10 as I haven't participated nearly this much this year as before. Until recently I have tended to report anything I happen to see that fits a current challenge I'm not otherwise interested in, but I don't really see any virtue in that.
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Post by maxwelldeux » October 11th, 2017, 6:28 am

Updated the Top Post. It now includes the current status of the Overall leaderboard (2016-present data), and has separate tables for 2017 and 2016. Enjoy! And please let me know what feedback you have...

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Post by sortile9io » October 11th, 2017, 8:43 am

There must be something wrong with the number of wins column in 2017. I have one even though I haven't actually won anything this year and PeacefulAnarchy has two wins but only one participation.

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Post by albajos » October 11th, 2017, 8:55 am

Well, my four wins from 2017 is also in counted in the 2016 table, so it seems it's the all-time total in all tables
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Post by maxwelldeux » October 11th, 2017, 5:07 pm

Blarg. Thanks y'all - I'm stupidly counting all-time wins in every table. I'll figure out how to fix that.

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Post by connordenney » October 15th, 2017, 11:58 pm

I'm tied for 3rd in terms of number of challenges competed in, but I'm also the top-ranked person who hasn't seen 100 total movies for the challenges

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Post by maxwelldeux » October 16th, 2017, 6:53 am

Updated the first post.

I've added the stats for 2015, updated the overall leaderboard to be 2015-2017 (inclusive), and fixed that wins count thing I screwed up.

Enjoy! And please let me know if you have updates/corrections/feedback.

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Post by sortile9io » October 16th, 2017, 10:55 am

Thank you, maxwelldeux! I really appreciate your work. Although some results are a a bit frustrating, like this:

22. - Buksemannen: 159, 5, 81, 9.00, 0
74. - sortile9io: 62.5, 5, 238, 3.20, 2

Both have participated in five challenges, I won two, with near three times more films, yet Buksemannen is near the top while I'm lost in the middle. I'll have to do something, can't stand being so low on a list.

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Post by Armoreska » October 16th, 2017, 12:50 pm

That's much better. 24th place is like first page!
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Post by maxwelldeux » October 16th, 2017, 4:55 pm

sortile9io on Oct 16 2017, 04:55:58 AM wrote:Thank you, maxwelldeux! I really appreciate your work. Although some results are a a bit frustrating, like this:

22. - Buksemannen: 159, 5, 81, 9.00, 0
74. - sortile9io: 62.5, 5, 238, 3.20, 2

Both have participated in five challenges, I won two, with near three times more films, yet Buksemannen is near the top while I'm lost in the middle. I'll have to do something, can't stand being so low on a list.
Well good news for you, sortile9io: You're moving up a spot.

For one of Buksemannen's scores, I accidentally tallied "110" when it should have been a "10". So that 159 will drop to a 59.

I've corrected it in my data file, and I'll update the tables when I add in the 2014 data.

Good catch! :thumbsup:

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Post by maxwelldeux » October 19th, 2017, 5:09 am

Updated the first post.

This update adds in the stats for 2014 in a separate table, and updates the overall leaderboard to include all official challenges 2014-present. It also corrects a few errors I've come across, including the one sortile9io pointed out last update. As such, all tables have been updated.

Also, for those of you who have changed usernames, please run through the Overall table - if you see both of your names listed, let me know somehow, and I'll merge the two. I've caught a couple of these already as I'm cleaning the data, but I'm betting I'm missing some.

Again, please send me updates/corrections/feedback and I'll make the appropriate fixes. Enjoy!



PS: Dear sweet, wonderful, competent, and stunningly attractive mods: Could we please get this topic Pinned in the Challenges subforum? :happy:

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Post by Armoreska » October 19th, 2017, 8:07 am

Wow Cinephage did win one, and makes #1!
I'm up to 18th as well, higher than expected
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Post by sortile9io » October 19th, 2017, 8:39 am

maxwelldeux on Oct 18 2017, 11:09:42 PM wrote:PS: Dear sweet, wonderful, competent, and stunningly attractive mods: Could we please get this topic Pinned in the Challenges subforum? :happy:
+1 (but only for the second half of the sentence and some parts of the first). :turned:

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Post by cinephage » October 19th, 2017, 9:27 am

Armoreska on Oct 19 2017, 02:07:31 AM wrote:Wow Cinephage did win one, and makes #1!
I'm up to 18th as well, higher than expected
That was my plan all along... I let others win and pass in front of me, and lost to more than 100 challenges of all kind, knowing that eventually I would have the last laugh.
And I don't intend to win either of the challenges I'm doing right now either... Justice will come to me in the end !!!

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