1. We are looking to achieve consistency with points for TV eps, miniseries eps and short films by making it 90min = 1pt for anything non-movie
Having a consistent appropriate for anything non-movie will make it easier for Challenge hosts to keep track of points. It should also make it easier for participants who want to include a mix of episodes and short films when posting their viewings.
Why 90 minutes? I think blocho put it more eloquently than I could do:
In short, if movies should be worth 1pt and the average movie runtime is 90 minutes, then 90 minutes is only fair for 1pt of anything non-movie.blocho wrote: ↑November 18th, 2020, 1:09 am The main goal of my proposal for the 90 minute rule was consistency, so that the rules for shorts/episodes were not different from challenge to challenge. I've hosted challenges in the past year that have used a 120 minute rule, a 90 minute rule, and a 60 minute rule. Someone is always unhappy because I've learned that people have a wide variety of opinions on this issue. Some adamantly support 60 minutes, but there are others who prefer a longer length and some who don't want any TV.
I think 90 minutes is a fair compromise between the extremes. It's also closer to the average length of a feature movie. We use a 40-minute minimum for features, but most movies are longer. Just as an example, I've seen seven movies for the Mexican challenge this month, and the average runtime was 98 minutes (though one was only 43 minutes). I think if you added up the features seen in any challenge, the mean runtime would be close to 90. Using a 90-minute rule for shorts/episodes would provide some equivalency between features, shorts, and episodes.
2. With maxwell discontinuing the Challenge Olympics in 2021, we are discussing changing the challenge leaderboard
I have put a number of alternative leaderboards forward. The most popular model at the moment is this:
ALTERNATIVE OPTION C:
|Rank||Participant||Points||Challenges Won||Top 5 Finishes||Top 10 Finishers||Top 20 Finishers|
In this model, all challenge wins would be worth 1+1+1+1 = 4 points. All top 5 spots would be worth 1+1+1 = 3 points and so on.
It is hoped that this alternative leaderboard will encourage greater participation since (other than in the Horror Challenge) it does not take a lot of viewings to place inside the top 20 for any of our Challenges. Having only three points difference between 1st and 20th spot should also make the competition less bloodthirsty and will hopefully curve some of the unfair play issues we had this year.
We could stick with the current leaderboard -- but if we do, I probably won't be able to generate any awards, so the only things that will be recognised would be ranks and wins.