Glad you're up for this again!Fergenaprido wrote: ↑June 25th, 2022, 12:23 am Despite my computer troubles, I'm still down to host the Canada challenge next month. Rules will be the same as past editions. I'm getting a new laptop next month, so it should arrive in time for me to do end of challenge stats, and I think I can keep up with the postings during the month and update the OP at least once a week.
For the bonus game, I was thinking of rewarding first time viewings and group viewings as such:
Bonus points for being a first check, or under-five votes on imdb (same as before)
Bonus points equal to the number of people who have seen the film for the challenge.
For the second one, I was initially thinking 5 points if you're the only one who's seen a film, then it goes down to 2 points when two participants have seen it, then 3 for three, etc. But then I thought people might wait until the end of the challenge and post a bunch of new unique viewings and win the bonus in a less than fair manner.
Then I thought of just giving an extra point to the first viewer, to encourage people to post their viewings earlier rather than later, but I don't know if that would solve the problem (which might not be a problem at all, but I know it has been in the past).
So, thoughts on how I can tweak this bonus game to make it fairer while still focusing on rewarding participants for watching the same films collectively AND for seeking out new films would be appreciated.
I'm also hoping that this challenge will help get my filmwatching mojo back. I've seen 4 films so far this month, and I'm not bothered by it at all.
I find the part that I have highlighted in blue confusing. So, if I watch Film A, I get 5 points - but then that's reduced to 2 points if somebody else happens to watch it, but it can increase back up to 5 (or more) points if more and more participants view it? If this correct, I'm not sure if I am favour of the negativity its encourages, i.e. watching somebody else's unique pick in the hope of taking points off them.
Regarding the part highlighted maroon, the simpler thing may be have a bonus scoreboard of average # of checks per film watched. Whoever has the lowest average wins. Or maybe just running tally of whoever has seen the most films with under 100 checks?
With group viewings, Bonus Recommendations Challenges have worked in the past (e.g. for the DTC Nominees Challenges). The formula was rejigged this year, but generally it is meant to reward watching of unique films and your own recommendations being watched. In a step process, it should work like:
1. Every participant gets to recommend a film
2. If two or three other participants watch your recommendation, you get another bonus recommendation
3. If you watch three recommendations from others, you also get bonus recommendation
That might be easier to manage?