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[PREDICTION CONTESTS] Discussion Thread

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heywoodu    3,425
38 minutes ago, LDOG said:

@Sindo should be able to correct that and also add the qualifier names.

I think and hope so as well, although one wonders what happens with people who have filled in their bracket and don't know it has changed. Maybe they should receive at least a mention/PM? 

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LDOG    658
hace 2 minutos, heywoodu said:

I think and hope so as well, although one wonders what happens with people who have filled in their bracket and don't know it has changed. Maybe they should receive at least a mention/PM? 

 

At this point, if it were up to me, I would leave the Q vs Q matches as they are (and give points to everyone no matter who wins) and for those who predicted Krajinovic/Lu to win at least a match, we should take their replacements' performance in their place. I know the latter doesn't sound very fair but it would be better than completely nullifying the QF brackets in which they were in. 

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heywoodu    3,425
8 minutes ago, LDOG said:

 

At this point, if it were up to me, I would leave the Q vs Q matches as they are (and give points to everyone no matter who wins) and for those who predicted Krajinovic/Lu to win at least a match, we should take their replacements' performance in their place. I know the latter doesn't sound very fair but it would be better than completely nullifying the QF brackets in which they were in. 

 

The problem is the replacements are not one-on-one replacements. Lu's replacement is not playing what would be Lu's match, for example.

 

If these players would just not have withdrawn, this wouldn't have been so complicated for those who have yet to fill in their brackets :p 

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Federer91    244

I just looked at the draw and filled the qualifiers myself, for the ones that i think would win matches. If anyone wants to participate, they shouldn't wait for someone to finish the bracket..

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heywoodu    3,425
2 minutes ago, Federer91 said:

I just looked at the draw and filled the qualifiers myself, for the ones that i think would win matches. If anyone wants to participate, they shouldn't wait for someone to finish the bracket..

But how did you handle the Lu/Krajinovic-situation? Manually change the involved matches according to the Australian Open website? 

 

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LDOG    658
hace 4 minutos, heywoodu said:

 

The problem is the replacements are not one-on-one replacements. Lu's replacement is not playing what would be Lu's match, for example.

 

If these players would just not have withdrawn, this wouldn't have been so complicated for those who have yet to fill in their brackets :p 

 

But their replacements are still all Qs and LLs, which for us are still just little white flags :WHT  Khachanov for instance now plays a LL instead of a Q, which is kind of the same for us? or am I missing some other drastic change in the draw?

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Wanderer    674

2018Contest4.png

 

 

Ice Hockey at the Winter Olympic Games 2018 Prediction Contest is now OPEN

 

Scoring system is slightly modified - 7 points for correct winner and 5 points additionally for goal difference. 

 

Best of luck!

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hckosice    1,889
1 hour ago, Wanderer said:

2018Contest4.png

 

 

Ice Hockey at the Winter Olympic Games 2018 Prediction Contest is now OPEN

 

Scoring system is slightly modified - 7 points for correct winner and 5 points additionally for goal difference. 

 

Best of luck!

 

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Sindo    211

IMPORTANT

 

The Prediction Contest for Australian Open 2018 has been cancelled.

 

First of all, huge apologies to the 16 users who spent their time in posting their predictions. This is my decision and I take full responsabilities, so don't blame @tuniscof for that.

 

My decision is based according to these 3 factors:

 

1) Too short notice: I wrote in this thread there would have not been an Australian Open Prediction Contest on January 7th, Wanderer confirmed it on January 10th, then tuniscof opened it on January 11th.

 

2) Draws: qualifications were delayed because of rain so they finished on Sunday instead of Saturday, and as some users wrote here there were some withdrawals which partially changed the draw. This would create a lot of unfair situations between users who posted their predictions with the "old" draws.

 

3) Focus on Winter Olympic Games Prediction Contests: Winter Olympic Games are few weeks away and Totallympics is going to organize several Prediction Contests during that period, so our focus should be on that and to guarantee results will be posted on time.

 

The small number of participants few hours before the start of the Australian Open is mainly because of the previous reasons.

 

Also, in general, I am against Tennis Prediction Contests because of the reasons Pablita pointed out. I suggest to make at most one tennis Prediction Contest per year, but this is a decision I leave to the organizers. I decided to intervene in this situation because of the urgency for a decision to be taken and the unavailability of tuniscof in the whole day.

 

Once again, apologies for the time users spent to post their predictions, hopefully this is the only time we have to cancel a Prediction Contest!

 

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dcro    2,876

I hope the bet contest will count for the general standings this time?

 

That one is pretty unique so for me it's a shame if it doesn't count.

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Sindo    211
1 minute ago, dcro said:

I hope the bet contest will count for the general standings this time?

 

That one is pretty unique so for me it's a shame if it doesn't count.

 

Wanderer is working on 2018 Calendar so I guess he can answer your question ;)

 

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OlympicsFan    231
vor 31 Minuten schrieb Sindo:

IMPORTANT

 

The Prediction Contest for Australian Open 2018 has been cancelled.

 

First of all, huge apologies to the 16 users who spent their time in posting their predictions. This is my decision and I take full responsabilities, so don't blame @tuniscof for that.

 

My decision is based according to these 3 factors:

 

1) Too short notice: I wrote in this thread there would have not been an Australian Open Prediction Contest on January 7th, Wanderer confirmed it on January 10th, then tuniscof opened it on January 11th.

 

2) Draws: qualifications were delayed because of rain so they finished on Sunday instead of Saturday, and as some users wrote here there were some withdrawals which partially changed the draw. This would create a lot of unfair situations between users who posted their predictions with the "old" draws.

 

3) Focus on Winter Olympic Games Prediction Contests: Winter Olympic Games are few weeks away and Totallympics is going to organize several Prediction Contests during that period, so our focus should be on that and to guarantee results will be posted on time.

 

The small number of participants few hours before the start of the Australian Open is mainly because of the previous reasons.

 

Also, in general, I am against Tennis Prediction Contests because of the reasons Pablita pointed out. I suggest to make at most one tennis Prediction Contest per year, but this is a decision I leave to the organizers. I decided to intervene in this situation because of the urgency for a decision to be taken and the unavailability of tuniscof in the whole day.

 

Once again, apologies for the time users spent to post their predictions, hopefully this is the only time we have to cancel a Prediction Contest!

 

I still dont get it ...

1) So not allowing anyone to predict the results is better than some people missing the contest because of the short notice? How?

2) I think everyone here who predicted saw that the draw wasnt completed, so everyone who still posted a prediction was well aware of that problem.

3) How exactly is this contest taking time away? Isnt tuniscof the one who manages it and therefore should decide whether he has enough time or not?

I am sorry, but i really hate this decision. Either you shouldnt have allowed it from the beginning (but again, why?) or you should have just stayed out of it. Many people invest quite some time and really looked forward to this. I think this problem has been adressed before, if you try to control everything, people will lose interest if they have no freedom to creat their own threads, contests and so on.

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