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[PREDICTION CONTESTS] Discussion Thread

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Sindo    211
9 minutes ago, OlympicsFan said:

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.

 

Because there could be a general standing with every prediction contest counting for it, so yes, it would not be fair to have such a prediction contest as it was the Australian Open one.

 

3 hours before the event start the draw in the format template is wrong and tuniscof is not online since Friday at 2pm. This is not what I would call a fair contest.

 

There was a lot of freedom in the Prediction Contests section in the past (this is the first time I take a decision myself about that) and there will be in the future for sure, but I also want to avoid unfinished prediction contests to happen anymore.

 

As I said I apologize with the users who posted their predictions, but I needed to take a decision by myself (and I would have preferred I would have not to).

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rybak    475

Thanks Sindo, I just lost interest about prediction contests by your unfair decision... Such decision like this for sure will not help to gain more people competing in the contests. Talking about number of user in the contest tell me how many more people compted in contests about World Champs in rhythmic gymnastics or Tour de France? Why these contests weren't cancelled? You said that we should focus on contests about Olympics, yes, I agree, but having contest about Australian Open will not be big obstacle, as for sure before end of Australian Open we still will not have full and official lists about competing athletes in Olympic Games.

Late withdrawals is just part of this sport, people which take part in tennis contests should know that such things can happen and be prepared to updated their predictions, even if they wouldn't be able to do it missing just 2 or 3 matches it wouldn't be big detail in final standing. I recommend you open this contest again and give people some chances.

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heywoodu    3,425

Someone took the time to organize a contest, post it, users posted their predictions, and then it's cancelled. 

 

And it's not possible to let this be a stand-alone contest? That's just impossible, or what am I missing? I mean, we have an organizer, we have at least 16 participants, you really think cancelling the whole thing is better than letting these 16 people have their contest? The only one who should decide whether or not it continues is the organizer (which is tuniscof). If he wants to continue this contest and has the time to keep track of the points, for crying out loud, let the contest go ahead. 

 

This is just....no, not gonna say what I think. It's better not to. 

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heywoodu    3,425
28 minutes ago, OlympicsFan said:

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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To every word of this post.

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heywoodu    3,425
11 minutes ago, Sindo said:

 

Because there could be a general standing with every prediction contest counting for it

So simply say "Ok people, there were some problems, short notice etc, so the contest will go ahead, but it won't count towards the general standings."

 

Participants happy (at least most of them, I suppose) because they didn't spend their time for absolutely nothing, you happy because there's not an 'unfair' general standings or something. Nobody loses, unlike now. 

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Sindo    211

Prediction Contest is open again. Tuniscof is online so he will take the decision.

 

I decided to take the decision because tuniscof was not online since more than 48 hours and I didn't know when he would have been back (I also tried to contact him on Facebook).

 

I think to run this contest would be the wrong decision, but since tuniscof is the organizer, he will decide.

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dcro    2,876

This one definitely can't count for the general standings. Short notice, not complete templates, contradicting statements from prediction contest mods... It's back to the same old story from 2016 and 2017 (for which we still don't have results btw), as @Pablita very well explained in her post.

 

There must be some rules, although they can seem harsh, they should be for the best. I don't think prediction contests on Totallympics can survive any more flops to be honest...

 

 

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heywoodu    3,425
Just now, dcro said:

This one definitely can't count for the general standings.

 

I agree (and honestly I think most participants wouldn't have a problem with it), but at least let's have the people who did have their predictions in have their contest. Consider it sort of the Biathlon auf Schalke of prediction contests: it doesn't count for anything, but those who are there do want to win :p 

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rybak    475
3 minuty temu, dcro napisał:

This one definitely can't count for the general standings. Short notice, not complete templates, contradicting statements from prediction contest mods... It's back to the same old story from 2016 and 2017 (for which we still don't have results btw), as @Pablita very well explained in her post.

 

There must be some rules, although they can seem harsh, they should be for the best. I don't think prediction contests on Totallympics can survive any more flops to be honest...

 

 

Ok, I agree, this contest might not be counted for general standing, but give people chance for competing, as I remember good in old forum main motto for the prediction contests was "You not must be expert to taking part, it's just for fun"

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thepharoah    353

what about qualifiers , guys , do i have to fill them in my own or just write qualifier ? 

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tuniscof    82

Women prediction design is updated now with all the qualifier names ;) just finishing the men's too ;) 

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tuniscof    82

For men's design you will find the changed players bolded in red  

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