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[PREDICTION CONTESTS] Discussion Thread

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heywoodu    1,109
14 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

Why not? + or - 9, it was a relatively close game! Besides, you only get 2 points for that. :p The closer you are the more points you get, and it makes more sense that being off by 18 is better than being off by 30 and thus gets some consolation prize. :d

 

With 20+20 there should be enough importance in choosing the winning side, and yet rewarding your skill to predict how close the game will be.

Being off by 30 points is better than being off by 50 points, that doesn't mean you should get some consolation prize for 30 points off :p 

 

 

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dcro    964
54 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Being off by 30 points is better than being off by 50 points, that doesn't mean you should get some consolation prize for 30 points off :p 

 

 

 

Nah, 30 points is too much.. Line has to be somewhere, and 20 points covers +-10, what should qualify as a close game.

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LDOG    233

Points for guessing difference should be reduced in some sports (or conversely points for right winner should be increased), yes.

 

But giving the same 0 points to someone who gets the result wrong (but kind of "guesses" the match will be close) and to someone who also predicts a wrong winner (but by a large margin), will increase the randomness/luck factor. Especially in sports where matches are most often decided by a small margin of points/goals like handball, waterpolo or field hockey.

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