Posted by juanez13
on the note of Cherry picking IMO this is how they should do it.
Any fight that you dont pick a winner, is counted as a loss. (wrong pick)
so say there is 11 fight and you pick 9, the three that you didnt pick count as a loss in your record.
i'd say thats the best way to put it.
The three criteria being used for ranking a camp's performance are overall camp pick percentage for an event (which benefits cherry pickers), average camp member earnings for an event, and average camp member point score for an event (which hurts cherry pickers). Being that percentage helps pickers and points hurts pickers, there is zero advantage to only picking the easy to predict fights as they will be shooting themselves in the foot for the points averages.
Posted by Pookie
Something i would like changed, is the ability to dump members during an event... i dont like this rule, as well as after the final event of the season, the team stats should be frozen... that way no teams can cheat anytime after an event starts to make themselves a little bit better than another team and edge out a badge.
Camp rosters will be locked for 48 hours after an event lockout has taken place. This means that no camp invites may be accepted, no booting of camp members may be done, and no quitting a camp for the first 48 hours after an event locks out. This is to ensure that there is enough time for the statistics to be calculated and any potential errors corrected without having folks abandon ship.
Locking a camp's roster at the first event of the season was recommended by many, however this would hurt the user experience of people who are new to the site and/or people who have been recently invited to the site by friends, workmates, or family. One other important note is this: If a member does not participate in an event at all, this does not benefit or harm a team whatsoever. Your camp weight class will be determined by the average number of members who participated (placed at least 1 wager or picked at least 1 fight) in each event throughout the course of the season.
1 side point: As mentioned in the blog, the effects of dropping and recruiting members will be lessened. For example, if you are in a camp A for UFC 87, then switch to camp B before UFC 88, your performance for UFC 87 sticks with camp A. This makes folks that have high bankrolls either very valuable or very dangerous, especially for smaller camps. Recruiting a new member that has a high bankroll could be a HUGE help or a HUGE setback in 1 of the 3 ranking criteria (average member earnings per event) as their potential earnings loss/gain is big.
There will be a new data screen that displays the members of a camp present for each event and their performance for that event so that things will be more easily understood.
It should also be noted that we are working on programming to assign top camp badges at the time of reception instead of being based on the camp you are currently in. We got several emails on this topic and are working to improve things. That's what I get for taking programming shortcuts
Hopefully this improved ranking criteria will be some "Redemption" ;-)
Please bear in mind the fact that the camp ranking something was something added as somewhat of an afterthought. As such, the initial ranking system was literally nothing more than a quick way to put a number rank column next to camps on the fight camp directory page. We are grateful for all the good feedback we've gotten from users on improving things and making it more of a sitewide focal point. Thanks a ton for all the perspectives and suggestions!
I am lacking sleep and feeling like I have come down with a case of the down syndrome lately, so if any of this isn't worded clearly or doesn't make sense feel free to give me a leg kick or two to wake me up.