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Postby Tzan » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:11 pm

Some nice numbers.

I wonder how they calculate the Geek Rating, the number that places it in the list.
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Postby stubby » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:52 pm

Bayesian averaging. The system gives every game an additional 100 votes at the default 5.5 rating, and adjusts the average accordingly. So even if the initial 30 users rate it with all 10s, you still can't get much higher than a 6.5 average until your game gets a wider fanbase.
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Postby Tzan » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:43 pm

Thats nice, I like that method.
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Postby Ross_Varn » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:29 pm

...huh. BUT THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
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Postby stubby » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:58 pm

Ross_Varn wrote:...huh. BUT THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

Then we need to get more people voting, not much else that can be done about it.
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Postby Ross_Varn » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:24 pm

The poser method would be to post it on the main page. That's not an option though.
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Postby stubby » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:44 pm

Ross_Varn wrote:The poser method would be to post it on the main page. That's not an option though.

Maybe if BW2010 is ever ready for public view. BW2005 feels so five years ago now.

The microbadge was approved! I need to post some play reports or something so I can get the 8 GeekGold to buy one.

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