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Andrew Cockburn
post May 19 2008, 01:36 PM
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As some of you may know if you have been following the Wiki competition - a couple of authors have written articles that are clearly better than articles already getting the maximum score. This is behavior we want to encourage!

To try and keep things reasonably fair, we will continue to use the same 1 - 5 grading on all entries, but the perception has shifteed a little. The rules stay the same, but in my mind a 5 is the standard that everyone should be aiming for, less than that will still qualify but for me, 5 represents an article that I am happy to have inthe Wiki, less than that is a work in progress that we should try and improve (outside of the competition of course).

So how to reward those who are meeting and exceeding this level? We will do the following:

All current articles will be re-read, and those of a standard higher than 5 will be regraded as "5+". For now that is the only change, and the score board will remain the same. However, at the end of the competition, all 5+ articles will be awarded an additional unlimited bonus score. This gives us room to recognise extraordinary entries when judged against the rest of the entries.

What does this mean in practice? Well as we originally intended, this isn't just a numbers game now - if you want to write 3 or 4 outstanding entries, with this scoring you could easily win. You could even win with one immense article that is full of depth and information. But, be warned! It isn;t just about lenght, it is also about quality of the information!

As an example, OrganisedConfusion's Pearl Jam article (the first of our 5+ articles) would qualify for probably an extra 3 - 5 points although the final levels will be set by taking into account the overall quality of all entries.

I hope everyone agrees that this is fair, and please note that I will not enter into discussions of the gradings of individual articles!

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post May 19 2008, 01:40 PM
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Sounds fair to me


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post May 19 2008, 01:40 PM
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I hope this encourages people to write some top quality articles that would not be out of a place in an official magazine release smile.gif


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post May 19 2008, 01:40 PM
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Excellent thinking Andrew! biggrin.gif


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post May 19 2008, 01:45 PM
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Wait till you see my next article. It's going to blow you away and offer new additions that nobody has thought of yet smile.gif It's going to take me a while but it will be worth it smile.gif


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post May 19 2008, 01:47 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ May 19 2008, 12:45 PM) *
Wait till you see my next article. It's going to blow you away and offer new additions that nobody has thought of yet smile.gif It's going to take me a while but it will be worth it smile.gif


Now that sounds even better - can't wait! biggrin.gif


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post May 19 2008, 02:39 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ May 19 2008, 08:40 AM) *
Excellent thinking Andrew! biggrin.gif


Of course it was .... since it was your idea!

QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ May 19 2008, 08:45 AM) *
Wait till you see my next article. It's going to blow you away and offer new additions that nobody has thought of yet smile.gif It's going to take me a while but it will be worth it smile.gif


That's the spirit!


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post May 19 2008, 04:00 PM
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I agree, there have been some excellent entries so far that really deserve an extra consideration wink.gif

Looking forward to your next entry O.C.!



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post May 19 2008, 10:58 PM
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What, I can win with one earth shattering performance of an article you say?
I might try that actually biggrin.gif

Is Iron maiden done yet? If not that's mine tongue.gif
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post May 19 2008, 11:17 PM
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I was actually thinking of Maiden lately, i love Iron Maiden, but it's such a deep band to cover, that I think I better leave it all for you Audio! See what you can do!

Up the Irons!!

Good luck, you better do it right or eddie will visit you while you are sleeping... tongue.gif

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post May 19 2008, 11:18 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ May 20 2008, 12:17 AM) *
I was actually thinking of Maiden lately, i love Iron Maiden, but it's such a deep band to cover, that I think I better live it all for you Audio! See what you can do!

Up the Irons!!

Good luck, you better do it right or eddie will visit you while you are sleeping... tongue.gif


Yey, thanks Fran smile.gif

Yeah it's a really deep band to cover but it's also my favourite band and has been so since I was 11 years old so I'll do this with a smile smile.gif

hehehe, yeah I won't dare to get Eddie angry so I'll do my best biggrin.gif


...Now I just have to figure out how to create a wiki article.. tongue.gif

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post May 20 2008, 11:27 AM
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I'm glad it's like this.. Since I'm busy with exams until the middle of June, I won't be able to contribute that much smile.gif
But the few articles I will make, will problaby be awesome =D


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I like the idea too, but I think there should be a maximum of bonus you can get with one 5+ arcticle, to keep the leaderboard (I very like that idea) meaningful.


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post May 20 2008, 11:48 AM
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I'm sure Andrew isn't going to put 5+ and then add 100 on lol or something silly like that. I'd say he'll probably stick with 10 maximum but like he says it depends on the average quality of the article. So if all of the articles are a 4 quality apart from 3 or 4 then i'd imagine it will be a big bonus. I'm sure it will be done in a fair manner. It is just more fair as it makes people go for quality a little more than amount of articles which is not what the competition is about. So as long as you aim for a 5/5 article for every article you write there is a good chance of winning. I've done 2 articles and have a 5 and a 5+ which probably puts me on between 13 and 15 points with current article entries.

It's just to try and get some great articles into the wiki and is a good fair addition. biggrin.gif


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post May 20 2008, 03:55 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ May 20 2008, 06:48 AM) *
I'm sure Andrew isn't going to put 5+ and then add 100 on lol or something silly like that. I'd say he'll probably stick with 10 maximum but like he says it depends on the average quality of the article. So if all of the articles are a 4 quality apart from 3 or 4 then i'd imagine it will be a big bonus. I'm sure it will be done in a fair manner. It is just more fair as it makes people go for quality a little more than amount of articles which is not what the competition is about. So as long as you aim for a 5/5 article for every article you write there is a good chance of winning. I've done 2 articles and have a 5 and a 5+ which probably puts me on between 13 and 15 points with current article entries.

It's just to try and get some great articles into the wiki and is a good fair addition. biggrin.gif


Exactly right - as I said in the original announcement, in practical terms, by exceeding the 5 standard, you are probably going to get an extra 1 - 5 points - you have seen what OC did to get that kind of extra grading. However, we don't want to have this same discussion in a week if ZakkWylde counters with a totally awesome article that blows OC away - we will just up our expectations of the what we give in the bonus grades so room for growth is built in.

Fire, I agree about the leaderboard remaining relevant, this is an important part of the contest, to see how you are doing relative to others - there is a little uncertainty of course but not enoug to make it pointless. 5+ articles are still rare, we have 2 so far.


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Yep nice. 1-5 sounds good.
Just wondered @ winning with one very good => 40points or stuff like that.
But this way it sounds quite good!!


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does this mean some of my articles are entered? cause that would be swell smile.gif


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QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ May 20 2008, 07:52 PM) *
does this mean some of my articles are entered? cause that would be swell smile.gif

Only entries added after the competition start date.


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QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ May 20 2008, 08:52 PM) *
does this mean some of my articles are entered? cause that would be swell smile.gif


Articals that were written before the contest started are not qualified


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bah.. oh well.. guess i gotta get writing smile.gif


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