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04-15-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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Million Post Contest: Winners so far 4/15

UPDATE: These are the official standings in the contest so far. Note that scores are calculated using the following formula:

Total Qualifying Posts + Post Quality Bonus - Post Quality Penalty

Thus, a user with a relatively small number of quality posts could easily win over a user with many meaningless ones. The winner could be a frequent poster, or a high-quality poster, but not a one-line poster! I hope this algorithm sheds some light on the calculation of the winners as I believe it to be quite fair.

See the post score examples for details

Update: a bug has been found in our score computation. Updated results will be posted tomorrow, although note that they don't differ much from the below results.

Leaderboard:

1. rparmar with a score of 664 (posts: 654, quality bonus: 81)


2. jct_us101 with a score of 624 (posts: 685, quality bonus: 44)


3. tuner571 with a score of 379 (posts: 580, quality bonus: 13)

4. riorico with a score of 360 (posts: 135, quality bonus: 226)

5. JeffJS with a score of 247 (posts: 134, quality bonus 146)

Score calculation examples:

QuoteQuote:
Nice photo!
Score: 1 + 0 - 0.95 = 0.05

QuoteQuote:
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Maecenas eleifend turpis eu sapien consectetur quis sagittis nisl hendrerit. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Integer felis tortor, dignissim et condimentum eget, ultrices id est. Aenean elementum condimentum diam, et auctor ipsum ornare sed. Etiam vehicula, tortor ut scelerisque gravida, neque nisl nullam.
Score = 1 + 0 - 0 = 1.00


QuoteQuote:
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque sit amet nibh enim, a lacinia ligula. Cras tempor consectetur porttitor. Curabitur auctor nisi eu tortor lacinia faucibus ac ac ante. Aliquam erat volutpat. Sed ut est tortor. Aenean commodo interdum metus eu cursus. Sed id eros eu leo molestie porta. Sed arcu felis, tincidunt id vestibulum vitae, mollis vitae purus. In ante magna, placerat nec laoreet nec, consectetur placerat nibh. Phasellus id interdum ligula. Sed ligula leo, luctus at ultrices sit amet, tincidunt ac tellus. Vivamus nec nulla leo, vitae aliquet elit. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae;
Sed vitae dictum mauris. Duis eu purus sed velit luctus interdum sit amet at dui. Proin imperdiet, magna sed accumsan congue, erat dolor sagittis velit amet.
Score = 1 + 1*1.1 - 0 = 2.10

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam sapien dolor, imperdiet sed porttitor eget, luctus sit amet odio. Sed feugiat pharetra accumsan. Aenean ut felis magna, eget volutpat dui. Vivamus justo tortor, fermentum id luctus id, luctus at nibh. Etiam euismod leo non nibh tempor facilisis. Sed consectetur lorem vitae enim accumsan in tincidunt nisi scelerisque. Morbi dignissim purus tincidunt mauris pretium sed mattis nulla blandit. Ut pulvinar ornare suscipit. Fusce luctus elit et leo aliquet lobortis faucibus a sapien. Vestibulum semper, felis ut condimentum posuere, eros arcu interdum metus, nec varius lectus risus non nulla. Nunc nec dolor diam. Curabitur mi elit, placerat vel condimentum vel, adipiscing sed nisi. Nunc blandit feugiat sapien non ullamcorper. Aenean id lacus eu purus adipiscing gravida eget id enim. Nullam a faucibus turpis.
Phasellus tristique lacinia felis, a tincidunt neque dapibus in. Nullam egestas sagittis magna, in aliquam ante porttitor a. Vestibulum tempor aliquet justo, ut placerat sapien scelerisque ac. Nunc dictum lacinia libero, eu rutrum nisi faucibus sagittis. Ut sed purus metus, a mattis dolor. Aenean aliquam commodo ullamcorper. Pellentesque gravida eros eu tellus convallis accumsan. Nunc id elit id magna fringilla aliquam in a massa. Duis dapibus consectetur tempor. Sed eget sollicitudin massa. Duis eget mauris et nulla vestibulum euismod. Phasellus at orci metus. Donec vestibulum gravida velit sit amet rhoncus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam erat volutpat. Fusce dapibus sollicitudin quam eget laoreet. Nunc vel elit ut sapien iaculis vulputate. Aenean massa nunc.
Score = 1 + 3*1.1 - 0 = 4.30


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04-15-2010, 09:38 AM   #2
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Thanks Adam! This may prevent the 'polution' of some of the subforums I've noticed last days. Or am I too naive now?
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Nice promotion! Just joined the forum, and this is indeed a lovely thing to stumble on.
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Where am I at in the ranking Adam?

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I think the second example of quote contains phonetic reversal lyrics to Electric Light Orchestra's "Fire On High" and therefore should be considered a score of 1.50.
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Is there a reason that all of those quotes are in another language or did I hit the wrong button on my translation page?
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QUOTE:
"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam sapien dolor, imperdiet sed porttitor eget, luctus sit amet odio. Sed feugiat pharetra accumsan. Aenean ut felis magna, eget volutpat dui. Vivamus justo tortor, fermentum id luctus id, luctus at nibh. Etiam euismod leo non nibh tempor facilisis. Sed consectetur lorem vitae enim accumsan in tincidunt nisi scelerisque. Morbi dignissim purus tincidunt mauris pretium sed mattis nulla blandit. Ut pulvinar ornare suscipit. Fusce luctus elit et leo aliquet lobortis faucibus a sapien. Vestibulum semper, felis ut condimentum posuere, eros arcu interdum metus, nec varius lectus risus non nulla. Nunc nec dolor diam. Curabitur mi elit, placerat vel condimentum vel, adipiscing sed nisi. Nunc blandit feugiat sapien non ullamcorper. Aenean id lacus eu purus adipiscing gravida eget id enim. Nullam a faucibus turpis.
Phasellus tristique lacinia felis, a tincidunt neque dapibus in. Nullam egestas sagittis magna, in aliquam ante porttitor a. Vestibulum tempor aliquet justo, ut placerat sapien scelerisque ac. Nunc dictum lacinia libero, eu rutrum nisi faucibus sagittis. Ut sed purus metus, a mattis dolor. Aenean aliquam commodo ullamcorper. Pellentesque gravida eros eu tellus convallis accumsan. Nunc id elit id magna fringilla aliquam in a massa. Duis dapibus consectetur tempor. Sed eget sollicitudin massa. Duis eget mauris et nulla vestibulum euismod. Phasellus at orci metus. Donec vestibulum gravida velit sit amet rhoncus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam erat volutpat. Fusce dapibus sollicitudin quam eget laoreet. Nunc vel elit ut sapien iaculis vulputate. Aenean massa nunc. "


Score = 1 + 3*1.1 - 0 = 4.30

4.20...no higher. :ugh:

Thanks for the update Adam.


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YaY! Robin.....
I'm rooting for ya! Sorry other members but Robin has been very nice to me and my photos.
If it were possible I'd give you my post count as I bailed..lol!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jct us101 Quote
Is there a reason that all of those quotes are in another language or did I hit the wrong button on my translation page?
It's common nonsensical text often used as filler or sample text when graphic designers are designing a layout. It's not supposed to make sense, just hold the spot for the design.
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I thought it was latin...

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(I'd make this post longer so it got more points but I've recused myself from the contest. Best of luck to everyone in the race to the finish line)
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so big bonus points for posting entirely in Latin?
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QuoteOriginally posted by MRRiley Quote
I thought it was latin...

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(I'd make this post longer so it got more points but I've recused myself from the contest. Best of luck to everyone in the race to the finish line)
It is Latin but it is also nonsense. It doesn't translate into anything meaningful
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LoL ......you guys crack me up....I don't think it has anything to do with Latin or any other language...rather the length/reply of the post...longer and wordier replies get more bonus points. I believe what was given here was an example.
Eg....
"Nice sho"t = 1 point
"This shot is nice/not so much because it is _________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________"<-----------Insert lengthy yet intelligently worded pontification/reasons here! = 2 points and +
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QuoteOriginally posted by cwood Quote
It is Latin but it is also nonsense. It doesn't translate into anything meaningful
It's classic filler text for webmasters/designers- see Lorem Ipsum - All the facts - Lipsum generator

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