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06/13/2011 04:40:23 AM · #1
advance apologies if this has been discussed before.

i have noticed that lately there are 3 new member challenges and one new open challenge every week. it used to be 2/2.
is this something temporary or permanent?
06/13/2011 04:42:55 AM · #2
yes
06/13/2011 04:47:49 AM · #3
Thread Explaining the change

Maybe this will be a little more helpful.
06/13/2011 05:04:51 AM · #4
Originally posted by tase:

i have noticed that lately there are 3 new member challenges and one new open challenge every week. it used to be 2/2.


Well, that's not accurate anyway, though. Currently we have member challenges showing up on Mondays and Fridays at midnight, and an open challenge on Wednesdays, for a 2/1 ratio. It used to be members on Monday and a pair of "exclusive" opens on Wednesday meaning you could enter one or the other, but not both. Additionally, there were sometimes "extra" challenges, usually for members.

Anyway, it used to be a 1/2 ratio, now it's 2/1: and what this means, in practical terms, is that registered members can enter one challenge a week, same as always, but *paid* members now have 3 a week, up from 2 a week, since they can enter the open challenges also.

When I first joined, in late 2004, it was 1/1 BTW... The two "exclusive" opens happened to manage challenge size when there was a spike in challenge entries and the single open challenge was becoming unmanageably large.

R.
06/13/2011 08:30:40 AM · #5
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by tase:

i have noticed that lately there are 3 new member challenges and one new open challenge every week. it used to be 2/2.


Well, that's not accurate anyway, though. Currently we have member challenges showing up on Mondays and Fridays at midnight, and an open challenge on Wednesdays, for a 2/1 ratio. It used to be members on Monday and a pair of "exclusive" opens on Wednesday meaning you could enter one or the other, but not both. Additionally, there were sometimes "extra" challenges, usually for members.

Anyway, it used to be a 1/2 ratio, now it's 2/1: and what this means, in practical terms, is that registered members can enter one challenge a week, same as always, but *paid* members now have 3 a week, up from 2 a week, since they can enter the open challenges also.

When I first joined, in late 2004, it was 1/1 BTW... The two "exclusive" opens happened to manage challenge size when there was a spike in challenge entries and the single open challenge was becoming unmanageably large.

R.


I think your math is off a little bit Bear. It used to be that on a weekly basis, members could enter 2 challenges (1 member + 1 of the 2 open) and non-members could enter 1 of 2 open challenges. This is a ration of 2:1. Now the members have 3 opportunities each week, with 2 member challenge + 1 of 1 open challenges. Non-members have one chance each week, 1 of 1 open challenge. This is a 3:1 ratio.

Tim

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