DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> The DPL >> DPL Scoring question
Pages:  
Showing posts 1 - 16 of 16, (reverse)
AuthorThread
06/22/2015 11:22:37 AM · #1
So is the score going to be what's averaged? Or the percentile?

For instance, if I get a 5.9 in graveyard, but it's an extremely low scoring challenge, so I get a blue ribbon and 100%. Is the 5.9 what's counted or the 100%? It would be a meh score, but I high placement so we'd get different results depending upon what is the determining factor.
06/22/2015 11:28:00 AM · #2
It would have to be by percentile because that is the only way to really compare between challenges that can have a very different distribution of scores.
06/22/2015 02:15:35 PM · #3
Was this ever answered? We're thinking it's score but I see the problems mentioned.
06/22/2015 02:22:59 PM · #4
I was under the impression it was percentile for the reasons above but can't find the thread now sorry.
06/22/2015 02:26:11 PM · #5
Does it really matter at this point? You still need to do the best you can in each challenge you enter, and the same system will apply equally to all teams ...
06/22/2015 02:26:12 PM · #6
It is all based on percentile.
06/22/2015 02:45:33 PM · #7
Langdon says it's percentile. As to whether it "really matters", you bet it does. Suppose the two weekly challenges were "Sunsets" and "Industrial Waste". It's entirely possible the pretty challenge would have a couple dozen 6+ images and the other, only a handful. You could WIN the ugly challenge with a score that hypothetically might be beaten by a dozen of the top "pretty" finishers. This is why we went to percentile in the first place, way back when.
06/22/2015 02:47:47 PM · #8
That still shouldn't change your ultimate goal ... and it "didn't matter" because it (almost for sure) wouldn't be changing at this point.
06/22/2015 03:09:40 PM · #9
The seed percentage and season percentage can be seen on the team profile page ...
06/22/2015 05:45:05 PM · #10
Originally posted by GeneralE:

That still shouldn't change your ultimate goal ... and it "didn't matter" because it (almost for sure) wouldn't be changing at this point.


It was a valid question, not sure why you're knocking it down. Thanks Bear for the answer.
06/22/2015 05:52:55 PM · #11
Originally posted by ecmguy:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

That still shouldn't change your ultimate goal ... and it "didn't matter" because it (almost for sure) wouldn't be changing at this point.


It was a valid question, not sure why you're knocking it down. Thanks Bear for the answer.


I have to agree and that comment is not something I would expect from a member of site counsel, completely unprofessional.
06/22/2015 06:05:34 PM · #12
what exactly does "seed" percentage mean?
06/22/2015 06:27:07 PM · #13
I think 'seed percentage' is the average percentile you received on your last 10 submissions, and it was averaged for each team. It was just an indicator of the relative strength of each team as DPL started. It shouldn't have any effect on week-to-week contests, as far as I know. If I'm wrong about this, please correct me.
06/22/2015 06:29:32 PM · #14
Originally posted by ecmguy:

I think 'seed percentage' is the average percentile you received on your last 10 submissions, and it was averaged for each team. It was just an indicator of the relative strength of each team as DPL started. It shouldn't have any effect on week-to-week contests, as far as I know. If I'm wrong about this, please correct me.


You are correct, that's unless I am completely off mark on this one.

Message edited by author 2015-06-22 19:15:09.
06/22/2015 06:31:48 PM · #15
Originally posted by ecmguy:

I think 'seed percentage' is the average percentile you received on your last 10 submissions, and it was averaged for each team. It was just an indicator of the relative strength of each team as DPL started. It shouldn't have any effect on week-to-week contests, as far as I know. If I'm wrong about this, please correct me.


/\/\ This and I think the 'seed percentage' was used to rank teams for placing into conferences.
06/22/2015 09:41:23 PM · #16
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Langdon says it's percentile. As to whether it "really matters", you bet it does. Suppose the two weekly challenges were "Sunsets" and "Industrial Waste". It's entirely possible the pretty challenge would have a couple dozen 6+ images and the other, only a handful. You could WIN the ugly challenge with a score that hypothetically might be beaten by a dozen of the top "pretty" finishers. This is why we went to percentile in the first place, way back when.


I assume that the top 4 percentiles are taken from 4 team members over the two weekly challenges and the best average wins. Simple as that. So in fact, your actual score is not what matters, but your finish position. This is an important difference. You could have a big differential between 1st and 2nd for example, but by percentile they are almost the same.
Pages:  
Current Server Time: 10/22/2018 10:27:15 AM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2018 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 10/22/2018 10:27:15 AM EDT.