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Ian Sanchez Moroni
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Is it just me, or there's anyone else that find strange the rating breakdown for this game? Forme, it seens that we have a bot ratingthis game over and over. Specially when, in lessthan 12hrs thegame has wentupmore than 1 whole point in the rating.
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Martin R. Krause
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I just noticed that this game even exists! The rating computer works on automatic, but it has to be a well planed joke form someone.
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Peter van der Helm
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Must be an April fools joke....
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no its simply that good .

monkey auto races is the pirates choice of game and if you like pirates you will vote 10 for monkey auto races.

Argh matey monkeys arrrh

and it gets extra points for superior rum playability the more rum the better the game.
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Torquato wrote:
I just noticed that this game even exists! The rating computer works on automatic, but it has to be a well planed joke form someone.


You must have missed it yesterday. As a coordinated April's Fool joke, many people rated the game a 10 in an effort to displace Puerto Rico as number 1. It worked. Almost 300 people entered their rating on March 31 and MAR was #1 for a day (actually two now). Many of the ratings have been now been removed as things return to normal. Hopefully everyone will remove their bogus ratings or Aldie may not let things like this happen in the future.
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It was, as speculated above, a large-scale joke that I organized. I can guarantee that by tomorrow, it won't be #1 any more. I'm endeavouring to have all ratings removed as soon as possible, so there won't be a mess left behind us.
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What I don't understand, is that this game only has 300 votes. Shouldn't the extra "average" votes bring this game down significantly, and thus not the #1 game? (As of now it's still #1)
 
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I'm going to post an article with details, eventually, but briefly:

100 dummy votes of ~5.5 are added in.

(300 * 10) + (100 * 5.5) / 400 = an average of 8.875, well over Puerto Rico.
 
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Fair enough, I probably should have done the math first myself.
 
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it's already 3 april
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The game is now ranked 702, after the April 3 ranking run. Presumably, the ranking will continue to fall as additional votes are removed. Perhaps it's too much to ask that the game fall out of the rankings altogether (the game had no ratings at all before this whole thing started). It now has enough 1 votes alone to keep it ranked.
 
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I find it really funny that Puerto Rico as of yesterday had a rating of around 8.29 and now it has a rating of 8.80???
 
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chessduffer wrote:
I find it really funny that Puerto Rico as of yesterday had a rating of around 8.29 and now it has a rating of 8.80???


It's not really that strange. Probably people that haven't rated the game yet, due to it's top position did notice the change and didn't get 1st of April or something.

And the userbase here is still going up isn't it? Therefor more PR ratings?
 
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chessduffer wrote:
I find it really funny that Puerto Rico as of yesterday had a rating of around 8.29 and now it has a rating of 8.80???

April 1 is over, so you don't need to fool us.
At the moment (April 3), Puerto Rico has 8309 ratings, with an average rating of 8.48, and a ranking of 8.40.
On April 1, Puerto Rico had a ranking of 8.39, based on 8284 ratings.
So 25 new ratings in two days. Doesn't look strange at all.
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jeffwolfe wrote:
The game is now ranked 702, after the April 3 ranking run. Presumably, the ranking will continue to fall as additional votes are removed. Perhaps it's too much to ask that the game fall out of the rankings altogether (the game had no ratings at all before this whole thing started). It now has enough 1 votes alone to keep it ranked.


I don't think it's too much to ask. It's my hope to have *all* ratings removed. If that's not possible, I definitely want to get it unranked.
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chessduffer wrote:
I find it really funny that Puerto Rico as of yesterday had a rating of around 8.29 and now it has a rating of 8.80???

Part of the reason also is that as additional insurance the joke would work, most of us decreased our rank of PR by 2 notches. When I erased MAR, I also moved my rank for PR up from 6 to 8.

So the combo of people putting back the "real" PR ratings and those that were retaliating for PR dropping to #2 sent this average through the roof in 2 days.
 
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BrianMola wrote:
Part of the reason also is that as additional insurance the joke would work, most of us decreased our rank of PR by 2 notches.


Just as a quick note, the effect of this on PR's rating was only about 0.03.

PR was at 8.42 before all this stuff, it dropped as low as 8.39, and presently it's at 8.40.

The tricky part is that the above are the "post-processing" figures. BGG manipulates the data a bit. Perhaps the 8.80 was a raw figure from somewhere. I can't remember the screen that shows the raw amount right now.
 
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BrianMola wrote:
chessduffer wrote:
I find it really funny that Puerto Rico as of yesterday had a rating of around 8.29 and now it has a rating of 8.80???

Part of the reason also is that as additional insurance the joke would work, most of us decreased our rank of PR by 2 notches. When I erased MAR, I also moved my rank for PR up from 6 to 8.

Oh yah! I remembered to remove my rating for MAR, but had forgotten to put my PR rating back up to 8 from 5. Thanks for the reminder.
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rootbeer wrote:
Perhaps the 8.80 was a raw figure from somewhere. I can't remember the screen that shows the raw amount right now.

The unmodified rating average is the one shown on top of the game page (1 digit precision), and in the statistic section of the game (2 digits). Currently 8.48.

The number used for ranking is in the list of games. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/browser.php?itemtype=game&sortb.... Currently 8.40.
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rootbeer wrote:
It's my hope to have *all* ratings removed. If that's not possible, I definitely want to get it unranked.



Yes ,please remove all the ratings.
 
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