Brainstorm for a metric for the "interestingness" of a hit

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Re: Hit interestingness scores (phase 2)

Post by Phaseolus » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:05 pm

http://forums.wheresgeorge.com/showthre ... ntries-%A7

This is the information provided by Wheresgeorge about what they call "alternate hits".

When having the hit, I received the following information by email and although it was an "alternate hit", I felt quite happy:

"Your 2003A One dollar bill with serial number E6444---4H has just been re-entered as an Alternate Hit into Where's George?!

Click on the link below to see the tracking report.

http://www.wheresgeorge.com/b:pZbUW6j4P

(You may need to copy and paste the entire link into your browser.)"

When I did open the links and understood about "alternate hits", I thought it was a clever way of dealing with such hits, instead of our endless discussions on the S&U forum.

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Re: Hit interestingness scores (phase 2)

Post by vermeer » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:13 pm

A hit on a dead straight line is quite interesting because it is quite unusual. That may be scored on deviation from 0º/180º or 90º/270º.
http://nl.eurobilltracker.com/notes/?id=145983615" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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http://nl.eurobilltracker.com/notes/?id=94570069" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Hit interestingness scores (phase 2)

Post by philgelico » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:33 am

i don't want to interfere too much in this complicated subject, but perhaps, it could be a "first step" if a simple, open system of "notation" (for instance from 0 to 5 "stars"; or from 0 to 5 "points") open to anybody. We vote if we like or dislike the hit, just like a "poll". Why not ?
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Re: Hit interestingness scores (phase 2)

Post by jrnsndrs » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:15 am

Because people may give 0 points because they dislike one of the persons involved instead of the hit? (Shame on them!)
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Re: Hit interestingness scores (phase 2)

Post by Kleman » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:50 am

jrnsndrs wrote:Because people may give 0 points because they dislike one of the persons involved instead of the hit? (Shame on them!)
I agree !
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Re: Hit interestingness scores (phase 2)

Post by LArdennais » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:51 pm

+1 ;)

For your information, this point has been already AGREED by the Board. But due to a serious lack of persons into the Dev WG, it's actually impossible to give you this "system". I think, for more reasonable and/or simple use, that just a "I like" button can be operational :arrow: the more "likes" are given by the EBTers, the more interesting Hit is.
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