JC (Exether) wrote:
> Jim Charter wrote:
>> A think an overview of the statistics is a great idea, and an
>> interesting challenge. But it is not very clear to me what your site
>> is telling me. The tracking of individuals, images, and of topics all
>> seems to be vying for attention. Maybe some sort of graphs or charts
>> showing the profile of the data would help with understanding the
>> meaning of the display. Or maybe just more detailed description of
>> what you intend to show. Again I think it's a great idea but needs to
>> be taken a further. The display of data in a meaningful way is not a
>> trivial task. I have a pretty good understanding of the contest and
>> who the players are and I have a great deal of difficulty
>> understanding what is shown there. I would definitely hesitate to
>> refer the page to someone unfamiliar with the contest. Again, great
>> idea, great potential, needs further refinement imho.
> Thanks for sharing this, I think I was not aware enough of that,
> probably because I made the site so I know what everything is.
> In a way the spaghetti structure of the site is on purpose, because it
> is intended to let you browse the competition at will going from
> artist's pages to theme then another artist, etc.
> But obviously I have been too fast in the explanation, trying to make it
> short because people usually don't bother reading too much on the net.
> I need to seperate what is equivalent to what's on the IRTC site, like
> theme's and rounds, and this yearly championship that I added and that
> probably messes things up.
> I'll work on clearing that up when I have time,
>> The actual scores themselves, as a comparative thing seem the least
>> interesting to me. I am more interested in the people.
> I had other people telling me that they were interested in more scores
> statistics, my position is more intermediate, so I'll see.
>> Who are the main players, win percentage, who were the early leaders,
>> who are the later ones. What you are touching on is the history of
>> the contest itself. I think you need to address how the numbers show
>> that history.
> The championship from start page is supposed to point out who the main
> players are.
>> On a further note:
>> We have a distinct trend in fewer and fewer entrants it seems. Yet
>> these newsgroups seem to be as lively as ever. I can't keep up with
>> all the threads. I wonder, can you analyte the data and see if there
>> is any trend in the number or percentage of new participants versus
>> Say if you pick some threshold, for an individual's degree of
>> participation, does it peak and then wane? Have regulars moved on?
>> Is this a constant process or was there a bulge? Does the data reveal
>> anything more about this trend?
> Interesting idea, I could have statistics about the number of new
> entrants for each round or the average number of previous entries among
> all entrants of a round.
Really I was just trying to encourage you to push it. I think it could
be a showcase site, more than just an aside. Give you more "permission"
to indulge the idea if that's what jazzes you. The championship points
idea is quite brilliant I think. I could image other spin off contests
too. Your site could be a place to retrospect leading participants or
certain entries too.
It was Nathan's entry for "School" that first galvanized my interest in POV.
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