The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - SCORING

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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - SCORING

Postby Cèid Donn » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:28 am

Adrianslont 31 days Indonesian, 31 days French

Aloyse 29 days ==> 15 points

aloysius Januari
Russian: 23 points (1 missed day)
French: 31 points

aravinda 31 days

CarlyD January: 31

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31 days (Dutch)

Fenderman January: 31 days (Spanish)

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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - SCORING

Postby Aloyse » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:05 pm

first post of this thread is confusing
if 1 missed day = -7pts, how is it possible to get 30 points for January?
if 3 missed days in February result in 7 points (28-3*7), how come I'm told 2 missed days in January result in 15 pts (29-2*7) instead of 17 pts(31-2*7)?

guess I would have less of a headache if i hadn't missed any day.
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - SCORING

Postby trui » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:21 pm

Do I have the lowest score? Do I? :D

8 days - 4 missed days = -20!

Note to self: do not attempt to study right before bed.
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - SCORING

Postby Lianne » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:14 pm

Aloyse wrote:first post of this thread is confusing
if 1 missed day = -7pts, how is it possible to get 30 points for January?
if 3 missed days in February result in 7 points (28-3*7), how come I'm told 2 missed days in January result in 15 pts (29-2*7) instead of 17 pts(31-2*7)?

guess I would have less of a headache if i hadn't missed any day.


You're right, the first post's examples are a bit wonky. It's impossible to have 30 points for January if you started on the 1st (though people started throughout January, so that one is possible for someone who started on the 2nd). And the example of 3 missed days in February giving a score of 7 is incorrect, based on the instructions in the main challenge thread.

If one misses 3 days in February, then one has 25-(3*7)=4. Because you get a penalty of -7 and also don't get the point for that day.
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - SCORING

Postby zenmonkey » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:24 pm

January -please copy the post, add your name, score(s), language(s)/generic studying
  • Adrianslont:
    31 days Indonesian,
    31 days French
  • Aloyse: 29 days ==> 15 points
  • aloysius:
    Russian: 23 points (1 missed day)
    French: 31 points
  • aravinda: 31 days
  • CarlyD: 31
  • Cèid Donn: 31
  • Elsa Maria:
    31 days (Danish)
    31 days (Dutch)
  • Fenderman: 31 days (Spanish)
  • Jim: 31 days, looking forward to February
  • lavengro: 31 days / trentuno giorni (Italian / italiano, ovviamente)
  • Lianne: 31/31 for French! :D
  • lingua: 31 days
  • LunaMoonsilver: 31 days (yay!)
  • Neurotip: 31 days (Modern Greek)
  • PeterMollenburg: 31 days of French
  • Radioclare: 31 days
  • Teango: 31 points (German, Russian)
  • Tom: 31 days
  • ロータス 31 days
  • trui -20
  • zenmonkey: 21 points / 21 (generic) (started 10.1.19)
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - SCORING

Postby rdearman » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:32 pm

zenmonkey wrote:January -please copy the post, add your name, score(s), language(s)/generic studying

hummm.... I disapproved a new usrs post this morning because they just copied another post without seemingly adding anything of value. So I appologise to whoever that was, and I think you all should probably find a better method of scoring. (Did someone say twitter bot?)
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - SCORING

Postby zenmonkey » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:20 pm

rdearman wrote:
zenmonkey wrote:January -please copy the post, add your name, score(s), language(s)/generic studying

hummm.... I disapproved a new usrs post this morning because they just copied another post without seemingly adding anything of value. So I appologise to whoever that was, and I think you all should probably find a better method of scoring. (Did someone say twitter bot?)


we talked about it...
https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... 80#p129878
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - SCORING

Postby avalon » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:36 pm

January -please copy the post, add your name, score(s), language(s)/generic studying
Adrianslont:
31 days Indonesian,
31 days French
Aloyse: 29 days ==> 15 points
aloysius:
Russian: 23 points (1 missed day)
French: 31 points
aravinda: 31 days
CarlyD: 31
Cèid Donn: 31
Elsa Maria:
31 days (Danish)
31 days (Dutch)
Fenderman: 31 days (Spanish)
Jim: 31 days, looking forward to February
lavengro: 31 days / trentuno giorni (Italian / italiano, ovviamente)
Lianne: 31/31 for French! :D
lingua: 31 days
LunaMoonsilver: 31 days (yay!)
Neurotip: 31 days (Modern Greek)
PeterMollenburg: 31 days of French
Radioclare: 31 days
Teango: 31 points (German, Russian)
Tom: 31 days
ロータス 31 days
trui -20
zenmonkey: 21 points / 21 (generic) (started 10.1.19)
avalon: 24 points (Modern Greek)
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - SCORING

Postby Teango » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:43 pm

To be honest, I'm not a fan of negative scoring...EVER...it's just really demotivating.

I feel that if someone puts time and effort into learning a language, they should be rewarded; not punished. Even if there are more missed days than good days in total, the result should never reset below 0.

Just imagine a computer game based on this principle? After a few attempts, I'd be forced to start the next game heavily in debt to the Grim Reaper and need to work my way through several levels of wait it out over several weeks filling in tax forms in Hades just to get back to the starting point again! :?
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - SCORING

Postby lavengro » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:45 pm

Teango wrote:...
Just imagine a computer game based on this principle? After a few attempts, I'd be forced to start the next game heavily in debt to the Grim Reaper, and need to work my way through several levels of Hades just to get back to the starting point again! :?

I am not a gamer myself, but if there is not already a computer game like this, there really should be one!
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