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Tresgatos  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 4413)
Thu, 21st Aug '08 1:05 AM


Hi all,
OK, if you've been following the other WTHAI thread (and the original one), then you know I've been keeping track of all the WhoTHAIs and WhereTHAIs for this month -- pretty much all data that interests me. Before you think I'm some kind of kook for doing this ... I am. So anyway, that data includes all winners (including all alternate winners that I'm aware of, i.e. people whose answers weren't initially accepted by the system but who got credit later.)

My questions to you are:

1. Would you like to see a leaderboard? This would be easy for me to do. I'd like for it to be all in good fun and an opportunity for us to celebrate each other's solving prowess in a friendly way.

2. If you'd like a leaderboard, would you like one for the WhoTHAIs and one for the WhereTHAIs, or would you like just one overall leaderboard?

3. Let's say player A and player B have both solved the same number of WhereTHAIs for the month. Do you think it's best to say they're tied for the month? Or, to break the tie, I could say player B edged out player A by solving the same number of WTHAIs in fewer tiles, if that seems fair.

If I end up posting a leaderboard, I'll also post a summary of the puzzles, winners, etc., so you can help make sure I've calculated correctly.

This has been a fun, interesting and educational project for me that I wanted to share with you all in some way. Even if I don't end up posting a leaderboard, I'll post the names of the puzzles for the month, as a sort of retrospective, so you can all revisit the fascinating people and places.

Please let me know your thoughts so I can plan accordingly.

Thanks for your help!
-- Geri

Larrybus  (Level: 317.8 - Posts: 383)
Thu, 21st Aug '08 2:23 AM

1. If you're already collecting and organizing the results and have the time to do it, I would love to see a WTHAI leaderboard.

2. Even though the Who and Where are similar, they do require different sets of skills, much like Word Rounds and Word Matches. Separate leaderboards would be my preference.

3. The number of tiles is probably one way to break ties, but since the individual puzzles vary wildly in difficulty, it's not necessarily fair. But it would be an interesting statistic to see.

Thanks for keeping track of the WTHAIs the way you have!

BTW, can you organize tax deductible expenses? If yes, let me know where to send my shoebox of receipts in January.

Tresgatos  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 4413)
Thu, 21st Aug '08 5:59 AM

Thanks very much for your input, Larry, I appreciate it!

"BTW, can you organize tax deductible expenses? If yes, let me know where to send my shoebox of receipts in January."


-- Geri

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Thu, 21st Aug '08 6:56 PM

This is a great idea, Geri! Thanks for all your work in pulling together info and links for threaded discussion. I've enjoyed it!

Kasp767982  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 153)
Fri, 22nd Aug '08 8:54 AM

Yep I would love to see leaders boards for these each month too please

Zeedee  (Level: 234.0 - Posts: 1088)
Fri, 22nd Aug '08 1:06 PM

Yes, although the way things have been going, I'm not going to see my name on it. Sigh..............everytime I get online the puzzle has just been guessed. Lousy timing.

Nelly  (Level: 179.8 - Posts: 1167)
Sat, 23rd Aug '08 9:02 AM

Hi Geri!

I'd love to see leader boards for both if you have the time. I've never kept a note, probably 'cos I never expected to get another after the first one! Must admit I'm rather curious.

I love reading your hints thread. I used to find it so irritating when I couldn't see the actual picture used on the link and tried to Google it, not always successfully! I've always wanted to know what picture was used on the WTHAIs I've missed and now I do!

Thanks for all your time and effort and a great idea!

Tresgatos  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 4413)
Sun, 24th Aug '08 12:12 PM

Thanks very much for all the feedback, and Nelly (Karen), I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the other thread! I appreciate the help of Pepperdoc, Larrybus, Zeedee and others in finding links, and of course, everyone is welcome to join in and talk about their favorite (or not so favorite ) WTHAIs!

So, I'll be making a leaderboard (again, it's no trouble) and will post it during the first few days of Sept. Mark your calendars!

-- Geri

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