2016 Community Game of the Year - Results posted (at last)!

Demyx wrote:
shoptroll wrote:

But what if we want the results in XML? ;)

Then your data format preferences are bad and you should feel bad!

This is my favorite post.

boogle wrote:

For those interested in the nitty gritty:

Spoiler:

Previously results have been collected manually.
This will no longer be the case in the boogle future, and a standard list format will be imposed to facilitate collecting data.
Then I'm going to post raw and summarized json files containing the data.

Well there go my dreams of hardcore statistical analyses resulting in novel inferrences.

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boogle wrote:

For those interested in the nitty gritty:

Spoiler:

Previously results have been collected manually.
This will no longer be the case in the boogle future, and a standard list format will be imposed to facilitate collecting data.
Then I'm going to post raw and summarized json files containing the data.

While I can understand the advantage in a standardize list, I feel that the risk is that the GOTY thread would lose a lot of its flavor. The fun part of this thread is writing up a list, explaining the wherefore and why, someone is use screenshots or link to the box art. With a standard list, you run the risk of having this thread become a bunch of "filled my list!" posts. But that's just how I see things.

You'll just have to adhere to a formatting standard.
Comments, screenshots, links, etc will be permitted.

Compiling and counting the votes is only part of the job, and it's honestly the smaller part. Last year, PandaEskimo made a JSON tool that makes the tallying faster, too.

Most of the problems you'll solve won't be technical problems, they'll be people problems. Maintaining an inclusive, neutral atmosphere where people feel free to share their thoughts and their interests without getting grief for it. Encouraging people to be thoughtful and to take the process seriously but not too seriously. Motivating participation in multiple places and multiple threads. Negotiating edge cases for eligibility that take into account both the goals of the thread and the needs of different posters. Helping the conversation stay on track. Bumping the thread when participation wanes ands finding ways to keep people thinking about it. Finding nice things to say about games you hate. Finding nice things to say about games you've never even seen.

Standardized formats and automated counting would have helped me tremendously, to be sure, but that's not the part that I feel I don't have time for. It's the community-oriented, interpersonal part that takes the time and emotional energy.

Thanks for all your effort, Clock. I watched the thread largely silently and was always impressed with your even-handedness in disputes and conversations that got more heated than the subject matter merited.

Jonman wrote:

Well there go my dreams of hardcore statistical analyses resulting in novel inferrences.

And now I want to gather all the past data, sanitize, and run some models. I've got a dissertation to write now, but after May, perhaps I'll revisit with whatever raw data are available.

Maybe the statistical analysis could take into account word count of the write ups to help calculate score multipliers.

Spoiler:

(Of course I'm kidding.)

doubtingthomas396 wrote:

Maybe the statistical analysis could take into account word count of the write ups to help calculate score multipliers. :twisted:

I could finally get a game up on the top 10!!!

doubtingthomas396 wrote:
Spoiler:

(Of course I'm kidding.)

Spoiler:

... or are you?!?!?

BadKen wrote:
doubtingthomas396 wrote:
Spoiler:

(Of course I'm kidding.)

Spoiler:

... or are you?!?!?

Spoiler:

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doubtingthomas396 wrote:

Maybe the statistical analysis could take into account word count of the write ups to help calculate score multipliers. :twisted:

Also, pun count.

Jonman wrote:

Also, pun count.

Good luck with the NLTK classifier.

boogle wrote:
Jonman wrote:

Also, pun count.

Good luck with the NLTK classifier.

I'm sure he can at least put in a token effort. He's a classy guy.

boogle wrote:
Jonman wrote:

Also, pun count.

Good luck with the NLTK classifier.

Classifier? I 'ardly know 'er!

Shoot I totally forgot to vote this year

Edit: oops this year voting just opened