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Individual song polls

Discussion in 'Commentary Discussion' started by LooseCannon, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Individual song rankings for all songs are now open!
     
  2. Aces_High

    Aces_High Gathering speed as I head down the runway

    I calculated my average rating for TBOS and I noticed that this method could be more accurate. I was surprised to get only 7.27 and I thought that my rating would be higher if I took into account the lenght of the songs:

    R = r × l / L

    R: Weighted average rating (a number from 0.042 if you give The Ides of March a 1 to 2.65 if you give ROTAM a 10)
    r: Indivial song rating (out of 10)
    l: Lenght of the song (min)
    L: Lenght of the album (min)


    The weighted average rating of the album is the sum of all the R.

    The point of this is to show that longer songs should have more importance.
    Take ROTAM. Most of us would give it a 10, but since there are 8 songs on Powerslave, this 10 is only worth a eighth of the regular average rating. However, its lenght represents more than a quarter of the album, so instead of being only 1,25 points of your total rating, it becomes 2.65 points.

    My weighted average for TBOS is 7.90, not a huge difference but enough to go from 7 to 8 if we use round numbers.
     
  3. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Eh. I think most people consider songs as individual entities, rather than as by the time they last.
     
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  4. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    It's a new and interesting perspective.
     
  5. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    This is taking it too far for me. Decidedly too far.
     
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  6. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    So, come September, there will be a big push to get members to rank the songs. The reason why is that in September I will gather our statistics and compare to the historic polls. I've been gathering polling data going back to 2004 and I am excited to see what this fresh set of polls marks for our rankings.

    In addition, I'd like to recruit forum members to write short blurbs on individual songs, explaining why that member thinks it is where it ends up, if it deserves to be there, etc.
     
  7. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Above note is now more valid as September draws near.
     
  8. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Oh damn, I guess I better vote then.
    Also to the above, LC, I am available for any writing you need done.
    I also wonder how this awesome project could be adapted into the ongoing Maidenfans revamp discussions.
     
  9. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Only if you agree with a position of a song.
     
  10. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Not really.

     
  11. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    I voted on all of the songs a week or so ago. Do we need to include a commentary or short blurb on the songs for the votes to count or nah?
     
  12. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Aha. If
     
  13. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I'd love to write blurbs.
     
  14. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    I think LC meant "explain whether you think it deserves to be there or not".
     
  15. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Yep. I need to read better before posting so quickly.
     
  16. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner

    Why do you bother? Just copy/paste extracts from DJ Mayes's top! :D ;)
     
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  17. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Absolutely not. I don't have the time to go through each topic and see who posted thoughts. I haven't for every song.
     
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  18. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Good that would be just terrible lol. I thought I remembered someone saying we had too, maybe I was mistaken. :p
     
  19. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I need to hurry up with this.
    edit: Done!
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2016
  20. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    @LooseCannon sorry if this has been answered but do you have a specific date in september when you will begin gathering statistics? Would like to know how quickly I should finish these.
     

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