HWBoints Update: Tied Scores Will Receive Equal Points

Based on the poll results in a forum thread concerning a discussion on how tied scores receive points, we have implemented an update to the point algorithm. From now on tied scores will receive equal points. Before the oldest submission would always score higher.

The update to the points algorithm has already been deployed on our UAT server for testing. It will be deployed to the production server in the next update. Note that we currently have not foreseen any code to search for ties and update the points. If you have a score tied with one which is receiving more points, please recalculate the submission in order to update the points.

The HWBOT staff.


Belgium Massman says:

We will let you know once the code has moved to production.

GENiEBEN says:

Finally, good news :D

Belgium Massman says:

Update is now in production. New ties will get the same score; older ties need to be recalculated.

South Africa Vivi says:

nice! i got a sweet bump :D

South Africa Vivi says:

for competitions?

Antarctica Trouffman says:

good update :D

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Thumbs up from me :)

Belgium Massman says:

Vivi said: for competitions?

Just in the regular rankings :)

Poland phobosq says:

What about cups? If two results are tied for second place, they receive the same points now, but one of them gets silver cup and the other bronze. Shouldn't both of them get silver?

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