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Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« on: January 03, 2012, 02:58:15 PM »
Simplified Version:
You collect points to win
You collect points by posting
You collect more points when there is more time in between posts

Formula: *exact time of your post* minus *exact time of last post* in minutes (rounded to the nearest whole number). Let this be "X"
(X^2)/(sqrt(x))=points

Posting Format:
Minutes between posts: 529
Points earned: 110 (rounded to the nearest whole number)
Accumulated Points: (Previous points + Points earned in this post) 324

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So this is a forum game; you collect points to win although there really isn't an "end" to the game.
You collect points by posting.
The more time in between posts, the more points you win. You do not collect points if the last person to post was you. This is to avoid someone from triple posting and then deleting all the posts in between to get a high score.

This is how to calculate the amount of points you get per post.

*exact time of your post* minus *exact time of last post* in minutes (rounded to the nearest whole number). Let this be "X"
(X^2)/(sqrt(x))=points

This is a link to a wolfram-alpha page;
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%28x%5E2%29%2Fsqrt%28x%29%2C+x%3D
Just click on the link, put a number after "x=" on the search bar, press enter, scroll down, and click approximate form.

This link to another wolfram-alpha page;
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Month+Day%2C+Year%2C+Hour%3AMinute%3ASecond+-+Month+Day%2C+Year%2C+Hour%3AMinute%3ASecond
Is a template. Fill in the blanks and watch wolfram alpha do the rest. Conveniently, at the top of each post is the date.

So, the equation is like that, so as to make this game dynamic; you can easily go from losing to winning and vice versa, but not make it too crazy so that if someone posts 2 minutes after you, they'll instantly be a huge amount above you.

Post something resembling this format:

Minutes between posts: 529
Points earned: 110 (rounded to the nearest whole number)
Accumulated Points: (Previous points + Points earned in this post) 324

"Your random commentary or text here"

You can post without this, but you won't earn any points; the person who posts after you does not count your post.

Since posting requires, time; simply post a "taken" and then calculate the time in between; and modify your post.
I'm going to include a 100k minute cap. After 100k minutes, or 69 and 4/9 days, the next poster will earn a fixed amount of 100,000,000 which is 100 million.

Just post to join the game whenever. I'll add your score to le scoreboard.

Also, this may by an issue:
person A goes at 100
person B goes at 200
person B goes at 300
person B erases post at 200
person B goes at 400
person B erases post at 300

^^^^
cheating
don't do it and SS if you see anyone do it.

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« Last Edit: October 02, 2012, 11:58:45 AM by mudkipz »

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 03:05:50 PM »
CTRL+F "post" 23

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 03:11:40 PM »
jooooiiiinnnninnnnggdsfgdsfkdsjfkdsj

Not sure how this works exactly. I'm busy. I'll figure it out later.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 03:12:14 PM »
jooooiiiinnnninnnnggdsfgdsfkdsjfkdsj

Not sure how this works exactly. I'm busy. I'll figure it out later.

same here.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 03:16:09 PM »
My guess is this game won't take off.

However, I may be wrong.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 03:43:14 PM »
My guess is this game won't take off.

However, I may be wrong.

eheheehee *five seconds later*

*throws game onto plane*

look. i made a simplified version you can read in about; 10 seconds.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 03:49:26 PM »
No, I'm just saying this game won't be played much.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 03:52:45 PM »
It'll be played much more often than any other game on the forum.

Minutes between posts: 41.08
Points earned: 263?
Accumulated Points: 263?
« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 03:59:08 PM by atomic7732 »

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 03:57:42 PM »
ironically, you want to wait as long as possible between posts and/or make everyone else temporarily forget about the game so that you can accumulate more points :P

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012, 04:00:33 PM »
Well the problem with that is, while you're accumulating points, everyone else that has a post active in the topic (which basically if you've ever posted at all in the topic) will be gaining them too. Until the 694/9 day cap is up.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 04:04:09 PM »
no, you only gain points when you post. so the decision is when to post. If you post early, you win the points. If you manage to post later, you win more points (the equation is quadratic, exponential, whatever.)

And once the cap is up, the topic is either dead, or theres about 5 people stalking it until the last second.
edit: haha, atomic went.


ok, lets try rounding the "minutes between posts" before calculating points. the final result might be a bit off, but it's clearer/easier this way.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 10:46:02 AM by mudkipz »

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2012, 04:06:30 PM »
I know... but you're technically gaining points until you post at which point they are tallied, added to the scoreboard and your points start accumulating again.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2012, 04:08:09 PM »
yes. techincally gaining points with a risk that someone will take them before you :)

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2012, 04:10:21 PM »
It'll be played much more often than any other game on the forum.

Minutes between posts: 41.08
Points earned: 263?
Accumulated Points: 263?

atomic your time seems to be off...

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=03%3A52%3A45+pm+-+02%3A58%3A15+pm

so you should have...55 minutes..which is...408 points if i have this correct.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012, 04:10:30 PM »
Oh I see now. It's like a "jackpot" or something, once someone posts they win all the points accumulated and it resets for everyone?

(Btw my post where I got points already was just testing to see if I was doing it right lol)

Edit:
so you should have...55 minutes..which is...408 points if i have this correct.
I was only half paying attention, whoops, no idea how I did that.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2012, 04:12:46 PM »
oh, so you're not actually going? or are you? i'm confused now :P

you're right with the jackpot...
they win all the "accumulated points" the points started accumulating when the last person went. yes.
it doesn't reset everyone's points. just everyone's "could have gotten if i posted" points.

i've seen a similar thread on another forum...they used just simply x^2
way easier, but then one person can post a week after everyone forgets about the thread and overwhelm them point-wise. a linear formula would just get everyone posting insanely and i don't want this to be a post more wins thread. So i had to find a balance in between, a slowly inflating value, sorta.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2012, 04:27:03 PM »
yeah, although i can't really enforce this unless i'm up 24/7, this is a problem

person A goes at 100
person B goes at 200
person B goes at 300
person B erases post at 200
person B goes at 400
person B erases post at 300.

see by doing this, a person can move up , "cheating"

so don't do it, and if you see someone, ss eet.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2012, 04:45:27 PM »
oh, so you're not actually going? or are you? i'm confused now :P
Nah, I went. I was just checking if I was doing it right though.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2012, 04:55:17 PM »
Minutes between posts: 63
Points earned: 500
points accumulated: 500

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2012, 05:24:18 PM »
What is this I don't even

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2012, 05:25:46 PM »
Minutes between posts: 30     
Points earned: 164
points accumulated: 164


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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2012, 01:04:15 PM »
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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2012, 05:26:17 PM »
I just feel like bumping this.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2012, 05:37:52 PM »
I just feel like bumping this.

I'll take the points then. :)

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2012, 05:47:27 PM »
ohhhhhhhh shit that is a lot.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2012, 05:45:19 PM »
taken

17287 minutes
2272895 points
3015030 total points
« Last Edit: January 21, 2012, 05:54:10 PM by atomic7732 »

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2012, 05:48:23 PM »
Technically against the rules.
But I'll let it slip.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2012, 05:49:21 PM »
Oh, how is that against the rules?

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2012, 05:51:32 PM »
no double taking turns to prevent cheating
But it doesn't seem to be an issue, just ignore that.

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Re: Last-Post Elapsation Forum Game
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2012, 05:52:37 PM »
Also I had half a mind to take my turn today too :p
Thought u had forgotten