Mary (penumbra) wrote in f_march_madness,

FMM OFFICE POOL EPISODE II: THE BRACKET STRIKES BACK

FMM OFFICE POOL WINNERS:
wheatear & streussal (again!)

Okay! Let me explain about what happened yesterday.

When astrofisica was having trouble getting the office pool spreadsheet to output people's scores correctly I stepped in and wrote a function in Mathematica which took the winning bracket, a list of everyone's brackets, a list of everyone's usernames and then (1) calculated the score for each bracket by comparing it to the winning bracket, creating a new list of just scores, and then (2) collated this list with the list of usernames to create a table of results. I just want to point out that this function worked perfectly! At all stages! However, three things went wrong which skewed the results.
  1. I omitted one name from the list of usernames to be collated with the scores so the two lists were in a slightly different order, which means some people's scores got swapped.
  2. For some reason I included Liz Lemon in the Elite Eight in the winning bracket, meaning everyone who predicted her for the Elite Eight had their score inflated by 30.
  3. I accidentally used two variable names for Olivia Dunham so some people had their scores deflated because the algorithm didn't know to count her.
So, yeah. It was a series of human errors (or — if you prefer — an elaborate and nearly flawless plot to overinflate typicrobots' score) and I'm really sorry about that. In my totally weak defence there were over 350 entries and I did all this while studying for an exam (in Mathematica of all things). I got lazy about double-checking the input lists by hand because I'd written a check into the file which I thought would have picked up a discrepancy but it didn't. Anyway, long story short: I once had a job in data entry which lasted quite literally a month. But after I took the post down last night I went through and straight-up copied the first list into the second so they're both in the right order, made sure all the variable names were consistent (looks like it was only the two Olivias I fucked up on) and triple-checked the winning bracket to make sure it was all right. Everyone who highlighted a discrepancy between the score they should have received and the score they actually received now has the correct score assigned to them; I also checked a few random users to make sure they were right — and I have every confidence that the following table is now correct! Oh and the final mean score is 773.674. And if you check your score by hand and it's wrong I will literally cry.



wheatear 1080
streussal 1080
cealchylle 1070
sherrilina 1060
coyotesuspect 1060
theoret 1040
dudski 1040
citroneuse 1040
typicrobots 1030
lucillebluth 1030
lprejects 1030
zombieboogie 1030
stormingheavens 1020
pippopippo 1020
lsw700 1020
rosadina 1010
fiercecherry 1010
brokenrecord 1010
ariad 1010
burkharts 1000
sergeanthowarth 990
generalkenobi 990
southernrogue47 980
mylar 980
mistakency 980
caligari 980
_thirty2flavors 980
tearupthesky 970
irishmizzy 970
intrenches 970
fujiidom 970
sonni 960
kurofaise 960
ambiguousreason 960
goldy_dollar 960
stereosymbiosis 950
spud 950
whimsical_irony 950
absinthe_spoons 950
talumin 940
pickledminx 940
notemily 940
captaintish 940
butnow 940
amathela 940
turtle_goose 940
kl_shipper1 940
rosaxx50 930
beatriceeagle 930
tvjunkieftw 920
sidetrack 920
mfirefly10 920
hunterwithcause 920
dasku 920
allofapiece 920
satine_59 920
hit_monkey 920
hedgesgirl 910
gabsy 910
blancsenneige 910
baskaras 910
baggers 910
radiovolume 900
othellia 900
masterchief 900
lesbiandinosaur 900
lacunaz 900
familiardevil 900
barilace 900
bankingonamyth 900
ariex04 900
tardis_stowaway 900
cynical_sweater 900
peopleareshapes 890
ohstarling 890
jainamac 890
heather 890
fiercynn 890
dianadisaster 890
coalitiongirl 890
eleusis_walks 890
splayedprints 880
prongs 880
prinklerjelly 880
lookatbanner 880
dietfilly 880
such_heights 880
thishour 870
pondstiel 870
mapsounds 870
lovemissmunich 870
kryptocow 870
hicebirpis 870
greenbean1313 870
bobwayzin 870
astridv 870
soph_posh 870
lizardbeth-j 870
zeldafitzgerald 860
torigates 860
malonna 860
amcb 860
walking_miracle 860
lost_4198 860
free_reverie 860
wits 850
thatonekimgirl 850
shadadukal 850
sazeracs 850
metatxt 850
loversdrown 850
indiegirl91 850
annemaris 850
eowyn_315 850
1462 850
wannabeavictim 840
swiperthefox6 840
slushiefacial 840
margerydaws2 840
cordelianne 840
aqualined 840
xhoney_bee 840
miss_sarac 840
_allshallfade 840
agnes_bean 840
turtledork 830
truthguns 830
sparkz0r 830
ppyajunebug 830
jenaben 830
gdgdbaby 830
citibyrd 830
cashewdani 830
breaktheskyxx 830
abedpost 830
crazed_delusion 830
betty_mraz 830
snogged 820
perfectgnat 820
occamsrazor1 820
nicoleanell 820
macadamanaity 820
faverges 820
epshlan 820
colorstoobright 820
coldbam 820
christycorr 820
bourboncheerios 820
just_flawed 820
tielan 810
shakemysins 810
okelay 810
neuers 810
itsthesamebar 810
dallowayward 810
colorsblend 810
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brille 810
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the_swordman 810
miss_mishi 810
chase_glasslace 810
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kasiopeia 800
hopelesswarning 800
fadeintime 800
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25lively 800
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starryeyedmagic 790
setentpet 790
msdillydally 790
mellorine 790
lindafo7493 790
fairchilds 790
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beheld 790
weazel_luv 790
jay_hay 790
welurklate 780
juliahearts 780
hyacinthian 780
giselleslash 780
fox1013 780
frea_o 780
tuperters 770
sophrainius 770
outpour 770
mirandascully 770
minderbinder 770
firstofoct 770
jedi_of_urth 770
topazera 760
skippyelephant 760
pimpmytardis 760
mathhhh 760
kveoyna 760
killmotion 760
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radon_ 760
timewaslost 750
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stelmarias 750
searchtheskies 750
nikkidarling 750
maroonrazzbeary 750
krilymcc 750
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alierajean 750
keiko_lily 750
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lovetheepacey 740
fobmarwi 740
erraticxthought 740
colorswithfire 740
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altogetherisi 740
spyglass_ 740
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siriuslyjames 730
needsomelight 730
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isapahan 730
icequeen3101 730
cujoy 730
clotpoles 730
sophy 720
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melikaid 720
megotelek 720
enisy 720
emmywhore 720
downjune 720
ditchwitchbitch 720
fly_to_dawn 720
xomareen 710
viresse 710
rhymeswithpork 710
pinkhairedcutie 710
nicodemusfleur 710
fancyxthat 710
canarycream 710
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mcdoh 700
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angel726 700
alfiri 700
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garnet_words 690
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mse 680
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matsuo0 680
llenka 680
kathyangs 680
butterfly_kate 680
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firefox 670
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sthebeat 600
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pressdbtwnpages 560
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buried_alive55 550
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miko_jasmine 520
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noted 500
blueswan9 500
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nikibee 470
boo 470
frozen_ballad 460
cold_clarity 460
bro_mance 430
raynefangirl 420
fandomwarrior 400
spuffy_noelle 350
goofusgallant 220


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