**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.

- 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. - 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.
- 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.

*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 |

chamilet | 810 |

brille | 810 |

bessyboo | 810 |

the_swordman | 810 |

miss_mishi | 810 |

chase_glasslace | 810 |

yellowesque | 800 |

kultiras | 800 |

kasiopeia | 800 |

hopelesswarning | 800 |

fadeintime | 800 |

evilabed | 800 |

erzsebet | 800 |

diktat | 800 |

myr_soleil | 800 |

25lively | 800 |

whimsey | 790 |

starryeyedmagic | 790 |

setentpet | 790 |

msdillydally | 790 |

mellorine | 790 |

lindafo7493 | 790 |

fairchilds | 790 |

eatwe | 790 |

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 |

basiatone | 760 |

radon_ | 760 |

timewaslost | 750 |

talkingibberish | 750 |

stelmarias | 750 |

searchtheskies | 750 |

nikkidarling | 750 |

maroonrazzbeary | 750 |

krilymcc | 750 |

klmnumbers | 750 |

kerkoviches | 750 |

goreplz | 750 |

alierajean | 750 |

keiko_lily | 750 |

dawn_queen | 750 |

neonbliss | 740 |

lovetheepacey | 740 |

fobmarwi | 740 |

erraticxthought | 740 |

colorswithfire | 740 |

careymulligans | 740 |

altogetherisi | 740 |

spyglass_ | 740 |

whyelse | 730 |

siriuslyjames | 730 |

needsomelight | 730 |

lilycobalt | 730 |

isapahan | 730 |

icequeen3101 | 730 |

cujoy | 730 |

clotpoles | 730 |

sophy | 720 |

snoozeen | 720 |

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 |

calimazan | 710 |

tjs_whatnot | 710 |

vickysg1 | 700 |

uberniftacular | 700 |

superjesster | 700 |

stainofmylove | 700 |

mcdoh | 700 |

lovessong | 700 |

flakeofemerald | 700 |

daisysusan | 700 |

catkirk7 | 700 |

angel726 | 700 |

alfiri | 700 |

sensualcoco | 690 |

eachtoeach | 690 |

dizmo | 690 |

crystalcazzie | 690 |

bookishgeek | 690 |

alshder | 690 |

mrs_laugh_track | 690 |

lizzy_maxia | 690 |

lab_brat | 690 |

garnet_words | 690 |

raccoonbonapart | 680 |

nazliy | 680 |

mse | 680 |

midnightxgarden | 680 |

matsuo0 | 680 |

llenka | 680 |

kathyangs | 680 |

butterfly_kate | 680 |

zodgory | 670 |

firefox | 670 |

beaked | 670 |

americnxidiot | 670 |

xheartlikeminex | 660 |

tari | 660 |

penmage | 660 |

moireach | 660 |

gribouille | 660 |

freakingdork | 660 |

eurii | 660 |

bookworm708 | 660 |

sugarjet03 | 650 |

rivereyes | 650 |

glitterisblue | 650 |

spiletta42 | 640 |

retrochicxxoo | 640 |

friv0lity | 640 |

drho | 640 |

aidencarter | 640 |

adeline | 640 |

joan_callamezzo | 640 |

dreamer_98 | 640 |

angelfish_se | 640 |

stashag | 630 |

sami57peace2u | 630 |

norwegianne | 630 |

mnemogui | 630 |

runawaytomars | 620 |

pepperwoods | 620 |

brilligspoons | 620 |

suthnoli | 610 |

stellicidio | 610 |

favoritexrecord | 610 |

allwasnew | 610 |

aimmyarrowshigh | 610 |

numbers_robot | 610 |

clo_exbrosluvr | 610 |

sthebeat | 600 |

snappop | 600 |

shaylani | 600 |

lorilann | 600 |

laminy | 600 |

passionrlsusall | 590 |

lauconfidential | 590 |

csichick_2 | 590 |

alisea_dream | 590 |

botwinist | 580 |

novacanes | 570 |

kitscheartache | 570 |

caramelmilk_t | 570 |

sarexobearrrrr | 560 |

pressdbtwnpages | 560 |

mccrdel | 560 |

grlgoddess | 550 |

flameish | 550 |

baileyak | 550 |

apeygirl | 550 |

caitriona_3 | 550 |

buried_alive55 | 550 |

msqu | 530 |

truelyesoteric | 520 |

selenitia | 520 |

mjdolce | 520 |

lovelyaffairs | 520 |

goobalicious | 520 |

spn_merlin_fan | 520 |

miko_jasmine | 520 |

jeymien | 510 |

noted | 500 |

blueswan9 | 500 |

alilyassa | 500 |

swansons | 490 |

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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