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When it was defined and people signed up, there was no penalty greater than -1. These goals and penalties have been added as we go, and thus now there are -2 and -3. Had that been there in the beginning, maybe people wouldn't have signed up.
Originally Posted by Kaens
I acknowledge the fact that I had not given all goal and penalty info up front. I was waiting until sign-up before posting the 'scary weeks' towards the end. Also, I constantly edit and adjust the original post with the scores and what not, every week, and often have to edit for mistakes made in tracking. I had put this together to inspire us gamers to get healthy whilst still obtaining gamerscore. The main goal is health, not gamerscore, and those that aren't willing or capable to put in the effort are given many opportunities to compete. The penalty thing is ramped up in similar fashion as the weeks' challenges. However, in order to stay afloat, all I asked is that folks tried. That's it. All anyone had to do was try to play with us and earn even one achievement a week, and they'd be safe. The folks that completely ignore it get penalized.

That's all I was trying to do.
Porsche has been announcing each challenge a week ahead time so people that are following can plan accordingly. Each week is different which makes each challenge interesting and fun. If you haven't been following along then you obviously don't care about the challenge is the way I see it. If this was easy it wouldn't be called a challenge then, would it? Also, this is only the second time this challenge has been put out there, so there is going to be little changes here and there to figure out what is good and what is not. If people are complaining about the penalty points increasing because certain people are not participating then maybe you should participate and you wont get penalized.
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And I'll add that this is really a new kind of thing that I have been involved in, both as creator and participant. I asked early on for help and suggestions - many have been implemented - thank you! I am marrying fitness and gaming to a community that generally chooses one or the other. And apparantly not a lot of people are interested in it I suppose.
Porsche has been announcing each challenge a week ahead time so people that are following can plan accordingly. Each week is different which makes each challenge interesting and fun. If you haven't been following along then you obviously don't care about the challenge is the way I see it. If this was easy it wouldn't be called a challenge then, would it? Also, this is only the second time this challenge has been put out there, so there is going to be little changes here and there to figure out what is good and what is not. If people are complaining about the penalty points increasing because certain people are not participating then maybe you should participate.
Originally Posted by Preludecris
I don't think the complaint is about the increase, just the lack of complete information from the get-go. This entire conversation will be carefully thought over especially for the next cycle.

Also, the original post has all the challenges listed (except the last 2 weeks which will be announced later) meaning not planning ahead when information is and has been available for some time is a problem.
Yeah guys I included that DQ part intentionally.
Originally Posted by porschephiliac
ill take a peanut butter cup blizzard please...
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Yeah guys I included that DQ part intentionally. There are folks who signed up and then don't really try. It gets frustrating as both the creator of this 'child' and the stat tracker. When I see enthusiasm spark interest then fade it really jades me. So from now on, guys who sign up will get slowly penalized until removal - they can try again next round. No hard feelings, really. I just want everyone to have as much fun as I am!
Originally Posted by porschephiliac
How about this then, next time I won't sign up, and you wont' have a "competition" because you have two people actually trying? You already only have seven people signed up, half aren't participating, so how do you encourage more participation - by eliminating people because there isn't enough interest in your competition. Yeah, good luck on Cycle 3 buddy. This is about as successful as the four people who showed up at the Paul Walker event.

No wonder Eric is hesitant.
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10-15-2015 09:26 AM StaffPremium
How about this then, next time I won't sign up, and you wont' have a "competition" because you have two people actually trying? You already only have seven people signed up, half aren't participating, so how do you encourage more participation - by eliminating people because there isn't enough interest in your competition. Yeah, good luck on Cycle 3 buddy. This is about as successful as the four people who showed up at the Paul Walker event.

No wonder Eric is hesitant.
Originally Posted by Kaens
He should be commended for putting this together. I agree, an element that eliminates people in a small competition probably isn't a good choice. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of people playing Kinect, but I'm glad he's putting a spotlight on it.

And we all know there will be 3 or 4 people at the next Paul Walker event just cause. The reality is this is a small community, so the numbers are what they are.
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I've never once complained about being eliminated, I've all but begged to be eliminated. I don't know how much more clearly I can say it, "I don't care!"

Edit: I scored 1 achievement in week 1 or 2 JUST to poke at Fshguy, figuring he wasn't going to participate much either (because I know how much Kinect he's already played). That's my full participation. Eliminate me and move on, like I said, I won't be joining the 3rd go round.
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10-15-2015 12:18 PM StaffPremium
I've never once complained about being eliminated, I've all but begged to be eliminated. I don't know how much more clearly I can say it, "I don't care!"

Edit: I scored 1 achievement in week 1 or 2 JUST to poke at Fshguy, figuring he wasn't going to participate much either (because I know how much Kinect he's already played). That's my full participation. Eliminate me and move on, like I said, I won't be joining the 3rd go round.
Originally Posted by Kaens
Just for that, I'm going to earn some more badge points, someday, eventually...
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Just for that, I'm going to earn some more badge points, someday, eventually...
Originally Posted by Fshguy
I know you're going to drop it on me and pass me. You learned your lesson the last time when you held the lead for a few hours.
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10-15-2015 12:51 PM StaffPremium
I know you're going to drop it on me and pass me. You learned your lesson the last time when you held the lead for a few hours.
Originally Posted by Kaens
Well, Eric kind of saved you by putting out that 15k badge, threw all of the maths off...
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Well, Eric kind of saved you by putting out that 15k badge, threw all of the maths off...
Originally Posted by Fshguy
I need a 25k badge. My spreadsheet is down to me doing that in about 90 hours.
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Kaens, if you joined with minimal interest in participating, then why join in the first place? To pad numbers? We are a small community, and that's the most endearing aspect of this site to me - I'd rather have a few dedicated players join me than a ton of wannabes. (Not saying you are one, just in general).

Sorry to have offended you by this.
Kaens, if you joined with minimal interest in participating, then why join in the first place? To pad numbers? We are a small community, and that's the most endearing aspect of this site to me - I'd rather have a few dedicated players join me than a ton of wannabes. (Not saying you are one, just in general).

Sorry to have offended you by this.
Originally Posted by porschephiliac
Yes just to pad the numbers so you can keep doing your competition.
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Yes just to pad the numbers so you can keep doing your competition.
Originally Posted by Kaens
Ok, thank you for that. I'll keep hosting and trying as long as there are people willing. If that means only 3 people sign up, I'll keep going. It's small enough that anyone can win so long as they are willing to try!
Ok, thank you for that. I'll keep hosting and trying as long as there are people willing. If that means only 3 people sign up, I'll keep going. It's small enough that anyone can win so long as they are willing to try!
Originally Posted by porschephiliac
Look I helped open this can of worms, so let me at least say this.. For my own piece of mind.I joined with the honest intentions of winning, but circumstances took a big turn for me.. First off my mother nearly died and so this in itself has kept me at arms length from GTN or any activity for that matter, she has the same thing that took my little brother a few years a go, shes doing good now, but still not out of the woods.

It has all that I can do log in and chime in on a few things here and there to keep me sane this past month. Not that anyone would have really noticed, but the last two weeks in particular I really haven't even touched the Xbox. To be honest its mainly been other people in my household.

I care about this community and really want to get things going here and as it has been said before by others this is not the largest community out there and other communities have been established a lot longer to boot. I'm not giving up here I apologize if that was the consensus.

I have been slowly working some things in the background here at GTN and will reveal them soon.

Porch, my sincerest apologies starting anything negative here by opening my complaint box before I comprehended what I had reads d my sincerest thanks again to futiles for opening my eyes to it. It was an honest brain fart in my part.

Though I may be low I will get back into this, I will not be eliminated, can't let kaesns have that over me too...lol.
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Sorry for your troubles, brother, my prayers go out to you and yours.

I'm not worried about you not participating - only those who say they will and never do, That's the whole purpose for the elimination plan - it allows some guys to remember there is a chance. After careful consideration, I am not sure it was the best idea for the series. Too much negativity when working on personal improvement can be really deflating, and removing someone because they aren't trying may add to that. I don't know.

It's still a young thing, a work in progress. I am sure it will keep evolving every time I do it, and there will always be friction no matter what. I promise I'll keep doing it because it I believe in it. Simple as that.
Sorry for your troubles, brother, my prayers go out to you and yours.

I'm not worried about you not participating - only those who say they will and never do, That's the whole purpose for the elimination plan - it allows some guys to remember there is a chance. After careful consideration, I am not sure it was the best idea for the series. Too much negativity when working on personal improvement can be really deflating, and removing someone because they aren't trying may add to that. I don't know.

It's still a young thing, a work in progress. I am sure it will keep evolving every time I do it, and there will always be friction no matter what. I promise I'll keep doing it because it I believe in it. Simple as that.
Originally Posted by porschephiliac
Thank you, I worry about her a lot.. she's my mother and very stubborn. lol.. I guess that's where I get it from. Jus to you know I'm not going for a sympathy vote either, I'm just letting you know why I have been pre-occupied as of late. Thinking of this DQing non participating contestants is perfectly in line with any normal contest. I was just sort of under the impression you wanted participation to be at max, but also thinking about this it would be easier for you to track and it does give people incentive to try. I have a lot of ideas some of which I can not do at this time due to my unemployed status but trust me I'm not giving up on this community nor this contest any time soon, GTN and the community mean the world to me and I'm just trying to make that works a better place. I'm very happy and glad you decide to start this and that is one reason why I wanted to give it badge support we need more forward thinkers like you! I think we're headed in the right direction. Keep up the good work!
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Look I helped open this can of worms, so let me at least say this.. For my own piece of mind.I joined with the honest intentions of winning, but circumstances took a big turn for me.. First off my mother nearly died and so this in itself has kept me at arms length from GTN or any activity for that matter, she has the same thing that took my little brother a few years a go, shes doing good now, but still not out of the woods.

It has all that I can do log in and chime in on a few things here and there to keep me sane this past month. Not that anyone would have really noticed, but the last two weeks in particular I really haven't even touched the Xbox. To be honest its mainly been other people in my household.
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
Sorry to hear, I hope she has a quick recovery.

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