I have to disagree with you there. Strategies could make the game more interesting. People could let their favourite "tank" a set, so that their votes count more. [...] The same concept which you are using as a point against the tennis scoring, I believe is actually a point for it. The "every vote is not equal" factor makes it more interesting.
There are similar strategies (and also set tanking) possible with the "1vote=1game" format.
They are a little bit smaller, but imo that would be the right amount.
Hence also with the "1vote=1game" format not every vote is equal, yet a vote would have more "value" (at least psychologically) - plus the structure is more simple.
It would be the only game in MTF (that I know of) which would involve legitimate strategies. Nothing too complex, nobody is going to have to think for even 5 minutes for the "strategy". It's simple. "Should I vote now or 20 minutes later".
That, again, more or less could be said for both formats, no?
This would be during the second week of a grand slam. Many users would be online on MTF for quite a long time. So, it [the somewhat more complex strategy] should not be an issue. [...]
As long as this is only for the F and SF, I believe this [no-ad scoring] would be a success. [...]
I have a little more faith in MTF then the PYW admins. After running one of the Seed Elimination games, I noticed that at any mistake, there would always be people there to correct it. I would think that this game would gather more interest, and score errors would be easier to notice, due to less scores going on at any one instant (Max 8 in R1, and only 1 in the final, as compared to upto 32 in the SE).
These are arguments indeed.
...Still, the main argument in favor of the no-ad scoring (imo) could be
the "15 - 30 - 40" Tennis-like scoring itself, which could be
a success (but I'm not so sure).
Okay, Pratik and Slasher, it strikes me you guys are quite keen on this Tennis scoring (no-ad) format. So let's try it out. I see no real danger for the AO game with it.
my revised suggestions for the rules:
In this voting game you can vote for your favorite players in every match to make them win the Australian Open.
From round one through the QF each vote = one game
(also the tiebreak), for example: 6-5
In the SF and in the final each vote = one point (15, 30, 40, game win), but the Doubles scoring / No-ad scoring is applied, so there is no two-points lead required (no "advantage")!
[That last sentence can later be bolded and the sentence there before un-bolded then.]
This game relies to an extent on the fairness and also on the awareness of it's participants!
1.) Please always quote the previous voting-post when you are voting!
[I would make this "rule" N°1 to get people used to it, as that would get this game rid of quite many problems in one go (if people complied).]
2.) You don't have to vote for all of the simultaneously proceded matches (of a "pack"),
but either way you are only allowed to vote once in one hour!
It's also much appreciated if you moreover would look out also for other people violating this one-hour waiting-rule.
3.) It can happen that while somebody is writing their voting-post somebody else votes in the interim.
Therefore, before you vote please always check the last ca. three voting-posts for a correct continous scoreline!
If for example somebody voted 6-4 (coming from 5-4) for player A and the one after them voted the same (6-4), then please regard it as being 6-4 1-0 for player A when posting your own votes. If the one after them voted 5-5 then you should understand that the correct score has to be 6-5 actually.
And again, after you posted your votes
please look out for anybody who posted in the interim and if so please edit your own post to adjust it to the correct scoreline!
4.) Never ever delete your voting-posts!
People who do this will be disqualified / excluded from the game. (Sorry, but this is necessary.)
The matches of this game are conducted in "packs" of eight, four or two.
The schedule is published in post #1.
It contains the exact sequence of the packs and in the later stages also the starting time of them.
Apart from the thread starter only the following MTF members (and the mods) should start new match packs (with due regard to the schedule):
[This list should be extended.]
...And Pratik, apart from contentual criticism, you could also have a brief look at possible language issues/weaknesses, since your English is better than mine.