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      10 comments  ·  Ideas  ·  Admin →

      Hello all,

      We have started working on some lottery improvements in party. Our first pass at leveling the playing field will be to weight those people who have not won over those who have won recently.

      We can’t give away the precise algorithm we’ll be using, but it goes something like:

      If three people (a, b, and c) bid to get into the lottery, and nobody has won yet, then each person gets one vote, and has a 33% chance of winning.

      a = 1 votes (33% chance)
      b = 1 votes (33% chance)
      c = 1 votes (33% chance)

      Let’s say A wins.

      The next time the lottery opens up, the same three people enter again, person a will have 0 votes (since they just got heard) and the other two people will have 2 votes each, giving each of them a 50% chance to win.

      a = 0…

      JaM1337 commented  · 

      I agree as well. I do want to prefix this by saying I really appreciate indaba giving us the listening party room to have our songs heard and get feedback but there are some ways I'm sure we all think could be improved.

      I agree about removing the "random" plays totally but would be fine myself if it was only once in a while (maybe every 10 plays?). I also think there should be a wait period after a win before you can enter again to avoid someone getting 2-3 plays while others wait for hours.

      JaM1337 supported this idea  · 

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