What if you did this:
Base everyone scores off of the others in their category but then multiply it by some exponent so it is not linear. That way, your score for the month is dependent on both your total score and the scores of all the others in your category.
So, for example:
Take the ten scores of a particular category and remove the top and bottom two. Take the average of the six remaining scores and use that as a baseline. Then take the ratio of the person's score and the baseline. Lastly put that score to the 1.25th power.
So, the final scores for this month for the D1 i7 folders would look something like this:
(total of middle 6 folders in millions / 6 = baseline
12.17 / 6 = 2.02
1st - desert rat - 2.7 million points == (2.70 / 2.02) ^ 1.25 = 1.43 points
5th - digigami - 2.16 == (2.16 / 2.02) ^ 1.25 = 1.08
9th - Josh - 1.42 == (1.42 / 2.02) ^ 1.25 = .64
10th - crazy - 0.45 == (0.45 / 2.02) ^ 1.25 = .153
This way you gets points based on ranking of the 10 people, but it is also dependent on how well or poorly you do in comparison to everyone else.
when applied to all categories:
This would make it more competitive because the competition would be about beating the others in your category. So, if a cat2 folder were to do a lot better than the others, he might get a score of 1.7 for the month. This means that he may well be one of the biggest helps to the team.
The competition would overall be more competitive because all categories would matter. Points become about competitiveness and consistency within categories, not total points.Edited by hoth17 - 12/3/11 at 5:37pm