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Aug 28th, 2005, 08:31 PM

What is POM?

POM which stands for Poster of the Month, is a fun game, that has been played and enjoyed by many players for over three years on this board.

This game is simple, but still a lot of fun.

To play the game, all you have to do is this :

Send me by PM, these two things :

1) The link of any one picture that you like.

2) Just complete this answer :

My favorite celebrity outside tennis is ___________ because ____________
(The words after 'because' should not exceed 10 words)

And that's it. Once you've done this, just sit back and enjoy the game. :D

If interested, send me your PM now :D

Aug 28th, 2005, 09:37 PM
Bring it back!!!

Sam L
Aug 28th, 2005, 09:43 PM

Aug 28th, 2005, 09:45 PM
Jup :)

Aug 28th, 2005, 11:45 PM
Vamos! :D

Aug 29th, 2005, 04:08 AM
Ofcourse! :D

Aug 29th, 2005, 06:14 AM
That's greay guys :)

We'll wait for some more time, for more players to join, and start off :)

Aug 29th, 2005, 03:18 PM
of course! I would like to play this time instead of judge ;)

Aug 29th, 2005, 04:17 PM
I'd like to be a judge :D.

Aug 29th, 2005, 05:41 PM
To any new players, please note that all judging in this edition will be anonymous :) All entries will be identified with numbers, so you need not worry about old POM players getting an edge only thanks to their name.

Ok 416_man is put down as a judge. :) Jacs may also be a judge.

I have already started recieving entries. And the players who have signed up in this thread may also start sending entries.
Please note that I am looking for a picture only, and there is no need to send a reason along with it.

Good Luck! :D

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2005, 08:22 AM
I'll try to give a go again! :D

Aug 31st, 2005, 06:32 AM
Welcome to the game Matt :D :D

Aug 31st, 2005, 02:57 PM
Folks, just to clear this confusion, incase it exists : the picture is NOT the picture for your avatar, but your picture round submission.

Thanks :)

Aug 31st, 2005, 04:45 PM
I decided to be a judge if it's ok....don't have too much time, sorry :hug:

Aug 31st, 2005, 05:20 PM
Ok S-T-E-V-E :)

Aug 31st, 2005, 05:26 PM
Ok, so far we have 3 judges :


We also need a commentator. All a commentator has to do is list his top 5 for both rounds. His picks could serve as prelude to what we could expect. :)

Sep 1st, 2005, 04:24 AM
Tell me when it starts and where david :)

Sep 1st, 2005, 04:34 AM
Steven, as soon as we have 10 players, 4 judges and 1 commentator :)
And we're pretty close :D
7 players, and 3 judges are more or less confirmed :)

Sep 2nd, 2005, 07:07 PM
:bounce: Players confirmed so far

:bounce: Ilovelindsay
:bounce: hingis-seles
:bounce: KoolManSteven
:bounce: AlexSydney
:bounce: tennislover
:bounce: Sam L
:bounce: Shuji Shuriken


:bounce: 416_man
:bounce: jacs
:bounce: S-T-E-V-E

Sam L
Sep 3rd, 2005, 07:16 AM
For the picture do we have to explain why we picked it or we just send the picture?


Sep 3rd, 2005, 06:28 PM
Sam, check your PM :)

Sep 4th, 2005, 12:37 PM
Id like to play or if u need me ill be a judge up to you :)

Sep 4th, 2005, 02:33 PM
ill play!!

BUT! - i have no idea what this game is, how you win, what a judge is or how it works! lol. So if someone wants to pm me and tell me these things ill be happy to join and send in the info!

Sep 4th, 2005, 03:39 PM
TomTennis and GoAlicia, please check your PM :D

Mateo Mathieu
Sep 5th, 2005, 03:42 AM
I want this game start NOW! :lol:

Sep 5th, 2005, 05:10 AM
LOL, be patient Matt :D Let's get some more entries :D

Sep 5th, 2005, 05:16 AM
Can I be the judge?

Sep 7th, 2005, 08:07 PM
Sure Felix :D

And with that, our judging panel is full :D

Sep 8th, 2005, 05:06 AM
Keep the entries coming guys ! :D :D :bounce: :bounce:

Sep 8th, 2005, 06:24 AM
I would like to commit but i know i'll suck :o

Sep 8th, 2005, 06:55 PM
Ok ,thanks Bennyboy for your entry! :D Keep the entries coming guys! :bounce:

Sep 8th, 2005, 10:10 PM
Ok, I've recieved Pengwin's entry too :D Keep the entries coming guys :bounce:

Sam L
Sep 8th, 2005, 10:17 PM
So we have 8 now? Cool.

Sep 9th, 2005, 12:10 AM
Um I guess I'll play but I am a little confused. Can someone PM me the rules and how you win and basically what the game is all about?

Sep 9th, 2005, 07:00 AM
Hi ppp, I've sent you the PM.pls check it. thanks

Sep 9th, 2005, 09:38 AM
yeah ill send u a pm just wondering the pic can it be a pic of a celeb lol...?

Sep 9th, 2005, 09:40 AM
Good luck everyone :bounce:

Sep 9th, 2005, 09:53 AM
Hi maryam :)

Yes it can definitely be the pic of a celebrity :)
Just any pic will do :D

Sep 9th, 2005, 10:14 AM

Sep 10th, 2005, 07:06 AM
Ok I've recieved maryam's entry too :D

Keep the entries coming guys! :bounce:

Sep 10th, 2005, 08:00 PM
Ok I've recieved timray's entry too :D The contest should start early next week.
So until then, keep the entries coming guys! :bounce:

Sep 11th, 2005, 06:35 AM
deftman, i will be away next week and the end of this week. Will I have to be on and post something at certain times? :awww:

Sam L
Sep 11th, 2005, 06:47 AM
deftman, i will be away next week and the end of this week. Will I have to be on and post something at certain times? :awww:

Hey! As far as I know NOT. So you can just send your entry in and that's it. But I think you might have to present your case to the judges when you get in the top 3 or something. You might be able to send that response to deftman early, just ask him.

Sep 11th, 2005, 06:51 AM
Hey! As far as I know NOT. So you can just send your entry in and that's it. But I think you might have to present your case to the judges when you get in the top 3 or something. You might be able to send that response to deftman early, just ask him.

Okay, thanks for your help Sam! :hug:

Sep 11th, 2005, 07:41 PM
Keep the entries coming guys :bounce: :D

Mateo Mathieu
Sep 12th, 2005, 05:47 AM
Just sent with my introduce myself! :yeah:

Sep 12th, 2005, 03:43 PM
I can be a commentator,but I need PM to know,what I must do

Sep 12th, 2005, 04:27 PM
Hi benny :D

I'm sorry but the post of the commentator has already been taken by wongqks, and it is only possible to be a player now. And if you are interested in playing, I'd need your entry quickly, as I am closing the entries now.

Thanks! :D

I can be a commentator,but I need PM to know,what I must do

Sep 12th, 2005, 05:09 PM
this game seems fun. can't wait :D

Sep 12th, 2005, 05:47 PM
I wanted to play :sad:

Sep 12th, 2005, 06:12 PM
Ok incase someone still wants to send in their entry, I am extending the deadline for some more time.

Thanks :D

Sep 12th, 2005, 06:12 PM
I want to enter

Sep 12th, 2005, 06:13 PM
Benny, I'll send you a PM now telling you what to do :D

Sep 12th, 2005, 08:47 PM
Ok I've recieved a good number of entries thus far. :D But I'm held up now, so I'm extending the deadline :D

If anyone else is interested,this will be open for about 18 more hours, until say about 9 AM EST on Wednesday.

Thanks guys :D

Sep 12th, 2005, 10:02 PM
Hey.. IWant to to do it... :)

Sep 13th, 2005, 04:10 AM

Thanks folks! :D :D

Sep 13th, 2005, 07:08 PM
How the scores work

In all, 13 people have sent in their entries. Each contestant has sent in one picture and one answer (My favorite celebrity outside tennis is _____ because ________) . The picture and the answer will be scored separately. The scores of the picture will be used for the "Picture Round" and scores of the answer will be used for the "Answer Round".

How the scoring works

The scoring works the same way for "Picture Round" as well as the "Answer Round". Let's take the "Picture Round" for example. There are 13 pictures in all. And there are 4 judges. These 13 pictures are rated by each of the 4 judges. The picture that the judges likes the most is given 13 points. The picture he likes 2nd most is given 12 points. The picture he likes 3rd most is given 11 points, and so on. So it is obvious the picture he likes least will get 1 point.

Each of the four judges ranks the 13 pictures in order. Each judge will give the picture he likes most 13 points, 2nd most 12 points...... and the picture he likes least 1 point.

The same way for "Answer Round". The judges rank the 13 answers, giving their favorite answer 13 points, and the least favorite answer 1 point.

How the Score out 100 is calculated

So it is obvious that for each round, I will have 4 scores from 4 judges. But I will not take the average of all scores. I will drop the score which is farthest from the rest, and take an average of the remaining 3 scores. Then this average will be converted to 100.

How do I determine which score to drop?

Example : If the scores from the 4 judges for one entry are 5, 7, 9 and 13.
The three closest scores are obviously 5, 7 and 9. So their average is
(5 + 7 + 9)/3 = 7.00. So out of a maximum possible of 13, this player has scored 7. Thus, the corresponding score to 100 is 54.

If all scores are equally close to each other, or if it is not possible to isolate one score, the average of all 4 scores will be taken of all.

Why this wierd system of averaging only the 3 closest scores?

Good question. Here's why :

Haven't you seen in many contests where one person gets HIGH scores from all judges except for one, who gives him a low score, and thanks just this ONE score his entire average is dragged down.

For example in this contest, let's the take the scores of 2 players in the "Answer Round"

Scores of Player A : 13, 13, 13, 2

Scores of Player B : 11, 11, 11, 10

As you can see, THREE out of the four judges have given clear preference to player A, giving him the maximum score of 13. But his average is lower than that of Player B, because just ONE judge gave Player A a low score of 2.

But when I drop the score which is farthest from the rest, (in this case '2' for player A and '10' for player B), Player A rightfully gets the higher average.

So this is basically to ensure fairness. Such a system literally reflects the MAJORITY opinion of the judges, and makes sure that ONE whimsical judge does not unfairly spoil the high scores of other judges.

Sep 13th, 2005, 08:11 PM

When will the judging be done?

Sep 13th, 2005, 10:21 PM
The judging is being done at this very moment :D

Sep 14th, 2005, 04:00 AM
whoo hoo!

Sep 14th, 2005, 04:37 AM
Hope they liked me :scared:

Sep 16th, 2005, 08:27 PM
they sure do koolio... ;)