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NEW FEATURE: Posting Predictions for Multiple Days

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Posted: January 29, 2005, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

This new feature will be a big time-saver to anyone who wants to post the same predictions for multiple drawings in a row.

On the Post Predictions page there is a new option just under the drawing date for Repeat.  You can select from 1 to 7 consecutive draws to post your numbers for.

I know this was a very often-requested feature, so I'm really glad to be able to add it.  The predictions board is a very complex piece of software, so although the change seems pretty simple, it actually was a substantial change.

The next change that I plan to make to the Post Predictions page is to add a state-selector feature, so that you can choose a list of states to post a set of predictions to.  There is one thing I can use some input from everyone on:  I don't want to circumvent the tagging of a prediction as an "all states" prediction by letting someone select all the states in the new selector without actually choosing "all states".  My idea is if someone posts numbers to more than 3 states at a time, it will be considered an "all states" prediction, even though it will only post to the states they select.  Therefore, somone can still filter out those picks by choosing not to display "all states" predictions.  My question is if 3 is the right number.  What do you think?

 

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    Posted: January 29, 2005, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

    Good addition, Todd....like I said you're going through your "to-do" list amazingly.

    In conjunction with your proposed changes, one idea to help the individual states predictions board would be to have instead of "hide all state predictions", have "predictions for this state only".

    Other predictors who want to post same picks for several but not all states should be able to help with your other criteria questions and I hope they input on this for you.

    Meanwhile, good work, Dude....you're doing a great Saturday here at LP.    I don't work on Saturdays if I can help it! 

    Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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      Posted: January 29, 2005, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

      Todd,
      Thanks for the multiple draw feature. Really great.

      My thought on an all staes prediction is if someone post the exact same set ot numbers or number for more than one state.
      I post for multiple states at one time but the predictions for each state do not exactly match each other as I predict each state individually.
      these are my current predictions for each state. As you see the numbers do not exactly match each state.
      An all states predictor could get around the 3 limit by doing only 3 at a time so as not to be recognized as an all state predictor


       Ind mid new 1/23
      290,180,512,391,238,996

      ____Ind eve new 1/23____
      507,167,913,312,526,645

       

      ___Ga mid new 1/23___

      099,041,186,942,732,675

      ___Ga eve new 1/23__
      830,802,149,761,286,546

       

      Louisianna picks 1/19

      402,503,265,354

      ________N.J._mid new 1/23______

      305,913,154,762,537

      __N.J. Eve new 1/23__
      401,029,135,346,436,645

       

      N.Y.mid new 01/22
       029,190,126,527,793,546,212

      N.Y. eve new 01/22
      028,105,182,284,439

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        Posted: January 29, 2005, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

        Rick,

        I think we're talking about the same thing, but I'm just lumping everything into "all states".

        When you click "Hide all state predictions", you are telling LP to only display predictions for that one state.  That's the way it works today.

        What I'm saying in my first note is that if I make a state selector, and someone posts Pick 3 numbers for 20 different states at once, I'm still going to consider that an "all states" prediction, even though it did not post to every single state.  I'm trying to determine what is the maximum number of states I'd allow someone to post at once before it becomes an "all states" prediction.  My idea was 3.  Once you hit 4 states at once, I think that's not specific enough to be considered a prediction tailored to an individual state.

        I'm flexible on what that number is, so I was looking for feedback on it.

         

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          Posted: January 29, 2005, 3:46 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by JAP69 on January 29, 2005



          Todd,
          Thanks for the multiple draw feature. Really great.

          My thought on an all staes prediction is if someone post the exact same set ot numbers or number for more than one state.
          I post for multiple states at one time but the predictions for each state do not exactly match each other as I predict each state individually.
          these are my current predictions for each state. As you see the numbers do not exactly match each state.
          An all states predictor could get around the 3 limit by doing only 3 at a time so as not to be recognized as an all state predictor






          John,

          I agree that someone could get around the all states thing by posting again and again, but they can still do that even by posting one at a time, instead of three at a time. 

          I thought by making it three that someone would have to dedicate an inordinate amount of time to get around the all states designation.

          If the answer is that any number of states greater than one is to be considered all states, then I'm open to that as well, but I need to hear from several people.

           

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            Posted: January 29, 2005, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

            my system dosn't work like that for the numbers but for pick 6 its great

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              Quote: Originally posted by codmander on January 29, 2005


              my system dosn't work like that for the numbers but for pick 6 its great


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                Posted: January 29, 2005, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

                Todd...I totally understand where you're coming from on "all states" picks and that is up to you and those that use that feature.  Between you guys you will figure out a balance but the members have to give you their input on this one. 

                Members who post multiple states and don't want to post all states, your input is necessary for Todd on this question.  Feedback time.

                I've yet to find or witness a successful method of making a consistent profit in ALL drawings, 40(?) states with 55(?) drawings in all states with the same picks.  Again I would call on these type of players with their feedback to help with Todd's parameters set-up.

                I didn't show a consistent  profit playing that way so I'm not able to comment on it.  But others may be able to.  Sandy K. and Laverne Maloney come to mind in past posts considering this, so I'm hoping for their input. 

                Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                  Posted: January 29, 2005, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                   todd, i believe that the number would be two(2), after that it should be considered "all states". there has been many instances, where i would have liked to post my different sets of numbers to different states, but it would've been to time consuming for me. any help in this area would be great when implimented.  thanks 

                                                               

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                    Posted: January 29, 2005, 8:33 pm - IP Logged
                    Quote: Originally posted by MADDOG10 on January 29, 2005


                     todd, i believe that the number would be two(2), after that it should be considered "all states". there has been many instances, where i would have liked to post my different sets of numbers to different states, but it would've been to time consuming for me. any help in this area would be great when implimented.  thanks 



                    Maddog,

                    I am thinking about creating an upload format that people could basically just upload all their picks in one file.  I would establish a standard file format, and you could enter all your predictions in one shot.  Would that do it?

                     

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                      Posted: January 29, 2005, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                        yes it would. that will cut a lot of predicting time out.. thanks

                                                                   

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                        Posted: January 30, 2005, 4:02 am - IP Logged

                        Hmmm, might be useful to be able to pull states we rarely hit out of the All State batch, like all the state drawings for Pick-3/4 with check boxes which I'm predicting for remembered as part of my account info cookie thingie.

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                        I don't really care all that much since I'm thank god not paying for these bets, but why predict for states like Mass it drags down your stats. 

                        An alternative would be a way to filter all the predictors down to a state game to see who is hitting there most often and whether they agreed on a number when the hit came.  What's the ultimate goal besides finding the best numbers to play. BobP