Thanks again to everyone who is submitting their movies. I've finally gotten a system worked out for how to rank these movies when I combine them into the master list, so for everyone who is curious allow me to lay it all out there (four days after I probably should have).
- First off - All the movies will go on the list. That's right, I don't care how many films you guys submit, I will make sure to get every single one of them on the list. If that means I have to make a list that is over a thousand movies long, then it shall be done.
- How will I rank them? - Good question. I will keep a tally of how many times a movie is put on someone's list. Obviously the ones on the least number of lists will be at the bottom and the ones on the most lists will be at the top. However, there are going to be lots of movies that are featured on the same number of list, so how do I break up the ties?
- How do I break up the ties? - If two or more movies are on the same number of lists, then I'm going to decide how they go on the lists by a number of variables. First I will look at that movie's page on Screened, and see what the rating score is it that the Screened Pups have given it. Then, if there is still a tie, as in two or more movies on the same number of lists have the same score on their page, then I will look at how many Screened Pups reviewed it, and the one with the higher number of reviews will be the one that comes out on top. And then if there is still a tie, then I will divide it up by how many actual written reviews that movie has been given by Screened Pups. And then, if even after all that they are still tied (on the same number of lists, have the same score, by the same number of reviewers, and the same number of written reviews) then I'm just going to have to outsource the job and look at the score on Rotten Tomatoes to divide up that tie, because at that point I don't know what else on Screened I can look at divide it up further.
- HOWEVER - There is one additional rule that I must throw in here. You see a lot of fans are throwing in some obscure movies, which I am totally cool with, hell my screenname is Obscurefan. I love learning about movies that nobody else talks about so these are great submissions. But, when it comes to breaking ties, a lot of these movies only have one or two ratings. And I want this list to reflect the views of the Screened Pups community, so if the movie only has one rating then I can't really say that this movie is showing off what the community thinks. So when it comes to breaking the tie breakers, if the movie has less than five reviews then I need to put it in a subsection of the list that will be at the bottom portion of the other movies in that range. So if you guys want your favorite obscure movie to get higher on the list, then call up your friends who also like that movie and tell them to join Screened (although we should really all be doing that anyways).
- What the heck does that mean? Give us an Example - You got it. Let's say I have five movies. Movie A, B, C, D, and E. Each appear only on one person's list. Movie A, B, and C each have a score on their screened page of 4.5. Movie D has a score of 4.0, and Movie E has a score of 4.2. Now, Movie A has been ranked by 20 people, Movie B has been ranked by 25 people, and Movie C has been ranked by only 1 person. So therefore those movies will go on the big list in the order from lowest to highest in this order. C, D, E, A, B.
- What will you do with this master list? - Well first off I'll obviously make it a lists and show it to everyone, even make a blog post about it. But also, once all the lists have been submitted, and all the films have been tallied and their rank assigned on the list, I will slowly reveal each movie on episodes of Speak Screened Pups Speak, which is the podcast I do on the site for the Screened Pups Community. I'll start with a lightning round, but once we get to the higher movies we'll stop and talk about each and every movie, giving a little celebration of the films you guys love.
So, hope that explains what all this is going to go towards. Remember, the lists are due next Monday, so get yours in now, and thanks to all you Screened Pups who are keeping this site alive.