Wonko on 2 Feb 2002 00:04:18 -0000

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Re: spoon-discuss: Distance

Quoth David E. Smith,

> On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Daniel Lepage wrote:
>> I don't think whatever's calculating our distances is
>> working right. Some players have distances which are
>> actually less than eir scores, which should be
>> impossible, assuming distances is the square root of
>> the sum of the squares of all dimensions. So unless
>> I'm reading the rule wrong, something is amiss.
> Distance is only calculated once per nweek, per rule 153. There are a few
> things that can cause the relevant dimensions to change in the middle of
> an nweek, but I only recalculate distance at the start of each week, after
> voting (since that's when the biggest changes occur).
> ...dave
Ah, I understand. My mistake.

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