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 Box Office Seer - Game Announcement (Total Madness) 
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Prediction penalty comes back this weekend, make sure you've predicted all upcoming releases!









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New Box Office Prediction Game Arives!

Box Office Seer is now LIVE. The game Total Madness is now accepting predictions! Please consider playing! Please help let others know about the game!

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What is this?
Box Office Seer is a new website devoted to box office games. The first game is 'Total Madness' a game where you predict the total domestic gross of a movie.

Why should I play?
The game will be a fun way to test your prediction ability against some of the best. I would like to add prizes in the future, nothing is finalized yet. This will be a great way to keep track of all your predictions, and you can enter predictions way ahead of time!

Can I help?
PLEASE!

You can help in a variety of ways, and for this site to make it, I really do need your help. The most important thing is players. If people don't play, the site won't last, so please play and help let others know they can play to!

You can also help by reporting any issues you're experiencing and providing suggestions for improvements. Your feedback will help mold this site. I already owe a huge thank you to all my beta testers who helped me get the site to this point. THANK YOU. I can't say it enough.

Why are there no leaderboards?
There will be, I promise. You'll be able to see leaderboards, and you'll be able to click into a specific player and see a breakdown showing exactly how they got that score, what movies they predicted above average, below average, etc.

Late Prediction Penalties
There are normally late prediction penalties (see the rules for details), but they have been suspended for at least the next week. They will be back no later than February 1st, so get those predictions in!

To start there will be an overall leaderboard, we will add yearly leaderboards when the time comes, and we will have yearly champions.

Will there be more games?
Yes. Next up is a game where you predict the opening weekend. After that, I may make a game where you have to predict movies a year in advance. If you have suggestions, please let me know!

How do you get your data?
The site pays for the box office data used to drive the site, and it's a little pricey. You'll notice some ads on the site, they're there to help try and offset some of this cost. If the site takes off (please help by telling others), I will add a premium option which would give users access to an ad free version of the site.

I have questions?
Ask them here!

The site looks weird, like something's wrong?
We are only supporting IE9+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari. If you're using one of those browsers, please let me know what you're seeing (screenshots help!). Otherwise, the site should still work on older browsers, it's just going to look a little wrong.

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Nice. The site looks good.

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Price's FINAL GROSS has competition.

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Price's FINAL GROSS has competition.


:busted: :rant: :censored: :guns:

And by the site owner. Time to fight. To the barricades.

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Correction: Almanac is called Welcome to Yesterday now.

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All of our data comes from OpusData and is refreshed nightly. I'd hope they'll get that corrected in short order.

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Price doesn't have an argument though because Eagle has been developing this for a while :P

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Chippy wrote:
Price doesn't have an argument though because Eagle has been developing this for a while :P


Mine was three years in the making!!! :er:

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Update
- I've added a players list. The page allows you to see when the player joined the game, and when they last predicted (played)
- I've changed the prediction page to show days remaining until the deadline. When penalties are activated, it will show the max score possible for any movie currently in the penalty phase.
- I've added the number of first place finishes, second place finishes, and third place finishes to a player's profile. In the future, I will make this 'clickable' so that you can see what movies it was for in each category.

In Progress
- I'm halfway through with a process that will consistently check movies and catalog the top three so it can be referenced by the game. Hard part's done, just need to finish it up.

Help
- I'd love it if any of you were willing to PM just one person (on this site, or another), who you thought would be interested in playing. :wub2:

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cant log in :(

"We wanted to know more ...For whatever reason, we weren't able to find out more information about you. We like you so much that this outcome is unacceptable. If anyone asks, you came from the logged route of the authentication controller."

dont know whats wrong.


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matatonio wrote:
cant log in :(

"We wanted to know more ...For whatever reason, we weren't able to find out more information about you. We like you so much that this outcome is unacceptable. If anyone asks, you came from the logged route of the authentication controller."

dont know whats wrong.


Do you have a Google account? I had to sign-in to mine to be able to make predictions.


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matatonio wrote:
cant log in :(

"We wanted to know more ...For whatever reason, we weren't able to find out more information about you. We like you so much that this outcome is unacceptable. If anyone asks, you came from the logged route of the authentication controller."

dont know whats wrong.


Can you try clearing your cache and try again?

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Post Re: Box Office Seer - GAME LAUNCHED! Accepting Predictions
I was getting an error signing-up. I just signed-out and signed-in again and it worked.

For mata's error I believe I had the same issue during testing.

There are two options
1. Logging in through a different browser (not used previously for Google account) or
2. Clearing cache (if you really want to do it).


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Post Re: Box Office Seer - NEED MORE PLAYERS!
The way winners will be calculated has been finalized:

1) Weighted average for all predictions (movies with higher grosses count more toward your score)
2) 0.01 bonus for each movie predicted, added to your total score
3) 0.4 bonus for a first place finish, 0.2 bonus for a second place finish, 0.1 bonus for a third place finish.

There is an example on the How to Play page.

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I do have a google account but I dont have a google+ account, dont know if it matters... I emptied my cache and im still getting the same error... :(


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If you have a Google account, you get Google+ automatically.

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Joined, predicted, kewl concept.

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matatonio wrote:
I do have a google account but I dont have a google+ account, dont know if it matters... I emptied my cache and im still getting the same error... :(


Mat,

That's likely the issue. You probably never activated Google+, are you willing to try that?

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I don't have Google+, yet I can log in without a problem.


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_axiom wrote:
I don't have Google+, yet I can log in without a problem.


You're right, though it could be that because you have gmail and google talk it's enough. I'm really not sure.

Mat, if you'll be on tonight, I'd be happy to walk through logging on with you and we can try and get to the bottom of it?

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You guys should Google Hangout together.

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Eagle wrote:
_axiom wrote:
I don't have Google+, yet I can log in without a problem.


You're right, though it could be that because you have gmail and google talk it's enough. I'm really not sure.

Mat, if you'll be on tonight, I'd be happy to walk through logging on with you and we can try and get to the bottom of it?

that would of been great but i had a 12 hour shift yesterday and i was a damn zombie last night. dont know how i got home :P ... :(


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Will you be around tonight?

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maybe... haha. I dont work today so yeah, ill be here.


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