New scoring system

We’ve recently rolled out a significant overhaul of the way scoring works, which we believe will lead to more accurate predictions, and more overall fun.

The update to the scoring system is accompanied by some behind-the-scenes changes that will allow an upcoming expansion of the types of questions we can pose. A full description of the scoring system can be found at the FAQ. Here’s what you need to know:

The big advantage of this new scoring system is that it rewards players for being right for as much time as possible, and for making predictions early, rather than just sneaking in with a prediction at the end. It also fixes a concern with how early resolutions are treated. The disadvantage is that now a last-minute prediction has very little impact. We’re considering tweaking the system so that a fraction of your score comes from the final prediction, and the rest from your averaged score.