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Old 04-13-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Did anyone calculate the point values for non-standard frequency of appearance?

"6 or less (quite rarely)"
"9 or less (fairly often)"
"12 or less (quite often)"
"15 or less (almost always)"

Suppose I want:

"5 or less (extremely rare)"

Did anyone already do this?

I searched the forum for variations with frequency and other search terms but could not find any thread that covered this.

If it already exists and you know where, just point to it for me. Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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Did anyone calculate the point values for non-standard frequency of appearance?

"6 or less (quite rarely)"
"9 or less (fairly often)"
"12 or less (quite often)"
"15 or less (almost always)"

Suppose I want:

"5 or less (extremely rare)"

Did anyone already do this?

I searched the forum for variations with frequency and other search terms but could not find any thread that covered this.

If it already exists and you know where, just point to it for me. Thanks.
I've been using the below as my extended frequency of appearance values:
x0.15: "3 or less" ... (Precise Value: x0.125)
x0.25: "4 or less" ... (Precise Value: x0.25)
x0.40: "5 or less" ... (Precise Value: x0.375)
x0.50: "6 or less" ... (Official Value)
x0.70: "7 or less" ... (Precise Value: x0.66~)
x0.85: "8 or less" ... (Precise Value: x0.83~)
x1.00: "9 or less" ... (Official Value)
x1.35: "10 or less" ... (Precise Value: x1.33~)
x1.70: "11 or less" ... (Precise Value: x1.66~)
x2.00: "12 or less" ... (Official Value)
x2.35: "13 or less" ... (Precise Value: x2.33~)
x2.70: "14 or less" ... (Precise Value: x2.66~)
x3.00: "15 or less" ... (Official Value)
x3.50: "16 or less" ... (Precise Value: x3.50)
x4.00: "Constantly" ... (Official Value)
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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Assuming for disadvantages:
6: *2
9: *1.5
12: *1
15: *0.5

We could have
3: 2.5
4: 2.333
5: 2.16667
6: 2
7: 1.83333
8: 1.6667
9: 1.5
10: 1.3333
11: 1.16667
12: 1
13: 0.8333
14: 0.66667
15: 0.5
16: 0.333
17: 0.1667
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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We could have
3: 2.5
4: 2.333
5: 2.16667
A slight nitpick, N/A is *2.5, so I think for those numbers;

3: 2.375
4: 2.25
5: 2.125

but otherwise looks good.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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A slight nitpick, N/A is *2.5, so I think for those numbers;

3: 2.375
4: 2.25
5: 2.125

but otherwise looks good.
I use it because it is a linear scale for every 1 it decreases by 0.166667.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:32 AM   #6
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I am VERY grateful for your responses. I figured someone had done this already. Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:16 AM   #7
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I've been using the below as my extended frequency of appearance values:
x0.15: "3 or less" ... (Precise Value: x0.125)
x0.25: "4 or less" ... (Precise Value: x0.25)
x0.40: "5 or less" ... (Precise Value: x0.375)
x0.50: "6 or less" ... (Official Value)
x0.70: "7 or less" ... (Precise Value: x0.66~)
x0.85: "8 or less" ... (Precise Value: x0.83~)
x1.00: "9 or less" ... (Official Value)
x1.35: "10 or less" ... (Precise Value: x1.33~)
x1.70: "11 or less" ... (Precise Value: x1.66~)
x2.00: "12 or less" ... (Official Value)
x2.35: "13 or less" ... (Precise Value: x2.33~)
x2.70: "14 or less" ... (Precise Value: x2.66~)
x3.00: "15 or less" ... (Official Value)
x3.50: "16 or less" ... (Precise Value: x3.50)
x4.00: "Constantly" ... (Official Value)
My house rules are almost identical, with just the following changes:

3 or less is x0.2,
7 or less is x0.65,
16 or less x3.35,
17 or less x3.7, and
18 or less x4

Reasons for difference: I don't think anything should ever be less than x0.2 (or x1/5), thus that was my starting point for a 3 or less. And brought it up to 18 for the "constantly", so expanded the "16 or less" and "17 or less" accordingly.

Not saying either is better or worse, just stating my rules are slightly different.

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Old 10-23-2013, 04:28 PM   #8
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So... any thoughts on labels? Short Names?


"5 or less (extremely rare)"

"4 or less (Honest politician rare)"

"3 or less (Lawyer still in possession of their soul rare)"

???
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:51 PM   #9
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So... any thoughts on labels? Short Names?
I'm pretty sure (5-) is an adequately descriptive and compact short name.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:25 PM   #10
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Yeah, I don't think they're really in need of names, as such.

What's the intent of having finer gradations? Point shaving? Gradually buying things off?
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