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OneDamnThing's Baby Pool

It's time to get your guesses in! When will Ferpy make his appearance? How big will he be?

It's $5 to enter. Winner takes half the pot, the rest goes to the One Damn Thing family. Paypal your $5 to burghbaby@gmail.com.

 






 
 
Entered Sort by EnteredPerson Sort by PersonEmail Sort by EmailBirth Date Sort by Birth DateBirth Time Sort by Birth TimeLength Sort by LengthWeight Sort by WeightComments/ Congratulations Sort by Comments/ Congratulations
2010-07-25 10:18:43Michelle 2010-07-3102:1420.5007.375
7 lbs 6oz
 
2010-07-25 20:30:32Jenjenlyker@?
??.com
2010-08-0509:1922.5008.250
8 lbs 4oz
 
2010-07-25 21:01:51Uncle Crappy 2010-07-2819:3021.0008.438
8 lbs 7oz
 
2010-07-26 06:45:08red_pen_mamaalbamaria3
0@???.net
2010-08-0102:1121.0008.750
8 lbs 12oz
Wooo Hooo!
2010-07-26 06:58:07Burghpotpiekatrina413
@???.com
2010-08-0203:0620.9007.875
7 lbs 14oz
 
2010-07-26 07:42:52JoeBob 2010-08-0304:5121.2508.100
8 lbs 2oz
 
2010-07-26 08:15:37Cynthia Closkeycindy@???.
com
2010-07-3013:0021.0008.313
8 lbs 5oz
 
2010-07-28 21:07:57Derrickshadow@???
.com
2010-08-0411:1620.2007.750
7 lbs 12oz
 
2010-07-29 07:14:44Abbyromabby@??
?.com
2010-08-0206:0019.7008.813
8 lbs 13oz
That's my birthday. Congrats no matter what day!
2010-07-29 16:15:32tehamy 2010-08-0612:0019.5008.313
8 lbs 5oz
 
2010-07-30 19:10:30DinaSoulfulleo
ness@???.c
om
2010-08-1320:0021.5008.700
8 lbs 11oz
Yay! This is my birthday AND auspicious Friday the 13th!! May your birth be smooth and wonderful!
2010-08-01 08:09:39rebelliousflaw 2010-08-0610:1520.0007.375
7 lbs 6oz
 
2010-08-12 07:47:40Michelle 2010-08-1507:1421.0007.200
7 lbs 3oz
 
2010-08-12 07:51:57Amy 2010-08-1603:4520.5008.625
8 lbs 10oz
 
2010-08-14 18:53:23Jenniferjennifer.r
.connelly@
???.com
2010-08-1708:0020.5007.625
7 lbs 10oz
 
2010-08-19 21:41:43ACTUAL RESULTS 2010-08-1921:2421.2508.625
8 lbs 10oz
 

Statistics:

Guesses:    15
 
 
Average Length:    20.74 in
 
Average Weight:        8.1 lbs
 
   







Scores (low score wins):

Jennifer
1
 
Points
Birth Date: 2
Birth Time: 1.608
Length: 0.75
Weight: 1
Total: 5.358
Data
Birth Date: 2010-08-17
Birth Time: 08:00
Length: 20.500
Weight: 7.625
Amy
2
 
Points
Birth Date: 3
Birth Time: 2.118
Length: 0.75
Weight: 0
Total: 5.868
Data
Birth Date: 2010-08-16
Birth Time: 03:45
Length: 20.500
Weight: 8.625
Dina
3
 
Points
Birth Date: 6
Birth Time: 0.168
Length: 0.25
Weight: 0.075
Total: 6.493
Data
Birth Date: 2010-08-13
Birth Time: 20:00
Length: 21.500
Weight: 8.700
Michelle
4
 
Points
Birth Date: 4
Birth Time: 1.7
Length: 0.25
Weight: 1.425
Total: 7.375
Data
Birth Date: 2010-08-15
Birth Time: 07:14
Length: 21.000
Weight: 7.200
tehamy
5
 
Points
Birth Date: 13
Birth Time: 1.128
Length: 1.75
Weight: 0.312
Total: 16.19
Data
Birth Date: 2010-08-06
Birth Time: 12:00
Length: 19.500
Weight: 8.313
rebelliousflaw
6
 
Points
Birth Date: 13
Birth Time: 1.338
Length: 1.25
Weight: 1.25
Total: 16.838
Data
Birth Date: 2010-08-06
Birth Time: 10:15
Length: 20.000
Weight: 7.375
Jen
7
 
Points
Birth Date: 14
Birth Time: 1.45
Length: 1.25
Weight: 0.375
Total: 17.075
Data
Birth Date: 2010-08-05
Birth Time: 09:19
Length: 22.500
Weight: 8.250
Derrick
8
 
Points
Birth Date: 15
Birth Time: 1.216
Length: 1.05
Weight: 0.875
Total: 18.141
Data
Birth Date: 2010-08-04
Birth Time: 11:16
Length: 20.200
Weight: 7.750
JoeBob
9
 
Points
Birth Date: 16
Birth Time: 1.986
Length: 0
Weight: 0.525
Total: 18.511
Data
Birth Date: 2010-08-03
Birth Time: 04:51
Length: 21.250
Weight: 8.100
Burghpotpie
10
 
Points
Birth Date: 17
Birth Time: 2.196
Length: 0.35
Weight: 0.75
Total: 20.296
Data
Birth Date: 2010-08-02
Birth Time: 03:06
Length: 20.900
Weight: 7.875
Abby
11
 
Points
Birth Date: 17
Birth Time: 1.848
Length: 1.55
Weight: 0.188
Total: 20.586
Data
Birth Date: 2010-08-02
Birth Time: 06:00
Length: 19.700
Weight: 8.813
red_pen_mama
12
 
Points
Birth Date: 18
Birth Time: 2.306
Length: 0.25
Weight: 0.125
Total: 20.681
Data
Birth Date: 2010-08-01
Birth Time: 02:11
Length: 21.000
Weight: 8.750
Cynthia Closkey
13
 
Points
Birth Date: 20
Birth Time: 1.008
Length: 0.25
Weight: 0.312
Total: 21.57
Data
Birth Date: 2010-07-30
Birth Time: 13:00
Length: 21.000
Weight: 8.313
Uncle Crappy
14
 
Points
Birth Date: 22
Birth Time: 0.228
Length: 0.25
Weight: 0.187
Total: 22.665
Data
Birth Date: 2010-07-28
Birth Time: 19:30
Length: 21.000
Weight: 8.438
Michelle
15
 
Points
Birth Date: 19
Birth Time: 2.3
Length: 0.75
Weight: 1.25
Total: 23.3
Data
Birth Date: 2010-07-31
Birth Time: 02:14
Length: 20.500
Weight: 7.375
 
 

Scoring Explanation:

A pool entry/guess entails up to 9 components. The pool administrator chooses which components to include (in dark text below). An exact match results in a zero (0)—a perfect score—for that component. The overall score is the total points of all the active components.

Points are determined as follows:

Birth Date
1 point for each day of the week before or after actual (for instance, off by two weeks means 14 points).

Birth Time
A value ranging roughly between 0 – 3 points for time of day (approximately 0.12 points per hour difference. For instance, plus or minus 4 hours is approximately a half point; birth date is not part of the calculation, so clock time is relative and not calculated across the midnight boundary).

Gender
1 point if guess is wrong.

Length
1 point for every inch (or 0.3937 points per cm) greater or less than actual (technically, if the actual is 20 inches and the guess is of 19.999, then 1/1000 of a point is added, for example).

Weight
1 point for every lb (or 2.2 points per kg) greater or less than actual (technically, if the actual is 7 lbs and the guess is of 7.001, then 1/1000 of a point is added, for example).

Hair
1 point if guess is wrong.

Eyes
1 point if guess is wrong.

First Name & Middle Name
On average, one will gain 2 to 4 points for an incorrect guess.

The characters of a name are analyzed for similarity. Character parity, order, and count determine how close the guess is to the actual; phonetic distance is also taken into account. For example, if the actual name is "Bart", then:

"Barry" scores better than "Bartholomew" (count: Bart [4], Barry [5], Bartholomew [11]).
"Brad" scores better than "Jill" (parity: Brad contains the 'a' & 'r', but Jill contains neither).
"Marli" scores better than "Keira" (order: both contain the 'a' & 'r' of Bart, but in Keira it occurs in the wrong order).

If the actual name is "Stu", then:
"Stew" scores better than "Stan" (phonetic: pronunciation usage of 'u' more closely related to 'ew' than 'an').

Case matters ('A' is not equal to 'a')!

There's also significant penalty points for a guess that looks like a non-guess: "?" or "???", for instance.

Note: When the administrator of the baby pool enters the Actual Results, some, but not all components may be filled in. Actual Results components of numeric type which are left blank will default to zero (0). Blank multiple choice components will display blank and 1 point is applied equally to all participants for that component. If the Actual Results are removed and re-entered (for the sake of corrections/additions), scores will be recalculated. If a pool component is deselected by the pool administrator, any data entered while it was active will be ignored by the total score calculation.