Here they are, the final results for the NCC competition 2007. Before
officially proclaiming the winner, I will give you till after the
weekend to complain about any possible errors in the published results.

First of all, the results for the final round.

Here are the optimal answers to the various questions:

1) Number of messages posted:
- real answer: 42510
- average of all given answers: 40350

2) Threads with most activity in 2007:
- I am so embarrassed.
- Oh No!!! He's Back :-(
- Knees....
- Global Warming Scientific Discussion
- Roll Call

3) Most root messages posted in 2007:
- Joseph Marton
- Jay Calderwood
- Craig
- Stevo
- Sewermonger

4) Most overall messages posted in 2007:
- Craig
- Jay Calderwood
- Joseph Marton
- Stevo
- Sewermonger

This leads to the following scores for this round:

Name/UserID Score A1 S1a S1b A2 S2a S2b A3 S3a S3b A4 S4a S4b
Wallgames.com 59 42520 15 14 I am so embarrassed. 5 5 Joseph
Marton 5 4 Craig 5 6
jmmarton 53 38000 10 13 I am so embarrassed. 5 5 Joseph
Marton 5 4 Craig 5 6
baljemmett 51 43000 12 9 I am so embarrassed. 5 5 Joseph
Marton 5 4 Craig 5 6
MichaelC 50 42711 14 12 I am so embarrassed. 5 5 Stevo 2 1
Craig 5 6
Haitch 48 42845 13 10 Knees.... 3 2 Joseph Marton 5 4
Craig 5 6
kgroneman 47 40807 11 15 Knees.... 3 2 Jay Calderwood 4 1
Craig 5 6
snoopy (Anne-Marie) 28 35000 8 8 I am so embarrassed. 5 5
forumsadmin 0 1 Marcel 0 1
Jim Pye 26 37914 9 11 What's your favorite 0 1 Craig 3 1
Orangeblossom 0 1


The explanation for the various columns is:

A# : the answer given for question #
S#a: the score for this answer based on the correct answer
S#b: the score given for this answer based on the popularity of the answer

As you can see, a lot of people got questions 2,3 and 4 correctly and
those who gave incorrect replies for these 3 questions got penalized
twice, first because of the incorrect answer, and secondly because the
incorrect answer was unpopular.

This leads to the following overall scores:

Name/UserID Total round 1 round 2 round 3 round 4 round 5 round 6
baljemmett 150 18 17 28 16 20 51
jmmarton 144 17 16 23 17 18 53
Wallgames.com 142 10 11 29 18 15 59
Haitch 141 19 20 23 14 17 48
MichaelC 132 20 13 15 15 19 50
kgroneman 123 14 14 19 13 16 47
snoopy (Anne-Marie) 90 11 8 9 20 14 28
Jim Pye 78
18 16 11 7 26
Kathryn Carruthers 73 15 19 20 19
0
OrangeBlossom 49 13 12 24

0
islander 26 16 10


0
eacole 24 9 15


0
EnviroTO 12 12



0
Matthew Good 12


12
0



And this year's winner is:

*Ben A.L. Jemmett

*Now Ben has clearly indicated that he didn't want the chocolate in case
he would win. (see
http://forums.novell.com/novell-comm...ml#post1430720
)
Now who should we give the chocolate to instead? ;-)