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There is a lot of amazing things happening with CTP Teams right now…and a lot of that awesomeness is not down to TimTech…but due to the members.

Yesterday we highlighted what Renegades leader David McKay was doing in his latest contest where more than 2,000,000 XP will be given away.

Robert Arnold has also recently announced the inaugural winners of his new weekly contest where he uses people’s CTP sKore to determine the prize they get. (If you need a reminder of what it is all about then check out this CTP Teams blog post on what Robert is doing.)

The winners were:

1. Victoria Stein 50,000XP

2. Senja Loise 40,000XP

3. Elina Balashova 30,000XP

4. Anton Parvov 20,000XP

5. Janice Campbell 10,000XP

Robert said: “If you factor in the BONUS each receives, Victoria ended up earning almost 10 million points for her team.”

He has also recently announced another very interesting incentive to build his downline at Kore4 and his splash page promoting the offer is on view now at a traffic exchange near you.

Robert Arnold Kore4 TERL promition splash page

TE Racing League now gives bonus XP based on user's sKore in CTPWe love it when someone takes an existing feature at CTP and really makes it their own…especially when others can benefit from their creativity.

And this is exactly what Robert Arnold has done over at TE Racing League.

Robert has come up with a really neat twist on the XP giveaway model…he has linked it to the member’s sKore in CTP.

For those unfamiliar with sKore it is a number you can find on your CTP profile page immediately below your picture and there is a blog post explaining sKore at the end of this article.

What Did Robert Do?

Ok so enough background, let’s get into what Robert did here…and he has been quite busy.

He has ten tiered surf badges at TE Racing League (TERL) ranging from a 50 page view badge right up to a 10,000 page view badge.

The first five badges (50, 100, 250, 500 and 1,000) are already the super awesome XP badges where you automatically get an XP bonus for claiming them.

However on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays there will be additional XP available for CTP Team members on ALL the incremental surf badges with the amount awarded based on your sKore:

Badge    Points/XP

50    1 x sKORE
100    2 x sKORE
250    3 x sKORE
500    4 x sKORE
1000    5 x sKORE
2000    6 x sKORE
3000    7 x sKORE
4000    8 x sKORE
5000    9 x sKORE
10000    10 x sKORE

Now Gain Even More XP

And as if that wasn’t cool enough on its own then on Saturdays, those amounts are TRIPLED.

It get’s even better because at the end of the week, the TOP 5 sKORE earnings will be awarded even more bonus XP. (The amounts may change each week, but base amounts are 50K, 40K, 30K, 20K, 10K)

XP Cars

Gain bonus XP at TERacingLeague for collecting car badges

If you are familiar with TE Racing League then you will notice that there are quite a few car badges to collect.

The good news for CTP members is that when they claim the car badges they will get a bonus of 100XP per badge. On Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays the bonus is doubled to 200 XP.

So could there be any more?

Well actually yes…the TERL Badge Bonus.

For each Tiered Incremental Badge claimed, members will receive surf ratio bonus as follows:
50    1%
100     2%
250     3%
500     5%
1000     10%
2000     20%
3000    30%
4000    40%
5000    50%
10000    100%

It looks like Robert has been busy coming up with cool bonuses for his members. There could not be a better example of what TE owners can do to set themselves apart from the competition while looking after their members at the same time.

Awesome stuff indeed.

Further Reading: CTP Teams – Know Your sKore – New Data For CTP Teams

Badge bonus at TERacing League

I think almost everyone is aware that there are three simultaneous contests ongoing within CTP Teams…the weekly, monthly and annual contests.

We talk about the weekly and monthly contests all the time here on this blog but, so far, little has been said about the annual one.

I think it is fair to say that many of the top CTP Teams are already eying up this contest and would love to claim the first one as their own.

Sometimes teams do not want to publicly state their long-term ambitions, maybe in case they fail to achieve their goal or maybe for other reasons entirely.

However there is no such coyness with team SurfAholics Alpha who are quite happy for anyone to know that they want to win the first annual CTP Teams competition.

Writing in their team blog recently, member Patricia Hedge said: “With the dedication of our awesome team what is the only thing I predict will be different?…

“Making CTP History when we win the annual competition for the first time ever!”

I think it is great for a team to set out, in public, what they plan to do in terms of their overall ambition.

On present form they would certainly among the favorites to win it, but there will be more than a few teams who will try very hard indeed to prevent that from happening.

The blog post also contains a very interesting discussion about the new sKore feature and the collection of data generally…well worth checking out in full.

SurfAholics Alpha Blog: The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same

Let’s look at some data now that we are getting some initial sKore values for CTP Teams players.

For this post I decided to take a snapshot of the top three teams in the Premier League and run some numbers based on the sKore data for each member of the team.

At the time of writing this post the top three teams in the Premier League were SurfAholics Alpha (1), Lucky 13 (2) and Uber Surfers (3).

I decided to look at their individual sKore values and then see what the mean, mode, median and range of numbers looked like, just by way of comparison amongst the three teams.

The mean is the average value for the data set, the mode is the most frequently occurring value, the median is the middle value when the numbers are arranged in numerical order and the range is the difference between the lowest and highest number values.

So here is how the top three teams looked based on data collected yesterday (tue).

 SurfAholics Alpha

Total numbers: 24
Sum of numbers: 982
Mean (Average): 40.9166666667
Median: 43
Mode: 26
Range: 52
Ascending order: 17, 21, 26, 26, 26, 29, 32, 33, 36, 38, 39, 43, 43, 44, 44, 45, 46, 46, 48, 49, 56, 59, 67, 69

 Lucky 13

Total numbers: 24
Sum of numbers: 828
Mean (Average): 34.5
Median: 35
Mode: 42, 30
Range: 68
Ascending order: 0, 16, 17, 20, 26, 28, 28, 29, 30, 30, 30, 35, 35, 39, 39, 40, 41, 42, 42, 42, 43, 43, 65, 68

 Uber Surfers

Total numbers: 25
Sum of numbers: 584
Mean (Average): 23.36
Median: 23
Mode: 0, 39, 11, 17, 24, 36, 30
Range: 46
Ascending order: 0, 0, 2, 4, 11, 11, 12, 17, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 24, 30, 30, 36, 36, 38, 39, 39, 41, 43, 46

Numbers can provide data and, as ever it is knowing what to discard and what to rely on and spend time interpreting that is key to making the best use of the numbers in question.

Coming up…we look at the top three teams in the Competitive League and present the data in the same way.

We have had a lot of reaction already to the new sKore feature within CTP Teams.

However I want to take just a quick moment to clear up one misconception about sKore.

While sKore can be used as a indicator of a person’s potential value to a team it is not meant to indicate that person’s actual value in absolute terms.

A high sKore means that the person is performing well in the activity areas that the sKore formula measures…but it does not measure everything.

The overall value a person brings to the team is far more complex than that and would be difficult, if not impossible to measure.

Not everyone on a team has time to do the things every day which would give them a really high sKore but they may do other tasks which are vital to the smooth and efficient running of the team such as

  • Organizing the team blog,
  • compiling data,
  • providing motivation,
  • advising the team leader,
  • co-ordinating team tactics,
  • devising team tactics,
  • networking with other teams,
  • creating splash pages,
  • spearheading team campaigns,
  • assigning credits and so on.

These are all roles that may take place within a team but how are they to be measured? These are tasks which may be spread out over multiple team members and many of them are vital but won’t be reflected in your sKore.

Tom Wacker summed it up very well in a comment on this blog where he said: “I”ll tell you what. This is big for us ‘number freaks’. More data=better decisions.”

Tom Wacker comment on sKore for CTP Teams

Your sKore is a tool which is good at measuring some things that a potential team member can do.

It is not a measure of someone’s overall worth to a team. Good team leaders will instinctively know this. You need a good overall mix of people with different skill sets to have a great team. The sKore value is just but one indicator.

Most people know by now that Kore4 gives you more but how many people can hold their hand up and say they know their sKore?

sKore is the new way of people within CTP Teams knowing their potential value within a team…your sKore is a basically a measure of what you do on your team (in as much that this can be measured that is.)

So let’s look at like this…say you wanted Tim Linden on your team…and, believe it or not, lots of people do.

But you also heard that Justin Ledvina is looking to join a team (he is by the way but that is for another blog post) and you are also thinking of poaching Jon and me from our current teams.

Who would be better? Until now it was impossible to tell, but one of the Golden Geese of XP suffered a recent injury which prevented her from laying eggs, so she has been transferred to Statistical Analysis and Advanced Number Crunching.

One of her first tasks was to help Tim develop sKore and they have worked on this project all day.

So back to our problem…how to decide between Jon, Tim, Justin and I…well now you can take a look at our sKores.

Justin sKore on launch day august 25 2014

Jon Olson sKore on launch day 25 August 2014

Tim Linden sKore on launch day 25 august 2014

Patrick Griffin sKore on launch day 25 august 2014

So as you can see you can see that Jon is a pretty useful person to recruit for your team where as Tim, Justin and I …well not so much.

Your sKore is found on your profile page and is based on your overall team activity.

It will take your overall activity, averaged out over 30 days,  and generate a number which has a theoretical maximum of 100 and a minimum of 0, although in practice it would be extremely difficult to get a maximum sKore.

Over and above that – and the fact that your sKore will be updated daily – the Golden Goose of Numerical Data is saying tight lipped about it.

So check out your profile page right now and get to know your sKore.