When --amadeus-- started the Hall of Fame thread, he picked the top three results in the most common distances. Since then, some better times have been recorded, and the 3k distance added, but the basic idea remains the same. Last month there were requests to add pablo t's Bob Graham round, and some new distances, to the Hall of Fame. Rather than decide myself on what gets in, here are some rules I think we could set in place to decide what qualifies.
1. The top three times in the existing distances
2. The top three times in a new distance/event if at least 7 people have recorded times/distances over the last 3 years of the Best of 20xx threads
3. Any performance voted in by boardsies at the end of the year
1. What's there stays there, and is updated as normal
2. I have a terrible 2500m time, but I might be the only poster with a 2500m time at all. That shouldn't be enough to get me on the Hall of Fame. Same if someone turns up at the next graded meet and falls into the long jump pit, or drops a shot putt. It can go into the Best of 2012 thread, but unless it's beating out some competition it shouldn't go into the Hall of Fame.
Why 7 people? Because the entries in the Hall of Fame should be better than most of the people who have competed in that event. Three entries, so they have to be better than 4 other people. (And it's people, not entries)
3. On the other hand, if a performance is good enough it should go into the Hall of Fame, even if it's in an event, or over a distance, that other boardsies haven't done. So in with the awards polls at the end of the year we have an 'inductees to the Hall of Fame' poll, and you can nominate performances that don't fit into one of the existing HoF categories. Any run, or throw, or jump, that you think is worthy of inclusion can be nominated. We set up a poll where people can vote for multiple entries, and any performance getting votes from at least one third of voters is added.
anyone have a better idea?
or think the numbers (7 people, one third of voters) should be tweaked?