The Recommender survey has closed, and results are in! Of the 37 survey participants, 59% perceive the Recommender provides recommended questions of interest about as often as if they were drawn randomly from the roughly 600 on the site. Continue reading
You’re invited to take a brief three question survey to help us make the Question Recommender even better. We appreciate your input and to say thank you, we’re drawing one name randomly on Monday, March 9 to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Previous survey-takers are already entered in the drawing. SciCast username must be entered in the survey in order to be entered to win.
On February 12, 2015 we are adding additional questions to the final round for the accuracy contest. Forecasts on these questions – through March 6, 2015 – have their market scores calculated and added to a person’s “portfolio.” The best portfolios at a time shortly after March 7, 2015, will win big prizes.
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If you would like to start forecasting but you’re not sure how to begin or you’re a veteran SciCaster ready to take your forecasting to the next level, we’re here to help with training. The SciCast course, Understanding SciCast, is now available. Login to SciCast Predict and click “Training.”
We’re awarding Amazon Gift Cards to the first 180 SciCasters who complete the CHAMPS and KNOW quizzes with 100% accuracy on the first try. Badges are earned for Lesson completion with a score of 75% on each quiz. Continue reading
SciCast is running a special!
For four weeks, you can win prizes on some days of the week:
- On Wednesdays, win a badge for your profile.
- On Fridays, win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
- On Tuesdays, win both a badge and a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
On each prize day up to 60 valid forecasts and comments made that day will be randomly selected to win (total limit of $575 per person).
Be sure to use SciCast from May 26 to June 20!