@Joev said in Media Buzz:
@speedloafer said in Media Buzz:
@Joev Is that really how they work out the scores?
So its -1 if attack if mentioned. That makes sense....
Yes it is. There's more depth on the master thread but basically all the scores for applicable words are added together. If it is a negative total it is halved and then flipped to a positive. Then you add 1 point (for being mentioned) and multiply by 20 and that's the score.
You say about attack but how often does that feature in a headline as a positive? I would say it's much more likely to be negative in a headline although will feature more positively in the articles themselves. This has to be a much better way of doing it than subjectively deciding what stories are worth what, imagine the outcry every day if that was the system. Not perfect of course, Sterling's pretty low scores during the racism storm as they were all negative stories so worth less show this, but it's the best way I can think of.
As ever there are a few little things to keep an eye on and potentially profit from. United is worth a point which gives Man U players slightly higher scores and then words like champions score well so there are extra points to be had around Champions League games as well as players called Victor etc. For example "Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof targeting Champions League return" is worth 140 points, compared to "Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal targeting Champions League return" which would only be worth 60.
Just realised I worked these out incorrectly. "Defender" is worth another couple of points so those headlines would be worth 200 and 100 points respectively. I was prompted to looking into this when I saw that Lindelof has a story worth 140 points despite not a lot in it.
Don't want to go on about him too much but as far as I'm aware (without looking through all the squad players) he'd currently be top for MB so far today on the back of a few stories linking him with Barcelona. If he stays at Man United then he's potential MB gold, any headline that starts with "Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof" or similar is worth 140 points already! People buy PB players around the same price and would be happy with a win a season from them, once MB is open to all I can see him winning divs from that a few times a season easily.