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Frequently Asked Questions: General
    How is the winner calculated?
    Is there a prize?

Frequently Asked Questions: Participating in a Game
    How do I change or delete my guess?

Frequently Asked Questions: Game Hosts
    I purchased the full version game, but I still only have the free version. What now?
    The baby has been born! How do I enter the birth information?
    I have a game, now how do I tell people about it?
    What can I do if someone I don't know posted a guess in my game (unauthorized entry)?
    Why am I allowed to edit the guesses of participants in my game?

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Frequently Asked Questions: General

How is the winner calculated?

ExpectNet calculates an overall winner and a winner in each category (correct gender and closest to length, weight, and birth date and time). To calculate the overall rankings, penalty points from each category are totalled. The default points are assigned as follows, however the game host can adjust them to customize their game:

  • incorrect gender: 400 points
  • birth date & time: 5 points/hour
  • weight: 5 points/ounce or 0.2 points/gram
  • length: 10 points/inch or 4 points/centimeter

The winner is the person with the fewest points. This is one of many possible methods of calculating an overall winner. For a game with multiple births, an overall winner is calculated for each baby. We welcome any feedback on this method or ideas for other methods. Just let us know on our feedback page.

Is there a prize?

At this time the only prize is a whole lot of pride! However, the parents or game host may choose to offer a prize to the winner(s).


Frequently Asked Questions: Participating in a Game

How do I change or delete my guess?

If you registered for an account and logged in before entering your guess, then just log in, go to the game page, and click your name in the game table to edit or delete your guess. If you entered a guess without registering, or the host has locked the game, or the host disallowed guess editing then only the host can change or delete a guess. You'll have to ask them to make the changes for you.


Frequently Asked Questions: Game Hosts

I purchased the full version game, but I still only have the free version. What now?

On rare occasions PayPal doesn't send back all of the information that ExpectNet needs to automatically update your game after you purchase the full version. Just use the form at the bottom of this page to let us know that this happened, and we'll update your game as soon as possible. We are very sorry for any inconvenience that this might cause!

The baby has been born! How do I enter the birth information?

Go to the Game Control page for your game. Just about everything that can be changed in your game can be changed from the Game Control page. You will see a link that says "When your baby has been born, click here."

I have a game, now how do I tell people about it?

Email, word of mouth, it's up to you! You just need to let people know what your game name is so they can log into your game. You can also send an invitation to prospective participants from your Game Control.

What can I do if someone I don't know posted a guess in my game (unauthorized entry)?

First of all, in order to decrease the chances of this happening, we suggest choosing a game name that would be difficult to guess by people you haven't specifically given it to. The game name must be between 5 and 20 letters and/or numbers, with at least one letter, and no spaces. Combining letters and numbers is better than just making your game name a common word. If someone does gain unauthorized access to your game (and you know it is someone who you don't want to be there), there are two things you can do. If they have entered a guess in your game table, the first thing to do is delete it by clicking on their name and then clicking the delete button at the bottom of the guess edit page. Then change your game name on the Game Control page and send the new name to all the participants from your email account or through the "send email to all participants" link on your Game Control page.

Why am I allowed to edit the guesses of participants in my game?

The primary purpose of this is to give you the ability to censor anything written in the "name" or "who I am" fields that you would rather not be there. You can also help any participant with editing or deleting their guess. This is one way in which we give the hosts complete control over their game. Of course, you can also delete any unauthorized entries should they occur.


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