Oh, alright. I'm totally fine with a low score just because of Day/Night. It's very... yeah. Controversial? Bad? Something.
My problem with it is that it adds complexity without really adding much of anything else, based on the cards I've seen to date.
If I'd started working on a mechanic like that, I'd probably have put up a thread in the main CCC forum with a few examples that showed what else it added to the game, and then either put links to that thread with each card in the contests, or stuck a link to the thread in my sig.
Is this what you meant to say? In the past, I have counted late judgings for the people that appear in their Top 3, but not awarded points for the judge himself. Is that what you are asking for? Is something different being done now?
I'd counted the one point for Ryder's late top 3 on the Round 2 critiques. The difference is about 4 points towards his total score, so I'll knock that off there.
EDIT: Fixed on both the spreadsheet and in the scores reflected in the Round 3 thread.
I've got no problems with clarifying challenges through PMs. I draw the line at trying to explain things that are more closely related to the general framework of the CCL. Things like that should be coming in here.
Yes, I run the CCL somewhat differently from "normal" months most of the time. If you're going to be giving anything that could be construed as feedback on how my months are working, do it in public so that I can get input from more people about it. In my own interesting way, I'm trying to improve the CCL by seeing what issues are resolved, what issues aren't, and which ones are made worse by changes to the mechanics. Hence December's alternate scoring system and five-team layout (which wasn't as helpful as it could have been due to low turnout for the month), and this month's eight-team layout.
Based on what I've learned from the last couple of months I've run, August should run quite a bit more smoothly, even though it's returning to a more traditional four-team layout. (Judging is likely to be a "judge parts of each of the other three teams" system over the first three rounds. It makes it easier to avoid the "people judging their judges in the same round" complaint that normally crops up.)