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"Alfonso Nieto-Castanon" <> wrote in message
> on top of all the very good suggestions to keep the contest 
> engaging and minimally frustrating for everyone I would 
> also suggest reviving some form of generality prize at the 
> end of the contest to keep the interest of those developing 
> non-overfitting solutions and alternative algorithm 
> strategies alive

I like the idea of a generality prize, but I don't think
it's valid to have one after daylight. There are so many
parameter tweaked entries that one of them is bound to be
overfitted to the generality test set. The darkness stage is
probably as close as you can get to a generality contest.