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Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-02-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

Hi, all. Since this seems to be the primary Spec Scout-related thread, I thought I'd post here that we launched a major revision of the site yesterday. There are so many improvements over the old...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-02-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,674
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Black List vs Spec Scout

Hey, Gary. Just wanted to follow up on this thread, now that the new Spec Scout has been launched. Thanks again for your patience - since you chose to have us put the project up on the site, The Time...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-09-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,674
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Black List vs Spec Scout

Ugh, I know, this new version of the site has taken WAY longer than we wanted it to. Without boring you with the technical details, I'll just say that the underpinnings of the site have been...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-22-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,972
Posted By jscoggins
Re: How A Ratings Service Can Deal With Subjectivity

Thanks. To the extent one can even apply the idea of "truth" to this field, yes. We're serious, at the very least.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-22-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,972
Posted By jscoggins
Re: How A Ratings Service Can Deal With Subjectivity

It's not a bad idea, but it's not what we're going for. Rather than a moderated, committee-driven consensus score, we want a wisdom-of-the-crowd-style composite score based on multiple opinions. ...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-22-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,972
Posted By jscoggins
Re: How A Ratings Service Can Deal With Subjectivity

In a perfect world there would exist a reader with perfect taste who applies a perfect set of guidelines perfectly every time. That person (and that set of quidelines) would definitely be worth a...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-21-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,972
Posted By jscoggins
Re: How A Ratings Service Can Deal With Subjectivity

...or you combine a numerical system with the familiar P/C/R spectrum, which is the approach we take with the Spec Scout Score.

At Spec Scout, each script gets covered by three readers, and each...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-06-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

EJ: I'd have to look at the site to be sure, but I think that means it was covered 4 times (probably a mistake on our part), plus we would have included the logline from the original spec market...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-06-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

Hi, all. My apologies for going quiet after the invigorating exchange during the holidays. I'll be more attentive to this thread going forward. In the meantime, I thought I'd re-start the...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-23-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

Ultimately, the point of Spec Scout is to promote great screenplays, especially the stuff that deserves to find a home and hasn't yet, for whatever reason. Part of this mission is already stated on...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-23-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

No, this is wrong. Writers cannot pay to view the coverage of scripts we've covered for free.

Up to this point, our policy has been not to send coverage to writers directly at all, for pay or...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-23-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

Correct. We're not grabbing first drafts off of people's hard drives and holding them up for the world to see (or for ransom, for that matter). We're only covering stuff that's already been...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-23-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

There's no contradiction, John. 24 hours ago, in part in response to the conversation on this thread, my partners and I decided a) to implement an opt-out policy, and b) to suppress scores below a...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-23-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

I'll PM you, Steven -- I hope you'll let us take care of it now. I'm not sure how we would have captured your script if it didn't end up getting tracked on one or more of the big tracking boards,...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-22-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

You're very welcome, Scott, and thanks back at you for such a good conversation.

A legend is a very good suggestion. We'd already planned to do a separate Frequently Asked Questions page, but I...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-22-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

Sorry, MB, thought I had answered via my response to FSF.

"Phenomenal" is an admittedly less than precise adjective. Let me be more specific: A score in the 80's means all three readers rated the...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-22-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

Emily, we'd previously decided not to make our coverage directly available to writers, since your agent or manager could download it for you if they have access to the library. However, since we're...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-22-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

You're right, Scott, it's not an unreasonable request. Nor is jcgary's suggestion to suppress scores below a certain threshold. I don't fully agree with Botti's take (obviously), but it is in the...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-22-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

If that was what we're doing, I'd agree with you. But that's not what we're doing.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-22-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

So now the measure of quality is whether a script has an agent on board? What about Christmas vs Hanukkah?
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-22-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

Yeah, serves me right for getting cute with the headline of that email ("2012 Black List Predictions") -- I knew it would grab people's attention but the limb I went out on broke, as Franklin himself...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-22-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

Just to go off on a tangent for a minute, the above is part of the problem here, I think. This makes it seem like scripts with scores in the 50's are shitty, but they're not -- they're merely...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-22-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

My silence was due to my dismay at reading one of the coverages on one of your scripts, Scott. It was by a reader who we fired for consistently treating coverage as an opportunity to be clever, as...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-22-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

Thanks for saying that, jcgary.

We'd previously considered setting a cutoff for displaying scores. (The proper cutoff is probably 60, not 70, fwiw.) It's probably worth re-visiting, and I...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-22-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,636
Posted By jscoggins
Re: Spec Scout

Right -- this is the definition I use for my newsletter (ScogginsReport.com) and the one we use at SpecScout.com.



This is a bit unfair, since it doesn't reflect reality in a number of ways. In no...
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