Having finally made a first pass at ranking all the tracks, I am getting a feel for this system vs the 5 point system. The point system was a bit quicker to score as you could pretty much judge each track on its own merit. Arguably, that's a cop-out in that its a competition so the scores should be relative, and the new system prevents that cop-out. Alas, it also makes it a lot of work (when there's > 50 tracks anyway!) and makes one feel like they're jilting some very good tracks.
One valid complaint about the old system was some ppl would give out more points than others. e.g. if I have a lot of coffee in me while voting
I'll probably give out a lot of 5s and 4s, but those with experiences ears might give out a normal distribution and thus something like 2/3rd of the total points.
So I haz an idea.
Thinking broad strokes, not, like, build this for next month BJ.
What if you could stack several tracks in the same slot vertically; sorta like Solitaire turned sideways.
If you wanted you could have just 5 decks, or 10 or n or whatever. And the scoring system would enforce that each person give out (n(n + 1))/2 points as the new system does, but would do the math for you. Math which I haven't worked out, but each track within a bin would get the same score, which'd be 1/bin size of the total score allocated to that bin. Scores'd have to be floating point though.