Originally Posted by gettinbasted
I don't advocate any kind of judge training program based on their score history. G$ makes the perfect point as to why. There just won't be enough data. Judge reeducation is a dangerous path to go down.
BBQ judging is subjective. I have received a 180 and a 160 on essentially the same piece of meat at two competitions. The truth was probably somewhere in the middle. I would love to have that 160 be a 170, but I don't want to give that 180 pin back!
Respectfully, I disagree. Reeducation is hardly dangerous. If someone is doing something that is way outside the norm, it could very well be due to a lack of understanding and reeducation can easily and quickly solve that problem. Remember, we're not talking about reeducating judges that fall within a statistical norm but rather those who fall well outside of what could be considered a normal variance. A judge who regularly scores everything high or everything low is not really judging anyway.