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Points will be tabulated in the normal manner: 1 point for each person (including yourself) who gave that response.
As usual for a Vermonter game, the scoring for this Think Different will probably cause you to reconsider your strategy. Or have an aneurysm. Whatever, I'm not responsible.
Often in Think Different, we use the term SHEEP to designate the most-popular (and thus least-desirable) response. The SHEEP in this game will be particularly undesirable, however: it will be worth 1,000 points.
That's right – your primary goal is to have the fewest SHEEP answers.
Also important: There will be only one SHEEP per question. In case of a tie for the most submitted responses, the largest answer among those responses will be the SHEEP. For example, if it's there's a tie between (Nintendo) 64 and (Windows) 98, then 98 will be the SHEEP, because it is the larger number.
The SHEEP is a flat score; your total will go up by 1,000 regardless of how many people responded to the SHEEP. Wrong answers will receive 1,000 points plus one-tenth the number of entrants, rounded to the nearest whole number.
You must answer every question, so to help you along your way, you will have the use of one FOX on a question of your choosing. If you answer that question either with a SHEEP or incorrectly, the FOX will "eat" the SHEEP, reducing your score on that question by 1,000. (There is no penalty for a mis-used FOX.)
Here's an example bringing all of these rules together:
Anyone who responded with 64 receives 7 points, whether they used a FOX or not.
Anyone providing an incorrect answer receives 1,000 points plus a penalty of 1/10 the number of entrants – unless they used a FOX, in which case they get just the penalty of 1/10 the number of entrants.
No cheating, yada yada yada. There's a special tiebreaker question for you to answer on the form, similar to my past TDs.
Special thanks to RandyG for providing feedback on my explanation of the rules.