Scores as things to constrain rather than optimize for

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last posted April 30, 2016, 8:18 a.m.

This is around the general theme of what you do with scores, metrics, etc.

My experience is that treating scores as things you're constantly trying to improve upon leads to pathologies and weird incentives, but treating them as constraints where they're just supposed to be in a certain range produces nice results almost regardless of the utility of the score.

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