Since I know a lot of people have been following this BIF series and may have seen the chaos last night and the night before I want to post up a clarification of what happened and how it is being resolved: During the first round of the BIF I created algorithms for identifying disparities between personal rankings and overall rankings that help to match people up with the highest possible beer on their rankings. These algorithms and the ordering of the rankings did not take in to account different vintages of the same bottle. More specifically, when a list is sorted by bottle and it contained: Cable Car 2007 and Cable Car 2010 they were not always sorted in the same order. As a result, the rankings database ended up with switched ranking numbers for some individuals. This was a mistake that I should have caught but did not and is in no way the fault of the person ranking the bottles. As a result of this, Beatification batch 2 and Ph1 were also not always recorded correctly. That said, because of the mistakes in the rankings, 2 people received bottles that they ranked significantly lower than their own bottles. They were both part of a very large chain. To remedy this situation I was fortunately able to cut the chain in half. One half of the chain will be closed back into a loop by one of the people (who has fortunately not yet shipped) sending to a different target. There are however, 8 people that will have to return the bottles they received. It sucks but there is no other way to remedy it. So, that said. I am adjusting algorithms for future rounds and still deciding whether to go forward with round 3. I do not want to end up with another mistake occurring. For those following the BIF, in the BIF, or just concerned in general with the comments last night: I apologize greatly for the mistakes that were made. I hope this will not effect your desire to participate in future BIFs or effect your opinion of me. If anyone has problems with me or the way this has been handled please do not hesitate to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you all for your understanding!