You're right arrowflipper, not all stories and tips are created equal. The "old timers" on BGH can tell you that last year we tweaked and changed the scoring each month. For a few months we even had a team of 3 judges that read and scored each individual story and tip. We dropped that and went back to a flat score for each piece because it simply was too much work for us. Stories and tips are now either accepted or rejected.