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March Winner Dropped From Contest?

I just noticed that the March winner was dropped from the contest results. I'm new here, so is this a regular occurrence? Are past winners' results dropped from the contest page after a certain length of time? Or is it just those algos that hit the stop loss? If Szilvia Hegyi's algo hits the 10% drawdown limit will her result be dropped? Won't that lead to more confusion for new Quantopian users, seeing only the live algo results and none of the past results? Sorry for the questions, I just didn't expect to see the mistakes buried so quickly.

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This is definitely an issue.. even if the winner hits a stop loss, there is a need to keep the performance up on the page. Or else it would introduce survivor bias, something which we see everyday in all sorts of reported data.

The March Prize winner is actually the first winner who has reached the end of their prize, either good or bad. The Winners page just doesn't handle that concept yet - we put it up without building what happens after it starts trading.

We're going to update the page to include past winners' performance at some point.

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