The date questions ask when a certain event will happen. You can pick any date after the current date and before the deadline (stated in the question) or choose the “It won’t happen before []” option. These questions can be about both traditional and crypto markets. If the event doesn’t take place, all users who picked the latter will receive the maximum number of points available for the question, and everyone else loses the same number of points. 


How are points counted for date questions?


If the event takes place before the deadline, the “won’t happen” analysts will be receive the maximum points fine. Everyone else will get user_points = max.award - (|user_date - real_date|) / (time_interval * 0.35) * max.award * 2 or -max.award (where time_interval is a time period, usually in days, between the time of the question and the deadline of the question).