A score is considered stray when the connection between an entry and a judge is broken after the judge has scored the entry.
A 'broken connection' is most easily recognized in the Settings > Judging > Assignments view and can occur for the following reasons:
- the judge(s) removed from a panel
- the entry has deleted
- the judge role removed from the user(s)
- the entry status changed from 'submitted' to 'requires resubmission' or 'revert to in progress'
The entry could have been originally assigned through a panel or a manual assignment and then removed. Since the system does not delete any data, the scores are marked as 'stray'. The scores or decisions associated with the entry are no longer included in the leaderboard and exports.
If you wish to retrieve these stray scores, you will need to retrace your steps, i.e. add the judge back to the panel, create a manual assignment, mark the entry submitted, add the role back, etc.
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