Nothing happens when I run my code

I’m writing a piece of code for a scoring system, however, every time I try to run it nothing happens, can anyone help?

My code:

def scoringsystem():
    print("Welcome to the menu")
    print()
    a=True
    while a==True:
        print("Would you like to input for Individuals i or a Team t")
        answer = input("Enter here : ")
        if answer == "t":
                event = input("What event did they do?")
                placement = str(input("What position did they come? "))
                if placement == "1st":
                    print ("They got 3 points!")
                if placement == "2nd":
                    print ("They got 2 points!")
                if placement == "3rd":
                    print ("They got 1 point!")
                else:
                    print("They got zero points, sorry.")
                if answer == "i":
                    event = input("What event did you do?")
                placement = input("What position did you come?")
                if placement == "1st":
                    print ("You got 3 points!")
                if placement == "2nd":
                    print ("You got 2 points!")
                if placement == "3rd":
                    print ("You got 1 point!")
                else:
                    print("You got zero points, sorry.")
        answer1 = input("Would you like to input another score s or exit e ?")
        if answer1 == ("s"):
            print ("")
        else:
            a=False
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Is this the entire code?
If so, “nothing” is happening because you are only telling Python that you have this cool function. You don’t tell Python to do anything with it.

You need to actually call the function.
So at the bottom, outside of the function, write scoringsystem()

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Hi guys! How much time did you spend learning Python?

Hi @Jake69

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