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Redoing the math to remove those not ranked?

Khana
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6/8/2012 9:14:14 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Hello :) I only just recently found this site, and it looks like lots of fun :D

However, the percentile ranking system seems to have a flaw... in my opinion, a fairly critical flaw.

I noticed it when I looked at someone's profile and noticed that she had about a 6% win rate, over a hundred debates, and yet, had a 95th percentile ranking.

For me, I found it highly misleading. I would have thought someone with such a high ranking would have been good at debates... but the staggeringly poor success rate suggests otherwise.

Anyone else feel this way? Any thoughts? Any chance this might be implemented.
THEBOMB
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6/8/2012 9:15:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/8/2012 9:14:14 PM, Khana wrote:
Hello :) I only just recently found this site, and it looks like lots of fun :D

However, the percentile ranking system seems to have a flaw... in my opinion, a fairly critical flaw.

I noticed it when I looked at someone's profile and noticed that she had about a 6% win rate, over a hundred debates, and yet, had a 95th percentile ranking.

For me, I found it highly misleading. I would have thought someone with such a high ranking would have been good at debates... but the staggeringly poor success rate suggests otherwise.

Anyone else feel this way? Any thoughts? Any chance this might be implemented.

The ranking system sucks. Don't base the competition on that.
THEBOMB
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6/8/2012 9:20:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/8/2012 9:18:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
You won't find much opposition on this. Pretty much everyone agrees its flawed.

Yep, problem is the users don't have the authority to do anything about it.
Khana
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6/8/2012 9:39:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Well. That's inconvenient. Really, it seems so easy to fix... I'm positive the rankings would be dramatically improved simply if "not ranked" was removed from the math... I'm not a programmer, but I can't imagine it'd be that hard...

Or simply to not have a ranking system, because it's either completely, or simply nearly, worthless, in the present form. Until it's fixed. Or something.

Wish I could really participate, though. A shame they don't have my carrier (I messaged them, but nothing yet.)

Ah, well. Thanks for commenting, anyway :)
UnStupendousMan
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6/8/2012 9:39:37 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/8/2012 9:18:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
You won't find much opposition on this. Pretty much everyone agrees its flawed.

This. It's sort of a topic beaten to death.

(Welcome to the site, BTW!)
THEBOMB
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6/8/2012 9:42:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/8/2012 9:39:24 PM, Khana wrote:
Well. That's inconvenient. Really, it seems so easy to fix... I'm positive the rankings would be dramatically improved simply if "not ranked" was removed from the math... I'm not a programmer, but I can't imagine it'd be that hard...

Or simply to not have a ranking system, because it's either completely, or simply nearly, worthless, in the present form. Until it's fixed. Or something.

Wish I could really participate, though. A shame they don't have my carrier (I messaged them, but nothing yet.)

Ah, well. Thanks for commenting, anyway :)

Your going to have to submit your request to the Juggle-bot haha...it may be processed within the next year if you're lucky :P
darkkermit
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6/8/2012 9:54:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/8/2012 9:39:24 PM, Khana wrote:
Well. That's inconvenient. Really, it seems so easy to fix... I'm positive the rankings would be dramatically improved simply if "not ranked" was removed from the math... I'm not a programmer, but I can't imagine it'd be that hard...

Or simply to not have a ranking system, because it's either completely, or simply nearly, worthless, in the present form. Until it's fixed. Or something.

Wish I could really participate, though. A shame they don't have my carrier (I messaged them, but nothing yet.)

Ah, well. Thanks for commenting, anyway :)

Ore_ele made an algorithm using the Elo ranking mechanism. You can check with him what your rank is based on his algorithm.
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