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Raisor
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12/28/2012 2:39:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Can someone explain how this new system works?

I have tried to accept a number of open challenges but I keep getting the same message:

"You cannot accept this challenge because you do not match the Instigator's age, rank or number of debates completed criteria."
imabench
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12/28/2012 2:48:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/28/2012 2:39:46 PM, Raisor wrote:
Can someone explain how this new system works?

I have tried to accept a number of open challenges but I keep getting the same message:

"You cannot accept this challenge because you do not match the Instigator's age, rank or number of debates completed criteria."

People can set criteria so that people who accept their debate has to be a specific age, and/or have completed a specific number of debates, and/or have a certain rank on the site
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Raisor
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12/28/2012 2:52:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/28/2012 2:48:47 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/28/2012 2:39:46 PM, Raisor wrote:
Can someone explain how this new system works?

I have tried to accept a number of open challenges but I keep getting the same message:

"You cannot accept this challenge because you do not match the Instigator's age, rank or number of debates completed criteria."

People can set criteria so that people who accept their debate has to be a specific age, and/or have completed a specific number of debates, and/or have a certain rank on the site

But these criteria are not visible when accepting?
imabench
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12/28/2012 2:55:51 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/28/2012 2:52:27 PM, Raisor wrote:
At 12/28/2012 2:48:47 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/28/2012 2:39:46 PM, Raisor wrote:
Can someone explain how this new system works?

I have tried to accept a number of open challenges but I keep getting the same message:

"You cannot accept this challenge because you do not match the Instigator's age, rank or number of debates completed criteria."

People can set criteria so that people who accept their debate has to be a specific age, and/or have completed a specific number of debates, and/or have a certain rank on the site

But these criteria are not visible when accepting?

unfortunately yes
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Mirza
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12/28/2012 3:28:48 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/28/2012 2:52:27 PM, Raisor wrote:
But these criteria are not visible when accepting?
Nope, a criterion can be age, which anyone can change easily -- wouldn't be practical.
Stephen_Hawkins
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12/28/2012 4:01:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
If we're referring to my debate, it was 60+ wins, which was to filter out any poor debaters so only really good debaters could accept, unless someone posted in the comments.
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12/28/2012 8:34:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
To make a debate impossible to accept, you can do something like set the # of debates to less than three, then check the box that ensure that your opponent's percentile rank must be higher than yours.

That's what I did...it is impossible to get a higher percentile rank than what I currently have with 2 debates or less.

This helps me screen out blatant trolls and chronic forfeitures.
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RoyLatham
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12/28/2012 8:52:30 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Some people set requirement for age >15 and age <14 so no one can accept. They want you to inquire in the comments so they can select the opponent.

The message will also appear if the instigator has blocked the person from "accepting my debates."