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5/12/2015 7:06:28 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/12/2015 7:04:16 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
I've been confused lately as to what the percentile statistic on a person's profile represents. Also, is higher better?

It is basically where you stand debate-wise on DDO. It is sorta like a ranking. And yes, the higher, the better.
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5/12/2015 7:07:22 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/12/2015 7:06:28 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:04:16 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
I've been confused lately as to what the percentile statistic on a person's profile represents. Also, is higher better?

It is basically where you stand debate-wise on DDO. It is sorta like a ranking. And yes, the higher, the better.

But what exactly is the percentage? I know it's not the win %. But what exactly does the stat calculate?
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5/12/2015 7:13:40 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/12/2015 7:07:22 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:06:28 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:04:16 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
I've been confused lately as to what the percentile statistic on a person's profile represents. Also, is higher better?

It is basically where you stand debate-wise on DDO. It is sorta like a ranking. And yes, the higher, the better.

But what exactly is the percentage? I know it's not the win %. But what exactly does the stat calculate?

It is where you stand in comparison to other debaters on this website.

If a debater has done 217 debates and won them all, then his percentage will likely be 99.98-100.00% because he has a high number of debates and has won them all. Now, if another person has done 217 debates and lost 39 of them and tied 8 of them, then his percentage will likely be about 82.78% (or something like that). They have the same number of debates completed, but the Win-Tie-Loss ratio is different, so the percentage compared to other people is the same.
"If anyone wants to engage in casual anti-Semitism, then whatever." ~Max

Vaarka swung his sword at the mod. However, since I am now incorporeal, he ends up accidentally striking the entire American landmass (It's a REALLY bastard sword), destroying both continents. Spiders are now at 50% of capacity."
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5/12/2015 7:15:14 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/12/2015 7:13:40 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:07:22 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:06:28 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:04:16 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
I've been confused lately as to what the percentile statistic on a person's profile represents. Also, is higher better?

It is basically where you stand debate-wise on DDO. It is sorta like a ranking. And yes, the higher, the better.

But what exactly is the percentage? I know it's not the win %. But what exactly does the stat calculate?

It is where you stand in comparison to other debaters on this website.

If a debater has done 217 debates and won them all, then his percentage will likely be 99.98-100.00% because he has a high number of debates and has won them all. Now, if another person has done 217 debates and lost 39 of them and tied 8 of them, then his percentage will likely be about 82.78% (or something like that). They have the same number of debates completed, but the Win-Tie-Loss ratio is different, so the percentage compared to other people is the same.

Alright, thanks!
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5/12/2015 7:20:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/12/2015 7:15:14 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:13:40 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:07:22 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:06:28 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:04:16 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
I've been confused lately as to what the percentile statistic on a person's profile represents. Also, is higher better?

It is basically where you stand debate-wise on DDO. It is sorta like a ranking. And yes, the higher, the better.

But what exactly is the percentage? I know it's not the win %. But what exactly does the stat calculate?

It is where you stand in comparison to other debaters on this website.

If a debater has done 217 debates and won them all, then his percentage will likely be 99.98-100.00% because he has a high number of debates and has won them all. Now, if another person has done 217 debates and lost 39 of them and tied 8 of them, then his percentage will likely be about 82.78% (or something like that). They have the same number of debates completed, but the Win-Tie-Loss ratio is different, so the percentage compared to other people is the same.


Alright, thanks!

No problem.
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Vaarka swung his sword at the mod. However, since I am now incorporeal, he ends up accidentally striking the entire American landmass (It's a REALLY bastard sword), destroying both continents. Spiders are now at 50% of capacity."
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5/15/2015 7:56:29 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/12/2015 7:04:16 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
I've been confused lately as to what the percentile statistic on a person's profile represents. Also, is higher better?

It's the NUMBER of wins compared to other debaters and rounded off.
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5/15/2015 8:03:56 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/12/2015 7:15:14 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:13:40 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:07:22 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:06:28 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:04:16 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
I've been confused lately as to what the percentile statistic on a person's profile represents. Also, is higher better?

It is basically where you stand debate-wise on DDO. It is sorta like a ranking. And yes, the higher, the better.

But what exactly is the percentage? I know it's not the win %. But what exactly does the stat calculate?

It is where you stand in comparison to other debaters on this website.

If a debater has done 217 debates and won them all, then his percentage will likely be 99.98-100.00% because he has a high number of debates and has won them all. Now, if another person has done 217 debates and lost 39 of them and tied 8 of them, then his percentage will likely be about 82.78% (or something like that). They have the same number of debates completed, but the Win-Tie-Loss ratio is different, so the percentage compared to other people is the same.


Alright, thanks!

He's wrong. It just counts number of wins, nothing else.
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5/15/2015 8:13:22 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/15/2015 8:03:56 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:15:14 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:13:40 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:07:22 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:06:28 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 5/12/2015 7:04:16 AM, Midnight1131 wrote:
I've been confused lately as to what the percentile statistic on a person's profile represents. Also, is higher better?

It is basically where you stand debate-wise on DDO. It is sorta like a ranking. And yes, the higher, the better.

But what exactly is the percentage? I know it's not the win %. But what exactly does the stat calculate?

It is where you stand in comparison to other debaters on this website.

If a debater has done 217 debates and won them all, then his percentage will likely be 99.98-100.00% because he has a high number of debates and has won them all. Now, if another person has done 217 debates and lost 39 of them and tied 8 of them, then his percentage will likely be about 82.78% (or something like that). They have the same number of debates completed, but the Win-Tie-Loss ratio is different, so the percentage compared to other people is the same.


Alright, thanks!

He's wrong. It just counts number of wins, nothing else.

I already pointed that out.
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