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thegodhand
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1/17/2011 8:39:33 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
This is weird. Im 76th percentile, but everybody I face is like 90th and up. Why? I haven't checked the Only Better Than Me box, Wtf?
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gavin.ogden
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1/17/2011 9:12:39 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/17/2011 9:09:11 AM, innomen wrote:
Than I. Maybe it's your inability to use the language effectively?

Hahahaha!!! He should refer to my debate on using proper grammar/spelling.
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Ore_Ele
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1/17/2011 11:19:40 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/17/2011 8:39:33 AM, thegodhand wrote:
This is weird. Im 76th percentile, but everybody I face is like 90th and up. Why? I haven't checked the Only Better Than Me box, Wtf?

Maybe because you've only won one debate. If you win several more, you'll jump to 90+ in no time.
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darkkermit
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1/17/2011 12:32:39 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
The ranking system is based on # of wins. Most users just stick around for 0 or 1 debates and leaves. Those that are high ranked, make up a vast more portion of debaters, since these debaters have been in a lot more debates.
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Chrysippus
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1/17/2011 10:09:38 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/17/2011 8:39:33 AM, thegodhand wrote:
Im 76th percentile...

Title of thread:
Everyone is better than me


Obvious contradiction.
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FREEDO
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1/17/2011 10:17:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
It's statistically more likely for you to debate someone better than you because you are more likely to debate an active member and active members are more likely to have a high percentile since it generally goes up as you stay here longer.
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annhasle
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1/17/2011 10:21:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'm not that good but I'm a regular member. We should debate. :)
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
Chrysippus
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1/17/2011 10:28:16 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/17/2011 10:17:55 PM, FREEDO wrote:
It's statistically more likely for you to debate someone better than you because you are more likely to debate an active member and active members are more likely to have a high percentile since it generally goes up as you stay here longer.

That, and you'll not improve your debating except by going up against people better than you. Choose someone who does something well that you are lacking in, and challenge them. Watch what they do. Copy them. Ape them, and figure out why they do what they do.

Wash, rinse, repeat.
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Atheism
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1/17/2011 11:06:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/17/2011 10:28:16 PM, Chrysippus wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:17:55 PM, FREEDO wrote:
It's statistically more likely for you to debate someone better than you because you are more likely to debate an active member and active members are more likely to have a high percentile since it generally goes up as you stay here longer.

That, and you'll not improve your debating except by going up against people better than you. Choose someone who does something well that you are lacking in, and challenge them. Watch what they do. Copy them. Ape them, and figure out why they do what they do.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

Essentially, monkey see, monkey do.
I miss the old members.