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Ranking

#1 Post by damo666 » Tue May 22, 2018 11:27 am

Base rank description and position on total points rather than points in play

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Re: Ranking

#2 Post by JECE » Tue May 22, 2018 3:48 pm

It's based on available points, the opposite of points in play.

In an effort to hide their rank, the top players sometimes put huge amounts of points into new password-protected anonymous games that will never start. Is that what you're complaining about?

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Re: Ranking

#3 Post by Claesar » Tue May 22, 2018 8:06 pm

Yes, I think that's what he means. I don't think anyone successfully hides their rank though. Besides, points don't indicate skill level at all. Ghost Rating is for that.

I agree that the rank should be based on total points. I don't know how easy that is to change, but I'm quite sure it's not high on the list as the site ranking system is archaic and basically obsolete. That said, the change should probably be somewhere on the list.

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Re: Ranking

#4 Post by damo666 » Wed May 23, 2018 12:13 am

Yeah I meant available points, sorry. I accept it would be a low priority but it just seems a bit daft. I, perhaps naively, imagine it would be a simple change.

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Re: Ranking

#5 Post by DrugTito » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:23 pm

So if I got this right, one can pump up his rating by joining open positions and gaining some points, and if a player rank Diplomat bets all his points in one game he will become political puppet?

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Re: Ranking

#6 Post by DrugTito » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:27 pm

Also, what are ghost rankings?

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Re: Ranking

#7 Post by pyxxy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:51 pm

DrugTito wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:27 pm
Also, what are ghost rankings?
Go to the FAQ, near the bottom of just search for "ghost"

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Re: Ranking

#8 Post by Claesar » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:43 am

https://www.webdiplomacy.net/faq.php
The Ghost Ratings were developed by TheGhostmaker as an alternative scoring system to points on webDiplomacy. The purpose of the ratings is to more accurately measure the true skill and ability of players by weighting games not by the size of the pot but by the the type of game they are playing and the ability and skill of the other players in that game. It also allows an accurate measurement depicting either improvement or regression over time, whereas once players have gained a significant amount of points, they generally do not lose all of them again. The Ghost Ratings were initially developed in 2008 as a single scoring system but have since been expanded on to include various categorizations, including individual ratings for full press, gunboat, live, and 1v1 games, as well as to weight variants on webDiplomacy differently than the classic board.

For more information on the Ghost Ratings, visit our external webDiplomacy tournaments site.
https://sites.google.com/view/webdipinfo/ghost-ratings

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Re: Ranking

#9 Post by Claesar » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:46 am

DrugTito wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:23 pm
So if I got this right, one can pump up his rating by joining open positions and gaining some points, and if a player rank Diplomat bets all his points in one game he will become political puppet?
Technically, yes. Or you can get points at random from a raffle. That's why no one (should) care about the Rank on the website. We use Ghost Ratings to compare skill.

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Re: Ranking

#10 Post by The Belgian Bulldog » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:28 am

Which brings us to the question as to when they will be updated and published for Jan 2020? ;-)

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