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by Yonni
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 58153

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Looks like team Toronto is out some players.

Anyone from Toronto, GTA, Golden Horseshoe, Upper Canada, the Canadian Shield looking for a team?
by Yonni
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 58153

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Durga wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:46 pm
I think y'all can get HB in a team Toronto tho
Is his name TB?!

But, seriously, you're welcome to join HB. Oskee Wee Wee.
by Yonni
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25366

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Bump. It's open to everyone. Anyone want to help out?

Edit: NM.
by Yonni
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25366

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

We need a replacement France in game 4. Is there any interest in taking it over? It's still a viable position.

https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=322027
by Yonni
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 15306

Re: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles

43% win rate? Hot damn.

So I guess the only other question would be do gunboaters feel the need to make distinctions between live and non-live
by Yonni
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 15306

Re: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles

Do you think live people care about the distinction between FP and GB? Do gunboaters care about the distinction between live and non-live GB?
by Yonni
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 15306

Re: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles

The issue here is that the GR categories have been in existence for decades now. I did not determine what goes in each category, or how they are made (trust me, I would have done things differently if setting up a brand new ranking system). So we can't just change the categories to match the other ...
by Yonni
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 15306

Re: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles

Squigs, I think the point that's being made is that unifying the GR and game stat categories would add a lot of clarity. How they're named and explained is obviously tricky and completely up to you. Does the code allow for mouseover events? That would be a very clean way to explain that FP excludes ...
by Yonni
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 15306

Re: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles

There's no page that shows that but here's the top of the FP rankings right now:

1. Nikola Maric Eto
2. Dejan0707
3. MadMarx
4. VillageIdiot
5-6?
7. TheWizard
8?
9. peterwiggin
10?
by Yonni
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 15306

Re: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles

Peregrine Falcon wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:02 pm
That said, the categories don't match up exactly, for instance, there's no Variant-only GR.
I don't think there would be much grumbling if GR was tweaked to fit into the categories (or maybe better yet vice versa). All the different terms are probably a little confusing to the new player anyways.
by Yonni
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 15306

Re: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles

For the game stats, one improvement might be to have the same categories as GR, so people can compare between the two? (Ie. Add in live and 1v1 sections.) I'd take it a step further and not separate game stats from ranks. Click on Full Press and it pulls down your stats and rating. Click on Gunboat...
by Yonni
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 15306

Re: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles

Awesome job all around. Thank you all for how much effort you put into the site. I was going through the HoF and stumbled on Bearnstien. How is GR handling banned players? Perhaps that should at least be scrubbed from the rankings. edit: It also says that MM has a peak GR of 771 all-tie but a peak o...
by Yonni
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12252

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

Isn't that exactly what an expected score is or am I missing some nuance there?
by Yonni
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12252

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

I don't think any ranking system aims at predicting future outcomes. Counting messages per game is an interesting statistic, but don't confuse correlation with causation. A player that is eliminated early will send fewer messages than a player who lasts until the end. A player that was eliminated e...
by Yonni
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12252

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

In your profile, there's a tally for the number of classic press games. I just used that. If anything, it overcounts messages/game because it excludes variants in the game count.
by Yonni
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12252

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

As a crude test of that theory, I calculated the messages per press game for all the players in the GR1 game and the players in the GR5 game.

The GR1 players have 110k messages over 346 games for 320 messages per game.
The GR5 players have 22k messages over 170 games for 133 messages per game.
by Yonni
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12252

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

If you're trying to predict future success, using a metric like "messages sent per game" may be as successful as any scoring system.
by Yonni
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25366

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

I had no idea there was camping at Tremblant. Sounds like a trip worth taking.
by Yonni
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 399
Views: 76426

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

What sites were the finalists representing?
by Yonni
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25366

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Are we allowed to peanut gallery these? With due respect to jmo, I think it's a question of etiquette rather than site rules. Kibbitzing can be fun but it doesn't walk a fine line and, as you can see, most people here have held off on doing anything to influence the game. If someone in the game doe...