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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-17-2020, 12:59 PM
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Posted By txmxer
thanks--I wasn't aware of that (obviously), but...

thanks--I wasn't aware of that (obviously), but it is good to know.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-17-2020, 12:29 PM
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Posted By txmxer
I just realized we have to update the infinite...

I just realized we have to update the infinite monkey theorem...

if a billion monkeys buy a billion lottery tickets...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-17-2020, 12:24 PM
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Posted By txmxer
There's common use of language versus the...

There's common use of language versus the language of science. Since the discussion drifted in to statistics and probability, the choice of words is expected to be precise. Calling a non-zero...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-16-2020, 02:51 PM
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Posted By txmxer
I'm just going to throw my head on the chopping...

I'm just going to throw my head on the chopping block, but this is not what I interpret Monocacy to be saying in regards to his air sucked out of the room example.

I interpret his statement to...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-16-2020, 11:35 AM
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Posted By txmxer
As said before, I really appreciate you...

As said before, I really appreciate you participating in this discussion.

I'm very new to this sport, but this round rating thing seems to be a mystery. Although I haven't attempted to...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-16-2020, 01:50 AM
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Posted By txmxer
Thanks for the input. I buy into the Idea that...

Thanks for the input. I buy into the Idea that the proof is in the historical results that the ratings system works.

It is the KISS principle in action and the corollary of keep it as simple as...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-16-2020, 01:12 AM
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Posted By txmxer
Is it possible for a group of 4 players...

Is it possible for a group of 4 players (850,900,950,1000) to play an 18 hole round and the 850 player has the best score and 1000 rated player has the worst score?

Of course it is. It's...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-15-2020, 05:21 PM
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Posted By txmxer
are you saying that the ratings evaluation has...

are you saying that the ratings evaluation has actual numerical factors for courses that are incorporated in to the calculation? Or that the ratings results reflects the course design inherently?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-15-2020, 02:01 PM
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Posted By txmxer
All sports evolve. You can't make a direct...

All sports evolve. You can't make a direct comparison between the two, but the ratings system represents the spectrum of people's ability to play DG with the tools at the time and on the courses at...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-15-2020, 01:46 PM
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Posted By txmxer
If you are interested in the ratings system, 2...

If you are interested in the ratings system, 2 hours well spent...

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Chuck is a member here and posts about how the ratings system works. I think it's a real honor to have people so...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-14-2020, 10:24 PM
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Posted By txmxer
I think that's making is a little more...

I think that's making is a little more complicated than it is.
In your scenario:
Average the player/propagator ratings = 925
Average the round scores = 57.5
925/57.5 = 16.09 points per throw. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-14-2020, 11:11 AM
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Posted By txmxer
And watching the MVP would tell you that no one...

And watching the MVP would tell you that no one specific throw is the most valuable throw on every hole.

Is it the drive? The upshot? The scramble?

McBeth had to save bogey or worse...was...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-13-2020, 06:50 PM
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Posted By txmxer
So, you want to increase the reward for luck? If...

So, you want to increase the reward for luck? If someone shoots a par round save making 2 aces in this par 3 course, they are -4. Are they really having a better round than someone that made 4 or...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-13-2020, 12:55 PM
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Posted By txmxer
It’s not a hard cap, it’s a soft cap because the...

It’s not a hard cap, it’s a soft cap because the ratings are anchored to 1000.

Aa long as players show up to play to the best of their ability, that anchor extends back to the original ratings...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-11-2020, 08:37 PM
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Posted By txmxer
the ratings system has a fundamental assumption...

the ratings system has a fundamental assumption to it and it's proven valid. The fundamental assumption is that everyone that shows up comes out to play to the best of their ability. If you have 20...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-11-2020, 08:25 PM
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Posted By txmxer
They don't have a fixed cap, but I believe the...

They don't have a fixed cap, but I believe the system caps them for all practical purposes.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-11-2020, 03:09 PM
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Posted By txmxer
https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/mobile/000/009...

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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-11-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 241
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Posted By txmxer
I see what is being suggested--mathematically it...

I see what is being suggested--mathematically it is possible. Historically, nothing of the sort has happened.

An individual could have a horrible day with an anomalous score, but groups have...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-10-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 241
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Posted By txmxer
No expert, but the round ratings reflect the...

No expert, but the round ratings reflect the competition played against—thus the system seems that it does consider that only not as explicitly.

Just my understanding—I could be completely wrong.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-10-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 241
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Posted By txmxer
I don’t know much about the PGA ranking system,...

I don’t know much about the PGA ranking system, but I do recall Tiger being ranked #1 for a long time after his fall from grace.

Basically there is a LOT of lag in that system for a player that...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-07-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,958
Posted By txmxer
It's not a flaw at all. It IS irrelevant though....

It's not a flaw at all. It IS irrelevant though. You have created two isolated systems so it doesn't matter.

Baseball is played in Japan. It's played in the US. If someone hits .500 in...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-06-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 241
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Posted By txmxer
Can you provide an example?

Can you provide an example?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-04-2020, 09:36 PM
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Posted By txmxer
And those sports have spent a lot of time and...

And those sports have spent a lot of time and effort to develop a more objective ranking system.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-04-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,958
Posted By txmxer
nice. Reading your descriptions of the process...

nice. Reading your descriptions of the process and seeing it in action, it seems like a pretty well designed system.

I've seen comments about the ratings being skewed in different ways (up or...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-04-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,958
Posted By txmxer
Forgive my ignorance—you seem to have expertise...

Forgive my ignorance—you seem to have expertise in the ratings system. Do you work with the stats?
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