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Old 09-18-2019, 01:23 PM
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I dunno. If the field is getting better, the Paul must ALSO be getting better (QED) to keep the gap going. Winning does not equal superb ratings tho, automatically.
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:30 PM
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I dunno. If the field is getting better, the Paul must ALSO be getting better (QED) to keep the gap going. Winning does not equal superb ratings tho, automatically.
I think there are more 1000+ players competing, but the elite players at the top seem to be the same players. At any given day I'm guessing Paul is probably concerned with only 5-10 other players in the world.

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Old 09-18-2019, 01:35 PM
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:33 PM
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Just think how high his rating would be if he was still throwing Innova.

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Old 09-18-2019, 02:53 PM
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Just think how high his rating would be if he was still throwing Innova.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:00 PM
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Seems like as long as the average rating of the field Paul is playing against climbs and Paul wins, Paul's rating will continue to climb. Could this "bubble up" effect be a flaw in the ratings system?
To me a flaw in the ratings system is that an individual's rating is partly based on how everyone plays, i.e. the average for the field for the tournament. As an example: this does not happen in chess. It's your rating, your opponent's rating, did you win, lose, or draw. What the entire section does and people you don't actually play has no bearing on your rating calculation. I'm not sure why they do what they do in DG, but it's kinda strange to me...

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Old 09-18-2019, 09:40 PM
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To me a flaw in the ratings system is that an individual's rating is partly based on how everyone plays, i.e. the average for the field for the tournament. As an example: this does not happen in chess. It's your rating, your opponent's rating, did you win, lose, or draw. What the entire section does and people you don't actually play has no bearing on your rating calculation. I'm not sure why they do what they do in DG, but it's kinda strange to me...
It makes sense to me. Playing in snow and wind is hecka different than sunny, dry and calm winds. This doesn't happen in chess.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:22 PM
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It makes sense to me. Playing in snow and wind is hecka different than sunny, dry and calm winds. This doesn't happen in chess.
True, but to make an extreme example: I don't understand why Paul McBeth's rating would be affected (infected) in any way by Lloyd Weema's play on that course...
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:46 PM
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True, but to make an extreme example: I don't understand why Paul McBeth's rating would be affected (infected) in any way by Lloyd Weema's play on that course...
Yeah well this is where I tell you the same thing I tell everyone else that asks me about ratings at events I run: “I just put scores in the magic PDGA box and it spits numbers out. I have no idea what really happens inside that box.”

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Old 09-19-2019, 12:47 AM
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To me a flaw in the ratings system is that an individual's rating is partly based on how everyone plays, i.e. the average for the field for the tournament. As an example: this does not happen in chess. It's your rating, your opponent's rating, did you win, lose, or draw. What the entire section does and people you don't actually play has no bearing on your rating calculation. I'm not sure why they do what they do in DG, but it's kinda strange to me...
Think of it this way: Your opponents are everyone who played the same course in the same round. The ratings take into account not just all those opponents ratings and whether you won/lost/or tied against each one of them, but also by how much.
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