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by ghug
Tue May 22, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 60
Views: 871

Re: May GhostRatings Published

My intent right now is to post the one spreadsheet with columns for (new) overall, AvF, and GvI ratings, sorted by the first. I'm still open to tweaks on that if anyone has thoughts.
by ghug
Tue May 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators
Replies: 100
Views: 3288

Re: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators

First, you drastically overestimate the number of NMRs we get per day. I can't pull numbers at work, but I'm confident it's lower. Second, obviously everyone isn't going to email us. That doesn't mean we aren't happy to help those who do. We can handle plenty more such emails, and they're a good fix...
by ghug
Tue May 22, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 60
Views: 871

Re: May GhostRatings Published

There actually may be an issue with country weighting in that the GR data dump doesn't report country ID. It might give them to us in order, but I'm unsure.
by ghug
Tue May 22, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 60
Views: 871

Re: May GhostRatings Published

Did you look at the sheet I posted? There are columns right there for the individual scores.
by ghug
Tue May 22, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 60
Views: 871

Re: May GhostRatings Published

I hardly think it's fair to classify anything Mike has said is elitist. He believes in the value of both variants, and he's correctly pointed out that this solution addressees the initial issues you raised, as well as new ones you're raising like individual scores being "hidden" when they are in fac...
by ghug
Tue May 22, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat anyone
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Gunboat anyone

Given that you've acknowledged your game is semi-anonymous and that everyone who will be playing in the game will know both what game it is and that you're in it, I don't think Claesar has done any harm. If he had revealed your identity in an ongoing game, that would obviously be a problem, but this...
by ghug
Tue May 22, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators
Replies: 100
Views: 3288

Re: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators

You realize that the people encouraging you to email the mods about impending NMRs are the very same people who handle those emails, right? I don't think we've had an event as serious as yesterday's except for maybe the time when jmo and I broke the site for two hours trying to add icons.. The mods ...
by ghug
Tue May 22, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat anyone
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Gunboat anyone

There's no rule against breaking anonymity. That would be unenforceable and at times unfollowable. Recent site changes were motivated by protecting it for those who want it.

A game advertised on the forum is indeed semi-anonymous.
by ghug
Mon May 21, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 60
Views: 871

Re: May GhostRatings Published

I am willing to listen to opinions, which is why I wish more people would provide them :razz:

I'm leaning towards this solution of a better combined ranking with the per-variant rankings listed in the spreadsheet, but more input is very welcome.
by ghug
Sun May 20, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 60
Views: 871

Re: May GhostRatings Published

I'm proposing that, specifically the "New Ratings" tab, as a replacement to the current system, just as you're proposing AvF would be.
by ghug
Sun May 20, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 60
Views: 871

Re: May GhostRatings Published

That's a third of all games, which strikes me as significant. Does what I posted today not fit your needs? It has individual ratings listed for each variant if that's what you want, and it addresses the issue you had with the old system. I fail to see how excluding a third of the games is any less o...
by ghug
Sun May 20, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 60
Views: 871

Re: May GhostRatings Published

I still don't see why FvA is more important. It seems like people play them both very seriously at this point.
by ghug
Sat May 19, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 60
Views: 871

Re: May GhostRatings Published

I know, I'm just teasing.

Is this something people would prefer to see to the normal version? Are there tweaks people would like?
by ghug
Sat May 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 60
Views: 871

Re: May GhostRatings Published

On another note, Mercy seems to be correct about the "Classic" rating including variants. I'll work on a fix for next month, but that code's a pain to work with, so it may be a bit.
by ghug
Sat May 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 60
Views: 871

Re: May GhostRatings Published

I've come up with a new system that may work better (though I doubt it'll appease Marx, seeing as he's dropped :razz:). Instead of calculating one set of Elo scores using all games, I calculate one set of Elo scores for each variant and then calculate a player's final score as the average of those t...
by ghug
Sat May 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 60
Views: 871

Re: May GhostRatings Published

I should note that the two variants were introduced at the same time. The reason there's more AvF play is largely that captainmeme preferred it when he set up the initial tournament. Onto the meat of the issue, Marx is right that any time you combine different games into one rating, you're going to ...
by ghug
Fri May 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Jelly or Jam?
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Jelly or Jam?

I know a girl who thinks of ghosts
She'll make you breakfast
She'll make you toast
But she don't use jelly
She don't use cheese
She don't use butter
Or any of these
She uses Vaseline
by ghug
Fri May 18, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: map suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: map suggestion

Moving this to Feedback.
by ghug
Thu May 17, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May GR2 Published
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: May GR2 Published

I like GR2 because it knows I'm better than Wiggin.
by ghug
Thu May 17, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Spring 2018 Champions League
Replies: 51
Views: 1495

Re: Spring 2018 Champions League

GR-01 : CptMike
GR-02 : xorxes
GR-04 : MadMarx
GR-06 : RoganJosh
GR-10 : mhsmith0
GR-14 : genghiz
GR-18 : Ezio
GR-20 : badivan1
GR-49 : goldfinger0303