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How to make people care about **Ratings**


Every 6 or 12 months all ratings will reset back to 1500. Your total # of games will still be saved. Only the top 50 leaderboard will be saved in each 6/12 month period cycle.

What does this do?

- Makes the #1-50 spots more obtainable to anyone
- Forces those top 50 people to try hard again for the #1 spot.
- Let's top rated players stop worrying that they have [2,XXX] rating vs care more about trying to be in the top 50.
- Keeps the rating system fresh.
- Let's plays restart without the fuss
- Will help players lower the total # of accounts for each player.
- top rated player's can't complain they don't have anyone near their rating.
- Helps players not just squat on their high ratings.

- Top players can complain they spent endless years to achieve that shiny rating or can just pony up to show their skills that they still got what it takes.


I wrote a reply to this idea in anotehr forum. I think a slower process could be made such as stripping 10 points off of ratings every 30 days of inactivity for members and non-members and non-members not having their rating reset to 1500.

Can we show that a non-member is as good as a member? By the way things are structured here it's a most difficult task and that speaks poorly of the game site to give privilege of members over non-members as far as skill....give the members other perks that don't have anything to do with ratings and let that be it.


its called decaying ratings. I'm completly opposed to decaying ratings btw. If I come back from vacation and find my 2400 rating down to 2200 that is petty stuff like that would make me want to quit the game all together. Players shouldn't be punished to have to log-in to play.

Again, my system puts your super high rating in the history books as the top 50 would be saved so everyone know who was best of 2007 so-to speak. It also helps you strive after wanting to show your the top dog each year.


Toast of the Town
Which appliance delivers the best browned bread?
Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2018, at 11:40 AM ET
In 1905, chemist Albert Leroy Marsh invented Nichrome, the heating element that enabled the creation of the electric toaster. Yet, as far as I know, 2005 saw no parades, musical tributes, or star-studded celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this breakfast-altering achievement. It's a shame, too, because the toaster has given us so much over the years. And by "so much," I mean toast.

To correct this egregious oversight, I have taken it upon myself to seek out the best toaster. For the past several weeks, I have pushed eight toasters to the very limits of bread-browning. (I steered clear of toaster ovens and novelty toasters—e.g., those that also cook eggs or hot dogs.) I have crammed oversized bagels into too-narrow slots. I have poured crumbs into the toasters and then tried to clean them. I have gingerly fished out English muffins with a plastic knife. I have cranked up temperature controls to test their limits. I have also overloaded the electrical system in my house and set off the smoke alarm. Twice.

I threw a toaster party as well, inviting over friends and family who, as it turns out, have strong opinions about toasters. People argued. Lines were drawn. Punches were thrown. Not really, but my point stands: Toasters are a more controversial topic than you might imagine.


Toasting quality (10 possible points): A good toaster should brown evenly on both sides. In addition, different slots should not produce different results (unless, of course, they have independent temperature controls). Toasting should be consistent. For instance, if I set the dial on 4, I want the same piece of toast every single time.

Design/Ease of use (10 possible points): Nobody wants a challenge first thing in the morning. It should be possible to operate a toaster without consulting an instruction manual; this will henceforth be known as the "hungover-houseguest rule." It's fine to have nifty features (a warming rack or a bagel button, for example), but don't get too fancy. It's a toaster—keep it simple.

Cleanup (10 possible points): Very important. A toaster should trap crumbs and make it easy to dispose of them. This is not asking too much.

Value: You can pay several hundred dollars for a toaster, or you can pay 25 bucks. If it's on the high end, it better make some damn fine toast. To calculate value, I added the scores in the three other categories, multiplied that number by 20, then divided by the price.


Clearly NG is back sniffing glue

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