Calgary Scrabble Group


Ratings are Back!

Posted by Paul S on Sat July 01, 2000 at 0h00

On behalf of the entire Calgary Scrabble® Group I'd like to wish all Canadians a Happy Canada Day!

The Ratings Page has been fixed and upgraded! Ratings from the Summer Tournament are now online. In addition to the program being fixed so it can't lose data, I've also added the Full Ratings Report. The full report shows each player's average rating and tracks their last 24 ratings. You can see how the rating of any Calgary player has risen and fallen in their recent tournaments!

Interestingly enough, the Consistency Factor that previously appeared on the ratings page turned out to be bogus after all! I'd always suspected this but it seemed to work so I left it. The only reason it worked at all was because the average was computed over all of the stored tournaments for a player, but the consistency factor was computed for just a short period of time. This was actually a bug, so when I fixed it the uselessness of the stat became obvious: if the two periods are the same, the factor is always 0! Thus, the consistency factor is gone. Let us never speak of it again!