How about an elo based RD Rating?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Brent Mills, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Brent Mills

    Brent Mills
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    I'm leaving IRacing at the end of the month because I just much prefer the handling of other sims and plan to be doing a lot more RD club races. For better or worse IRating is a big part of my attraction to IRacing, where you either get rewarded or punished by your race result. I may be overly goal oriented but it was a nice way to know where I'm at and have the never ending goal of increasing your rating. (and not wanting to see it drop)

    So got me thinking how about developing something similar for RD club races? I'm a software developer and would be happy to devote some time to a project like this if there was enough interest. I imagine there would be some sort of portal where race organisers could upload results via an excel csv file or just manual entry. Then a results screen showing past races with rating increase/decrease and perhaps your rating displayed in your forum profile. (hideable if you prefer)

    What do you guys think?
     
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  2. Bram Hengeveld

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    What a great offer! There is tons of interest in this and we are already working on something ourselves but it's fantastic to get more help on board.

    Will drop you a PM

    Thanks a lot!!!
     
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  3. Enzo Fazzi

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    Wouldn't this defeat the purpose of the easily accesible club races?
    I think this would do more to 'scare' people off than posting laptimes would.
     
  4. JoãoBessaM

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    I think that this could potentially do more harm than good to club races and their light hearted spirit.
    Although I could see a use for this within RD if it is contained within league racing, I don't see a point for that since each league is pretty self cointained.

    Some sort of safety rating (this both in club and league racing) may be an idea.
     
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  5. Rupe Wilson

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    Well i can put your minds at rest what that special something being worked on, will not spoil anything to do with the club racing, if anything it should help in certain things. :)
     
  6. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    Many many years ago when I first joined RD there was a ranking system in place. I must say I really really liked it :)