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What is the true value of "rank" on Convinceme, and how can or should it be measured?

Jul 31, 2011
4 votes
5 debaters

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There is true value behind "rank" on CM.

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There is no true value behind "rank" on CM.

Aug 03, 2011
3 convinced
Rebuttal to: jonjax71 Show

Oh good God the false modesty is so transparent its a joke. As soon as I saw the title on this one I knew your comment pretending to be humble. If it doesn't mean anything why comment. Do you ever make a real comment?

Aug 03, 2011
2 convinced
I took all of my points to the bank this morning and asked for the cash. I still don't have any more money in my pocket

Aug 05, 2011
1 convinced
Rank on CM can't mean a whole lot when...

1) There are numerous debaters on CM, who either have or have had aliases. I am aware of many of you...and you all obviously know who you are. Come on, let's be real...how much worth is there in your rank when you vote for yourself? How true can someone else's rank be, if you "convince" or vote for them more than once? Read the guidelines and have some integrity.

2) Debaters with one (or numerous) alias(es) "convince" and/or vote for "favorite" people, regardless of how well they are debating. When you operate in this manner, your vote and/or convinces mean absolutely nothing. The person you "favor" will never have a true sense of how well they debate either, as far as you are concerned. This has happened, and is still happening a lot. It has been discussed that one should explain, in the comment section, the reason for your vote in battles.

3) Certain debaters have been on here steadily, for years...while others have either come and gone...or just visit now and again.

4) Debaters vote for others, because of their rank.

5) Rank is increased substantially, based on the battles you have won. Some debaters prefer the open debates, over battling individuals. The "weight" between the most convinces in an open debate, for example, could be more in proportion to won battles...it should be better balanced.

6) Certain debaters are constantly fishing for convinces and votes by not really taking a position, but being vague and attempting to cover (and appeal to) many.

7) Always trying to be first with your posts. Everyone knows that the debaters who post first have an edge. Mainly because fellow debaters are often too lazy to read through the whole thread.

Now there are many other reasons, I am sure. Others may add to what I have said, if they care to...and I do apologize for some of the redundancy...some numbers above are obviously interrelated.

Aug 02, 2011
0 convinced
I've been told I am the leader in convinces, it doesn't thrill me. There's no value in rankings


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