Sun Tzu's advice has helped me dominate this website bit by bit.

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  • RationalMadman
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    That's a fact, debate-Rating will eventually match my prowess in the Forums arena and I shall thwart all. Full respect to Sun Tzu and also to the book 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene.
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    Really. Maybe Chinese History isn't as boring as I thought it was. 
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    Well no it isn't, regardless his teachings in particular are phenomenal.
  • Dr.Franklin
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    lol no you dont dominate anything
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    His current growth suggests he will be in the top ten in the next two months
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    Not by ELO, but by wins and losses. I really don't know how ELO works. If i'm wrong then fuck me
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    I don't want to be self-depreciative or arrogant, but what do you think my Elo could be after 3 months?

    Hint: Every loss is -15+-5, every win is +15+-5
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    Give me till tommorow, it took a long ass time to calculate RM's
  • Crocodile
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    But you have far less debates so maybe it will take less time.
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    I could wait for you till I leave the site, but don't drag it. 
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    I mean, I am winning my first debate in what? an entire month? My highest was 1518 because Wylted forfeits, but I am at my all-time low. 
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    I'm not gonna calculate your last 50 debates like with RM, it's only gonna be with the last 10. I could see your win loss ration from that and extrapolate it using excel for the next 2 months.
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    I am pretty sure I lost most of them, so if I got a grade like Type1 I wouldn't even be surprised. 
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    I used excel and not paper this time so it was actually a lot easier. You take an average of .53 debates per day (rough estimate). Extrapolating data from your previous debates gives us a current 4:2 win/loss ratio. 2 months is about 60 days, and .53 of that is about 30 (rough estimates here).  Using that ratio you would get a win/loss of 19:11. That means you would win 19 debates and lose 11 debates (at the rate you are going. 19 times 15 is 285, and 11 times 15 is 165. That means your ELO, in 2 months would go up by about 120. That's a significant increase. Your ELO would be at about 1509, which is above average. It would put in you in the top 100 debaters.
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    Fun fact: When my ELO was at Peak, I am exactly 69th. 
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    You've obviously got too much free time on your hands.

    Perhaps you need to get out and meet people.
  • RationalMadman
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    That's a good idea, want to break lockdown together?
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    "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." So you're trying to get information from every debater on the site and analysing them? Or are you reading finished debates to "know the enemy"?
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    However, the book itself may not have been written by Sun Tzu himself.
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    wins and losses determine that
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    ok and?
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    i'm batman
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    No, he prob doesn;t want to break da law
  • Dr.Franklin
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    no your crocodile
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    Well you're a panzer tank