Sounds good, yeah?
What's the list that I top? The number of total debates with no-vote tie decisions by percentage of debates. My next nearest competitor for this top spot is RationalMadman, with whom I have had 3 debates of my total of 54 finished, to date. One of those 3 was, coincidentally, on the subject; "Resolved: debates should not end with a no-vote tie." Guess what? Yes, that debate ended in a no-vote tie.
Stats: Years on DART Number of finished debates Number of ties Number [and %] of no-vote ties
Rational 2.5 310 28 18 5.8%
fauxlaw 0.9 54 10 7 12.9%
My issue is not with RM, with whom I have had good debates. I enjoy the stimulating competition with him. My angst is with the rest of you who do not bother to vote. On the other hand, someone must lead this unrated issue [I think it does not factor into rating, but, who knows. It would be nice to have some idea of that formula]. But, I would not envy anyone at the top of this list, even though they would have naught to do with the outcome of no-vote ties. I have been on this site, as noted, for 11 months, and I have 115 debate votes to my credit [10th ranking]. The other nine have all been on this site longer than me, so, of the top voters, in consideration of my membership on the site, I also rank highest in votes per time served. So, what of the lot of you?
I have previously proposed the formation of a group of people to serve as voters who are committed to preventing no-vote ties. I personally attempt to act in that role. As the leader of that particular distinction, I re-assert that proposal. It sees to have little interest among the people who influence policy. What gives? For the time invested in creating debate arguments, it's disappointing to face apathy in voters.
I consider the value of adding a proposal that debaters who do not also vote lose some privilege of debating. What better way to improve one's own debate skills than by analysis of how others debate? Only voting will do that.
There are actually two others [seldiora* & Type1] who have more ties than mine, but neither are current members.
*Seldiora exists now as gugigor, with 5 debates and 0 ties.