TheForgivenOne wrote:Once you migrate over to -2 - 2, as i said, you're just going to get a lot of people with 1.5-1.9.
False. The majority of players do not leave ratings, so the majority of ratings will be 0 or "average" if these non-ratings are counted. Thus, the average will stabilize around 0, since the only incentive people will have for leaving ratings is if the player was particularly good or particularly bad.
TheForgivenOne wrote:The rating system as we see it now is always going to be skewed.
That's why I proposed this new system, which will naturally correct the current skew.
TheForgivenOne wrote:Doesn't matter if we change it to you're suggestion, keep it, or even 1-10. Some people rate all 1's, and some rate all 5's until they meet someone they really disliked.
The people who consistently leave ratings after a match are in the minority. With the majority of people not leaving ratings, and those non-ratings counted as "average," this will correct the skew of that minority who don't know how to rate others properly.