At (short term) risk stirring up a rat's nest, I'd like a better understanding of what this audience both needs and wants to get out of such posts. I do not understand the fascination people have with asking/evaluating/guessing/speculating NTRP ratings on this forum. I witness all sorts of discussion about it though - with what I'd call a high noise-to-signal ratio, and I've got to ask - what good comes of it? One thing I love about this forum is on most other tennis topics - it has a great signal-to-noise ratio for discussing tennis topics; one of the best on the web I've found. The point of me asking this question is for us all to do a better job of addressing the valid needs and wants that get identified; hopefully we can improve the signal-to-noise ratio. At least some of us would like to be better able to filter out some of signal from all the noise that currently exists around this topic ;-) I am probably in the minority here - I don't care about NTRP ratings. I don't. IMO: anything that isn't based upon actual match results is pointless. What does this audience need, and/or want to get out of "what NTRP am I"? or "what NTRP is this person?" type posts?