Originally Posted by LuckyR
Yet more evidence that a seriously flawed system will yield... flawed results. No suprise there.
How are any of the examples cited in this thread evidence of a flawed system or results? With the information provided, all we know is that a player won a lot and wasn't bumped and someone that didn't win a lot has been bumped. But we have no specifics and it has been described how that is possible and further it has been noted that in one case some of a 4.0's wins were over 3.5s playing up which the 4.0 is also supposed to win.
I'm not saying the NTRP system is perfect, it isn't. But IMHO, arguing that a good rating system has to move a player up simply because they win even if it is against weak competition shows a lack of understanding for rating systems.