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  1. Sudacafan

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    a good metric to determine the TTW posters worth? Just to build a popularity ranking, so to speak?
    (A minimum total posts should be applied)
     
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    Or just take Total Likes.

    Likes began only one year back, so people who have poasted prior to this system are at a disadvantage.

    You could also take the number of followers a poaster has, although i doubt you'll be able to get this info easily.
     
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    You have received more likes in just 8000 posts than Sureshs has with nearly 50,000 posts. :eek:
     
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    Suresh then humbled me 6-0 6-0 6-0 to remind me who the GOAT is.
     
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    Not really. @zagor for example is one of the best posters here but his posts are far more than his likes.I dont think quality of the posters should be judged by how many likes they have
     
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    Didn’t know that likes started so recently.
    This makes the proposed method not entirely fair. It’s like the TTW Open Era began just one year ago.
    We should wait for some ten years more to have a fair posters ranking. Total likes seems not fair too.
     
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  8. Raul_SJ

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    Likes have been around for much longer. At least 2015 I think.
     
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  9. Sudacafan

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    Then, who got the first like in TTW?
    The Spencer Gore of TTW, that would be.
    (Not to be mistaken with the nicknamed as such)
     
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    Anyway, I respect posters who have more likes than posts.
    I believe that that metric speaks favorably about the posters, in some way.
    Intuitively, I believe it’s hard to find a “j*rkposter” with more likes than posts.
     
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    Likes were a spiff added when Xenforo format was generated about three years ago. There is a treasure trove of good material from before Xenforo Era that was appreciated solely by quoting the post and subsequently complimenting the poast with at least 10 characters.

    I occasionally get some likes from old threads bumped because of new relevancy (Suri's solid gold Cincinnati-The Real Slam is often a source).
     
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    10 characters :)
     
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    90s clay goat
     
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  16. Sudacafan

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    Well, in order not to damage any egos here, likes do not necessarily are an indication of GOATness.
    They are about popularity... It is a subjective metric, in a word, as all GOAT related talks, no matter how scientific you make it.
    Each poster has a style: trollish, scientific, predictive, we could create categories, as they exist for the Oscars.
     
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    @Federer and Del Potro: your ratio is the highest I have seen, it's 1.7666 as of now. I have not seen many posters above 1.0000.
    Congratulations.
    (Personally, I would worry if I were below 0.5000, I think I am doing fine for the moment.)
     
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    2.62 ratio. Come at me.
     
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    With only 28 messages, you would not qualify, I just said a mínimum threshold of posts should be met.
    It's like having a 1.000 rate in field goals in the NBA with only a couple of minutes in only one match played.
    By the way, I see you joined in 2015, so you think your posts a lot before you write them, don't you?
     
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    I didn't really pay any attention to how many "likes" I've gotten, so I just checked. So now I see there are also trophy points. What are those for? Can I redeem them for bonus points at the pump or something?
     
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    Welcome to TTW. I already contributed with a like to your cause.
     
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    Trophy points don't make sense. Nearly everyone has 113.
     
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    I just gave you a like because you say you don't pay any attention to them.
     
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    lol....why thank you for much. lol

    Now I have ONE MORE! Yeah me.
     
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    Five Star Thread.
     
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    Interesting fact: every post above this one in this thread has at least one like.
    We are like-happy today.
     
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    If this gets 20 likes then I’ll change my avi to something embarrassing and cringeworthy for two weeks and you can choose the avi!

    Please don’t like this post! Or am I just using reverse psychology? Is my humiliation worth the likes?
     
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    The "Lobby4Likes" concept gets an L. Enjoy. Reciprocate if you're feeling frisky!
     
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    My head is imploding. Please tell me what you want me to do, and I'll do it.
     
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    Watch this video in full.
     
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    30 likes and I’ll change my avi to the Spurs crest for a full month.
     
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    I won’t get 30 likes so it’s alright. ;)
     
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    You've got to make it worth their while. What if you were to say... recruit a certain tennis Nostradamus to the cause? Hmmm? ;)
     
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    That’s how the world works these days pal, you’ve gotta degrade yourself to get ahead in the game.
     
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    sureshs likes have come from a tiny band of die-hard "followers". :D
     
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    They really don't. In the beginning, as you crossed a certain number of likes (or was it poasts) you got to a higher trophy level. But the name displayed first is of the most recent people to get to that trophy level. You cannot see who was the first to reach that level. So yes, after a while there are hundreds or thousands at that top trophy level of 113 (or whatever).

    After a few years, everyone will be a bionic poster so even that will lose meaning :D
     
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    Either me or Stringertom :D


    (I was wrong about the time. It was not one year ago, it was when we moved over to Xenforo. The year can be figured out by checking a thread in the TTW Updates forum about this new forum).
     
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    Right, that is why some kind of ratio (if not the one I proposed, could be other), could be better for rating purposes.
     
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    So Sentinel vs Stringertom would be the Fedal of TTW posters? Do you have fan bases that hate each other?
    How do you consider Sureshs with regards to all this? (I can imagine what Sureshs himself thinks)
    Please enlighten us newcomers. There is a lot of insider TTW knowledge to be spread around.
     
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    I should be safe as along as @ak24alive doesn't find this thread because he likes all my posts.

    Thanks for that btw but plz not this time.
     
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    It's too late. I tell you that @ak24alive has just found this thread. I just received the first like from the starting post.
     
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    Sentipeed and I are not rivals but lately in our dubs matches he has adopted @sureshs nasty habit of saying "Up, yours!" when our opponents throw a lob up for me to smash.
     
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    Come here and spread some joy @ak24alive . Help to increase my ratio.
     
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