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2 hours ago, Marauder SASS #13056 said:

 

As a student of statistics, sampling and measurement, it does make a difference in the impact, although not the process.

The number of shooters defines the index or sampling for the accuracy of the system.  Just as a valid sampling is needed for a poll.  So the larger the sample, the more accurate the measurement.

 

If you are in a gun fight close up, misses are much more dangerous to you than if you are at 20 yards - because your opponent is much less likely to miss at close range than further out. .  So it is entirely appropriate for the impact of a miss or mistake to vary, depending on the circumstance. For example, if you stumble and lose 5 seconds in a race.. If it is a sprint, that stumble has a MUCH larger impact than in a longer run. Are you saying that is not fair?

 

Similarly, if you fumble on the 2 yard line in football, it normally is much worse than fumbling at mid-field.  Should football change it's scoring to make that more fair?

In a rank point match, it is important to beat out as many people as you can on each stage.  So if it is a fast stand and deliver, a miss will hurt you much more because many more shooters will beat you.  That is fair - they beat you.

I have never heard a valid argument for rank points that made sense, after reading this, I have still never heard a valid argument that made sense....

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I would suggest rather that TT is a marathon and RP is a collection of individual sprints with the scores being nothing more than the order of finish.

Let's do this:  Since one of the most raised points in favor of Rank Points is the suspense at the awards ceremony, Lets do Total time and everybody promise to not peek at the score sheets,

This ,,, While a start does Not address the fact that Other Shooters from Outside your Class will deside the winner in your class if you are shooting in one of the More difficult Classes to master ie;

52 minutes ago, COLORADO JACKSON said:

I have never heard a valid argument for rank points that made sense, after reading this, I have still never heard a valid argument that made sense....

 

Sometimes that say a lot...

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When folks compare different sports to Rank points, I've noticed that none of the sports are time related.  Tennis, Golf, Football whatever , none of those comparisons really work.  

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