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04-07-2013, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post
I doubt it has much to do with the age of the users on the site but rather the process and what the site tracks in each comparison







Given how the point share system, that the site uses, is beneficial to long careers and winning players it's not all that surprising really.
I'm not sure where you are drawing that conclusion from. Just repeating something that tarheelhockey already posted:

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The way it works: H-R's database spits out two names, and the user simply makes a binary choice between them. The players are ranked based on the number of matchups they "win". The fine details are here: http://www.hockey-reference.com/about/elo.html

Bottom line: this ranking is a good litmus test for general public understanding of this topic, as it relies almost entirely upon the user's ability to rank historic players "correctly"
I don't know what you mean by "point share system", when the rankings are being determined strictly by binary voting.

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