Never back down.
Well, it still doesn't really provide an issue to what I was talking about. Just because an account that isn't "registered" per se is used to battle, does that mean the user did not gain any experience with the suspect?
I say this with trepidation, because there was a lot of work put into this process...but right now, I have trouble seeing "letting the community decide" as anything other than inherently unworkable.it would render the entire last month with respect to skymin worthless. it would render x-act's mathematical analysis of 1655 rating/65 deviations worthless. it would render the efforts of the community worthless, both from the "competing on the ladder for a month" perspective that the more diligent and process-respectful battlers demonstrated, and, to a lesser extent, the "i want to give the reasoning i've thought up even though i dont have to because this is how much i care" perspective. to waver on whatever the decision of the final vote is would be to slap basically everyone in the face.
It is evident that most people will vote according to preconcieved biases, faulty information, and pure emotion. Even with the filter of ladder rank (which I don't think is much of a filter at all - you don't neccesarily have to understand pokemon in-depth to be a successful player, and vice versa), we still have people giving votes based on idiotic stuff like "shaymin-s flinched my jirachi 12 times".Jumpman16 said:the community is largely comprised of people who don't really know shit about the game and/or smogon's philosophy.