Originally Posted by NPPL Super 7
Players will judge for themselves if the NPPL has provided a fair and equitable classification system. As long as they feel that they get good value for there hard earned dollars.......that's all that matters right?
If I tell you I'm selling you a half pound hamburger, and give you a quarter pound hamburger instead, is it OK that I only deliver half of what I said I would give you as long as I am successful at making you feel good about it?
no one has any interest in debating anything with you publicly on the internet.
A debate would be a discussion of two opposing viewpoints. If someone says two D1 players played on a D3 team because of the "way APPA ranks people", and I point out that that is not true, that's not a debate, that's a correction of a factual error.
You have made a few claims about your new registration system. For example, you've claimed that you have "plenty of player data and records to work with" and "sandbagging will not be any more of a problem in the NPPL than ANY other league". You have 2,486 player participation records from the USPL 2009 season. The APPA system has 164,384 player participation records going back to 2003. The NPPL "system" is so advanced that the best way it has to determine a player's classification is to ask them. The APPA system publicly displays rosters, includes the player's history, automatically validates player and roster classifications, and is used by every other major league in the country. To suggest that sandbagging is no more an issue in the leagues that participate in the APPA system than those who participate in the new "system" is, well... I'll follow your lead and let the players determine the right word.
APPA is a system that has been developed over 7 years, built from the ground up specifically to handle registration and operations for paintball tournaments. The NPPL system currently consists of a page that asks for a players name, address, the class they think they are, and their money, and another page that asks for the team owner's contact information, the names of the players and the classification the person filling out the form thinks they are, and their money.
While I understand why no one would want to "publicly debate me on the internet" about this, if you're going to claim that the "system" NPPL has in place is as good as APPA at preventing sandbagging, or doing many of the other things APPA does, I feel obligated to point out why that is not the case. If you just want to say APPA didn't meet NPPL's needs and you've chosen to go in a different direction, you won't hear another word from me.