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  1. 3 hours ago, jross said:

    The purpose of this topic is to announce and discuss the community self-defined, top March 2020 Member Contributors.  The results are in and the recognition will be rolled out over time when I darn well feel like it.  To qualify for March recognition, the member must have contributed 0.5+ posts daily OR received 22+ content reactions (one reaction per March weekday).  As in wrestling, there are levels to forum membership.  The top tier members deliver higher quality content, where quality content is defined as the quotient from dividing the reaction count by the content count.  The tiers are: Tier 1 - 50%+, Tier 2 - 25%+, and Tier 3 - < 25%.  852 unique members accessed the forum in March.  484 members contributed content.  155 members qualified for recognition consideration.  368 members accessed the forum and did not contribute any content.  Guest access was significantly higher from spot-check observation and was not tracked.

     

     

    Tier Member  Count  % Members
    1 39 5%
    2 77 9%
    3 39 5%
    Not qualified 329 39%
    No content 368 43%
    Unique visitors 852 100%
    Guests not tracked not tracked

     

     

    March Tier 1 Contributors

    @82bordeaux    @Billyhoyle    @BobDole    @Boompa    @buckshot1969    @CA_Wrestler    @Cementmixer103    @Coach_J    @Crotalus    @Fletcher    @Force118    @goheels1812    @headache    @headshuck    @HokieHWT   @HurricaneWrestling2    @irani    @jackwebster    @JasonBryant    @jchapman    @jross    @KCMO2    @LHU125    @MadMardigain    @MedicineMan    @mistydawn    @Mpchillin    @npope    @Perry    @Peso    @ptz305   @SetonHallPirate    @spladle    @steamboat_charlie v2    @stp    @TheOhioState    @tightwaist    @uncle bernard    @VakAttack    

     

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    Context

    Coaching my young son brought back a wrestling passion that has sat idle for some years.  As a new member to the forum, I observed interesting and fun discussions but also negativity, drivel, and endless debates.  There were member contributions that I routinely appreciated and other contributions that did not resonate with my tastes.  I stumbled onto the leaderboard and discovered it favors quantity versus what I perceive as quality.  With my software engineering background, I wondered if I could, through automation and at scale, scrape website member profile information to define, monitor, and measure quality metrics.  I baselined member contributions weekly through March to put all members, regardless of tenure, on a level playing field.  This was in part inspired by @tigerfan and is follow through of earlier comments.

    One of my learnings was that in order for people to improve their performance, they need to receive constant and continuous feedback.

    Based on that, I would like to request that you publish this very important analysis every hour on the hour, so the posters can make the necessary adjustments.


  2. 38 minutes ago, jross said:

    The purpose of this topic is to announce and discuss the community self-defined, top March 2020 Member Contributors.  The results are in and the recognition will be rolled out over time when I darn well feel like it.  To qualify for March recognition, the member must have contributed 0.5+ posts daily OR received 22+ content reactions (one reaction per March weekday).  As in wrestling, there are levels to forum membership.  The top tier members deliver higher quality content, where quality content is defined as the quotient from dividing the reaction count by the content count.  The tiers are: Tier 1 - 50%+, Tier 2 - 25%+, and Tier 3 - < 25%.  852 unique members accessed the forum in March.  484 members contributed content.  155 members qualified for recognition consideration.  368 members accessed the forum and did not contribute any content.  Guest access was significantly higher from spot-check observation and was not tracked.

     

     

    Tier Member  Count  % Members
    1 39 5%
    2 77 9%
    3 39 5%
    Not qualified 329 39%
    No content 368 43%
    Unique visitors 852 100%
    Guests not tracked not tracked

     

     

    March Tier 1 Contributors

    @82bordeaux    @Billyhoyle    @BobDole    @Boompa    @buckshot1969    @CA_Wrestler    @Cementmixer103    @Coach_J    @Crotalus    @Fletcher    @Force118    @goheels1812    @headache    @headshuck    @HokieHWT   @HurricaneWrestling2    @irani    @jackwebster    @JasonBryant    @jchapman    @jross    @KCMO2    @LHU125    @MadMardigain    @MedicineMan    @mistydawn    @Mpchillin    @npope    @Perry    @Peso    @ptz305   @SetonHallPirate    @spladle    @steamboat_charlie v2    @stp    @TheOhioState    @tightwaist    @uncle bernard    @VakAttack    

     

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    Context

    Coaching my young son brought back a wrestling passion that has sat idle for some years.  As a new member to the forum, I observed interesting and fun discussions but also negativity, drivel, and endless debates.  There were member contributions that I routinely appreciated and other contributions that did not resonate with my tastes.  I stumbled onto the leaderboard and discovered it favors quantity versus what I perceive as quality.  With my software engineering background, I wondered if I could, through automation and at scale, scrape website member profile information to define, monitor, and measure quality metrics.  I baselined member contributions weekly through March to put all members, regardless of tenure, on a level playing field.  This was in part inspired by @tigerfan and is follow through of earlier comments.

    Are @MedicineMannumbers off the charts again?

    If so, I demand he get tested for PED!  Usually when someone blows away the field like that, e,g, Lance Armstrong, they are juicing!


  3. Just now, wrestfan said:

    Anvari's bronze was not in super heavyweight but a lighter weight. he never wrestled in Asia beside that. (Asian Championships didn't exist at the time. )

    if you check Asian Games results, Iran always won the gold medal except 1954 and 1962 (where Iran didn't participate) and except Taymazov's era.

    You are correct that Anvari's medal is in the 100 KG as opposed to 100+ Kg.  He lost to some unheard of Indian dude

    But the point remains that gold medals were not automatic at the heavyweight and superheavy weight levels.

    We had all sort of bad disappointments in the 1970 Asian games in wrestling.  Anvari lost, Movahed could only tie for the gold, and Talebi, an olympic gold medalist, failed to medal in  57 Kg


  4. 2 minutes ago, wrestfan said:

    of course when you are #1 in your own country for so many years you can't be that bad lol but still you know Iran always dominated super heavy weight in Asia, even Mehraban (to be honest he was really bad) did that in his time. it was even easier because Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan didn't exist at the time. if it wasn't for Artur Taymazov I could say Iran won gold at the Asian Games every time participated.

    but you know rules were weird at the time of Filabi's career,  maybe he deserved few medals but those weird rules prevented him... just to have a better idea, Mansour Mehdizadeh at the 1964 Olympics, he beat eventual gold medalist, he beat the silver medalist, he tied the bronze medalist but finished 4th himself without losing a single match !!!

    Anvari never did better than bronze in Asia, so it's not accurate to say Iran always dominated the super heavyweight.

    I am aware of Filabi's political activities.  He was a member of MKO even before the revolution.  Kazem Gholami, who used to always take second to Movahed was another MKO wrestler


  5. 2 hours ago, wrestfan said:

    he made the team 8 times and didn't medal. losing to Medved is OK but he also lost to other guys. the guy before him (Anvari) at least medalled once

    btw there was a mistake in my list, I missed Naser Zeinalnia who didn't medal in 5 tries. even though I remember his career too, he was close few times. really not a bad wrestler.

    Yeah, he lost to Taylor in 1972.  In those days the superweight was unlimited, and Taylor weigh over  400 lbs.  Here is a picture of them wrestling 

     Moslem Filabi vs Chris Taylor 1972.jpg

     

    He did win gold a few times in Asia, so he was not a complete failure


  6. 2 hours ago, wrestfan said:

    but the most interesting part is about the failures, the idea came to my mind when I was thinking if Ehsanpour can't medal this time (2019) he will be the worst wrestler ever but I was wrong. this is the list of wrestlers with most appearances without medal

    Eskandar Filabi (8), Ebrahim Mehraban (5), Ali Hajiloo (4)

    Almost seems unfair to have Filabi in there as a failure.  I think for about a decade during the Alexander Medved reign, he was the 4th best heavyweight wrestler in the world.  He also had a chronic injury that made his job harder


  7. 52 minutes ago, maligned said:

    We're saying the same thing about his issue. It's his power output that drops off. He can move guys around great for a short time but not a whole match.

    Because his general cardio was always a positive at lower weights, we can guess it's naturally good and something he know how to train. Like he can go run a few miles or sprints or do :30 go's again and again. 

    Conditioning for power output is different. To frame it as weightlifting endurance: at 74kg, he could squat 90kg for 50 reps in 6 minutes. That was plenty to keep power output high. Now he can squat 100kg for 50 reps in 6 minutes. The problem is that an intense match at 86kg is asking him to do the equivalent of squatting 110kg for those 50 reps. He can only do it comfortably for 25 reps before he drops off because he's not strong enough and conditioned enough to keep 110kg lifts going like he needs to.

    You make an excellent point, I was using the wrong term.  Not Cardo but conditioning


  8. 1 hour ago, maligned said:

    His conditioning has definitely hurt him in a couple instances at 86kg, but raw cardio has always been a strength of his. I would argue that he needs a strength and conditioning program that helps him grow into the weight so he's more capable of explosively moving opponents repeatedly the way he could at 70 and 74. His power output drops off significantly during matches at 86 despite his naturally good cardio.

    I do not see that way.

    Specifically against DT, He dominated the first two minutes of the match strength wise, pushed Dt him, physically overpowered him and owned him for two minutes.  I think he was up 6-0 or something like that in both matches.  He then ran out of gas both times, got pinned the first time, and lost by several points i the second match.

    With everyone else, he overpowers them and techs them before he runs out of fas


  9. Helped:

    • DT - more time to recover from his major injury
    • Cox - more time to adjust to new weight class,and perhaps add some more bulk
    • Some Young Super Heavyweight (e,g, Parris) to fill the vacuum in the US super heavyweight division

    Hurt

    • JB - one of the GOAT if not GOAT is past his prime, and will be further from his prime a year from now

    Bonus answer, same question for Iran

    Helped

    • Yazdani - Time to recover from his minor injury, and hopefully to improve his cardio
    • Mohammadian - Has been improving significantly since coming back from suspension, and if he can continue to improve, he will be true top 3 contender
    • Zareh - Has been on whirlwind since getting pinned by Perris, and another year might make a a legitimate medal contender

    Hurt

    • Hadi - His career is sunsetting, and what little chance he had of qualifying this year will be reduced to zero

     

     

     

     


  10. 1 hour ago, 2td3nf said:

    It would be wonderful and very appreciated if one of you Iranian fans could reply to Hassan in Farsi and tell him thank you for his message. Please also tell him many of us Americans are big fans of him and we respect the Iranian wrestlers and their great fans. (I will never forget how well they treated Jordan Burroughs over in Iran.)

    Hopefully we all get through this corona crisis as soon as possible and I can't wait to see everyone back on the mat, Americans, Iranians and the rest of the world.

    Thanks again for your post Hassan!

    People like you are what make international competitions great.


  11. On 2/26/2020 at 8:30 AM, Jaroslav Hasek said:

    It is a deal! the betting window is now closed. 

    I would like to confirm that @Jaroslav Hasekgenerously donated $20 to the charity of my choice.

    I would like to thank him for his generosity, and let's hope we will get to watch the Olympics this year perhaps in September or October.


  12. @Jaroslav Hasek Based on a post by my esteemed attorney, @Lurkerhttps://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/report-tokyo-2020-olympics-postponed-to-2021-due-to-coronavirus/?__twitter_impression=true We have a decision.

    As I said when we placed the bet, I did not want to win this bet, I am truly sorry that the olympics will be postponed.

    Here is the charity that I chose https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate/our-goal-urgently-needed-cure?smcid=bg-a1b1R0000086fN9&msclkid=32c0b17540bd182b9cfcef0c49096f66

    I thank you in advance for your generous donation. 


  13. 10 hours ago, TripNSweep said:

    Japan's Prime Minister said today they wouldn't be postponed or canceled.  

    This is not fair.  I hear a rumor that @Jaroslav Hasek has offered 50% of the $20 to the Japanese prime minister, and this is the reason the prime minister refuses to cancel the olympics :)

    Japan does seem to have the situation somewhat under control, so I supposed the Olympics could go on, likely without China, Italy, France, Spain and iran.

    Let's hope for the best


  14. The Asia Olympic qualifiers have been postponed till sometime in April.

    Given the situation in Iran, China, and Japan, I do not know if they will be able to have the qualifier in April or even May

    So, in the very unlikely scenario, that the Olympics do not get cancelled, they may have to come up with some criteria to select who gets to go from Asia without a qualifier (perhaps use the UWW ranking?).

    In case of Iran, they have a shot for a medal at 97 Kg, and they still have not qualified, so it would be a big deal.

    I am aware this is probably all moot, the olympics will be canceled or postponed.

     


  15. I am sharing this from a Facebook posts by someone in Italy

    I am writing to you from Bergamo, Italy, at the heart of the coronavirus crisis. The news media in the US has not captured the severity of what is happening here. I am writing this post because each of you, today, not the government, not the school district, not the mayor, each individual citizen has the chance, today to take actions that will deter the Italian situation from becoming your own country’s reality. The only way to stop this virus is to limit contagion. And the only way to limit contagion is for millions of people to change their behavior today.

    If you are in Europe or the US you are weeks away from where we are today in Italy.

    I can hear you now. “It’s just a flu. It only affects old people with preconditions”

    There are 2 reasons why Coronavirus has brought Italy to it’s knees. First it is a flu is devastating when people get really sick they need weeks of ICU – and, second, because of how fast and effectively it spreads. There is 2 week incubation period and many who have it never show symptoms.

    When Prime Minister Conte announced last night that the entire country, 60 million people, would go on lock down, the line that struck me most was “there is no more time.” Because to be clear, this national lock down, is a hail mary. What he means is that if the numbers of contagion do not start to go down, the system, Italy, will collapse.

    Why? Today the ICUs in Lombardy are at capacity – more than capacity. They have begun to put ICU units in the hallways. If the numbers do not go down, the growth rate of contagion tells us that there will be thousands of people who in a matter of a week? two weeks? who will need care. What will happen when there are 100, or a 1000 people who need the hospital and only a few ICU places left?

    On Monday a doctor wrote in the paper that they have begun to have to decide who lives and who dies when the patients show up in the emergency room, like what is done in war. This will only get worse.

    There are a finite number of drs, nurses, medical staff and they are getting the virus. They have also been working non-stop, non-stop for days and days. What happens when the drs, nurses and medical staff are simply not able to care for the patients, when they are not there?

    And finally for those who say that this is just something that happens to old people, starting yesterday the hospitals are reporting that younger and younger patients – 40, 45, 18, are coming in for treatment.

    You have a chance to make a difference and stop the spread in your country. Push for the entire office to work at home today, cancel birthday parties, and other gatherings, stay home as much as you can. If you have a fever, any fever, stay home. Push for school closures, now. Anything you can do to stop the spread, because it is spreading in your communities – there is a two week incubation period – and if you do these things now you can buy your medical system time.

    And for those who say it is not possible to close the schools, and do all these other things, locking down Italy was beyond anyone’s imagination a week ago.

    Soon you will not have a choice, so do what you can now.

     

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