Judging Ranks

Discussion in 'Professor Forum' started by Aron Figaro, Mar 5, 2011.

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  1. Aron Figaro

    Aron Figaro New Member

    This is something I just remembered from back in my magic days, with the recent emphasis on training judges. Why not impose a ranking system for professors, like they do in Magic, so that new judges are required at least when available to defer to more experienced judges. You'd think this is common sense but I have seen cases where the HJ at a premier event is a total rookie. Maybe it's personal or political or something, but it should not happen if there's someone more experienced available to guide the less experienced judge(s).

    Just something I thought I'd post here so that it might catch the eye of official folks looking.
  2. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    There aren't really ranks in pokemon, applying them would be hard too.
    ie lvl 1,2,3,4,5 Like IN MTG.

    1 in MTG is like Local Tounrmanets
    2 is Pre Releases, Gold Tier, Cities (Area)
    3 is Like Regionals/States (Regional)
    4 Is like Worlds Something or another (International)
    5 is like Pro Tours, (Professional)

    Would be nice though, having certain ranks, different tests, whatever.
    But this isn't magic.

    In pokemon there's Professor and that's it.
    There's TO and PTO

    In pokemon if you want simple terms
    1 = professor at a league
    2= pre releases/ cities
    - a PTO would be like lvl 3 or 4.
    Since there is no Pro Tour Equivalent in pokemon 5 is non existent.

    levels wouldn't be much as needed.
    Plus the ruling in MTG can be .. Harsh ..

    I remember I was in a local gold tier tournament and I forgot to draw my card
    and I got a warning for not drawing my card, before playing a mana which usually never escalates this far in pokemon
  3. bulbasnore

    bulbasnore Administrator Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    I think it would be good to have a judge training system, beyond the Prof test. That would be the first step.

    So, Professor, then Judge.
  4. PokeMedic

    PokeMedic New Member

    Having ranks is just going to stratify what is already an okay system, or lack there of. The system is fine the way it is and doesn't need to be picked at any further with ranks and additional qualifications.
  5. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Actually, I'd love to see some kind of levels for judges to earn.
    It would involve reviews and mentoring, both good things to ensure quality.

    However, to the original point, judges may be used at specific events because those are the people available/willing to work.
  6. Rogue Archetype

    Rogue Archetype Moderator <br> Contest Host

    Formal Promotable Ranks would beget greater obigation which would beget MORE responsibility which would beget some sort of hightened expectiations of performance which would DEMAND some sort of amazing compensation.

    All of this would require measurable critieria and very competant supervisory staff that could, justifiably, promote others based on compliance with performance expectations and a shared vision of the "ideal situation."

    It's complicated man... it's complicated. :biggrin:
  7. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    I don't know about "amazing compensation".

    We pretty much do it for pieces of cardboard now.
  8. espeon200

    espeon200 New Member

    And that's sigged. Its great to get all these things in perspective every once in awhile...

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