How to review and call fights
Forum: How This Site Works

no.7
Mar 1, 2005 04:43 ET

Why are fight reviews policed on this site?

Because we want our fight data to be reliable, and that's impossible to achieve when everybody is using their own system. Our system is also good for dealing with homers and jokers who post all sorts of ridiculous reviews.

You must see the fight

If you haven't seen the fight, don't review it. Use the Post Message link to post a message.

First-time reviewers

When posting your first reviews, be sure to describe the fight. We want to know that you've seen it. It doesn't have to be long, just enough detail to show that you've seen the fight.
If you don't describe the fight, your review will probably be removed.

Experienced reviewers

Once we get to know you as a reliable reviewer, describing the fight is no longer necessary, even though it's still highly recommended. When somebody doesn't like your call, nothing gets them upset more than no explanation for it. Just think about finding a review of your favourite fighter where you don't like the call and there is no reason given why it's been called that way.

My review has been removed. Why?

Here are possible reasons:

1. You are new to the site and didn't bother to describe the fight
2. We decided that your call is clearly wrong
3. You copied somebody's review and posted it as your own

What is a KO?

Nothing upsets fight fans more than a bad KO call. Here is what we call a KO here:

1. The loser dropped because he took a punch.
If he fell because he lost his balance or was pulled down by someone, it's not a KO.
2. He dropped flat on the ice.
If he only dropped to his knees, it's a TKO.
3. He was out cold or wobbly and unable to continue, even if he were allowed to.
When refs and other players fall on top, sometimes it's hard to tell whether the loser was able to continue. If not sure, don't call it a KO. Call a TKO instead..


What is a TKO?

Here is what we call a TKO:

1. The loser dropped because he took a punch.
If he fell because he lost his balance or was pulled down by someone, it's not a TKO.
2. It was not a KO.

Knockdown wins are called TKO here. However, if the player who dropped was allowed to continue and did, it's not a TKO.

Decisive Win

Here is what we call a decisive win:

1. The loser ended up in a hopeless situation.
2. It was not a KO or TKO.

Here is a list of some common situations which qualify as a decisive win:

1. The loser turtled
2. The loser had to be protected by the refs
3. The loser asked the refs to stop the fight

Clear Win

1. No doubt about who won the fight.
2. It was not a KO, TKO or decisive win.

Narrow Win

1. No clear winner.
2. It wasn't a draw either.

Draw

Too close to call either way.
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