^^^^^ This is why you should not debate the issue. Your knowledge of APA's system is seriously lacking, and I'm not talking about detailed knowledge - I'm talking about basic, general knowledge. It sounds like it's based on things you've heard from sources upon which you should not rely.I fail to see the difference in APA and Fargo when it comes to gauging the overal SL of an isolated pond. A SL in APA is determined by wins/loses and so is fargo. To be a 650 in fargo you would need to beat up heavily on the rest of the league. To be 7 in APA you just need a winning record against 6s.
I've also noticed comments like these:
I'll add that a 7 that loses more than 50% of the time to other 7s should be lowered. However that makes too much sense... Also counter intutitive to the business model.
Those are the musings of someone who has an axe to grind with APA. I'm sorry for whatever happened to you, unless you deserved it.All that said, of course the APA reserves the right to arbitrarily alter a player's handicap on a whim if it suits their purposes.