I admire your zeal and opportunity. I certainly don't wish to dampen your enthusiasm, though the Cynic in me sure does! In fact, we used to have similar listings in Redscape, several years ago. However, when this site was "redesigned", a lot of the information got somehow misplaced and/or lost. Some of it was resurrected a few year ago, only to fall victim to another administrative accident. I'm not sure how far back any site backups extend at this point, but the latest incarnation is the Archive forum (viewforum.php?f=93
). It doesn't really list player stats, as far as I can see. So your project would be breaking ground.
Frankly, we've gone back and forth about this kind of thing over the years: To have ratings or not , how they should be assigned and tracked, etc. The ranks all players now have are based more on games played, regardless of outcome. At least, that is my recollection.
Back in the day (i.e. 10+ years ago), it was a hot topic. Of course, that was when we used to regularly have 25 or more Dip games running simultaneously, not including tourneys and other types of games. I'm not convinced of their merit, but perhaps if we instituted a clearly laid-out ladder based on merit (for example), it might actually draw more players to the site. We all like to see ourselves progress over time, right?
Now the DiplomaticCorp website has a pretty decent rating and tracking system (ELO, modified for more than the original 2-player games). There are possibly some implementations of PhP-code for ELO already "out there", but would still probably require a good bit of programming, and I, for one, do not program in PhP. Do you, by chance? It would certainly not be fair or realistic to ask that our current Web Site landlords pony up the cost for such an expansion on their own.
Speaking of rating systems, I ran across a really good theory-based overview of multi-player rating systems. You can read it here on the Gamasutra web site:http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3428/rising_from_the_ranks_rating_for_.php?print=1
Well, I can see I have drifted off course once again, as you were only asking about starting up a system to track game and player performance results over time. I say "go for it!". You could start out by establishing a Redscape "Rule" that GMs should turn over to you all player results after each game, including tourneys. Track the data in Excel if you like. You could then publish results periodically on a dedicated Redscape forum. If it starts generating enough interest, we (or you or somebody) could look at expanding it, if necessary.