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  1. 13 Feb '07 22:35
    I was wondering how site administrators identify cheaters? I mean, how would they identify someone who has several accounts? Or someone who is using an engine?

    El President
  2. 13 Feb '07 22:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by El President
    I was wondering how site administrators identify cheaters? I mean, how would they identify someone who has several accounts? Or someone who is using an engine?

    El President
    They're not going to reveal their methods are they?
    All you need to know is that suspects' games can and are analysed.
    As for multi-accounts, sometimes the culprits are spotted in the forums.
  3. 13 Feb '07 23:39
    How could they be "spotted" in the forums?
  4. 14 Feb '07 07:12
    Originally posted by 111sun
    How could they be "spotted" in the forums?
    They often make it obvious by what they say.
  5. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirateā„¢
    14 Feb '07 10:45
    Originally posted by El President
    I was wondering how site administrators identify cheaters? I mean, how would they identify someone who has several accounts? Or someone who is using an engine?

    El President
    Chess Engines have a very distinctively different style of play compared to human players and it's easy to spot if you know what to look for and have the correct analysis tools.

    As for multiple accounts, simply choosing a different Username and e-mail address won't help. Using the site (and the internet in general) means you're giving away detailed information about your internet connection. Again, if you know what to look for it's easy to spot multiple accounts.

    Bottom line: Don't cheat, you WILL be caught.
  6. Subscriber Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    14 Feb '07 11:15
    Originally posted by El President
    I was wondering how site administrators identify cheaters? I mean, how would they identify someone who has several accounts? Or someone who is using an engine?

    El President
    When a player starts 2 threads asking for assistance in his ongoing games, it's fairly clear cut that he is trying to cheat by getting outside assistance.

    D
  7. Standard member Hand of Hecate
    Angry Bastard
    14 Feb '07 13:10
    Originally posted by El President
    I was wondering how site administrators identify cheaters? I mean, how would they identify someone who has several accounts? Or someone who is using an engine?

    El President
    The easiest method of cheating is to use: http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com/gamesexplorer/

    This is a foolproof method of improving your play and demolishing opponents too stupid or lazy to use outside help. This is a secret though, so keep it on the down low.
  8. 16 Feb '07 06:31
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    Bottom line: Don't cheat, you WILL be caught.
    Absolutely.
  9. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    17 Feb '07 01:00
    Originally posted by GinoJ
    Absolutely.
    Or caught again in some instances. You'd be surprised!

    P-
  10. 17 Feb '07 08:02
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    As for multiple accounts, simply choosing a different Username and e-mail address won't help. Using the site (and the internet in general) means you're giving away detailed information about your internet connection. Again, if you know what to look for it's easy to spot multiple accounts.
    So, during my pleasant experiment to reap the rewards of betting sites' introductory offers, they all knew all along that there were 4 of me? And they still paid up. Interesting.
  11. 24 Feb '07 14:21
    how do i report someone i suspect of cheating?
  12. 24 Feb '07 14:27
    Originally posted by scottcrockart
    how do i report someone i suspect of cheating?
    Send feedback or send a PM one of the game moderators (Site Map - Volunteeers). Include as much information as possible.
  13. Subscriber Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    24 Feb '07 16:25
    They ask.

    Are you a cheater?

    If the user answers yes, he's a cheat and is banned.
    If they answer no, he's lying and is banned.
  14. 24 Feb '07 17:29
    Originally posted by Diet Coke
    They ask.

    Are you a cheater?

    If the user answers yes, he's a cheat and is banned.
    If they answer no, he's lying and is banned.
    Are you a cheater?
  15. Subscriber Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    24 Feb '07 17:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Are you a cheater?
    Maybe...

    Are you?