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  1. 11 Nov '08 17:50
    hi.
    I'm playing amarabygg rating 1545 for the second time,the first game i could not believe his high standard of play-i lost,the second game was same very high rating play,i asked him how he was playing so strong with such a low rating he replied he has his son to help him.Is this cheating?
    cheers Les...
  2. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    11 Nov '08 17:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by tundish
    hi.
    I'm playing amarabygg rating 1545 for the second time,the first game i could not believe his high standard of play-i lost,the second game was same very high rating play,i asked him how he was playing so strong with such a low rating he replied he has his son to help him.Is this cheating?
    cheers Les...
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  3. 11 Nov '08 18:08
    Thanks i think i'll avoid playing this person in future.
  4. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    11 Nov '08 18:24
    Originally posted by tundish
    Thanks i think i'll avoid playing this person in future.
    Go to My Home / My Ignore List and add the name. They will not be able to make games with you or take your open invites.

    Did they tell you they were getting help in game, or through a PM? You may consider using Site Feedback since it's not fair to ANYONE and not everyone will see this thread.

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  5. 11 Nov '08 20:20
    You may also PM your previous opponent and explain that it is against the rules. Maybe he does not realise that he violates the TOS (after all you were not sure yourself), and will stop doing it in the future. Just a thought.

    Adje
  6. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    11 Nov '08 20:27
    Originally posted by adje
    You may also PM your previous opponent and explain that it is against the rules. Maybe he does not realise that he violates the TOS (after all you were not sure yourself), and will stop doing it in the future. Just a thought.

    Adje
    Not a bad idea.

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