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  1. 17 Nov '08 18:43
    I was playing a guy with a rating higher than myself (a clan challenge so their were 2 games). He did not stay active on the site and many of his other opponents timed him out and his rating has now dropped to ~500 points below mine. So now when we play if he wins (and he should since he is a stronger player) I will lose lots of points. Is this right?
  2. 17 Nov '08 19:09
    Originally posted by Alistair72
    I was playing a guy with a rating higher than myself (a clan challenge so their were 2 games). He did not stay active on the site and many of his other opponents timed him out and his rating has now dropped to ~500 points below mine. So now when we play if he wins (and he should since he is a stronger player) I will lose lots of points. Is this right?
    Unfortunately, yes that is what will happen. It's certainly not fair.

    You could slow down your play in order to give him more time to get his rating bsck up towards its true level. Although you'll probably still lose quite a few points.

    To solve this sort of problem, many people have suggested "rating floors", so that nobody's rating can fall too far below it's normal level.

    But the site owners need to agree to this idea and then write the code, so it probably won't happen for a long time, if at all.
  3. Subscriber Mctayto
    Highlander
    17 Nov '08 21:25
    Originally posted by Alistair72
    I was playing a guy with a rating higher than myself (a clan challenge so their were 2 games). He did not stay active on the site and many of his other opponents timed him out and his rating has now dropped to ~500 points below mine. So now when we play if he wins (and he should since he is a stronger player) I will lose lots of points. Is this right?
    You should have timed him out thereby you would not be in this predicament
  4. 17 Nov '08 21:27
    Originally posted by Alistair72
    I was playing a guy with a rating higher than myself (a clan challenge so their were 2 games). He did not stay active on the site and many of his other opponents timed him out and his rating has now dropped to ~500 points below mine. So now when we play if he wins (and he should since he is a stronger player) I will lose lots of points. Is this right?
    Did you have the opportunity to time him out?
    If so, than you could salvage you same rating points.
    If not, then... eh... c'est la vie...
    Stalling the game as long as possible is one way to lose not too many points.
  5. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    18 Nov '08 15:46
    Originally posted by Alistair72
    I was playing a guy with a rating higher than myself (a clan challenge so their were 2 games). He did not stay active on the site and many of his other opponents timed him out and his rating has now dropped to ~500 points below mine. So now when we play if he wins (and he should since he is a stronger player) I will lose lots of points. Is this right?
    Timouts

    The timeouts poses nothing, so no need for the apostrophe.

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  6. 18 Nov '08 15:47
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Timouts
    Tim'outs
  7. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    18 Nov '08 16:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Tim'outs
    Tedious and predicable.

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  8. 18 Nov '08 16:15
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Tedious and predicable.

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    predic'able
  9. 18 Nov '08 21:25
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    predic'able
    tediou's
  10. 18 Nov '08 21:32
    Originally posted by jb70
    tediou's
    tedio's
  11. 18 Nov '08 21:57
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    tedio's
    'scuse