Originally posted by padger
Why not ?
I thought you were after fair challenges
The new rule not only doesn't do this it will promote more sand bagging in the future
I had a challenge this week that under the new rules would have been allowed but if you looked at the 5 year average one was 300 points apart in favour of the opposition
Another was 500 points in my favour
Was that fair ?
No, it's not fair. But, believe it or not, the responsibility is on the clan leader to do the research and pass on the challenge if it is against their clan. Clan leaders should still be vigilant.
You know, just because I'm not a fan of your system, doesn't mean I'm not interested in fairness.
My solution to sandbagging is a two-tier rating system. One rating for clan games and another rating for non-clan games. This would stop this nonsense of resigning tourney games so your clan rating goes down too, Keeping the ratings separate would stop this instantly. AND has the benefit of showing a player's true colors if there is a wide discrepancy in the two ratings.
Ultimately, the oversight of sandbagging and recruiting players who do not try to "game the clan system" lies solely with the clan leaders. Don't expect the website to hold your hand for you. If you have an unfair challenge, don't accept it. It really is that simple.
The only way a society changes voluntarily is if an unwanted behavior becomes 'socially unacceptable'. We need to make not only sandbagging, but recruiting players with deficient ethics, as well as running a clan with pathetic ethics, seen as 'socially unacceptable'. We need to ostracize players and leaders who display these unwanted behaviors.