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  1. Standard member Varg
    Thinking...
    02 Mar '03 18:31
    Hi,
    I posted a question on the 'Chess' board about ratings some time ago and got some interesting replies.
    One of the points seemed to be that the RHP ratings were different to other (OTB) systems. And that very strong players were rated much higher 'in real life' than on RHP.
    I didn't get a good answer on whether the weaker ratings were accurate.
    But I was thinking - plenty of subscribers must have 'real life' ratings (USCF or FIDE approved or whatever). Is it possible that players who know their proper rating could have their RHP rating adjusted to match this. If plenty of people have their real rating, then as they play other players, the ratings will gradually adjust and become more in line with 'real world' ratings?
    Would this work? Is it possible?
    Your thoughts please.
  2. 02 Mar '03 19:30
    I think it would be a nice feature but I also wouldn't wish the bookkeeping (verifying outside ratings) on my worst enemy (let alone Chris or Russ).

    Amici Sumus

    Feivel
  3. 03 Mar '03 01:44
    I think it's better for the ratings to be internally consistent.


  4. Standard member dfm65
    The Godfather
    03 Mar '03 10:33
    Originally posted by jgvaccaro
    I think it's better for the ratings to be internally consistent.


    absolutely.