Originally posted by Flixotide
Just curios here... but what does a guy get from a fake ranking? and why does it bother you guys?
I mean seriously, you're giving him exactly what he wants, attention! Instead I suggest just ignore the dude... then he wont be getting anything out of wasting his time here...
Any of you guys could beat him any day... so I don't really get the picture..
Well, there are a couple of reasons for being concerned with such sad individuals.
First, they take up precious bandwitdth; every user slows the site down slightly so we'd rather not have the site slowed down by "Chesterbators"... we'd rather have them go back to cheating while playing against Chessmaster... off-line.
Secondly, if others then play the individuals with inflated ratings then also those player's ratings will get distorted in one direction or the other because their opponent's rating did not accurately reflect his chess skills. In a playing community like this, the rating inflation spreads, causing inaccurate ratings for other players as well.