Originally posted by Ramned
This is annoying. I'd be a millionaire for each time i saw a question pertaining to provisional rating / en passant.
Your rating drops even if you win (sometimes) when you a provisional player, under 20 games, hence the 'p' in front of your rating. If you play players 300-400 below your rating, this will occur.
You see that your opponent's pawn has o ...[text shortened]... if I will see another post asking what I just dedicated a thread to answering. Probably
Be more patient Ramned.
Successive generations of new players will always be coming through the ranks, just like kids at school
They will always ask their peers, or people they think will have answers, before they dig through books, threads, or learning aids. This is human nature and my guess is, when you don't understand something, you ask, rather than learn the entire knowledge base of mankind before posing your first query.
GMs may think us stupid when we ask questions of an intermediate nature, and no doubt Akizy thinks all our questions are obvious.
I got a torrent of abuse the first time I asked a question on the forums, which I had discovered moments earlier and not yet used at that point. I am no fool, and found it pretty insulting, and for a while it put me right off the RHP community altogether. Lets not put off people genuinely wanting to know about this great game, just becaue they didnt do their research.