Originally posted by ngv76
It's important to have a permanent public record at least of all the rated games, so people can check if someone has cheated in the past to inflate their rating, as happens occasionally (by playing against a dummy account, for example).
I think this may or may not be a good idea. About a month ago, I brought to the RHP public's attention an incidence of cheating ("figging" ) to which I was a witness. Although I thought I was fairly nice (slightly facetious) about it, I was crucified. I don't think people care. Also, this could be decieving. For example, a good friend of mine, Warspite, plays and wins many games with a player called 'milchcow'. However, milchcow is no dummy account, but a real person. This would, of course, easily be construed as a dummy account. We should be careful.