Originally posted by thire
[b]... yes and I found the following line:
xenaphobe 1200 120 120 0 0
he has a 1200 rating with 120 games played and all won? I guess this is a mistake!
if you look at xenaphobe's (NOT xenophobe's!) games you will notice many, if not all, were Fool's Mates wins against a cascade of other nicknames that had the interesting pattern of consistently loosing to each other in a manner that progressively funneled points to xenaphobe.
There were a number of instances of this sort of rating manipulation in the past, by several different nicknames/groups. When these abuses are discovered, The Great, Wise, and Benevolent Powers Who Lead Us tend to reset said ratings back to 1200.