Originally posted by mwmiller
The new provisional rating method seems to be creating confusion and concern. Rather than mix provisional ratings in with regular ratings, maybe it would be a good idea to have a seperate page linked to the 'Player Tables/Highest Rating' page.
This new page would be organized just like the regular rating page but would only show those members with a p ...[text shortened]... the 'regular' player tables.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this idea?
I've read the original 'change in the ratings system' post a few times and I still don't fully understand it.
It seems that whatever way new members are introduced into the system there will be problems but this new way does seem to be causing more than the old.
One (silly?) question I have... if I were to beat a 1700 rated player (whose rating was only provisional) what would happen to my rating compared to if I beat (unlikely
) a real 1700 player?