Originally posted by Fat Lady
I completely disagree with this. It's not like they're being hanged or sent to prison for ten years, they're just being booted from an online chess site. I'd be happy with a system with, say, 5% false positives.
I see your point there FL, but if we had a really good OTB player
on this site who never cheated would it be OK to kick him off the site
....well because of what?
The obvious cheats stand out like flashing lights,
Squelch and Co. have brought quite a few of the lads down.
These users are jokers, naughty school boys.
But a known strong OTB player.
Someone who has studied the game, giving up their spare time
in pursuit of the game.
A chess player. Someone like me and you.
No, if there is any doubt then we must fall on the side of doubt.
OK there are cheats here.
But there are many many more genuine players.
Simply go through my games to see how many one and two move
traps my opponents fall for that even the weakest box would spot.
(sorry guys, but that is a back-handed compliment).
I agree we make such a big deal about it and all that has
happened is they are banned from an online chess site.
But this innocent chess player will have enjoyed playing chess here.
One day he pursing his hobby, next day he called a cheat and
kicked off the site thus besmirching all his well played clean games?
No that would be wrong.
I've up the anti.
Better 999 cheats remain than one innocent player gets the boot.
: Since you submitted that guy will have played more
games v higher and better players - run his numbers again,
I'd expect higher results, then submit another FPT.
Wonder if anyone has got a graph at what grade cheats are often banned.
Something like this:
1400 - 10%
1500 - 10%
1600 - 10%
1700 - 10%
1800 - 10%
1900 - 10%
2000 - 20%
2100 - 20%
Totally made up figures - just interested to know what is the average
grade of the banned player is........... Anybody?