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  1. 17 Apr '18 18:17
    So I'm new here and have spent a little time looking over the leader board of players here.

    I have a couple questions-does this site not check for engine moves? You don't have to be a stockfish creator to be able to recognise when someone is using an engine.

    Does this site not check for multiple accounts? The # 1 on this site looks very much like they might be using multiple accounts to boost their rating-look at their recent rating peak?

    Sorry if this has been discussed before, but as I said I'm new.

    I've played on other sites for years and most if not all that I play on have such checks. Does this site not?
  2. 17 Apr '18 19:28 / 2 edits
    There was moderation years ago. But even then getting cheaters banned was like pulling teeth. It's unfortunate. I just avoid any players over 2300-2350.

    For those wondering here are the 7 most recent games for the current #1

    Game 12672305
    Game 12672310
    Game 12672304
    Game 12672308
    Game 12672309
    Game 12672303
    Game 12672312

    There's over a hundred games like this if you look further back.
  3. 18 Apr '18 19:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @knightstalker47
    There was moderation years ago. But even then getting cheaters banned was like pulling teeth. It's unfortunate. I just avoid any players over 2300-2350.

    For those wondering here are the 7 most recent games for the current #1

    Game 12672305
    Game 12672310
    Game 12672304
    Game 12672308
    Game 12672309
    Game 12672303
    Game 12672312

    There's over a hundred games like this if you look further back.
    If true, that's disgraceful.
    To me, Chess is only second to Golf for its history of honor and dignity.

    My Lord...it's just a game-site on the internet. Why would one feel so compelled to cheat?
  4. 19 Apr '18 08:56
    Originally posted by @wolfe63
    If true, that's disgraceful.
    To me, Chess is only second to Golf for its history of honor and dignity.

    My Lord...it's just a game-site on the internet. Why would one feel so compelled to cheat?
    Golf... dignified... with those half-mast trowse...

    But why? I suspect some people just don't have anything else going for them.