Originally posted by MoneyMaker7Yes. Sometimes things come up and you can't respond in your games and you get timed out and your rating plumets.
I often notice as I'm browsing around that on people's rating graphs there is a sudden spike in the rating, which usually is recovered. In some cases there are multiple spikes.
I'm guessing it's because either they quit for a while or couldn't be online and their games were timed out?