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  1. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    02 Sep '13 06:18 / 1 edit
    This isn't an accusation ... I am just trying to figure out why User 328857 's graph starts wildly fluctuating like a provisional player even though he's not. It happens after he leaves the site and times out in all his games. At first, it's a steady downward slope, and right after it hits around 1550, chaos ensues.
  2. 02 Sep '13 07:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    This isn't an accusation ... I am just trying to figure out why User 328857 's graph starts wildly fluctuating like a provisional player even though he's not. It happens after he leaves the site and times out in all his games. At first, it's a steady downward slope, and right after it hits around 1550, chaos ensues.
    must be some crazy dynamics thrown up by the algorithm used to create the graph me thinks.
  3. 02 Sep '13 07:38
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    This isn't an accusation ... I am just trying to figure out why User 328857 's graph starts wildly fluctuating like a provisional player even though he's not. It happens after he leaves the site and times out in all his games. At first, it's a steady downward slope, and right after it hits around 1550, chaos ensues.
    Glitch.
  4. 02 Sep '13 07:39
    Originally posted by Tygert
    Glitch.
    snitch!
  5. 02 Sep '13 08:01
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    snitch!
    Do you even know the meaning of "glitch"?

    Bigot
  6. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    02 Sep '13 10:12 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    This isn't an accusation ... I am just trying to figure out why User 328857 's graph starts wildly fluctuating like a provisional player even though he's not. It happens after he leaves the site and times out in all his games. At first, it's a steady downward slope, and right after it hits around 1550, chaos ensues.
    He won a bunch of games after leaving the site. Tournament games time out automatically, he had some long timebank games against 1700+ players where they'd left the site before he did. For some reason the system was changing his rating by over 200 points for each of these games. Possibly they added some kind of system that makes inactive player's accounts behave like provisional ones to prevent rating inflation over the site?
  7. 02 Sep '13 10:46
    Originally posted by Tygert
    Do you even know the meaning of "glitch"?

    Bigot
    gee i dunno, maybe i should ask my kid what he calls it when something unusual happens when hes playing the xbox 360, then ill get you to snitch it to the developers,
  8. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    02 Sep '13 13:45
    Bitch
    Sorry I thought this was the WAG.
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    02 Sep '13 15:46
    I think I figured it out. It's a problem with sorting on the graph. The games are simply in the wrong order.

    All the games in the 'chaos' period finished on the same day. They apparently were all losses by timeout - even the ones where the graph goes up are losses.
  10. 02 Sep '13 17:34
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    I think I figured it out. It's a problem with sorting on the graph. The games are simply in the wrong order.

    All the games in the 'chaos' period finished on the same day. They apparently were all losses by timeout - even the ones where the graph goes up are losses.
    Yes I believe you are correct. It seems like the only logical explanation to the issue. I have wondered what caused this to happen on other rating graphs.
  11. 02 Sep '13 18:16
    Originally posted by Tygert
    Yes I believe you are correct. It seems like the only logical explanation to the issue. I have wondered what caused this to happen on other rating graphs.
    Pretty certain you are right Swiss. It is the only explanation that makes sense. I bumped into the same thing when looking at people dumping lots of games at once.
  12. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    03 Sep '13 03:44
    Maybe the guy died.

    The instructor
  13. 04 Sep '13 15:11
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Maybe the guy died.

    The instructor
    Yeah yeah... Hilarious.