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  1. 12 Feb '12 15:44
    What is a sandbagger, and the other insults. What do they mean?
  2. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    12 Feb '12 16:31
    A sandbagger is someone who purposefully deflates their rating by losing games, usually by time out or by resigning, in order to be eligible for tournaments with weaker players, which they have a greater chance of winning.
  3. 13 Feb '12 14:39
    Originally posted by annee
    What is a sandbagger, and the other insults. What do they mean?
    In practical terms, on these forums, a sandbagger is anyone accused by The Clique of being a sandbagger. There once used to be a more technical definition, but that has been superseded by the practical one of "accusation equals guilt".

    Richard
  4. 16 Feb '12 15:55
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    A sandbagger is someone who purposefully deflates their rating by losing games, usually by time out or by resigning, in order to be eligible for tournaments with weaker players, which they have a greater chance of winning.
    thank you.

    yes I think I've come across that a few times.
  5. 16 Feb '12 19:04
    Is the "Clique" all those Scottish dudes?
  6. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    16 Feb '12 19:45
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    In practical terms, on these forums, a sandbagger is anyone accused by The Clique of being a sandbagger. There once used to be a more technical definition, but that has been superseded by the practical one of "accusation equals guilt".

    Richard
    I think that closes that discussion, doesn't it?
  7. 17 Feb '12 01:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    In practical terms, on these forums, a sandbagger is anyone accused by The Clique of being a sandbagger. There once used to be a more technical definition, but that has been superseded by the practical one of "accusation equals guilt".

    Richard
    Not true. The real truth is that there is no such thing as a sandbagger or engine user because if there were they would be getting banned.
  8. 17 Feb '12 21:13
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    Not true. The real truth is that there is no such thing as a sandbagger or engine user because if there were they would be getting banned.
    Sandbaggers can get banned?

    Since when?
  9. 17 Feb '12 21:21
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Sandbaggers can get banned?

    Since when?
    *WOOOSH*

    Thats the sound of the point flying over your head.

    Neither are getting banned but both should be... *CRASH*

    Thats the sound of the point crashing on your head.
  10. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    17 Feb '12 23:07
    I fail to see how anyone would "sandbag" on this site.

    I dont see any point. Why why why?

    No money prizes, no free membership, nothing for winning a tourn.

    Why?

    I think you're all paranoid🙄
  11. 18 Feb '12 01:25
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    *WOOOSH*

    Thats the sound of the point flying over your head.

    Neither are getting banned but both should be... *CRASH*

    Thats the sound of the point crashing on your head.
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    Not true. The real truth is that there is no such thing as a sandbagger or engine user because if there were they would be getting banned.

    Since engine users have been banned from the site what is your point?

    Also what criteria would you use to define a sandbagger?
  12. 18 Feb '12 01:29
    Originally posted by hedonist
    I fail to see how anyone would "sandbag" on this site.

    I dont see any point. Why why why?

    No money prizes, no free membership, nothing for winning a tourn.

    Why?

    I think you're all paranoid🙄
    The point is getting easy games for their clans.

    If you are a 1700 rated player but can drop your rating to 1350/1400 and then take on a pile of clan games against 1450/1400 opposition then your clan is quids in.

    Once your rating gets high again take on a few tournaments and lose these games, this drops your rating and the clan process starts again.
  13. 18 Feb '12 16:08
    Originally posted by adramforall
    The point is getting easy games for their clans.
    Which is even more pointless than fantasising about the importance of your personal rating on this site. But yeah, that's what some people apparently care about. The best response is simply not to care back. Really, it's like hating someone because he has more purple gems in Neverwinter Knights. Just don't lower yourself to that level, and the problem is solved.

    Richard
  14. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    18 Feb '12 21:14
    Originally posted by hedonist
    I fail to see how anyone would "sandbag" on this site.

    I dont see any point. Why why why?

    No money prizes, no free membership, nothing for winning a tourn.

    Why?

    I think you're all paranoid🙄
    I agree.

    signed,
    The Moron.
  15. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    18 Feb '12 23:51
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Which is even more pointless than fantasising about the importance of your personal rating on this site. But yeah, that's what some people apparently care about. The best response is simply not to care back. Really, it's like hating someone because he has more purple gems in Neverwinter Knights. Just don't lower yourself to that level, and the problem is solved.

    Richard
    Indeed.

    If players actually do this they should be laughed at, not hated, as they are only fooling themselves.. The clan thing is all a bit "teenage" for me. To think it is more than just a distraction is just silly.