Originally posted by Phlabibit
Originally posted by coquette
[b]I think that this is a great suggestion that would add to the pleasure of playing here.
What is the 'pleasure' you would get from a number that means nothing? There is pleasure to be found by looking at a given profile and seeing moves per month. Even that number can't tell you how often a user will move i r game doesn't mean I won't move twice a day in your game, or every 4 days.
Well, I'm deciding on whether to accept an applicant to a clan. I click on the profile and see some information. The graphic profile let's me know if there are suspicious signs of sanbagging or overloading and timing out and how long and stable the member has been. All good information when making that decision. What else might help me decide? Oh yes, I do check the public forum comments, to be sure that I don't accept some totally rude idiot (no names here). I also look at the profile statement to see how the applicant describes himself or herself. Cool. What's left? Oh yes, some clans would like to have very active players! Why? Well, the clan scoring system, flawed or not, favors high frequency play. You see, you aren't penalized so much for losses, not if you are playing a lot of different clans. Your clan is rewarded for wins and draws. Some think that is lame, but that's what it is. So be it. For me, it works. I just accept the rules because that's what they are. Now, I'm trying to find a player that is mature, stable, plays a lot, and isn't cheating. Gee, I see that they have a lot of games in progress and that they've made a lot of moves. Cool. I'm thinking, how are they moving these days? Are they moving frequently? Gosh, I know. I can go look at their record of games and see exactly when they made their moves over the past few weeks. It's too bad that this isn't a modern era where computers exist and the site could easily post a graphic showing how frequently the player has been moving in recent weeks or so. That would be too cool. No, wait! This is a computer site. It is a modern era where graphics like this are easy to create and display! I wonder why they aren't doing it? Oh, sure, now I know. It's because some members think that there isn't any point. Well, gosh, maybe someone could explain it to them. I'll check on that. Oops. Forgot. That explanation has been made several times already, and just before this. Okay, well, there has to be some other good reasons for them not doing it. I'll try to think of one or two.
Can't think of any.
Oh yeah. Now I remember. Phlababit doesn't see the point. That's right. Therefor, it shouldn't happen. Got it.