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    16 Aug '09 20:01
    I think it would be good to introduce a new feature (Chess Ladder) to the site. This could be open to all subscribers regardless of rating. Each player on the ladder is allowed to challenge the person immediately above them, and can be challenged by the person below them. If you win you exchange places on the ladder. A draw gives no change. If you refuse a challenge then you automatically swap places on the ladder.🙂
  2. Subscribercoquette
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    17 Aug '09 05:34
    seems harmless, why not give it a try? (the answer will probably be along the lines of programming technicalities and all that, but who knows, maybe)
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    17 Aug '09 05:44
    Originally posted by Barnacles
    I think it would be good to introduce a new feature (Chess Ladder) to the site. This could be open to all subscribers regardless of rating. Each player on the ladder is allowed to challenge the person immediately above them, and can be challenged by the person below them. If you win you exchange places on the ladder. A draw gives no change. If you refuse a challenge then you automatically swap places on the ladder.🙂
    I give it a rec.
  4. Here
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    17 Aug '09 06:49
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    I give it a rec.
    Ditto
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    18 Aug '09 00:30
    Originally posted by padger
    Ditto
    Mee2 😕
  6. SubscriberRuss
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    21 Aug '09 11:29
    Originally posted by Ice Cold
    Mee2 😕
    It has been quite sometime since we introduced a new game "type", so I'll definitely consider this. No technical issues with this one!
  7. SubscriberMctayto
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    21 Aug '09 12:12
    Like the idea & rec'd
  8. Standard memberTraveling Again
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    21 Aug '09 18:37
    Originally posted by Barnacles
    I think it would be good to introduce a new feature (Chess Ladder) to the site. This could be open to all subscribers regardless of rating. Each player on the ladder is allowed to challenge the person immediately above them, and can be challenged by the person below them. If you win you exchange places on the ladder. A draw gives no change. If you refuse a challenge then you automatically swap places on the ladder.🙂
    sounds like a fun idea
    - recommended -
  9. THORNINYOURSIDE
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    21 Aug '09 19:04
    Originally posted by Barnacles
    I think it would be good to introduce a new feature (Chess Ladder) to the site. This could be open to all subscribers regardless of rating. Each player on the ladder is allowed to challenge the person immediately above them, and can be challenged by the person below them. If you win you exchange places on the ladder. A draw gives no change. If you refuse a challenge then you automatically swap places on the ladder.🙂
    What happens when

    player 8 challenges player 7
    player 7 challenges player 6

    and

    Player 8 beats player 7 and the following day player 7 beats player 6.

    You would then after the first win by player 8 the following positions

    Player 6
    Player 8
    Player 7

    After player 7 beats player 6 the positions become

    Player 7
    Player 6
    Player 8

    Poor player 8 is still in 8th place 🙁

    If after multiple games you could end up with player 8 having worked their way up to 2nd place, challenges player 1 and then having suffered a few defeats in a row find themselves back in 5th place and then then beat player 1. Does player 1 then go into 5th place as they exchange places?
  10. Here
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    21 Aug '09 22:06
    Originally posted by adramforall
    What happens when

    player 8 challenges player 7
    player 7 challenges player 6

    and

    Player 8 beats player 7 and the following day player 7 beats player 6.

    You would then after the first win by player 8 the following positions

    Player 6
    Player 8
    Player 7

    After player 7 beats player 6 the positions become

    Player 7
    Player 6
    Player ...[text shortened]... lace and then then beat player 1. Does player 1 then go into 5th place as they exchange places?
    The answer to this would be that you can only play 1 challenge at a time
    Therefore if player 8 challeges player 7 then player 7 cant challenge player 6
    this would promote players to challenge the player above as soon as possible
  11. Standard memberRobrobbie
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    24 Aug '09 16:49
    Good idea
  12. New York
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    25 Aug '09 20:31
    I like this idea too. Rec'd.
  13. Kalispell, MT
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    30 Aug '09 03:08
    Originally posted by Barnacles
    I think it would be good to introduce a new feature (Chess Ladder) to the site. This could be open to all subscribers regardless of rating. Each player on the ladder is allowed to challenge the person immediately above them, and can be challenged by the person below them. If you win you exchange places on the ladder. A draw gives no change. If you refuse a challenge then you automatically swap places on the ladder.🙂
    A great idea...however, if your challenged by the person below you,
    their is no incentive for victory. A draw is better for the player above.

    Perhaps a win, stops downward challenges for a certain time period.
    A draw, and you can still be challenged.

    A loss, and you lose your place.

    suddenly a win becomes worthwhile, to stop challenges.
    Especially if the amount of challenges is limited.

    -GIN
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    30 Aug '09 05:141 edit
    The solution on chessladders.com is:

    1 A player may challenge any other player up to 2 places higher.
    2 Once a challenge has been made, neither the challenger nor the player who has been challenged can make or receive other challenges until the match has been played.
    3 If the challenger wins the match, he or she will move to the place previously occupied by the player that was challenged. The player that was challenged and any players in between will each move down a place.


    I think it is wise to allow challenges 2 places higher, or a player who has stopped playing will block the ladder.

    The stipulation that being in a current challenge stops other challenges is wise to stop things getting too tangled up.
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    31 Aug '09 06:05
    I like both ideas, having the ladder and one challenge per person at one time.

    It would be slow and congested at first, but then, what isn't.

    Oh, it shouldn't be automatic, like there'd be 1000 people at the bottom who have no interest in the ladder idea, everybody would just enter it if they want to, obviously.
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