Originally posted by Santa DrummerRatings are for the entire game of chess not one specific opening. Set piece games should always be unrated.
To help people find opponents they want to play (eg if they are studying a specific line of the sicilian) there could be several open invite sections.
There could be: Open, Sicilian, QG, Roy polez and ones for all popular openings. In there only games with those openings could be played (the board could start off set at 1. e4 e5 2. f4) This way we c ...[text shortened]... openings we want to study and would still get points for it unlike the annoying set piece option