Originally posted by Cois5
Do you carry a field in the database that flags a loss due to a timeout?
It would be great to be able to see the calculated rating of an opponent including timeouts and a rating excluding timeouts. Or at least something like "Games Lost to Timeout".
It often happens that you play against someone with a rating of 900 or something like that, expecting that l ...[text shortened]... riate) then those timeouts are eligible to be ignored.
Any takers for this suggestion?
Everyone's profile shows wins and losses by timeout as I'm sure you know, although there's no way to identify individual games without looking at them all.
You could try looking at a players profile , public games,completed games, and un-ticking mini boards to give you a lead.
I always look at a players graph and 90day / year/ 5 year which gives me some idea of a players actual ability.
I have found if there is a big difference between a players current rating and the other figures the player has lost games by being timed out whether deliberately or otherwise.
I don't think a rating without including timeout losses would give me any more information.It's all there in one way or another.