Originally posted by Ichibanov
I'm afraid that point system would be far too easy to abuse. It'd be way to easy for someone to start a campaign against a given user and get their report total pushed way up.
As to accumulated points, if someone's total was high but they were investigated and found not-guilty, would the accumulated points be erased? If not, it's just going to lead to o actually what the new, as-yet-unpublished, game mod system looks like under the hood.
If it is abused, even to the highest degree, would only become truly "Abused" if the player was of a high enough rank that the multiplier and the points become suspect. If the study should reveal he is legitimate, then all cases of the cheat have been tested, and the points are of course removed. This is why I think the multiplier system is so important. The amount of players who believe they've seen a cheat, and the increase in rating should both grow at a high rate. I think this would make all the studies much more pertinent and would have a much increased conviction rate.
Furthermore, this attitude of "head-hunting" and campaigning against a play for cheating would in fact reward the system. It would effect the study of the mods by vote of the community. This seems like exactly what should be done. When the community campaigns against a player, it would seem fundamental that the powers that be would investigate. If the player is found innocent, then his point total would fall to 0, and the only way to be suspect again, is to play games in which he is reported.
I think perhaps I need to clarify how points are given,
1 Point is given if: A player is accused by an opponent in a game.
I.E: Your playing a game, and your certain your opponent is not legitimate. You have the option of submitting feedback for that game id. Now, any player who wants to submit feedback to give a point to that player, would have to play a game against them for an appropriate ID in order for a point assignment. So campaigning with your "buddies" just simply won't work unless you all have played the player in question.