22 Dec '04 16:31>
Ok, there's a lot of talk about Russ losing money, using a lot of bandwith, and how if all the cheaters would be kicked out his profits would dwindle to nothing, but do we have the whole, long-term, picture here? By banning cheaters, there will be less players, so less bandwith will be used, this will save Russ money. A lot of cheaters also never trully log onto the site, instead they run proggies in the background to do all the moves for them. These proggies would definately chew a disproportionate amount of bandwith. Any user found using these should be banned immediately, not only for blatant cheating, but for cloging up the site with useless traffic. Also, banning cheaters gives the site a lot of respect, because to be honest, most chess sites do not care about cheating, this will make us stand out and hopefully we can get new legitament members, who don't cheat, to replace the ones who do cheat and likely clog up bandwith running proggies within the site.