I assume this is for tournaments
If so I agree with the idea although it should be 200 below highest rating
I once had a purple patch and some how got up to 1500 but couldn't live with this as a permanent rating
A rating floor does not let the actual rating go down below a certain point. It does not matter if you lose 100 games. That's kind of the point. Usually when people lose 100 games in one day, they have decided to take a break from online chess, and the mass timeouts ensue. That does not represent a decrease in chess skill, so the damage to the rating should be limited. Otherwise the player returns with a rating that is several hundred points lower than what it should be, and that is no fun for anyone who has to play him.
* If you are unsure how the general public wil react, please please introduce a community vote.
I recommend that the floor not go in until the player has maintained a certain rating level over several games. Don't want to establish a high floor for a player who had temporary winning streak rather than a real improvement in playing ability.
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem I recommend that the floor not go in until the player has maintained a certain rating level over several games. Don't want to establish a high floor for a player who had temporary winning streak rather than a real improvement in playing ability.
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem Take the last 20 games on the rating graph (not counting provisionally rated games). Round the lowest point in the graph down to the nearest hundred. See the floor 100 points below that.
Example: a player's lowest rating over the last 20 games is 1650. Round that down to 1600; set a floor at 1500.
You probably mean:
take the maximum point at the graph, take the 20 ratings preceeding that...
But then I shoould try to get a new maximum rating with a very steep ascent if I was to sand bag...
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem SETTING the floor is based on the last 20 games. Once the floor is set, it is permanent.
I do not agree that it should be permanent it could reduce but at slow rate.As I have already said I once had a purple patch that got me up to 1500 but I could not live with that rating .I would have to leave the site
If the reason is for a floor is for tournaments it would be much better to have all tournaments as banded then if you exceed the rating that you applied for then you would go up to the next band .no brainer