Originally posted by gotti2000
I thought of this already a while ago <http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=14138>
Looks like you were Warnocked, that time (see http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1378046 ).
As this is the main subject for the thread, I will hopefully stand a better chance of getting a response.
In terms of variations in rating while queueing, I believe these are natural and expected. Your rating will not affect your ability to take part in the siege once the board becomes ready, merely your ability to join the queue in the first place. This is exactly like tournaments with multiple rounds.