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  1. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    05 Oct '11 13:52
    I propose, that we impose a maximum quotient for time-out losses for entering banded tournaments. This would reduce sandbagging via timing out loads of games.

    I think it would also be not too difficult to invoke a counter for a maximum amount of games resigned in a row and we could impose a mximum number for that, say 20.
  2. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    05 Oct '11 18:32
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I propose, that we impose a maximum quotient for time-out losses for entering banded tournaments. This would reduce sandbagging via timing out loads of games.

    I think it would also be not too difficult to invoke a counter for a maximum amount of games resigned in a row and we could impose a mximum number for that, say 20.
    "tournament entry rating" solves this no?
  3. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    06 Oct '11 05:13
    Originally posted by rhb
    "tournament entry rating" solves this no?
    no, since the TER is now for a year and we have people being partient enough...
  4. 06 Oct '11 09:37
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I propose, that we impose a maximum quotient for time-out losses for entering banded tournaments. This would reduce sandbagging via timing out loads of games.

    I think it would also be not too difficult to invoke a counter for a maximum amount of games resigned in a row and we could impose a mximum number for that, say 20.
    Personally I don't see a difference between timing out 20 games in a row and resigning 20 games in a row and losing 20 games in a row.

    If the TER was left at your highest ever rating minus say 150 points it would get rid of all sandbagging. Once you hit say 1800 you couldn't enter a banded tournament under 1650.

    As for maximum number of games resigned in a row not a good idea.

    What is worse - resigning 20 games in a row or resigning 13 games and losing 7?

    Both have the same effect on your rating.
  5. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    06 Oct '11 18:09
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    no, since the TER is now for a year and we have people being partient enough...
    TER is only 100 less. Hardly sandbagging. Can you post links to examples?
  6. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    06 Oct '11 18:21
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    no, since the TER is now for a year and we have people being partient enough...
    TER is only 100 less. Hardly sandbagging. Can you post links to examples?
  7. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    06 Oct '11 18:28
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    no, since the TER is now for a year and we have people being partient enough...
    TER is only 100 less. Hardly sandbagging. Can you post links to examples?
  8. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    06 Oct '11 22:11
    dunno what went on there

    ^, ^^, & ^^^
  9. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    07 Oct '11 00:35
    Originally posted by rhb
    dunno what went on there

    ^, ^^, & ^^^
    added emphasis????
  10. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    07 Oct '11 10:53
    Originally posted by rhb
    TER is only 100 less. Hardly sandbagging. Can you post links to examples?
    The TER is "only over the last year.

    And there are examples, but stating them would count as 3c offense I fear
  11. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    08 Oct '11 07:27
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    The TER is "only over the last year.

    And there are examples, but stating them would count as 3c offense I fear
    so as well as ditching lots of games, user must wait for upto a year to sandbag? effort.

    be nice to see examples, regardless of 3c risk.