Originally posted by SwissGambit
It sounds like you do not understand how rating floors actually work, or do not realize that they have not been implemented on this site.
Here's what they'd do to help your situation. Say you start a game against an established 2100+ player. He would have a floor of 1900 [200 points below established class - classes are every hundred points]. No matte ...[text shortened]... beats you, he does so as a 1900 player at worst, and thus cannot take 30 points away from you.
Oh, if it's like you described, then I didn't understand it... Thank you for clarification.
Does this mean that, as an example, I go to jail (Yale?) or something, cannot reach an internet connection for half a year, then I only lose 200 rating points at the most? When I start playing again I start 200 points below my current rating? Correct?
What about my opponents, do they win rating points when I don't lose any?
I have to think this over again, perhaps I wont be so negative anymore, let's see...