Originally posted by Silverstriker
If an opponent is timed out then maybe their rating shouldn't fall. This could stop some people sandbaging their ratings and also wouldn't cause the problems some players have expressed about playing a player with a really low rating (when their level is much higher).
Would this be a feasiable idea?
I had a game, not long ago, with the opponent having a rating far below mine. I had done a blunder and I was going to lose.
If your idea of a new rule was applied I just quit playing, eventually having a time-out with no rating loss - instead having 30 points loss as todays rule.
A time-out should render a loss, with rating loss and all.