For discussion pertaining to Chess, Net-Chess, or general interests.
3 posts • Page 1 of 1
- Site Admin
- Posts: 1271
- Joined: Sun Mar 14, 1999 11:13 am
- Location: Jeffersonville, IN
It's pretty common to see people suggest using rating points as punishment, but a player's rating should be nothing other than the most accurate possible measurement of a player's skill. If you deliberately lower a person's rating, that negatively affects the next person that plays them, either by getting beaten by player with a lower than normal rating, or by beating a play better player than they're rating shows. And that will cascade throughout the system as those players play more games.