Why is FIDE putting random / test data in its live database?

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Brian Towers
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Why is FIDE putting random / test data in its live database?

Post by Brian Towers » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:16 am

The November rating file contains these gems -

;FIN;Name;DobYear
;301112485;1e55e39dec136d32f5d2d8e556d65f, 1e55e39dec136d32f5d2d8e556d65f;2005;
;301112467;36e8d0ed42f82636b1045a1eaa01a3, 36e8d0ed42f82636b1045a1eaa01a3;1994;
;301112476;49ddc77f1ca92c9bdd4b11d1bad1f5, 49ddc77f1ca92c9bdd4b11d1bad1f5;2020;
;301112458;676dcd74a154c9c3313cc9819a5dd0, 676dcd74a154c9c3313cc9819a5dd0;2003;
;301112500;96e0e2095d34c0399ecd37d5f42a81, 96e0e2095d34c0399ecd37d5f42a81;1992;

Then there are 175 nameless new players -

Name = '', FIN= '343112504', Sex = '', Fed = '', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '304112504', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '312112509', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '175112509', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '150093780', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1900'
Name = '', FIN= '150093790', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2020'
Name = '', FIN= '150112053', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '150112062', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1900'
Name = '', FIN= '150112071', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1900'
Name = '', FIN= '150112160', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '150112189', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '150112250', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '150112269', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2020'
Name = '', FIN= '150112509', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '150112447', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '124112257', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '124112239', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '303112484', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '0'
Name = '', FIN= '303112500', Sex = 'F', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1992'
Name = '', FIN= '308112502', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1987'
Name = '', FIN= '311112489', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1972'
Name = '', FIN= '311112498', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1975'
Name = '', FIN= '311112504', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1971'
Name = '', FIN= '312112483', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2008'
Name = '', FIN= '312112492', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1900'
Name = '', FIN= '313112503', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1900'
Name = '', FIN= '315112502', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1993'
Name = '', FIN= '317093765', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1986'
Name = '', FIN= '317112495', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1990'
Name = '', FIN= '324112501', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1940'
Name = '', FIN= '324093765', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1957'
Name = '', FIN= '329112470', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2020'
Name = '', FIN= '329112489', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1998'
Name = '', FIN= '329112498', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1970'
Name = '', FIN= '329112504', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1994'
Name = '', FIN= '332112506', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1995'
Name = '', FIN= '338112497', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1900'
Name = '', FIN= '338112503', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1900'
Name = '', FIN= '343112470', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1990'
Name = '', FIN= '343112489', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1957'
Name = '', FIN= '343112498', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1986'
Name = '', FIN= '301112494', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2010'
Name = '', FIN= '345112503', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1975'
Name = '', FIN= '351112483', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1961'
Name = '', FIN= '351112492', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1968'
Name = '', FIN= '351112509', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1995'
Name = '', FIN= '109093765', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1979'
Name = '', FIN= '356112486', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1978'
Name = '', FIN= '356112495', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1993'
Name = '', FIN= '356112501', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2020'
Name = '', FIN= '358112494', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2002'
Name = '', FIN= '364112506', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1966'
Name = '', FIN= '366112345', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1975'
Name = '', FIN= '366112354', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2014'
Name = '', FIN= '366112363', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2010'
Name = '', FIN= '366112372', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1997'
Name = '', FIN= '366112381', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1998'
Name = '', FIN= '366112390', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1984'
Name = '', FIN= '366112407', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1994'
Name = '', FIN= '366112416', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1986'
Name = '', FIN= '366112425', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2010'
Name = '', FIN= '366112434', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2020'
Name = '', FIN= '366112443', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2008'
Name = '', FIN= '366112452', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2010'
Name = '', FIN= '366112461', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2006'
Name = '', FIN= '366112470', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1975'
Name = '', FIN= '366112480', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1998'
Name = '', FIN= '366112499', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2011'
Name = '', FIN= '366112505', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2009'
Name = '', FIN= '317112501', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1988'
Name = '', FIN= '146112502', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2011'
Name = '', FIN= '150112320', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1986'
Name = '', FIN= '150112204', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2009'
Name = '', FIN= '22099980', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1989'
Name = '', FIN= '367112500', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2008'
Name = '', FIN= '306093785', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1976'
Name = '', FIN= '371112506', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1986'
Name = '', FIN= '373112461', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2020'
Name = '', FIN= '373112470', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1997'
Name = '', FIN= '373112480', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1998'
Name = '', FIN= '373112505', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1977'
Name = '', FIN= '379112502', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1967'
Name = '', FIN= '384112503', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2012'
Name = '', FIN= '389112506', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2000'
Name = '', FIN= '393112496', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1996'
Name = '', FIN= '393112502', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1979'
Name = '', FIN= '396093779', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2009'
Name = '', FIN= '396112480', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1994'
Name = '', FIN= '396112490', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1995'
Name = '', FIN= '352112503', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1985'
Name = '', FIN= '378093761', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1986'
Name = '', FIN= '303112493', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1993'
Name = '', FIN= '107112502', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1991'
Name = '', FIN= '109112501', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1988'
Name = '', FIN= '306093800', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2020'
Name = '', FIN= '306093767', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1980'
Name = '', FIN= '115112481', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1989'
Name = '', FIN= '115112490', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2002'
Name = '', FIN= '115112507', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1978'
Name = '', FIN= '116112501', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2009'
Name = '', FIN= '122112507', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2001'
Name = '', FIN= '306093794', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1982'
Name = '', FIN= '124112248', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1980'
Name = '', FIN= '124112266', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2003'
Name = '', FIN= '124112275', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1993'
Name = '', FIN= '124112284', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1990'
Name = '', FIN= '124112293', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1990'
Name = '', FIN= '124112300', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1990'
Name = '', FIN= '124112319', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1985'
Name = '', FIN= '124112328', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2020'
Name = '', FIN= '124112337', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1986'
Name = '', FIN= '124112346', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2009'
Name = '', FIN= '124112355', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1993'
Name = '', FIN= '124112364', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1992'
Name = '', FIN= '124112373', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2009'
Name = '', FIN= '124112382', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1973'
Name = '', FIN= '124112391', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1990'
Name = '', FIN= '124112408', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1990'
Name = '', FIN= '124112417', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1986'
Name = '', FIN= '124112426', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1993'
Name = '', FIN= '124112444', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1967'
Name = '', FIN= '124112453', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1995'
Name = '', FIN= '124112462', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1990'
Name = '', FIN= '124112471', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1987'
Name = '', FIN= '124112480', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1994'
Name = '', FIN= '124112490', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1960'
Name = '', FIN= '124112506', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1980'
Name = '', FIN= '124112220', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1972'
Name = '', FIN= '137112503', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1994'
Name = '', FIN= '126112505', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1986'
Name = '', FIN= '144112503', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1981'
Name = '', FIN= '145112482', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1997'
Name = '', FIN= '145112491', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2004'
Name = '', FIN= '145112508', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2020'
Name = '', FIN= '373112499', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2000'
Name = '', FIN= '148112501', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2004'
Name = '', FIN= '150112385', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2020'
Name = '', FIN= '396093760', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1983'
Name = '', FIN= '306093776', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1996'
Name = '', FIN= '150112394', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1992'
Name = '', FIN= '150112400', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1982'
Name = '', FIN= '150112410', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1985'
Name = '', FIN= '150112429', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1979'
Name = '', FIN= '150112438', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1969'
Name = '', FIN= '150112330', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2012'
Name = '', FIN= '150112358', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1999'
Name = '', FIN= '150112367', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1989'
Name = '', FIN= '150112376', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2003'
Name = '', FIN= '150112198', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2009'
Name = '', FIN= '150112170', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1962'
Name = '', FIN= '150112213', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1972'
Name = '', FIN= '150112222', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1985'
Name = '', FIN= '150112231', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1980'
Name = '', FIN= '150112240', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2001'
Name = '', FIN= '150112278', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1999'
Name = '', FIN= '150112287', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1983'
Name = '', FIN= '150112296', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1970'
Name = '', FIN= '150112302', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2010'
Name = '', FIN= '150112311', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2011'
Name = '', FIN= '150112456', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1969'
Name = '', FIN= '150112465', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2006'
Name = '', FIN= '150112474', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2000'
Name = '', FIN= '150112483', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2011'
Name = '', FIN= '150112492', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1991'
Name = '', FIN= '150093815', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1985'
Name = '', FIN= '150093824', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1971'
Name = '', FIN= '150093833', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2010'
Name = '', FIN= '150112080', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1985'
Name = '', FIN= '150112090', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1900'
Name = '', FIN= '150112106', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1900'
Name = '', FIN= '150112115', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1993'
Name = '', FIN= '150112124', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2011'
Name = '', FIN= '150112133', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1983'
Name = '', FIN= '150112142', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '1995'
Name = '', FIN= '150112151', Sex = 'M', Fed = 'FID', DoBYear = '2004'
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Why is FIDE putting random / test data in its live database?

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:37 am

As I guessed from the nine digit FINs, this is data received from FIDE Online Arena, which is of the quality you would expect. Finally, FIDE are going to stop accepting it uncritically.
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