Online Ratings and the Cheating Conundrum

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Paul McKeown
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Online Ratings and the Cheating Conundrum

Post by Paul McKeown » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:59 am


On several occasions I have been on the verge of having Richmond Juniors online events rated, and have given thought to re-starting the Richmond Rapidplays online.

However, on each occasion, I have come quickly to a halt, as (and again it is quite possible that I haven't paid attention in class) I have no idea what to do in the event of a player having been warned by a server or banned for conduct unbecoming.

I have Swiss Manager files going back to April 2020 with perhaps several thousands of games run under competition conditions that could be rated, but I know of two players in those tournaments who received server bans. I have no idea what to do with their records.

Any sensible advice here would be greatly appreciated.

Moreover I have read in the past about some tool which organisers and arbiters are supposed to have access to in order to flag this sort of thing up. Again any guidance would be appreciated.

Matthew Turner
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Re: Online Ratings and the Cheating Conundrum

Post by Matthew Turner » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:36 am

I would recommend that you have a chat with Nigel Towers and I think he should be able to address most of your queries.

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