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Wayne Lowrance    (2009-01-06)

I have no norms credidted to me, why ? Tournament M000015 finished with 5.5/6, a Norm, no/yes ?I understand that one must finish all of his/her games to get the credit , or is the tournament needed to be ended by all players, gad I hope not that ? What about the case where a norm is guaranteed, but a players games within a Tournament are not complete. I have always had confusion on this topic. Bah humbug Wayne

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-01-06 13:56:32)

Hi Wayne, norms are calculated regularly, from every week to every month AFTER the end of the tournament.

Wayne Lowrance    (2009-01-06 17:52:36)

Good grief! Thank you, i can just sit back for a couple of years before those 3 norms I expect to materialize. It is ok though, no problem, but i cannot agree with with the reasoning. The Tournament info, for example said norm requirement for, example FEM is a resutt of " ". so if a player has achieved the required points, why should that player wait until some ding dong, uninterested guy finish his games. I don't want to make waves Thibaut. Wayne

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-01-06 18:57:29)

No problem :) Well, I just can't find another way while saving processor time...

Wayne Lowrance    (2009-01-06 19:32:00)

Okey Dokie, I understand that problem. I will ask both of my Sons (programmars) what they think about your problem, culling tournaments for Norm achievements before tourney is complete and thus occupy cpu time. The way you now have it implemented, the culling is simple, "tournament complete" look for norms. I am a retired EE and not a programmer, but I think your evaluation is not valid. you only have to do this culling, say once a month and besides it is not that much cpu time overall. Wayne

Wayne Lowrance    (2009-01-06 19:36:19)

Make the change one of your next surprise achievment's for your server :) Wayne

Marc Lacrosse    (2009-01-06 21:30:45)
Wayne ...

... We all had to wait according to these rules that are present since the very beginning of FICGS
I do not see why your impatience deserves changing what has been running for years.
If I see well you have one FEM norm recorded and wish to see the second one recorded as soon as possible
So far you played against a mean 2000 rated opponents
Most top accounts have mean opponent rating higher than 2200
This is probably the reason why you do not achieve more master norms at a faster pace
Do play in higher rated tournaments and you will soon earn as many norms as you wish if your playing strength is OK against stronger opponents
The best way to enter high-rated tournaments here is to go as often as possible in Ficgs-Wch qualifications tournaments

Wayne Lowrance    (2009-01-06 23:20:05)

Thank you Marc, your input is well received. I was a 2300+ rated player on another CC site. I was unaware that I could apply for an appropriate transfer rating. My entry rating here was 1400 which accounts for a mean opponent rating of 2000. I have not cherry picked tournaments, far from it. I always have entered in the highest rated tournament allowed, always. I do not wish special treatment, wont accept it. I think my suggestion is an improvement in this terrific server. Thiabault has always solicited ideas. That was my sole intent, nothing more. I think it is a darn good one. Wayne

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-01-06 23:45:25)
Tournament director

Wayne, I do not say that it is impossible to implement, but anyway I don't like to leave the server alone to administrate the tournaments or to calculate the rating list by itself... as a tournament director, I prefer to run some programs by myself, see & check what happens.

Wayne Lowrance    (2009-01-07 00:38:53)

Okey Dokie Tribault, good reason, never considered that aspect. I am now sorry I opened up this can of worms, accept my regrets. Wayne

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-01-07 11:16:13)

You're always welcome Wayne :) .. One time I'll have some reason, one time I'll make an update !