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Dan Rotaru (2007-02-16)
I think it would be nice to have a second rating list for established ratings. I have noticed that there are quite many players in the actual rating list who haven’t played yet a single game on FICGS. This list would also give an accurate picture of how many players are actually playing. Maybe this list can be implemented when the list will be updated at the beginning of March? Thanks, Dan
Don Groves (2007-02-16 00:47:37)
... both for Chess and Go. Such information will give a much more accurate idea of where each player fits in on FICGS.
Thibault de Vassal (2007-02-16 01:14:10)
Active player list
I don't think it's a good idea to have several rating lists (many reasons to this), but I can easily add in statistics the numbers of active players. Now, after which period of time a player should be considered as inactive at correspondence time controls... 3 months is not enough IMO, some players regularly connect and ie. wait for WCH tournaments to start, 1 year is still more than the age of FICGS.
Dan Rotaru (2007-02-16 01:44:17)
Established rating list
I didn't suggest to have more than two rating list but just two: 1. First list with all the players registered on FICGS which is the actual Rating List. 2. Established Rating list (after playing at least 9 games). Once a player ends up on this list he can stay there for ever.
Thibault de Vassal (2007-02-16 02:09:40)
Established rating list
Of course it's a good idea, and it can be discussed. So far, three main reasons for not doing this change :
1) One rating list is much clearer and easier to reach than two.
2) Provisional and established ratings are easy to distinguish already. (grey or not)
3) There could be more strong players in future who will play unrated games -only- at standard time control (2 hours / 40 moves, soon available) and in my opinion, the rating list is first a way to show who is playing there.
Marc Lacrosse (2007-02-16 10:11:57)
a simple suggestion : add two column to the rating list :
- one with the number of finished games on FICGS
-one with the number of running games
Your opinion ?
Thibault de Vassal (2007-02-16 15:37:47)
These informations are available already, what Dan would like to know is how many players are "active", so I think I'll add (quite easy) in the statistics page [Menu -> About] the number of players who connected to FICGS for a period of time to define.
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