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Player Popularity or Reputation Scores


  • 20 months ago · Quote · #1

    CFOfdensen

    Not sure if this has been suggested before, but it would be nice if there were some metric in place for measuring the popularity or reputation of everyone on chess.com.

    Something similar to ChessBase's online fairness and reputation scoring system is what I've got in mind.  A guy is rude to you in a game? Give him a bad reputation review.  A guy reneges on offering a previously agreed to rematch? Vote down his fairness.  Someone always offers great advice and encouragement in the forums? By all means, rate them accordingly.

    This way, we could all get a sense, beforehand, of the sort of people we're dealing with and can chose to avoid them if possible.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #3

    fianchetto123

    that is the precise issue yes

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #4

    CFOfdensen

    Interesting.  Thanks for the input.  I hadn't realized that was happening and find it exceedingly lame.  

    Oh well.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #5

    Vivinski

    Xboxlive has a very good system where you can file 'complaints' and submit 'Player reviews', the former can cause an employer to look into the case, the latter influences a player's 'reputation'

    In the player review, you can choose stuff like bad language, early quitter, cheater.

    I also think it's fairly balanced out and I think in a game like chess where it's just you and your opponent, people are inclined to use it more.


    I'm not against something like this, but to be honest I don't experience a lot of problems due to it not being there

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #6

    CFOfdensen

    Well, maybe that's something to take into account: a system that doesn't try to reward good behaviour, but does make it clear who the jerks are.  That way, we wouldn't have anyone wanting to "swap evals," but we'd still have some idea of a person's reputation when we first encounter them.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #7

    waffllemaster

    That seems good.  And if they didn't allow new accounts to file these complaints that would help prevent sock puppet stuff... although one problem could still be cliques of people bullying individuals with bad reports.

    It's a good system ideally, but there are some practical problems.  Does the bad outweigh the good?  I'm not sure it does, I'd be interested in seeing this.  A trial version perhaps.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #8

    LoekBergman

    I don't like those kind of systems. Just like people can exchange good evals, they can start actions to put someone else down. Then you might have to evaluate that before you understand it.

    When you are here for some time, you see people and their reactions and you will make up your mind. Really not mindboggling complicated. A jerk is someone who acts unfriendly or talks unfriendly. How difficult can that be? And what kind of information does it provide you? Prejudical insights? A priori bias? Does it make your life happier and easier?

    You really have to be very careful when creating such a system. It works imo at stackoverflow, because the subject is something in which you have expertise or not. You can not cheat using an engine and it is useless to make a combo with other people. The community is too big.

    I come here to play chess and exchange information with things around chess. I would be off when such a system would come. But if there would be a system, it always should be a system to reward good behaviour. Always look to the bright side of life. :-)

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #9

    corrijean

    LoekBergman wrote:

    I don't like those kind of systems. Just like people can exchange good evals, they can start actions to put someone else down. Then you might have to evaluate that before you understand it.

    When you are here for some time, you see people and their reactions and you will make up your mind. Really not mindboggling complicated. A jerk is someone who acts unfriendly or talks unfriendly. How difficult can that be? And what kind of information does it provide you? Prejudical insights? A priori bias? Does it make your life happier and easier?

    You really have to be very careful when creating such a system. It works imo at stackoverflow, because the subject is something in which you have expertise or not. You can not cheat using an engine and it is useless to make a combo with other people. The community is too big.

    I come here to play chess and exchange information with things around chess. I would be off when such a system would come. But if there would be a system, it always should be a system to reward good behaviour. Always look to the bright side of life. :-)

    Well said.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #10

    eckat

    I am thinking about this idea in general a lot lately. I would love to everyone carrying an index with him in his online virtual self and me having a browser plugin filtering out "the noise". When I see most online discussion forums there is so much noise, it mostly gets useless...

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #11

    alec840

    CFOfdensen wrote:

    Not sure if this has been suggested before, but it would be nice if there were some metric in place for measuring the popularity or reputation of everyone on chess.com.

      A guy is rude to you in a game? Give him a bad reputation review.  A guy reneges on offering a previously agreed to rematch? Vote down his fairness.  Someone always offers great advice and encouragement in the forums? By all means, rate them accordingly.

    Bad idea too many ways reviews and voting could be abused people with inflated egos will get angry when they get checkmated or beaten badly will give their opponent a bad review  then there are people who will be abuse it and make stuff up that isn't true to smear other members reputations they don't like if they have an axe to grind.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #12

    LoekBergman

    @alec840: completely agree, very well to the point.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #13

    Scottrf

    paulgottlieb wrote:

    Whay this odd obsession with ranking and rsating each other? Most people outgrow this kind of thing by the age of 16.

    Probably a 5.5/10 post. A decent point, poor spelling.


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