Players are harder on FICS
I recently started playing on FICS using the Babachess interface and after playing both here and there I have come to a conclusion: for some reason people on FICS are a lot better. I have played people rated around the same range and for some reason the people on FICS kick my butt but i can handle the people here with the same rating. I wonder if it's just the rating system this site just uses compared to FICS. This site does have a better interface though but the one thing I like about FICS is that they don't allow premoves. Here you can turn it on or off but on FICS you can't. I think it is more realistic to not allow it because if I play someone face to face, they can't make premoves.