The System Works!
A few days ago I posted a blog entry implying a user was using a chess engine. I was a bit angry since he kept joining tournaments, and he was not fun to play at all. It's not fun to set up complex (unsound) diversions against a chess engine.
I woke up yesterday morning to find a message in my inbox from a moderator informing me that it was against the rules to do such a thing (accuse or make allusions a player is cheating) I removed the blog entry, but the mod also told me all I needed to know about how to report them.
So I did. I was weary this would actually work; thinking, like ICC, they would ignore all complaints coming from a non-titled player.
This morning, Anaconda1 http://www.chess.com/members/view/anaconda1 is no more!
But it begs the question, this guy was in the top 400 rated players for 3 years (I think that was the number of badges he had). How did this go unnoticed? On ICC when I was playing a game where I was going to go over the 2000 ELO, I had 5 or 6 moderators watching the game.
Also, since I know moderators read user blogs now: GIVE US 45/45 AND 960 TOURNAMENTS