Sigh. Was so and so a good sport?

chungle

Look, I appreciate the question.  Really I do.  I need to ask why you ask it.  Why does it matter to you if I think so and so is a good sport or not?  It doesn't matter to me.  Not at all.  

Anyone I don't think is a good sport get blocked.  Period.  Simple.  If I answer your question to the negative does that mean you won't pair me with that player again?  I mean, that's what I would like if so and so is a bad sport.  Why futz with unclear questions?  If a player is a good sport why would I want to stop and tell you that?  

I'm playing chess, or more accurately, bullet.  I don't have time for a mini poll of dubious utility after every game.

Where is the off switch for that silliness?

Thanks so much.

Luinor

Its strange.

DiagonalLady

I'm curious about this, too. Are players' sportsmanship ratings being recorded? With what consequences?

 

If you click the thumbs-up icon (ie. yes, they were a good sport) you then get encouraged to say "good game", which feels a bit patronising. I suspect someone at chess.com has been reading up on Nudge Theory. I did the thumbs-up thing a couple of times then stopped bothering. I suspect I'm not alone.

BK201YI

They can always come back and post a string of profanities after I hit the thumbs up button. 

SpiderUnicorn

it is just a minor addition

no worries

haroldschris

@SpiderUnicorn It's great that it doesn't annoy you but it annoys the **** out of some of us. Are you saying that because you're not bothered by it the rest of us shouldn't be either? Or that we shouldn't express our opinion about it? I'm not sure what your point is.

harbi_canoshi

The thing with this though, is that now, you have to go around the houses, to do any post game analysis.

llamonade
chungle wrote:

I'm playing bullet.  I don't have time for a mini poll of dubious utility after every game.

 

Where is the off switch for that silliness?

Are you seriously answering it every time? You realize that's not required right? You can just ignore it and start a new game.

lol

chungle
llamonade wrote:
chungle wrote:

I'm playing bullet.  I don't have time for a mini poll of dubious utility after every game.

 

Where is the off switch for that silliness?

Are you seriously answering it every time? You realize that's not required right? You can just ignore it and start a new game.

lol

 

I've never clicked it either way.  I'm honestly curious as to it's purpose.  That's all.  I also wish to turn it off and not "ignore it".  Is that alright with you?  Can you be a good sport about my thread?  Perhaps I should block you if you can't be. tongue.png

ghost_of_pushwood

So you block anyone who doesn't show you sportsmanship.  And you find no irony in that.  Once again, welcome to Facebook World.

llamonade
chungle wrote:

I'm honestly curious as to it's purpose.  That's all.

If it were me, I'd set a few thresholds that guard against false positives. Just for example:

1) If percentage of thumbs down is greater than 80% then check #2
2) if total votes is over 100 then punish account

 

What kind of punishment would make me laugh? I'm so glad you asked tongue.png

In fact I think they already do something like this... they have a hidden variable so that you're only matched with other rude players i.e. in this case that would mean other players who have a high percentage of thumbs down.

 

Then have a moving window so that someone who is a nice guy for years can't use his extra thumbs up to be a huge asshole for many months. In other words only count the thumbs up and down recorded in the last 90 days. Something like that.



chungle wrote:

If I answer your question to the negative does that mean you won't pair me with that player again? 

So the answer to your question is it's even better than that.

Not only are you less likely to be paired with that player (if that player is habitually rude and you're nice you'll end up in separate pools)

But you're less likely to be paired with any habitually rude player.

SchaakVoorAlles

I had not even noticed the feature

chungle
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

So you block anyone who doesn't show you sportsmanship.  And you find no irony in that.  Once again, welcome to Facebook World.

 

Meh.  Sometimes.  Sometimes I do nothing.  Sometimes I send them a trophy, lol.  Sigh.  I am a small man with no friends and this my only outlet to power trip.  Don't judge me.  ....please.

ghost_of_pushwood

Dammit, you have all of us! grin.png

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chungle
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

Dammit, you have all of us!

 

 

Aww.  I am humbled.  What's this water leaking from my eyes?