One thing that to this day angers me, 5 or 6 years after it happened, is I see Pattie post that she will not tolerate abusive behavior on FIBS.
About 5 or 6 years ago, I started playing FIBS after I had been on it for many years and then quit for a couple years. I came back and my rating naturally shot up.
When I quit, I had a rating of 1700 and experience of 39,000. Some idiots filed complaints about me on repbot and i had a negative rating. The only abuse I have ever taken on FIBS is from you people and supportors of repbot who attacked me because of this negative rating, which was based on stupid complaints. Yet there you sit, despite the fact that you abused me.
I sought help, even though I explained that I previously had experience of 39,000 - I received none!!!!
I discovered that there is no way to appeal a complaint or even find out why it was made. Some complaints are made just because the complainer feels like it. Suppose you are playing and your wife calls you for dinner. You explain that you have to go to dinner and leave. The person files a complaint agains you (sometimes the match is tied or you are even winning), which is actually contrary to the FIBS faq, which says that you should not complain unless you ask a person to rejoin the match and he refuses. There is no way to do anything about this. The complaint goes down. YOu just have to accept it - even though the other person is really the one acting contrary to FIBS rules because he did not wait to ask you to rejoing before filing the complaint.
In my opinion, what you people do is actually a form of slander - because often times complaints have no basis. The complaint is a false statement and you are spreading it around. In my view, people then abuse you based upon these bogus complaints.
The only way I had to avoid the abuse from your repbot was to start a new account under a new name. I have now been on this account for 5 or 6 years, I have a rating of 1800 and experience of 7500. My rating on repbot is good.
So I guess even you repbot idiots have to accept that even if did something bad in the past, I am now repbot certified good.
As someone who is repbot certified good, I say that the program sucks. You can't have a program that allows people to make complaints against you and have no way to find out why or no way to appeal or get stupid complaints removed. The person can make a complaint for no good reason and it stays there and there is no way to have it removed even if the person had no good reason. If repbot says that a player is no good for no good reason or based on the complaint which was made for no good reason, in my view you have slandered them. In my view, that's what you do. In my view, that's what happened to me.
The best way to avoid droppers and abuse on FIBS is to not play anyway who has experience under 200 or who makes any indication that they support repbot. That is all that is required. Yet you create this complex system, which sucks. It is not necessary to avoid cheaters or abusers. Repbot was created so you can have feelings of power and abuse people. If you avoid repbotters and people with experience under 200, your FIBS life will be full of joy.
I hate you.