Do [?] accounts affect the ranks of their opponents?
However, they affect your rating only slightly because [?] players have a very high rating deviation.
Really? I thought I saw @anoek say somewhere that they don’t…
I tested it.
In both directions? IIRC, beating a ? will get you points but losing to a ? won’t lose you points.
Apologies if I remembered that incorrectly.
Nope, it does lose you points.
But the effect may be adjusted later as their rank solidifies. If they shoot up to Dan then the loss is retrospectively minimal, yes?
If that happens within the rating period, then I think yes.
I didn’t test that.
Given everything else we know about the system, it seems likely to be true (even if specific testing is difficult)