OGS ranking system is ... problematic

Don’t get me wrong, it was just clickbait, but! I have a genuine complaint:

Games with analysis affect rank.

Because OGS allows games with analysis enabled to affect rank…an OGS rank simply does not mean the same thing as any other go server.

It is not an apples to apples comparison. You cannot say “well OGS ranks tend to be 1-2 stones stronger than other servers” and while empirically…data may suggest that…it simply means nothing.

Playing go while cheating…is just not go.

Therefore, I vote that games with analysis enabled not contribute to rank.

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