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Why am I flagged for sandbagging, boosting or computer assistance?

Asked by arex
Tags cheating marked sandbagging boosting engine computer assistance
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Why am I flagged for sandbagging, boosting or computer assistance?
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Answered by arex
Lichess has strong detection methods and a very thorough process for reviewing all the evidence and making a decision. The process often involves many moderators and can take a long time. Other than the mark itself, we will not go into details about evidence or the decision making process for individual cases. Doing so would make it easier to avoid detection in the future, and be an invitation to unproductive debates. That time and effort is better spent on other important cases. Users can appeal by emailing contact@lichess.org, but decisions are rarely overturned.
Francesco_Super commented :
@arex I agree with you :)
Luciano_the_best commented :
I agree too, arex :))
Skeftomilos commented :
Why the decisions are rarely overturned? Because are rarely wrong? Rarely appealed? Rarely the admins are in the mood of re-examining them?
teerdurchzogen commented :
Don't criticize! Praise!
blunderman1 commented :
> we will not go into details about evidence or the decision making process for individual cases. Doing so would make it easier to avoid detection in the future

There is that saying in some circles: "security through obscurity is no security"
The-Berzerker commented :
Does lichess still ban sandbaggers? recently i have reported some players who were obviously sandbagging (and included a link with a game example), but I didnt get any feedback or notification on it. Its annoying to lose to an 850 rated player who is really a 2000 and seeing my rating get destroyed :(
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Answered by SGM100
Yes, Please flag those who are using engines! Wish there an absolute way to get rid of them once and for all !
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Answered by mohit_011
No it won't help. They will create a new account and same thing will happen again. We need stricter measures like IP ban or something and way stricter criteria to enter tournaments. >= 20 rated games is a pretty lame criteria IMO.

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