Tornelo today released a Fair Play report feature for Arbiters. This will provide round-by-round analysis of games to help Arbiters build trust in their community.
We try not to call it an anti-cheating feature, or claim that we will stop cheating, because everything we are doing is trying to BUILD TRUST between players. It's not about catching the cheaters, it's about making sure everyone trusts one another and that the environment and community is a place where 'it's just not done'.
We don't even want to call it cheating, better to talk about it in terms of "Unfair Assistance"; trust me, parents respond much better when you tell them their precious darling is "Receiving Unfair Assistance during a game", than when you call them a cheater!
We still have a long way to go, so we'd love some feedback on this early feature release!
OK, how does it work?
It all starts by clicking the innocuous "Fair Play" button. Click the button and you'll see a Report.
First we display some overall statistics about how many games have been played in your event, how many have been analyised and how many are still pending analysis.
Tornelo provides 4 levels of game analysis. All games are automatically analysed (Level 1) as soon as they finish. We require you to manually request a deeper analysis.
Tornelo has some threshholds, which if reached, will recommend you to dig a little deeper into the games. The Deeper Analyisis row will describe how many players are being recommended for further investigation.
Simply click the Deeper Analysis button and this will trigger those players to be analysed further.
There are 4 levels of analysis, each with more stringent thresholds. As such, you may see the Deeper Analysis button up to 3 times. You'll need to click it each time if you wish to dig deeper into these players' games.
Below the summary information is a data table. Here is the explanation of each field.
I know now you want the answer to "So, which players are cheating?" ... but for the answer to that you'll have to read another blog post, another time.