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    *Fudge_
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    QLRanks

    So iD bans the IP of the QLRank creators for providing a dueling ranking and ladder system, something the morons at iD see as a threat. The QLRank creators have done moar in the past 18 hours then iD has done in the past 6 months. Congrats.

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    While I would use a different tone, I totally agree on the disappointment.

    QLRanks is the most exciting thing that happen to QL since a long time. For competitive duelers, it's a drive to play and challange other players, try to get better in all official maps. I've never seen so many duelers like these past few days. I met players of my skill that I never know the existence, in my own country. And the features are still primordial. In a few weeks we could have ladders, plus all little eye candies that would make it an invaluable addition to the game.

    If the issue is the bandwidth, please, be open to discuss an acceptable compromise. If the matter is political, then please be open to discussions. Don't just shut this down. If there is anything that can save the competitive scene, this is it.

    PS. For those wondering what QLRanks is, it is a system that creates a global ranking for duel. It computes a ranking score based on a very well know matematical model (ELO) used in chess and other games. It gives the best players in you country as well as the players closest to your score. Many more features are coming.

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    Extremely depressing...

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    Senior Member Anhedonic is on a distinguished road
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    It's shit like this, id.
    Either make something yourself or stop destroying other people's hard work.
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    Another extremely dissapointing move by id.
    I restarted playing duels yesterday only because of this.

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    Ditto. I was actually thinking this might make dueling worthwhile. At least those of us in the lower ranks would have a better picture of who is who. Seemed like a great way to stimulate the game. Banning them is a bad marketing move.
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    id should write some explanation instead of rudely ban / delete threads.

    Maybe they want to keep everything on 1 site - quakelive.com, but this is impossible, internet is bigger than this. Someone did the hard work +maintain web page for free, id should only say thank you as they were too lazy to do similar elo-ranks by themselves.
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    Maybe someone at ID unaware of QLRanks IP address saw this IP getting lots of info from the Database and therefore mis-interpreted it as some form of attack on the site and banned it? Maybe ID are planning on launching their own ladders very soon and believe the QLRanks site would prevent duelers signing up to premium? (IF they put ladders in no doubt premium users only can view it/use it.) Until ID say something its all speculation.

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    *Altariu
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    I believe they did it by accident haha

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    Senior Member Anhedonic is on a distinguished road
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    I was wrong after all.

    http://www.esreality.com/?a=post&id=2142331#pid2142331

    [15:50:32] <Trance`> hhey
    [15:50:43] <Trance`> I was wondering, what's your position on that qlranks.com thing?
    [15:51:04] <Trance`> will you guys keep banning it?
    [16:00:17] <SyncError|home> I'm not aware of any of the bans.
    [16:00:24] <SyncError|home> We were fully supporting them.
    [16:00:42] <SyncError|home> The issue came up last night I think when we discovered something like over 30k queries made in a short period of time..
    [16:01:27] <Trance`> ok then maybe you should clear the confusion up
    [16:01:28] <Trance`> http://www.esreality.com/?a=post&id=2142235#pid2142235
    [16:01:33] <SyncError|home> Anything with the backend is handled by sponge, so if anyone from the QLRanks team needs to make an agreement as to what thresholds are to be allowed
    [16:01:36] <Trance`> people think you banned them on purpose
    [16:01:39] <SyncError|home> then they need to speak to sponge.
    [16:01:52] <SyncError|home> They may have been banned on purpose, but not by me.
    [16:02:06] <Trance`> alright, I see the issue at hand
    [16:03:20] <Trance`> i'll tell them to contact you and sponge
    [16:05:32] <SyncError|home> Sounds good!
    [16:05:50] <Trance`> mind if i post this convo on that ESR thread?
    [16:05:53] <SyncError|home> We'd love for them to keep contributing, it just has to be done in a manner that doesn't negatively affect our site.
    [16:06:29] <SyncError|home> Feel free.
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