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Player resigned after I gained huge margin. why was game converted to a 'forfeit'?

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My opponent resigned at 55-197.... I entered the scores and marked round as completed---'resigning' completes a round, doesn't it? When I saw it later, my entry had been changed to 'forfeit' and the scores knocked back to 0-0. A 'forfeit' as I understand it, is equivalent of a 'no show'---either at all or over time. I have also seen historical records of 'daily champions' with MOV score listings indicating same scenario (17-108). So: if an admin set out to change my entry, why? Could my opponent have made changes to my entry as winner (and if so, how kosher is that?) is there any policy on or differentiation between 'resigned' and 'forfeited' so that I may know to enter 'forfeit' when someone 'resigns' (my current understanding is that a 'resignation' 'completes' a round) I'm bot going to go to hassle of sending screenshots etc (how do I add them to your feedback text box btw?) i mean, ultimately' who cares? But i think when scores/designations change without comment/followup, it creates potential credibility issues with your users... Think you're doing a great job with your 'ask questions' page, btw!
asked 10 years ago in Results by Word Rookie (420 points)

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When a player resigns, the score should be recorded as it stands and the game shown as "forfeit" The game is not considered "completed" unless it is played all the way through.  A "forfeit" is not the same as a "No Show". Forfeit means the player resigned the game before it was completed.  A No Show means the player never made a play thereby being a "No Show".

Yes, the opponent can go in and make changes to the posting. When that happens, send a screenshot. Click on "Send Feedback" shown at the bottom of this page and send us the screenshot. We can then manually correct the score. The administrators do not change scores unless it is requested and proof is provided.
answered 10 years ago by Word Freak (50,570 points)

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