Originally Posted by aidenous
Does anyone remember if it was better before the self rating was put in place?
I haven't noticed any difference at all, but that's because I'm a woman.
I think women often self-rate too high. So, the only sandbagging issues we get are from those who appeal down after getting moved up, and that's easier to control. Most of those I know who appeal down are going from 5.0 to 4.5, and the main reason is not that they aren't winning; it's that there are too few women at level, thus far fewer opportunities at tournaments and leagues. They can tank a season and get moved down (which isn't very fun for anyone), or appeal somehow.
It's a little frustrating for us "true" 4.5s, to be playing against 5.0s, but not that big of a deal. It's good for us, I guess.