robkin wrote:I disagree.. the market for chess sites is quite overloaded so a chess site needs something to make it unique: Chesscube has the best interface of all sites
I agree, chesscube has the best interface (especially for portability, it needs only a pc with flash and not a local custom software) for a market of chess sites that normally have the same "1999" interface for years.
and it has rating floors what I very much appreciate
But anyway i don't think that these constraints (that are useful but i don't understand why them should last forever) contribute a lot for the fame of the site. Indeed i think that rating floors are quite unknown between casual players.
Anyway, a side observation. If general rating isn't used in tournaments, then the rating floor (that last forever) can be applied only on tournament ratings instead of both ratings.