The most frustrating cases that people seem to bring is when an opponent is declining an obvious draw. A no-progress draw is somewhat subjectve, but in the case of an obvious draw, a player really has no valid excuse for not accepting and not trying anything within 5 minutes.
Currently those draw refusals are handled the same. From now on, players found guilty of declining an obvious draw, will be deducted 300 ELO points for their first offense, this will be on top of the restoration of the game result to be a draw.
1st degree draw refusal: -100 or -300 (+ draw correction)
2nd degree: reset
3rd degree: permanent ban (optional reminder)
Note that both offenses, no-progress or obvious draw refusal, are considered "draw refusal" and thus count towards the penalty scheme.
Definition of the obvious/clear draw from an earlier announcement
(Bobby Dylan, don mitsos, Eagle06, Fairway, Nortrom, Verti_GO)
Edited by Nortrom, 02 April 2020 - 01:03 PM.