This follows on from discussion in this thread: http://forum.strateg...-greek-players/
Below is an idea for an external ranking, which removes the presence (and impact) of multiple accounts on the Ranking.
New Site Ranking (NSR)
Any player who wishes to join the New Site Ranking (NSR) must satisfy the criteria* for confirmed accounts
Each player specifies one username (eg TheOptician) that will officially represent them in the NSR.
Results are only counted towards the NSR if both players have joined the NSR, and only if both players are using their official username.
Two players on the NSR can either be matched together as normal (by clicking ranked) or if they decide to play against each other (by challenge).
Players then report results to the NSR committee who maintain the bank of results and update the Ranking
Scoring would be operated in a similar manner to the current ELO system
*Criteria would need to be established
If players wish to have millions of aliases to experiment with then they can do so as they wish. This suggestion does not require multiple accounts to be detected, declared or prevented, but it does mean that any unknown accounts will have no impact on the NSR. (NSR players will of course still play against non-NSR players, but these results will not be counted).