Ok, this makes no sense to me but here goes...
I was just in a game vs. paul.howell.771 where I was up a 1 and 4. The other person only had a scout left to move. All our miners were gone on both sides.
They requested 3 ties and I thought they were trying to glitch me out so I declined the tie requests. He had sent 7 chat items to me and finally I responded.
When I finally requested a tie and they accepted, it registered a defeat and I was reduced from Bronze Lt. down to Bronze Spy (Even though my rating says 150). This simply should not have occurred. I was going to simply resign, but since they offered a tie I finally decided to accept.
I would like to know how this happened. If I have been reported for something I feel at least I should have gotten a warning prior to any action that occurred.
It is no wonder new people will not become a part of this when actions like this occur, be it intentional or unintentional.