@jackie-heyden Yes, lex still has challenge games and quean is a word. I think I have used it in US dictionary. Just know I use it fairly frequently. But, it never hurts to try if it looks good or possible.
@lolamoth Deleting is one thing - shouldn't change your score and as far as I can tell, it's only available before a player plays (or before the second move). After that, one can only resign, which does affect rating.
Also, I seem to recall that the rating change isn't instantaneous. So perhaps that could explain why there was a change?
@brenda-gaab-blocha My thought is no attempt is being made to be offensive but somehow I offend if I do not agree with others.You can stay and learn new words that you can one day use on your opponents How can any game improve if the player leaves the game? Takes time and not quitting to learn,
@lolamoth There used to be a term, "hiders," for people who had a substantial amount of playing experience and then decided to do a "reset" by creating and playing under a new ID. People who do this and start out at the new default rating can then win what looks like a suspiciously large number of games in a short amount of time, and can "rob" other players of lots of rating points until someone catches on. Presumably an experienced player who did this would be likely to accumulate a large proportion of bingo scores, too. This sort of behavior is not very sporting, IMHO, especially if one goes in as a "new" 1500 rater and goes after 1900, 2000, and 2100-ers. Whether it calls for a ban, however, is debatable. Nor am I sure that this is what "Happysharks" has done; but it seems like a possibility.