thanks for the quick replies.
pauv: i have put a lot of thought into finding ways in which cheating at minesweeper affects the solving style. the conclusion to this was that only extremely good sweepers would be able to hide their cheating in their solves and that they are much less inclined to cheat, especially as they are already fast without cheating. i have no reason to assume any cheating in the games you linked. but to answer your question: yes, one could cheat like this. no, i don't think this was cheated.
gacord: "slim festival"? i'm sure only a very small fraction of people cheat at minesweeper and an even smaller fraction makes it onto the rankings.
childe: thank you very much in particular for this explanation. the google translation i had was more than ambiguous and didn't carry the original tone of these 2 translated posts. i am sure that chinese sweepers are honest and professional. their among the top200 on the world rankings shows this very well.
kevin6625: thank you for the correct translation. i will take your word for it that google's translation between chinese and english is far from perfect and must be treated very carefully. please bear in mind though, that i have not really any other choice if i want to understand what is going on at saolei.net.
i never pretended that i knew exactly what was going on in these posts nor did i make any kind of judgement. if you read my post again, i hope you will see that i wrote "[...]makes me wonder whether[...]worries me." i didn't understand the exact meaning and thus i expressed my concerns, hoping for a quick answer, which you and others were able to deliver.
where did i try to "prove that all the Chinese players are not honest."? please do not get personal.
"But I don't think this is our fault, because Clone 0.97 was the only software which was permitted in saolei.net before Shenjia Zhang made any changes," msinfo != saolei.net. as simple as that. it's not your fault and afaik damien has added quite a few 0.97 games to his rankings, despite 0.97 having been banned by the imc many years ago.
"none of our Chinese players could get any kind of information of how to do this kind of cheating before Clone is banned" when exactly did clone get banned? http://www.minesweeper.info/wiki/Funny_Mode
"Moreover, I don't think it is necessary for our Chinese players to cheat in order to get a good ranking, since many of us have lots of time playing minesweeper all the year round, which is enough to make a good score through long and constant efforts." irrelevant to this discussion as it applies to just anyone who enjoys playing ms.
"because some of you like you are casting doubts to Chinese players very often" many records/games and little sinde information -> many doubts, it's simple. do you know what kamil and i did to avoid this? post a lot of games to show gradual improvement, post a lot of videos, attend real tournaments and discuss minesweeper things with other sweepers. if there was more communication and there were more people from saolei reaching out to msinfo, i have no doubt, there would be no need for such discussions and doubts.
"the Mo's Beginner 3bv/s world record, which ruined the image of this world minesweeper ranking website in some Chinese players." same as the above paragraph. get more involved in msinfo if something on here bothers you.
"I would like to explain the reason why Xiaoyang Yang is not uploading his video to the world ranking anymore. [...]" what does this have to do with the original discussion?
"because that meant the world ranking would be not longer real" assuming that the world ranking would no longer be real because of a few missing names is chlidish. the world ranking is as it is. how can you be sure that there aren't hundres of people with sub30 on expert who just don't bother sending their videos? it's unlikely but it should show you, that the position one has on the world ranking only means as much as their position among those who are listed there.
"Which all comes from his bad impression towards this world ranking." bad luck for him. why did you/he not tell it here on msinfo until now?
"'Why Chinese people should follow your nasty rules of picking up your only acceptable software for ranking(Despite he is using Arbiter now, he still never upload his videos)?' " if you don't share these kind of things on msinfo, how are we supposed to do something about them? again, get more invloved on msinfo and leave your comfort zone on saolei.net.
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