I decided to try playing scrabble at this website for a change, but it seems like non of the players are assigned a rating of any kind, nor do I see a way to set up a rated game.
They have 5 tabs labeled beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert, and master.
But... under the legend they have icons that represent novice intermediate and expert.... although nobody actually has these icons beside their name or in their profile.
I just prefer to see where I stand in relation to others on the site, as well as the skill level of the players I am playing.
The house rules seem to be by far the the most popular. I'm cool with automatic validation, but reusing the blank... not so much. Nor do i like 2 minutes per turn.... part of the strategy is saving time for turns that need more thought.
Based on the lack of any topics, I must not be alone with my disappointment.