On May 25th, 2018 the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become enforceable.
This new regulation brings some legal changes that make it impractical for me to continue the operation of qlstats.net in either it's current or a modified form.

The key issues are:
  • Players have to agree before data can be collected
    The main purpose of qlstats.net is to provide a skill rating for team shuffling, and for that to work it needs a rating for ALL players in a match. Players who don't agree to be tracked will always have an unknown rating, making the entire system useless.

  • Players have the right to get their data deleted and be forgotten
    Trolls can sign up and ask for deletion every other day. Doing so they would steal my time, make the matchmaking useless and matches would have to be deleted or anonymized after they were stored, affecting all other players too.

  • Information sharing
    Since the rating API is open to everyone, there is no way for me to tell who is using the collected data for what purposes.

  • Data export
    The regulation states that there must be an automated system were a user can export all his data. This would require some additional coding that I don't have the time for.

  • Severe penalties
    Anyone can file a complaint at the authorities for free and I would have to spend a significant amount of time and money to deal with it.

Some will be pleased that the site finally shuts down, others will be sorry. There are valid reasons for both. I'd like to thank everyone who helped keeping the site alive, especially eugene for helping with the code and all of you who reported issues with the site.

I can't give the already collected data to someone else or move the site outside the EU, because that could get me into legal trouble just as well. Hence my decision is final and I will shut down the site.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!
- PredatH0r