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   Aug-12-18 optimal play chessforum (replies)
Robed.Bishop: Well if the site returns to anything close to normaI, I expect Daniel’s forum will be scrubbed. I generally agree with your assessment. The impatience and excessive worry shown by members is astonishing. There is really only three possible outcomes: either the site will ...
   Jul-30-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
Robed.Bishop: R.I.P.
   Jul-18-18 chessforum (replies)
Robed.Bishop: <offramp> Perhaps we should use the iconic three monkeys - one covering its eyes, one covering its ears, and one covering its mouth.
   May-09-18 playground player chessforum (replies)
Robed.Bishop: Well I did name the Vonnegut story in my post... I've found it interesting to see both the visions of the future by sci fi writers that have come to pass (at least to an extent) and those that were way off. But it's aways disappointing to see the worst ideas bearing down on us.
   May-07-18 Russian Team Championship (Women) (2018) (replies)
Robed.Bishop: Pogonina tearing it up!
   Mar-12-18 Carlsen vs K Holm, 2018 (replies)
Robed.Bishop: <dumbgai: Is it just me or does the puzzle start with black to move on move 28?> When I saw the puzzle this morning on my phone, it started with black's 28th move. When I looked at the page just now on my computer, it started with white's 29th move.
   Sep-17-17 Olga Viewer chessforum (replies)
Robed.Bishop: I really like Olga. It has a clean look and works well. My only suggestion is to allow a user to flip the board without having to open the settings to do so. Keep up the good work!
   Jul-02-17 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
Robed.Bishop: Who knew that Caligula was a liberal?
   May-12-17 D Harika vs E Blomqvist, 2017 (replies)
Robed.Bishop: If 32. Bxd7, Rd6.
   Apr-05-17 Robed.Bishop chessforum (replies)
Robed.Bishop: <Unf> I'm afraid that you'll have to follow the conversation a bit closer than that. I acknowledged that I am better at winding people up than you, not that I'm more offensive. I'm afraid the honor of more offensive belongs to you. You've worked hard for this distinction ...
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<optimus prime>

My favorites are "Cave canem" and "Nunc dimittis" but I don't think I spelled them right.

My source is Snoopy comics and a Roald Dahl short story.

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  optimal play: <jessicafischerqueen> Now I wish I had adopted <optimus prime> as my username -- it sounds better!

"Beware of the dog" and the biblical "Now dismiss"

Yep, mottos to live by!

And I agree that Snoopy in particular is a source of wisdom and philosophy, especially his wise old Latin saying “maledicentibus vobis red baron”!


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You really know your Latin, brah. Do they teach it too you in grammar school, or did you learn it at university?

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  optimal play: <jessicafischerqueen> Neither, I picked it up from Peanuts cartoons.


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  Robed.Bishop: <optimal play> and <Jess>

Thank you for stopping by.

The problem isn't the avatars, of course, it is the inappropriate postings. I won't rehash old arguments that ring true on both sides of the issue, but I do understand your frustration. As long as your chest is lighter, <optimal>, then 'nuff said.

As for my latin, well it is woefully lacking. "In Hoc Signo Vinces" appears in my avatar, though it is so small that you can't make out the words. Not really words to live by unless you fight under the Templer's flag. Come to think of it, maybe we need them these days...

At any rate, thanks again for your explanations. I have never used the ignore feature, but I understand it is popular. It's not that I don't read the comments (I visit the site daily during the work week) or that I don't find some posters annoying (my posting history attests to that), but nothing said on here raises my temperature, something that was true even during the CG7 days. The truth is, if I wanted to get these users suspended, it would be an easy enough task. Patience and persistence.

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  optimal play: <Robed.Bishop> <The problem isn't the avatars, of course, it is the inappropriate postings.> Yes, that's true, if the postings adjacent to admired and respected figures were intelligent and appropriate, then it probably wouldn't be annoying, but when all you read are insults and argumentative crap next to the picture of somebody you hold in high regard, it can be quite irritating, since I wonder "Who does this guy think he is to appropriate an image of this cultural icon, as if what he posts is representative of this person?" I would never presume to do such a thing!

Anyway, I said my beef to <> and they gave their answer, so we just have to live with it.

As they say in the outback, “Dura lex sed lex”!


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  Robed.Bishop: Ah, the outback is a place of wisdom.
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  wordfunph: <Robed.Bishop> Merry Christmas!
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  morfishine: <Robed.Bishop> Thanks for dropping by, I've always liked your username and avatar

best, morf

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  thegoodanarchist: <jessicafischerqueen:

...I hope people don't read my posts as if the estate of Marie Antoinette endorsed them.>

I read them while eating cake.

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  OhioChessFan: I read your comments in the cg.c forum and ran into some 3 year old comments about the same problem child. If I may, I find this contradictory:

<Beyond a doubt <MF> seeks to sway others to his point of view and defends his actions by posting in various forums, yours included. Often, however, instead of simply telling him to stop, his comments are ignored or simply given a non-committal response. These non-committal responses are taken by <MF> as tacit approval of his actions and he continues with his disruptive ways. >

Summary: Not responding encourages him.

<I recognize that you have addressed both of them and implored them to stop, and you have noted that promising to stop is not the same as stopping. This is fine, but it is doomed to failure as each will continue to defend themselves in response to you....If we all stop talking about it and stop trying to make it stop, it will stop on its own.>

Summary: It's best to not respond to him.

Maybe it depends what day of the week it is, but I sway between those two at time also. I'm in a not respond mode right now.

I continue to be at a loss how the most disruptive kibitzer in this site's history, magnitudes the worst, yes, even far surpassing <AJ> and <tolengoy>, has such a following.

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  Robed.Bishop: <OCF> Thank you for stopping by. Without going back to the original posts, I cannot put those two quotes into context, but I certainly agree with you that they are contradictory.

I don't want to get in a discussion over which poster was/is the most disruptive here at <CG>, but I also agree with you that he has to be in the top three. I recall being puzzled by Daniel's lack of action regarding <AJ>, but I was never involved or followed the <tolengoy> problem. Here, again I am puzzled by Daniel's patience.

I posted a short-lived note in the <CG> forum describing <UNF> as a drama queen, telling him to take responsibility for his part in this mess, and that the resolution of his problem is his simply leaving <CG>. Apparently, Daniel didn't think much of that post as it was swept up with the other debris.

I agree with most of what you have posted regarding the situation. I personally don't care who is right and who is wrong. I don't see, however, why this is being discussed in public at all. This attempt by <UNF> to "publicly shame" Daniel is simply distasteful. But he has the temperament and discretion of a child and this will repeat itself as he continues to aggravate people, again refusing to recognize that he plays a critical role in creating these messes.

I certainly don't condone the posting of links to family pictures, but I'm mindful of the fact that nobody would have known who they were (or actually ever seen them; after all, how many people here actually look at that stuff?) had not <UNF> told everyone he could find in order to express his indignation. Further, while most of our members may well not be aware that the AMA doesn't regulate the licensing of doctors (it is done by the individual states), anyone who cared enough to check could have easily done so before taking <UNF's> word on that "fact," a charge that he was repeating over and over again. Knowing that to be untrue, any uninterested observer would question the truth of his other statements. It's hard to overlook libel.

I have agreed with most of what you've said about the matter. As far as which direction is best now, I don't know. My posts on the subject have tended to fire it up simply so I can watch the fall out. After all, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. If I'm going to be subjected to the noise, I might as well enjoy it.

I continue to have the option, however, of changing my mind and committing once again to the position that posting responses only prolongs the issue.

Aug-17-16  User not found: Well I'll bow out of this conversation <about me> leaving you one piece of advice. There's a button you can press where I magically vanish, it's called the ignore button.

Oh yeah. ✌

Lol X

Apr-05-17  User not found: Excuse me love..

Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003
Robed.Bishop: <AJ> I don't care if those two users are Mark Finan,>

They most definitely were NOT. ✌

<<and I don't know why you are giving us your opinion. What do you want me or <other users to do about it?>>>

You like <thinking> you're in a majority don't ya? Picking on AJ Goldsby, you should be ashamed of yourself love. And okay if you're soooooo interested let's put it to the vote regarding me and <both> tpstar <and> Keyser Soze? I'll give them a 0-7 half time lead... LoserS leave the site for good? Let's get this done :)✌✌✌

<Go post it on the Teacher's Pet Forum.>>

Which teachers pet forum would that be then? The one you've just been to with an apple for teacher?


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  Robed.Bishop: I have no idea what the reference to a post I made to AJ is meant to convey, but it means nothing to me. Further, I didn't pick on AJ because I thought the majority thought it was okay, nor do I care if my opinion is the majority opinion now.

My opinion of you as a troll isn't based solely on your dispute with tpstar, but on your continuing self-made problems here as a whole. As for taking sides, I think you're both in the wrong.

As you must know by now, I post what I want when I want. I don't care if you or others don't like my posts; I don't post to please others, nor would a popular vote change my opinion.

As for the rest of your post regarding a "Teacher's Pet Forum," I have no idea what that means. Given that before today I haven't posted since early February, I think you've confused me with someone else. Otherwise, see above.

So you have a nice day.

p.s. I was actually chuckling out loud when I posted on the "main page." Life is too short to pass up on all the fun. If it's any consolation to you, I doubt it will stay up long.

Apr-05-17  User not found: Hi <RB>

<As you must know by now, I post what I want when I want. I don't care if you or others don't like my posts; I don't post to please others, nor would a popular vote change my opinion.>

YES! I love that attitude! And yes life's too short for all this nonsense but things have happened recently that are beyond any flame war. I won't bore you with the details :)

A<s for the rest of your post regarding a "Teacher's Pet Forum," I have no idea what that means.>

Well you said it darling.

Apr-05-17  N0B0DY: <Robed.Bishop> Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon.

No matter how good you are the bird is going to @#$% on your forum and strut around like it won anyway.

Apr-05-17  User not found: <N0B0DY: <Robed.Bishop> Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon.>

It is?? I can't wait to read this exciting and well thought out analogy!! (PS. We're not arguing!)

<<<No matter how good you are the bird is going to @#$% on your forum and strut around like it won anyway.>>>>

LMAO 😂 😂 😂 😂 anyone for a memorable quote? Lol

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  Robed.Bishop: Nobody makes a point like <Nobody>! Your analogy might well take wind and fly the distance. Indeed, while I'm not adverse to feeding birds in the park, it does seem to end in a mess, doesn't it?

Rest assured that I've scraped the excrement off my boot and I'm ready for a fresh stroll in the park. I wonder if I have any old bread?

Apr-05-17  User not found: <Robed.Bishop: Nobody makes a point like <Nobody>!>

And Nobody pops up in the middle of a so called flame war like <NOBODY> either! He's harmless enough I guess....

I've just been looking though some of your old posts <RB>..You're <<worse>> than me when it comes to somehow winding people up the wrong way LOL. Do you want me to show you some of your best bits? I'll show you yours and you show me mine!!? C'mon RB.. I'm bored :)

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  Robed.Bishop: <Unf> No need. I acknowledge that I'm better at it than you.
Apr-05-17  User not found: Wanna wager the princely sum of $27 (a membership) I can find more offensive posts of yours than you can mine, sweetheart? I <know> I'll win, lol.
Apr-05-17  User not found: <Robed.Bishop: <Unf> No need. I acknowledge that I'm better at it than you.>

Oh right. I read that wrong! Well I must say this is a genuinely new experience for me.. Someone who admits that they're more offensive than me! :)

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  Robed.Bishop: <Unf> I'm afraid that you'll have to follow the conversation a bit closer than that. I acknowledged that I am better at winding people up than you, not that I'm more offensive. I'm afraid the honor of more offensive belongs to you.

You've worked hard for this distinction and you should wear it with pride.

Apr-05-17  User not found: You're probably right. I have a temper and sometimes I lose my rag. It's better than having a completely <lost> rag 24/7 like one or two people here though, right? As for being obnoxious and rude with no humour whatsoever towards people you don't know I think you thrash me... Want to play,? C'mon??
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