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zanzibar
Member since Feb-01-12
<<The wounds received in battle bestow honor, they do not take it away...> ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote>

<<Every day my mind grows keener, my good arm stronger...> ― Ignatz>

<< The men of the New England States are proverbially cool and calculating, and generally may be classed as long-headed, and it from this stock that Pillsbury has sprung. >

The Games in the St. Petersburg Tournament, 1895-96
... edited by J. Mason, W. H. K. Pollock>

Oh yes, sometimes I post more chess stuff here:

https://zanchess.wordpress.com/

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   zanzibar has kibitzed 19831 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-20-18 Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896
 
zanzibar: <Boomie> can't really say at the moment, maybe someone else has better info? I'll try to investigate this one more if no one does a follow-up. .
 
   Sep-20-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
zanzibar: Glenn Campbell channeling Jimi: https://youtu.be/GUBhE00h9U0?t=149 .
 
   Sep-19-18 Biographer Bistro
 
zanzibar: Many thanks to <sachistu>, we now have the <Scheveningen (1905)> tournament book online: https://zanchess.wordpress.com/2018... Interestingly, <Marshall> is listed as coming from <Boston> .
 
   Sep-19-18 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
zanzibar: Me, finally breaking out of the <CG> asylum! http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Uv9dlSX89... (Aka- flying the coop).
 
   Sep-19-18 Doll
 
zanzibar: Always keep a level head, and remember, the king is the most important piece: http://archive.artsmia.org/exhibiti... (Two dolls in one!) .
 
   Sep-17-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
zanzibar: Australia is dehumanizing its own: <'Love is vanishing' In recent years especially, Australia has been confronted with the exploitation of its youngest and oldest citizens. The nation is still digesting the recommendations of a royal commission that spent almost five years ...
 
   Sep-16-18 Vladimir Petrov (replies)
 
zanzibar: Yes, this is one of the profound problems with the internet... things can happen without anybody really knowing what happened in truth. I hope <lustforlife> just lost interest(*) and is otherwise doing well. (*) Or maybe just spilled coffee on his laptop. .
 
   Sep-15-18 Nigel Short (replies)
 
zanzibar: <CG> really should have a dedicated FIDE page for some of this stuff... < A basic difficulty for [FIDE] election pundits is that Greece’s Georgios Makropoulos, the establishment candidate and current Fide deputy president, claims to have 114 votes in the bag. Russia’s ...
 
   Sep-13-18 Howard Staunton (replies)
 
zanzibar: Another interesting tidbit/find by <MissS>. While <kooto> caught her eye in the correspondence, <top sawyer> caught mine. I had to admit that I'm more familiar with a <Tom Sawyer> than a <top sawyer>: From Merriam-Webster online: < 1 : a worker ...
 
   Sep-10-18 Johannes Zukertort (replies)
 
zanzibar: Ah shoot k-up, I thought the Z was me! Here's a Zukertort blindfold win found in ISDN 1874.09.12, "played some time ago": @submit < [Event "blindfold-9b"] [Site "London CC, London ENG"] [Date "1874.09.12"] [Round "?"] [White "Zukertort, Johannes"] [Black ...
 
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Aug-20-18
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  zanzibar: <al w> he was definitely on <Rogoff>, but very briefly as I immediately reported it to <CG>.

The name itself was a major troll, believe me - or believe <Daniel> who squashed it lickety-split.

Aug-20-18
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  perfidious: <jess>, a pretty good list was cobbled together by <soldal> a time ago, which also included <ControlledDemolition>, <AlanPardew>, <MichAdams>, <Pepperpot>, with <feldgrau> to follow.
Aug-20-18
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  zanzibar: This could be a PhD or senior thesis topic for CS majors - to use AI to match sockings from a pile.

Of course it would be way too easy to match up the IP numbers - but imagine if you have to do it via correlations - in call and response, or in time of day and timeframing of posts, or in the language used in the posts themselves.

Hmmm, interesting or not interesting? Of course, maybe it's already been done.

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Aug-20-18
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  zanzibar: Does anybody know the rules of the road for the "Last seen ..." notice on user profiles?

Sometimes I see it, sometimes I don't, and the pattern doesn't seem clear to me.

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Aug-21-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<z> I think you can toggle the "last seen" option on and off from preferences?

I think I have mine toggled off. I could check, but that would involve too many mouse clicks.

Yes, that's how lazy I am.

Aug-21-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<perfidious> thank you, I remember a few of those. Funny how they all seem to fit into a consistent theme eh? White supremacist military hardware in drag.

He's a valuable contributor to chess history activities. I wonder why he doesn't give himself a pair of socks with chess history themes.

Aug-21-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

*Seward's Folly*

Aug-21-18
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  zanzibar: Here are all of the profile configuration binary settings:

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Do not display sidebar advertisements.

Show computer annotations when available.

Do not show sacrifices in search results.

Disable mobile features (even on mobile devices)

Do not send me emails, newsletters, etc.

Activate your chessforum.

Display 100 games per page (instead of 25)

Don't show me on the homepage 'recent visitors'

Don't show random tips on game pages

Side-by-side layout in Olga Viewer

Low bandwidth mode (hide avatars, photos, etc.)

Hide menu at the top of the screen

Child-safe mode (aka "Quiet Mode")

Don't display openings in search results

Longer list of players on homepage

Display newest kibitzes on top

Don't show game result (on search results, etc.)

Show small photos of players with search results

Use figurine notation (♔ ♖ ♘ etc.) where possible

Games open in new browser windows

Hide your chessforum from certain GMs

Hide comments from Chessforum Activity

>

Which one affects the <Last Seen> info?

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Aug-21-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<z> I admit it is confusing. I have just been messing around with this for the last 10 minutes before I remembered how to to it.

Navigate to the "Preferences Menu"

This one here is the toggle switch:

<Don't show me on the homepage 'recent visitors'>

If you click the box on that item, there will be no "Last seen on..." notification at the top of your profile.

If you don't click the box on that item, a "Last seen on..." notification will appear at the top of your profile.

I just road tested it and it works every time. Be sure to remember to click UPDATE PREFERENCES BOX after you switch the toggle.

Box clicked, no "Last seen" will appear.

Box unclicked, "Last seen" will appear.

I think the wording of the toggle setting is confusing, and not easy to find:

Anyways that is the answer to the mystery.

Aug-21-18
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  zanzibar: Thanks <JFQ>, I think you nailed it with some good detective work! Thx.

Now, while I respect the user's choice of privacy, there should be some public notice for inactive/abandoned accounts.

Perhaps a <Last Seen> when the account has been inactive for say a month or a year or more. Some timeframe.

Aug-21-18
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  zanzibar: Nobody's mentioned <MrSmith> as a sock puppet yet.

I even offered to work with him on the Bistro once, but he absconded like a rabbit chased by a fox.

Aug-22-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: RE: <Alberto Artidiello>

chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #290)

Is the first mention of him in a kibitz, back in 2006 (rather late in the history of the site). RonB52734 had asked who CG is... which eventually prompted this reply by <chessgames>:

<<who are you guys?> From ChessGames.com Help "Chessgames.com is a combined effort among several south Florida chessplayers, including Alberto Artidiello, Daniel Freeman, and the talented staff at 20/20 Technologies." We're not particularly strong players although Albert is somewhat an exception, a USCF master. Behrouz is a friend of ours and not part of the website. The 20/20 President is Lee Cummings, also known as the "pun meister."

<<>>>

chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #301)

A little later there is mention of both Alberto, Ben (Behrouz), and <CG>:

<

We selected this for our website's 7th birthday because there is a little bit of history behind this game. When Chessgames was only a few weeks old, chessgames founder Alberto Artidiello was visiting his good friend Ben (Behrouz) to a show him the website. At Ben's house, they decided to play a casual game, and Albert was able to achieve victory with a few crushing strokes. Albert is too humble to nominate his own games for Game of the Day, so the rest of the staff decided to surprise him with this dusty old gem we found in the database.

Warm regards,
Chessgames Staff

>

A Artidiello vs B Babapour, 2002 (kibitz #3)

OK, I found <Artidiello>'s account:

User: NMArtidiello

His only post was on May-19-12, where he advertised his selling his 25% interest in the site.

chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #14640)

(And see this previous post:

chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #14201))

This prompted <Daniel> to post the following:

<<Alberto A Artidiello Seems legit...> Yes that is a legitimate post or we wouldn't let it stay here. For more information contact the email indicated.

<Daniel, I hope you will keep control of the site.> I am a majority owner and not interested in selling! So no, I'm not going anywhere. Thanks for asking.>

chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #14648)

And here's a couple of posts showing that some things never change:

chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #14700)

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Aug-22-18
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  zanzibar: The history of the history, maybe has this reference point:

chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #14759)

shams instigating...

Aug-22-18
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  zanzibar: A list of early adopters....

<Sargon, Smartypants, King, Bishop, Doctor Who, Sneaky, Chess, Michael Keating.>

All of these accounts seem connected to <CG> to me.

I believe the following are the first outside users with a substantial track record on <CG>, in order of sign-up:

<

1. refutor
2. ksadler
3. muayad ali

>

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Aug-22-18
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  Bureaucrat: <zanzibar: Thanks <al w>, good enough. Given your presumably good memory, do you remember the actual spelling of the goodnigga sock puppet?

I think <Daniel> did a pretty good job deleting it, so I'm having a hard time finding it in the kibitzing.>

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Aug-22-18
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  zanzibar: Thanks ever so much <Bureaucrat>, that's exactly dead-on and makes a quite revealing snippet in the raw.
Aug-22-18
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  Bureaucrat: <z> You're welcome. :-)

I remember that sockpuppet, which disappeared quickly.

Sep-06-18
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  Dr Winston OBoogie: Zanzy. You're ignore list suggestions won't work because people will just log out to see what you've said. I think <thelyingengineer> is well out of order the way he speaks to you though. He's lost his mind.
Sep-06-18
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  zanzibar: <DrWOB> of course you're right, they could also easily set up a sock puppet/alt account.

I just want stalkers to have to make that extra step to explicitly demonstrate their intent.

<tga> is just on tilt, and is essentially trolling himself.

It is during these days that the true nature/intent of many are being fully exposed.

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Sep-06-18
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<z> Yep as <Dr. O'Footy> says, that was well out of order, to say the least.

I've known you for years, and you might well be in the running for the member least likely to be considered "Vile Scum," in caplocks, no less.

At any rate, you certainly don't deserve that.

<"Caplocks are cruise control for cool"

"When you reach for the Caplocks, you've already lost the argument">

I've used plenty of caplocks in my time, so you can't really go by me. I'm sure I am right about this in your case though.

Sep-06-18
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  zanzibar: Thanks <JFQ>, no worries.

As my avatar clearly shows, I can take the heat!

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Sep-10-18
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  Dr Winston OBoogie: Looks like <Cult45> have you and I down as public enemies #1 and #2. 🤷

Keep your head up, Zanzibar. Those people are pathetic, just like their hero they'll be on the wrong side of history. I've learned to let most of it go straight over my head, Sargon seems like a really nice fella. Daniel couldn't have left this site in better hands. Maybe there's going to be a new shareholder who'll <nuke> all their accounts so we can get back to chess :)

Sep-10-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <DWoB> who's <Cult45>? Just wondering.

I volunteered for some of the heat - it's true, so I expect a few lumps. But you're right about the side of history... it will get sorted out in the end.

Sep-10-18
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  Dr Winston OBoogie: <zanzibar: <DWoB> who's <Cult45>? Just wondering.>

The band of simpletons who blindly follow the divisive racist orange simple 45th President of the United States of America, taking the side of cult leader above <anyone> he insults or tweets about. Sportsmen, actors and actresses, news organizations and no doubt their own family.

Sep-10-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Winnie - thanks, it did occur to me later in the day. As Homer would say -

Doh!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCm...

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