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|Mar-09-12|| ||Penguincw: < Aurora >
No problem. :)
|Mar-09-12|| ||morfishine: <Nemesistic> Feel free to post your 'Immortal' game at my forum: if its ruthlessly busted, no shame, I'll delete it|
BTW: I was so taken aback at your compliment of <sevenseanan>, I couldn't analyze for a whole day...not that it wasn't deserved, but considering the source...
Good for you and SS :)
|Mar-09-12|| ||brankat: <matebay> <..how can there be fun without justice?>|
The so-called "Justice"(?) is usually the biggest obstacle to Fun :-)
|Mar-09-12|| ||voratco: <Wow. Not many members, but a lot of people watching anonymously.>|
|Mar-09-12|| ||hms123: <chessgames.com> I noticed this question on a B/W Team Game page and thought it should be re-posted here:|
<TheHun: Trying to search specific positions and analyze following lines. Is there a means of paying premium fee through carrier, as only access to internet is via cell? Any replies welcome: atill_a@hotmail dot com or Chess_man@live dot ca Please and Thank You.>
|Mar-09-12|| ||juan31: Estimados Administradores de chessgames.com: ignoro las razones por las cuales no pusieron como jugador del día al Gran Maestro Internacional de Ajedrez R. J. Fischer, ya que generalmente en los cumpleaños de un Maestro lo perfilan como jugador del día. Me parece extraño ya que es su compatriota, y chessgames.com es el sitio más importante de ajedrez del mundo ( en mi opinion) para nostros los aficionados, sin embargo como ustedes saben la obra ajedrecistica del Maestro Fischer esta más allá de cualquier opinion. Gracias|
|Mar-10-12|| ||matebay: <juan31: Dear Administrators chessgames.com: I do not know the reasons for not playing the day put the International Chess Grandmaster R. J. Fischer, since birthdays usually in the shape as a master player of the day. It seems strange because it is his compatriot, and chessgames.com is the most important chess world (in my opinion), For us fans, but as you know the work of the Master chess Fischer is beyond any opinion. thanks>|
|Mar-10-12|| ||refutor: <all> be nice or leave :)|
|Mar-10-12|| ||pulsar: <CG> Here's what my friend relayed to me today:|
<"It was cg who did me wrong. I will not come groveling to it to beg or apologize. If cg will not reinstate me, so be it. Go tell bw-gets that I'd rather die for the cause of freedom than to submit to tyranny.">
Maybe you should revisit your policy and issue a warning and give the details whenever you wish to ban a user from kibitzing or put him/her on probation, which is basically the same thing.
|Mar-10-12|| ||Thanh Phan: If they won't contact <chessgames.com> as suggested, that is their option, not tyranny that keeps them in their current status|
|Mar-10-12|| ||chessgames.com: <"It was cg who did me wrong. I will not come groveling to it to beg or apologize.">|
First of all, please note that nobody is demanding an apology from anybody.
What we do demand is this: that people who violate rules pledge to not violate our rules in the future. It's not asking for a lot, in fact it's only asking them to promise what they've already promised when they signed-up in the first place, and agreed to our Terms and Conditions.
But that's not the only possible outcome. It is possible that you are on probation by accident. By that I mean an unfortunate coincidence of IP addresses, or simple human error. We are not necessarily denying the assertion "it was cg who did me wrong" -- perhaps that is exactly right, and we are the ones who owe an apology!
In any case, we'll never know until you identify yourself and allow us to resolve this.
|Mar-10-12|| ||Calli: Picture suggestion for Fischer vs Tal, 1960|
Apparently in the public domain.
|Mar-10-12|| ||twinlark: <Hi ceegee>
I hope you can load into the database the games of the 28th Cappelle Open Cappelle la Grande which recently concluded. This was an amazing fiercely fought tourney that featured 74 GMs and a swag of other masters, so there should be some awesome games in this lot.
|Mar-10-12|| ||hatsis: Brankat, you don't know the real score and I am not going to tell you. If you are that nosey, backtrack all his postings.|
Oh yeah, that cute cat bothers me, it stares.
Hmn, no, he is wrong. CG knows who the subject is. Should have indicated what the infractures were or was. Pretending we don't know who the guy who was banned is an insult to intellegence. Even kkderok know who he is. The guy who was spared from being put on 7 days cool off period. As far as I am concerned, he had a gift.
|Mar-10-12|| ||Calli: I guess that link was too long. Try http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mi... and then click the pic for large version.|
|Mar-10-12|| ||Alien Math: File:Bundesarchiv Bild 183-76052-0335, Schacholympiade, Tal (UdSSR) gegen Fischer (USA).jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...|
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|Mar-10-12|| ||twinlark: |
A reckless (and probably malicious) kibitzer - a premium member in fact - insulted a couple of members of long standing in this place with the following comment after they posted photos of Aleksandra Goryachkina on her player page:
<Why are you guys posting pics of a 13 year old? Pedos>
This clearly contravenes guideline 3 and possibly even 4 (violation of US law) and can't be mistaken for a joke, however weak, unless the kibitzer is a complete cretin.
I'd suggest such kibitzers think <very carefully> of accusing any members of this place of pedophilia for following the long standing practice of posting photos from the public domain of chess players and which are no way provocative or pornographic, just because they are young. If they're being "pedos", so is the editor of every online and hard copy chess publication and column on the planet, starting from chessbase.com and onwards through to FIDE itself.
This is a truly nasty accusation, and I suggest admin issue warnings about this, possibly directly to the poster and possibly to the extent of placing them on probation. I don't believe deleting their post is sufficient.
It is completely unacceptable for anyone to behave like this.
|Mar-10-12|| ||brankat: <twinlark> Well said!|
|Mar-11-12|| ||matebay: <In any case, we'll never know until you identify yourself and allow us to resolve this.>|
The kibitzer in question has appointed me the honor to speak on his behalf. I now hold a lawful power of attorney which grants me the authority to reveal his user name...no other than the runner-up of the most funny kibitzer award- the controversial <nanobrain>.
In his explanations of his posts:
<Jul-08-11 nanobrain: <Pyke>, I am aware of the reasons of those among us here at CG who are itching to either nuke this page or do some "less radical" control over it. Tell me if I've missed anything with this enumeration--
1. we are like a cult; we treat Mr. So like some kind of a deity, calling him chairman, messiah, etc.;
2. our language is coarse, we use foul language against people we don't like;
3. we use our own language/dialects solely for mischief, especially against those like you who do not understand them;
4. our posts here are almost all nonsense, the frequency of which is designed solely for the purpose of getting the distinction of having the most posts or pages here at CG;
5. we hate foreigners. We call them outsiders or interlopers, etc.;
6. we do ridiculous things like talking about Mr. So's personal life, giving him unsolicited advice, putting unnecessary pressure on him, obsessed with his elo, mistreats his opponents, threating him as the next world champion whenever he wins and giving phony excuses whenever he loses; and
7. we are unreasonable, undisciplined, alcoholic, insane and are quick to anger.
There are others, but they can fall under any or these major categories of our "faults."
Now let me next talk about the Philippine carabao...
Jul-08-11 nanobrain: In most western countries perhaps the most loved pet is the dog, followed closely by the cat.
In the Philippines, and I speak for myself and those like me, we eat dogs. Sometimes we eat cats too.
Our most beloved animal here since time immemorial is the Carabao, in English, the Philippine water buffalo. Those who have one treat this animal like a member of the family. Just like what the westerners do to their dogs and cats which however are always well-groomed, with perfumed smell, whereas the Carabao...
Well, the Carabao's favorite pastime is to wallow in the "tubugan" (basically a mudhole). It can do that all day. This mudhole is always smelly, and when the Carabao is there flies descend over it like Japanese planes at Pearl Harbor. But it's heaven to the Carabao. It lies contentedly there, in this abomination of mud and flies, munching regurgitated grass like chewing gum, flicking its tail once in a while to swat the flies.
We love this animal. Yet the dog-loving westerners would see it and say yuckky, how can anyone like this beast and how can it be better than our cute, cuddly, clean little poodles, cutchie, cutchie...
That's an analogy <Pyke.> You see us, COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM YOU, and without exerting any effort to UNDERSTAND us, you condemn and think of naughty things to do to us. I would like to tell you that on Nos.1,2,3,4,5 and 7 of my enumeration above, you are flat out WRONG. There may be some truth in No.6 (except the "ridiculous" part which is a matter of personal perception) but often we are just carried away with our good intentions or belief in Mr.So.
I often make jokes but i do not do what the others are very fond of doing here (listed expressly or impliedly in No.6) yet when i look at these guys or their posts I do not find any reason at all to hate them. Or supress their right to express themselves. Precisely the same attitude I have when I turn my gaze on those outside this page.>
Please note that my argument is in defense of his posts in general. This is necessary because CG has not informed him of any specific violation which warranted his expulsion from the CG pages. How could I justify or offer an explanation to something I do not know?
In any case, I hope this would suffice in the meantime and would provide impetus for CG to send him a notice to his email informing him of any breach of posting guidelines and afford him the opportunity to explain his side.
|Mar-11-12|| ||matebay: <Nanobrain reveals:
I often make jokes but i do not do what the others are very fond of doing here...>
I would like to speculate at this juncture that given my client's proclivity to tell jokes and engage his compadres in an enjoyable discussion, the words he uttered deemed violative of the guidelines were plain benign statements of jest in the spirit of fun bereft of any malice. Sadly, CG has viewed it in a different light.
Certainly these posts do not amount to a personal attack against other users...it pales in comparison to the sentiments expressed by the AJ bashers which are an affront to human decency and dignity. The AJ bashers has gone unreprimanded...neither were they banned.
CG, the balls are in your hands. You can not hope to rectify a mistake by neglecting to mend the root cause...which in this case is the denial of due process to my client.
You should stick to the rules drafted by our forefathers when they made our constitution. CG's rule relating to the outright bannishment without hearing is a bane to any civilized society and online community.
You should provide him the notice...only then can he offer his plea and quantum of evidence.
|Mar-11-12|| ||matebay: <In any case, I hope this would suffice in the meantime and would provide impetus for CG to send him a notice to his email informing him of any breach of posting guidelines and afford him the opportunity to explain his side.>
In the meantime, can you reinstate his privileges as long-time member (i.e. he is presumed innocent until he is incarcerated)?
The fact is there was no complaint filed. So how can there be a determination of the probable cause ...much more an issuance of a warrant of arrest...much more a conviction of guilt...much more the metting of a penalty.
|Mar-11-12|| ||chessgames.com: <Calli: Picture suggestion for Fischer vs Tal, 1960> Fabulous and thank you!|
|Mar-11-12|| ||chessgames.com: Here's a beta-test improvement that I think some people will end up adoring.|
Understand, we have a log on the homepage E-Z Search to see what people are searching for. This helps us see the kinds mistakes that people make, so we can hopefully correct them or at least improve the help document.
One thing we've always noticed is that people type things in like "1.e4 e6 2.d4" expecting to get games back, but it doesn't work like that. We do have such a feature -- it's called Opening Explorer Move Lookup -- but we never intended anybody to type chess moves into EZ Search.
So that got us to thinking... why not?
So now we're experimenting with a new feature which simply does redirects searches to the Opening Explorer if they look like a chess opening.
Let's try it. One of the main lines in today's opening of the day (Queen's Indian) is <1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb7 5. a3 d5>. So I type it into the EZ Search:
search "1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb7 5. a3 d5"
Suddenly I find myself at the relevant page: Opening Explorer
Cool! The Opening Explorer Move Lookup is one of those features which is massively powerful yet somewhat hidden. So while this improvement doesn't add any new functionality to Chessgames, it should help make it easier to use, even for the old pros who know the ropes.
|Mar-11-12|| ||Check It Out: <chessgames.com> The new feature is more convenient than clicking through the opening explorer one move at a time to research a line.|
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