< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 507 OF 601 ·
|Mar-21-12|| ||achieve: <WannaBe> Same here.|
|Mar-21-12|| ||TheFocus: <MarkFinan> Welcome under your real name!|
|Mar-21-12|| ||Robed.Bishop: <WannaBe: Is it just me, or is the alignment on the home page off on the left hand side pane?>|
I'll tell you what's off, and that's the biorhythms of users. I agree with <frogbert>. Report abuses or rule violations per the mechanism provided and allow the admins to do their jobs. We simply don't need public displays of righteous indignation.
|Mar-21-12|| ||chessgames.com: <TiburcioTinio: How long is matebay's probation?> If he emails me we could take care of it in 5 minutes. |
<WannaBe: Is it just me, or is the alignment on the home page off on the left hand side pane?> That can mean multiple things (usually a news item with too long of a line) but I think I fixed it. Let me know if it still look screwy.
|Mar-21-12|| ||chessgames.com: <Limpin Kt: Just a suggestion <chessgames.com>. I find that there are many talented players out there in this site. In the member-registration page if u people included <ur rating <optional>> slot- then isn't it better?> We do have the "bio" area where we say <Tell us a little about yourself: where you live, your favorite player, your rating.> I like it better that way. We encourage people to share that info but it's not a requirement.|
|Mar-21-12|| ||WannaBe: <CG> alignment/spacing, fixed. =)|
|Mar-21-12|| ||chessgames.com: Mr. Finan:
I have every reason to ban you on sight, but I'll demonstrate the patience of Job and let you stay until we receive a legitimate complaint (Whistle) about you.
How long will that take? (Looks at watch).
|Mar-21-12|| ||tpstar: <chessgames.com> Please forgive us when we act like babies. Good thing this site caters to children. :-)|
Your days would be much more enjoyable if disciplinary matters were handled privately. =)
|Mar-21-12|| ||MarkFinan: <chessgames.com> Will you check your emails then please, i dont want to get into all this again...|
And im sure you will have whistles blown at some point, but its not like im looking for trouble.. I have a reputation here now which is unfortunate, but so do others! If you read my emails maybe you'll understand a little better..
Sometimes i dont know if im paranoid, or this is personal, or you think im just being sarcastic with you (as admittedly i do have one of them sense of humors)!!
Trust me, when i speak to you personally im sincere and geuine..
|Mar-21-12|| ||Robed.Bishop: <CG: ...but I'll demonstrate the patience of Job ...>|
You surpassed Job some time ago. Whether this is good or bad remains to be seen.
|Mar-21-12|| ||hatsis: How long is nanobrain's probation?|
|Mar-21-12|| ||hms123: <hatsis>
In a previous post, the admns said this: <Finally, if <nanobrain> is out there reading this, please discharge your attorney at once as his services are hardly needed here, and simply email email@example.com as we request. We're not mad at you and we don't bite.> chessgames.com chessforum
So I am willing to bet that this is the answer: <If he emails me we could take care of it in 5 minutes.> The <me> refers to the admin.
|Mar-21-12|| ||Domdaniel: As regards crimes and punishments, I've always had a soft spot for the old common law saying:|
"He that Killeth a Man while Drunk, Sober shall he Hang."
|Mar-21-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Well, MarkFinan, you made your own bed with your performance as Lennonfan. Or are we supposed to forget about that?|
|Mar-21-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Focus, I just don't think somebody's past under a different name should just disappear with a new name. If somebody makes an effort to clean up his image, or apologize, etc., that's a different story. It's not as if I've been following this guys posts one by one since he first appeared.|
He wrote "I have a reputation now, which is unfortunate." It's my opinion he did a lot to earn that reputation. Maybe he's worked to overcome it, don't know.
|Mar-21-12|| ||hatsis: <hms123> Your answer was appreciated but I'd rather hear it from the boss, the guy who have access the red and green button.:O)|
|Mar-21-12|| ||TheFocus: <JIm Bartle> I didn't notice your post when I deleted mine. I had to leave and if a post is not satisfying to me, I delete it until I can be online for longer than an hour.|
But, I liked <Nemesistic>, hated <Lennonfan>.
|Mar-21-12|| ||chessgames.com: <hatsis> Really that is a matter between CG and nanobrain and not your business. We usually do not assign numbers of days to probation: we wait for the accused to contact us by email and then try to reach a resolution as soon as possible. Having said that, hms123's description is pretty good.|
|Mar-22-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <The second charge is so laughable it doesn't even deserve to be rebuked.> |
Yet - at one time, I could find dozens of a certain type of <extremely tasteless joke> (by one certain user). However, when last I searched, you apparently had deleted all of these comments.
If something has no basis in fact, can it really cause you to modify your behavior? (I would not think so.)
I also noted that all of my game pages have the kibitzing section disabled. This is probably necessary, and I would like to see it as a permanent change. If someone wants to comment on a game, they could always e-mail me. (My e-mail is in my header.)
In this fashion, the trolls could be permanently contained.
If there is enough demand, I could always post a game on my web page. And if someone wanted to make a really objective comment, I would gladly post it underneath the game.
|Mar-22-12|| ||Tabanus: <cg> Most (if not all) of my bio posts are now obsolete, as they are copied, corrected, enhanced, rewritten and/or replaced and put in the bio section. I won't be angry if you delete (any of) them.|
It seems to me that with the current bio writers the bio section on top is a success. But the database of games can be improved. What if you give a handful of people (not too many, and not me) the right to add, edit and delete games? For example with an upper limit of how many games to add or delete. Or with the right to act on correction slips only. I think you would be happy with what a few people can do in this respect.
|Mar-22-12|| ||frogbert: <What if you give a handful of people (not too many, and not me) the right to add, edit and delete games? For example with an upper limit of how many games to add or delete. Or with the right to act on correction slips only. I think you would be happy with what a few people can do in this respect.>|
i concur. i'd gladly spend time correcting game type information (classical/rapid/blitz etc) in order to make this correct for all current 2700+ players as a start.
if you would give me stored procedure calling template (you probably have one already, what i could get only needed to have the right structure without the actual names so that you don't give away any info about the db, if you're sensibly "paranoid" about it) that simply takes game-id and "game type" as parameters, then i could even prepare an sql-file ready to be run (after proper search/replace of procedure name) to make the changes.
or i could produce a simple table in any format with game-id and game type that could be used to correct entries. whatever you desire, really.
i'm ready to spend time on doing such work, as long as there is a dedication to apply the produced data.
|Mar-22-12|| ||Hesam7: <CG.com> I sent you guys an email about 2 weeks ago. Did you guys get it?|
|Mar-22-12|| ||Colonel Mortimer: <AJ> <I also noted that all of my game pages have the kibitzing section disabled>|
Wise and hopefully permanent.
|Mar-22-12|| ||frogbert: <Maybe ceegee can provide us with some insights into this if it is indeed an issue? Just saying.>|
wikipedia is basically written by volunteers, but maybe it's legally a different type of company/organization?
anyway, we do currently have the bio-writers - i didn't think their work was paid, but maybe it is?
another analogy - icc used to have (and probably still have) numerous "helpers" who assist new users and can help with simple, technical tasks on the site. afaik those efforts were also unpaid - possibly they got free memberships for a period in return (i don't know), but i seriously doubt legislation about minimum pay or such would be a problem for this kind of work.
but of course, in essence i agree, twinlark: some brief info about legal obstacles, if any, would be good/useful.
|Mar-22-12|| ||crawfb5: <frogbert><Tanabus> The current bio writers are volunteers. There are no real legal restrictions to allowing some select group limited control over some aspects of the database. It's an idea that has been floated before, but CG has been reluctant to do so without mechanisms in place to track changes in case they needed to be undone. It's a problem they've had on a smaller scale with occasional bad edits of bios.|
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 507 OF 601 ·