Paul McKeown wrote:
Personally, I don't see the point in correspondence chess without the use of books or engines, at all.
redhotpawn.com which is very hot (sorry) on detecting computer use has a forum at http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/threadl ... ?forumid=9
Whilst it's amusing sometimes to see what they are talking about, if the standard of questions indicates the standard of play, many participants have next to no knowledge of chess theory or literature, and if they have chess engines, switching them on and using them to evaluate their standard of play would be a "good idea". Having said that, sending off a move, only to see the reply as suggested by (insert name of popular engine) is somewhat pointless. If you have the engine installed you could play it yourself without involving third parties to operate it.
There's a blog writer who doesn't like comments who seems to enjoy mocking the players of a reasonable standard who contribute to this forum. Were he to tire of this he could find much to satirise at redhotpawn.