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by Nigel_Davies
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Character Assassination
Replies: 35
Views: 3496

Re: Character Assassination

Thank you, Roger for a fascinating link. My browser flagged it as having malware and wouldn't let me go there. I think it's important not to attempt to personalize this thread and it might be more productive to look at non chess examples. The goal should be to make both victims and perpetrators awa...
by Nigel_Davies
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Character Assassination
Replies: 35
Views: 3496

Re: Character Assassination

Although I suppose of all the thread titles, why not after all I've been there before years ago. Those were the days! Getting back to the original theme of this thread I do think that internet vendettas are an indication of something much darker than the jovial inebriated backslapping of shadow ASD...
by Nigel_Davies
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Character Assassination
Replies: 35
Views: 3496

Re: Character Assassination

Necessity is the mother of invention although I'm sure a contributor to several locked threads on here will have much to say on a Welsh Chess forum! I'm sure you would be welcome on the official forum as there are substantive discussions to be had about how to finally move English chess forward. Da...
by Nigel_Davies
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Character Assassination
Replies: 35
Views: 3496

Re: Character Assassination

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Have you considered the official ECF forum Nigel you could post there without interruption.
They do seem a lot less adolescent and quieter over there but I thought it might be inappropriate for me to join that one since cancelling my ECF membership.

Is a Welsh Chess Forum out of the question?
by Nigel_Davies
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Character Assassination
Replies: 35
Views: 3496

Re: Character Assassination

At least there's some good material for my coming article on chess forums. "And when we have an inflated sense of self, we tend to exhibit poor self-control. "Think of it as a licensing effect: You feel good about yourself so you feel a sense of entitlement," says Keith Wilcox, assistant professor o...
by Nigel_Davies
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Character Assassination
Replies: 35
Views: 3496

Re: Character Assassination

I've reported the last couple of posts as abusive.
by Nigel_Davies
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Character Assassination
Replies: 35
Views: 3496

Re: Character Assassination

I've reported the last post as a breach of copyright. I'll be considering my legal options.
by Nigel_Davies
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Character Assassination
Replies: 35
Views: 3496

Re: Character Assassination

As Jack pointed out at the time we have never been keen on single post URL adverts to anyone's blog and normally move them to that section. Instead of a link, why not post the whole article? If it's someone else's material, then a link, if you are the author, why not just copy and paste? I have a s...
by Nigel_Davies
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Verghese Clarification Via Ray Keene
Replies: 1
Views: 788

Verghese Clarification Via Ray Keene

From Twitter (@Times_Chess):

"Thanks Prof Verghese for making the mental benefits absolutely clear. Chess belongs to the right category of game which can protect brain."
by Nigel_Davies
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Character Assassination
Replies: 35
Views: 3496

Re: Character Assassination

Some of us do not facebook, tweat, link in or do any social media. Or post on blogs. I liked your books when I was younger. I also loved Simon Webb's classic if you just posted an advert it ought to have been fine. I posted an article I thought was of relevance to recent discussions about a former ...
by Nigel_Davies
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Character Assassination
Replies: 35
Views: 3496

Re: Character Assassination

I only do discussions on Facebook.

Meanwhile you might consider the situation of the many people who are targeted here by 'forum regulars'. If you have any desire to be even handed, that is..
by Nigel_Davies
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Character Assassination
Replies: 35
Views: 3496

Re: Character Assassination

Carl Hibbard wrote:You thinking of anyone in particular Nigel?
If I answer that I might find my post dumped in 'adverts' again.
by Nigel_Davies
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Character Assassination
Replies: 35
Views: 3496

Character Assassination

Interesting topic. "Character assassination is an intentional attempt, usually by a narcissist and/or an enabler, to influence the portrayal or reputation of someone in such a way as to cause others to develop an extremely negative, unethical or unappealing perception of him or her. It typically inv...
by Nigel_Davies
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading Cheat or Patzer?
Replies: 73
Views: 7046

Re: Grading Cheat or Patzer?

Nigel, in your blog piece, you say it "might be better to keep taking the tablets" and then link to a blog post where one of the main points was not being medicated. Both that, and your use of the word 'wacky' suggest to me that you shouldn't be opining on mental health issues, certainly not on a f...
by Nigel_Davies
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading Cheat or Patzer?
Replies: 73
Views: 7046

Re: Grading Cheat or Patzer?

it was not a snipe at anyone. In an otherwise generic piece, linking to an example where you have had personal differences with the author is a snipe. If there are players who for mental health reasons will deliberately play below their normal or best standard, this represents a challenge in genera...