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by J T Melsom
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 8632

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

At the risk of prolonging this and moving the thread further from its core, I don't as a general rule quote from other posts when responding. But thank you for the lesson in using the forum.
by J T Melsom
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 8632

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

John McKenna Your post simply reminded me of this issue, I've had exchanges with others where posts have also been modified, hence why i raised the point. I do recall posts which you have amended as many as half a dozen times. Obviously I cannot refer to any substantive changes as the earlier versio...
by J T Melsom
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 8632

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I've long stopped bothering to engage with some posters. But on a point of good forum practice - how many times should a poster be permitted to use the edit function to make substantive changes?
by J T Melsom
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

I wasn't at university in 1984. I played my first Bucks league fixture that year. Richard Eales certainly played for Canterbury later in the decade.
by J T Melsom
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

Canterbury Christ Church University where Jackie Keene is Emeritus Professor is a separate academic institution to the University of Kent at Canterbury. Richard Eales was on the staff at the latter, although if I recall correctly he declined invitations to play for its chess team during my time there.
by J T Melsom
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV
Replies: 20
Views: 1111

Re: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV

Don't mind dissent about policy at all. But if you are serious about change, then the way in which you try to effect change matters and that of necessity includes how you present your case. I may have placed too much emphasis on certain phrases, and might have misjudged their intent, but the support...
by J T Melsom
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV
Replies: 20
Views: 1111

Re: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV

And I think your clarification actually reinforces my point. What can be more introspective than debate in this place without any output in the place that matters? I generally enjoy your contributions, and constitutional debate has its interests, but the tone of your posts here for somebody broadly ...
by J T Melsom
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV
Replies: 20
Views: 1111

Re: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV

Nobody else is posting here , so I won't prolong things, but I certainly don't oppose constitutional change at this time or any other for the sake of opposing it. I support the thrust of these proposals as recognising the short and long term relevance of online chess to the way chess takes place in ...
by J T Melsom
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV
Replies: 20
Views: 1111

Re: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV

Well as you don't agree with the strategy of the ECF, its current constitution or its funding model, then my view is never going to find much favour. From your point of view this may indeed look like tinkering. Whether for short or longer term is a bigger issue, but it seems to me that any constitut...
by J T Melsom
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV
Replies: 20
Views: 1111

Re: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV

I didn't attend (a) because I don't really do Zoom meetings (b) I didn't see the issue as one of sufficient import to justify a change to (a). I see this as a short term fix to allow organisations to have a voice and also to include those organisations who have made the effort to organise online wit...
by J T Melsom
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV
Replies: 20
Views: 1111

Re: Online Voting Rights

I find the debate here a little confusing. It is surely necessary for the ECF to adjust the criteria for the Voting Register to reflect more equitably the situation that we are in, and to enable members to take decisions at Council. OMOV has been debated before and may be better, but would surely be...
by J T Melsom
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Talk Radio
Replies: 19
Views: 1211

Re: Talk Radio

I'm pretty sure that not every person selected for interview is politically extreme. But the underlying bias of the station is reflected in the backgrounds and philosophies of the majority of its presenters, many of whom wouldn't feature on my list of desired company. They probably feel much the sam...
by J T Melsom
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Talk Radio
Replies: 19
Views: 1211

Re: Talk Radio

Talk Radio wasn't banned from broadcasting by a regulatory authority. It was denied access to a privately owned platform. Talk Radio isn't an advocate of pluralism in debate and nor is Nick Faulks. Nick believes David Gauke should be barred from Conservative Home for being the wrong sort of conserva...
by J T Melsom
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13911

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Former club-mate of mine. Former team mate of IM Wadsworth in the Cambridge team at the Varsity match.
by J T Melsom
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13911

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

There was commentary on the women today as well as the main event , and the juniors will be covered tomorrow morning.