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by Rob Thompson
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 130619

Re: The English Language

An inferior move can still be a good, strong move, it's just not the best move.
by Rob Thompson
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Constitutional Matters
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

Re: ECF Constitutional Matters

The ECF has been working on a code of conduct for years, so it's entirely unsurprising that they continue to work on a code of conduct.
by Rob Thompson
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Dominic Lawson: Presidential Candidate
Replies: 103
Views: 15973

Re: Dominic Lawson: Presidential Candidate

Michael, I would love it if you could provide any evidence of him being abused on here - pointing out things he's previously said is hardly abuse.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Dominic Lawson: Presidential Candidate
Replies: 103
Views: 15973

Re: Dominic Lawson: Presidential Candidate

Roger - that is something I didn't know, but a quick google suggests that visually impaired seems to be the more widely accepted phrase now.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Dominic Lawson: Presidential Candidate
Replies: 103
Views: 15973

Re: Dominic Lawson: Presidential Candidate

It is probably good for me then that I don't believe Lawson is a dragon. Unlike dragons he actually exists, and being a journalist his (remarkably exclusive) views are well documented. It is not the disabled in particular that I am concerned that Lawson would be exclusionary towards, but the fact th...
by Rob Thompson
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Dominic Lawson: Presidential Candidate
Replies: 103
Views: 15973

Re: Dominic Lawson: Presidential Candidate

I haven't been involved in a serious car accident yet (and hopefully never will). That doesn't mean I'm not concerned by the possibility (and neither are my insurers). To say that you should only voice concerns about things that have happened is just patently ridiculous.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Dominic Lawson: Presidential Candidate
Replies: 103
Views: 15973

Re: Dominic Lawson: Presidential Candidate

It's not worth following up on the the concerns of the ECF Manager for Disabled chess with some evidence of the very attitudes that said manager is concerned by? I don't follow how that could possibly make sense.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Dominic Lawson: Presidential Candidate
Replies: 103
Views: 15973

Re: Dominic Lawson: Presidential Candidate

It's probably worth noting on this that, despite having a daughter with Down's syndrome, he sees no reason to retire the phrase "mentally handicapped". Apparently, he gets to describe groups of people however he wishes, regardless of their wishes in this regard.
by Rob Thompson
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Elections
Replies: 90
Views: 11581

Re: ECF Elections

He's a dude who complains about teh wimmins finally being represented in politics, and he does so in the Daily Mail. Of course, when he's not doing that, he might be busy railing against abortion , claiming that feminism is causing obesity by forcing children to forage for food (paywall, so no link)...
by Rob Thompson
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Elections
Replies: 90
Views: 11581

Re: ECF Elections

This Dominic Lawson: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2739418/DOMINIC-LAWSON-Jobs-girls-s-MEN-ll-soon-suing-sexual-discrimination.html That is literally the first article that appeared when googling his name. I somehow doubt that associating with this sort of person is really something that...
by Rob Thompson
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 143
Views: 12897

Re: Ukraine

Just a quick note to say that, in general, Peter Hitchens is almost never right about anything.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen's performance at Tromsö
Replies: 21
Views: 2968

Re: Carlsen's performance at Tromsö

His tpr in Tromso was 2799, which is hardly a disaster.
by Rob Thompson
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 97201

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

Given how terrible junior fide ratings are in the country, I'm not sure that giving more juniors fide ratings based off games against other juniors is really a good idea.
by Rob Thompson
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does anyone take bets on chess?
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Re: Does anyone take bets on chess?

I vaguely recall betfair having been involved at some point.
by Rob Thompson
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Olympiad
Replies: 774
Views: 53664

Re: Olympiad

I find it amusing that Carlsen can be leading the Board 1 competition and still be underperforming.