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by IanDavis
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22102

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

I dare say the policy is badly written, but written it is. If it is the ECF's policy, then they should either adhere to it, or change it. Of course, there are idiots in all walks of life, people we don't want to deal with, other than taking their money of course. Provocation is there, but given the ...
by IanDavis
Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22102

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

Maybe a poll on whether the code of conduct is a good thing or not would be in order?
by IanDavis
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22102

Re: Alan Burke

Indeed, but doesn't 3.1 indicate that not only ECF publications are within scope?
by IanDavis
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22102

Re: Alan Burke

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-conte ... icials.pdf seems to be it. (?)

Various points are covered there. Describing somebody as being unable to win or engage in an intelligent discussion does seem, at least to me, to clearly breach those guidelines.
by IanDavis
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The value of the ECF Calendar
Replies: 134
Views: 17214

Re: The value of the ECF Calendar

People use calendars to tell them what events are available. If they know that this isn't what the calendar does, this creates dissatisfaction. That isn't to say that it is wrong to charge people for a service, but to highlight how easy it is to set up a rival calendar that has more complete informa...
by IanDavis
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE rule change: no phones in playing venue AT ALL
Replies: 66
Views: 8593

Re: FIDE rule change: no phones in playing venue AT ALL

A question on that rule: "Without the permission of the arbiter a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone or other electronic means of communication in the playing venue, unless they are completely switched off. If any such device produces a sound, the player shall lose the game. The opponent sha...
by IanDavis
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 27311

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

The information presented was, as you've admitted, somewhat lacking. I haven't 'admitted' anything of the kind. You must be confusing me with someone else. Are you really trying to say that this argument is "Selective quoting of the website"? What I'm saying is that quoting one section of a web pag...
by IanDavis
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 27311

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

Sorry, but what are you trying to say there? The information presented was, as you've admitted, somewhat lacking. Not hugely inaccurate, or devastatingly misleading, but slightly so. If supplemented, by a hunt through the ECF website, that wouldn't be an issue. Obviously though, people don't usually...
by IanDavis
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 27311

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

What you can say is that the information was there, but it was not as clearly presented as it should have been. Making announcements intended to clarify the situation, but making them without linking them to one another, is not very clever. Trying to say people are selectively quoting the informatio...
by IanDavis
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 27311

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

It is obvious if you use your pre-existing knowledge of how the system works. :) You can imagine mechanisms for rating games other than the one you know to already exist. It is trivial to add the extra details.
by IanDavis
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English language
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Re: The English language

Quite right, I take it all back.
by IanDavis
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English language
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Re: The English language

Sorry David, but if the message is completely obscured then you can't have a reader for it.
by IanDavis
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 27311

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

I fail to understand this attitude. It is perfectly obvious that the points in green, do not unambiguously lead to the conclusion in red, from the information presented on that page. So why not just say, yes, we could easily clarify that a little better, and then do just that? and the reason not to ...
by IanDavis
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 27311

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

and the reason not to mention this on the membership page is what exactly?
by IanDavis
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 27311

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

I am not sure what point you are trying to obscure Sean. Unless I have completely misunderstood something, this post should be referenced on the main membership page, or, some clever little piece of wording relating the same thing should be on it. Note, that the post I mention above is in itself poo...