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by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12490

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Call me old-fashioned, but my hackles rise the instant someone (a) uses my first name in what's supposed to be something in the nature of business correspondence, (b) sprinkles exclamation marks liberally throughout said correspondence, and (c) signs off with the word "Best" (even if, thankfully, w...
by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Today
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Chess Today

Oh it was still going in May this year, but it had been intermittent for a long time so when it stopped again I didn't really notice. It only occurred to me today to check it out and while I assume it's gone, for all I know I missed a renewal notice.
by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12490

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

An email: Dear Chess.com Until recently I operated an account "Justinpatzer" on your site. You disabled this account without warning, claiming, without explanation - and entirely incorrectly - that I was using "outside assistance". It is my belief that you have applied some incorrect and unreasonab...
by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: David Welch
Replies: 21
Views: 2320

Re: David Welch

Very sorry indeed to hear this.
by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Today
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Chess Today

Is it still going? Has it expired? If the latter, has there been any kind of death notice?
by JustinHorton
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1934

Re: Dominic Cummings

Anyway, having now seen the piece, it's pretty unobjectionable.
by JustinHorton
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3125
Views: 344167

Re: Media comments on chess

El Jueves, which (although they're very different) is the closest thing Spain has to Private Eye, offers us a caption contest.
by JustinHorton
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12490

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

I had a look at chess.com and they stated on their site that they use statistical analysis to stop computer use, but in the email to Justin they said they were "100 % certain". That suggests they don't know a lot about statistics. Well, just as likely it suggests that they basically operate a pract...
by JustinHorton
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12490

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

I had a look at chess.com and they stated on their site that they use statistical analysis to stop computer use, but in the email to Justin they said they were "100 % certain". That suggests they don't know a lot about statistics. Well, just as likely it suggests that they basically operate a pract...
by JustinHorton
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12490

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

I had an argument with Talk Talk, which went to 48 pages of emails (many of them equally as unhelpful as that one) - you might be able to beat that. I did on one occasion get past fifty emails in a complaint saga (Transport for London, for the record) and I've had exchanges with the Nat West which ...
by JustinHorton
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1934

Re: Dominic Cummings

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:37 am

Kasparov once explained why he got nowhere as a politician: there were no rules, especially not in Putin's Russia. So his chess skills were largely inapplicable.
Might be a few more reasoms than that to be honest
by JustinHorton
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12490

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Yes, a form reply. (But not an autoreply.)
by JustinHorton
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12490

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

An email: Dear Chess.com Until recently I operated an account "Justinpatzer" on your site. You disabled this account without warning, claiming, without explanation - and entirely incorrectly - that I was using "outside assistance". It is my belief that you have applied some incorrect and unreasonab...
by JustinHorton
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1934

Re: Dominic Cummings

Publishing his losses for no particular reason seems rather bad form to me. I'm not a great admirer of the magazine and am yet to see the latest issue, but at least in principle I can see the point of publishing games of people currently in the public eye who we didn't previously know were players.
by JustinHorton
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bandit website
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

Re: Bandit website

Presumably this has happened to other people?