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by Roger Lancaster
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 85
Views: 3396

Re: Council Papers are out

If elected I would look forward to working closely with the Board, in particular the Finance Director, building on what I believe is already the good relationship I have with them The role requires a commitment to independent scrutiny. It's not a frigging chumocracy! Having a good relationship with...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12239

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Radjabov 2-0 in 5+3 games
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12239

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

First two rapidplay games drawn - Ding looked to have acquired a significant advantage in the first but it vanished as both players found themselves short of time. Instant reactions are always risky but the second game looked less dramatic.
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12239

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Game drawn, 2-2
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 37
Views: 2144

Re: End of an era

John Upham wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:32 am

Thomas Farriner saw an end to that : he chose a fiery demise to many plagiarists but Robert Hubert got the blame, he was hanged and then torn apart by enraged members of the EC Forum.
LOL, initially misread that as "Robert Hubner" and was momentarily concerned for the GM's welfare.
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 37
Views: 2144

Re: End of an era

Frankly, I'm not too sure that the wider world cares too much about plagiarism. I can say for sure that the academic community most certainly does. Maybe persons who care little about much in general are not worried about plagiarism assuming they knew what the word meant. Agreed, most academics can...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 37
Views: 2144

Re: End of an era

I think theft is more serious than laziness and incompetence, but given that in this instance the former grew out of the latter, I guess it's not so important where you place each of them on the podium. Let's try this question. If someone authors a chess publication of one form or another, whether ...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 37
Views: 2144

Re: End of an era

It's not however a context that fits this particular practice. (Also, of course, it's about much more than plagiarism - it's about all kinds of lazy, sloppy and tenth-rate journalism, of which the plagiarism, extensive though it was, was only the most serious manifestation.) There's no greater reas...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 37
Views: 2144

Re: End of an era

Frankly, I'm not too sure that the wider world cares too much about plagiarism. Obviously the original authors do, because it's annoying to see others taking credit for and/or making money from their work, but otherwise plagiarism passes unnoticed except for the minority of committed readers who act...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12239

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Radjabov draws level, 1.5-1.5
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When have you ever been told that you can't go to a AGM
Replies: 16
Views: 1996

Re: When have you ever been told that you can't go to a AGM

What amazes me most about this situation is that there are still leagues where the AGM is so oversubscribed that they can afford to bar people from attending! All the experiences I have had in various other leagues it seems like more of a struggle just to get new people along who might lend a hand ...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 82
Views: 14254

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

Agree that, as this topic concerns plagiarism rather than paedophilia, posts about the latter are better elsewhere.
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 82
Views: 14254

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

As with Brian Eley, the real question about John Walker is how he got away with it for so long. Yes - and the uncomfortable fact is that, if we knew the answers, they might give some indication whether others remain undetected. It wasn't that long ago that institutions as diverse as football clubs ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When have you ever been told that you can't go to a AGM
Replies: 16
Views: 1996

Re: When have you ever been told that you can't go to a AGM

There is perhaps one point here that others may have missed. Someone may be entitled, under the constitution or equivalent item of an organisation, to attend its AGM. That does not necessarily mean that they are entitled to enter the premises on which the AGM is held. For example, if the AGM is held...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?
Replies: 36
Views: 2380

Re: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?

We don't know the full story, but it's presumably possible that the contract was between schools and the coach or could be regarded as such. In other words the school pays the coach £ X for a lesson or series of lessons and recoups it in some manner from the parents. Well, in that case there would ...