Hinckley Visit

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Carl Hibbard
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Hinckley Visit

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:35 pm

Yours truly will be at Hinckley on Saturday if you want to either thank me, criticise me or suggest anything the forum should or should not be doing.
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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by Ben Purton » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:41 pm

Ben Purton for Moderator? :-)
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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by David Robertson » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:48 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:Yours truly will be at Hinckley on Saturday if you want to either thank me, criticise me or suggest anything the forum should or should not be doing.
:roll:

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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:34 pm

I won't be at Hinckley (I will be at Daventry), but I wanted to add my support here for Carl and the work he does with this forum. Carl, if you ever need more than support (i.e. any actual help with anything), I am sure you only have to ask. It can't have been easy over the past few weeks - hopefully things will settle down somewhat.

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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by Michael Flatt » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:01 am

Carl,

There is no doubt that your forum is a great success. One only need to see the traffic it generates and the range of subjects it broaches to appreciate how well it serves Chess enthusiasts.

The light touch that Jack Rudd and yourself apply in moderating posts encourages meaningful debate. Long may it continue.

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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri May 01, 2015 7:25 pm

We had 8,912 unique users during the month of April as reported by the frankly scary Google analytics.
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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by David Robertson » Fri May 01, 2015 10:39 pm

That'll be because everyone, just everyone in the active ECF membership wants to know exactly when, and perhaps why, you plan to visit Hinckley Island

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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by Mike Truran » Fri May 01, 2015 11:57 pm

Indeed. Maybe not an entirely helpful thread from Mr H.

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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by John McKenna » Sat May 02, 2015 12:56 am

Probably just a courtesy call - after all the craic is legendary.
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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun May 03, 2015 10:51 am

Chris Fegan wrote:I can report that a meting took place yesterday at 4NCL between Bob Kane and Chris Fegan from the ECF and Carl Hibbard and Jack Rudd of the EC Forum. This meeting was arranged and chaired by Mike Truran.

A series of propositions were put by the ECF to Carl on a joint way forward but Carl said that he felt all of them were unacceptable to him and he preferred to remain with the current situation. Therefore although the meeting was not unhelpful, it was inconclusive and the ECF will continue to search for ways to improve the workings of the ECF Forum, better to serve the ECF Membership.

The ECF will not be discussing publicly any of the details of what was a confidential meeting.

The ECF would like to thank Mike Truran for arranging and also chairing the meeting and to also thank Carl and Jack for attending.

At the end of the meeting and as a gesture of goodwill the ECF lifted Carl's suspension from the ECF Forum.
See the other place, I will not be commenting further on the matter but I will not be registering their either.
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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun May 03, 2015 11:38 am

How was your trip otherwise?

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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun May 03, 2015 11:44 am

David Sedgwick wrote:How was your trip otherwise?
Fine, the ability to wander around watching the stars was a little limited due to some space constraints and some big screens showing the internet coverage might of helped but otherwise as well organised as you can hope for.
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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun May 03, 2015 11:45 am

David Sedgwick wrote:How was your trip otherwise?
Something set off the fire alarm. Perhaps it was all the hot air from the meeting with the ECF.

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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue May 05, 2015 10:38 am

Carl Hibbard wrote: See the other place, I will not be commenting further on the matter but I will not be registering their either.
It rather sounds as if the ECF read out a list of demands.

Any discussion of English chess has to be capable of discussing the ECF and that implies independence from the ECF. A forum whose existence is dictated by a perceived need to protect ECF Directors and Officials from hostile comment cannot provide that independence.

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Re: Hinckley Visit

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue May 05, 2015 10:58 am

I would suggest that web site of the year is unlikely.
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