The Week in Chess

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John Moore
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The Week in Chess

Post by John Moore » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:01 am

Anyone know what's happened to TWIC (The Week in Chess). I have checked over the last day or two. At first, it showed the account as suspended and now it just gives a links page. Or is it my PC playing tricks.

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MJMcCready
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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:21 am

I think its AI taking over. Since when was there ever a week in chess ever worth thinking about.

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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:00 am

I know from Mark's Twitter account that he's been experiencing problems and that promises to fix them haven't been fulfilled.
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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:33 am

Mark's updating as Justin says via twitter

Hope he gets it fixed soon
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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:57 am

ha ha, nice reposte, but seriously. Life has more to offer than a board game. I love chess to death but still...

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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:02 am

I take note of your points, yes I am saddled with hyper mania for life and until you reach the 4 days or 6 days no sleep mark, I don't feel it and I am nearly 50. It's not easy but the bottom line is I love chess, no need to personalize things is there?

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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:04 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:00 am
I know from Mark's Twitter account that he's been experiencing problems and that promises to fix them haven't been fulfilled.
Justin, you need to define what a condition is, if that is what you are referring to.

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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:15 am

I sincerely hope you guys aren't playing a game of 'let's give Mark the heebeegeebees of making him think we go to his website'. I hate being read -yes I know that's a real mind f-word to follow-. I only write for myself even though the content is broad...okay I'll content the administrator outlawing this... .

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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by Ihor Lewyk » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:28 pm

To MJMcCready
Mark is the person who runs TWIC. I don't think they mean you when they made reference to Mark's Twitter account.

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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by Michael Farthing » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:57 pm

Oh, I'm glad of that explanation Ihor! I couldn't understand the thread at all unless "Mark Crowther" was just a pseudonym for Mr McCready.

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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by John Moore » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:27 am

TWIC is back up and running - with an apology for the three and a half days of downtime.

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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:53 pm

Thanks John for letting us know
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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by Tim Harding » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:29 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:53 pm
Thanks John for letting us know
TWIC seems to be down again? I get the following:
Not Found
The requested URL /suspended.page/disabled.cgi/www.markcrowther.com was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:47 pm

Mark was expecting it back earlier, but at any rate he's not happy.
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Re: The Week in Chess

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:50 pm

It’s pretty easy to sort with something like a Linode VPS depends how techy Mark is?
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