Universal Membership Scheme

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Re: Universal Membership Scheme

Post by PeterFarr » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:25 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Still, quite a lot of those ten thousand posts have been well-informed, and very few have been rude or abusive to people with whom he disagrees. Can the same be said of all his critics?
Quite so. Also very noticeable that Roger is often first in the queue for answering people's obscure questions of chess fact or history. And perhaps more than anything, he is a champion for ordinary chess players getting a fair deal, however much one might disagree with him on particular policies or details.

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Re: Universal Membership Scheme

Post by Martin Regan » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:29 pm

Roger,

You returned to me and my membership drive for your 10,000th post. I'm flattered. Truly.

And like you I regret that the inevitable happened without the advantage that could have been gained with OMOV - it will never happen now. The ECF has got the result without the sacrifice of power.

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Re: Universal Membership Scheme

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:37 pm

PeterFarr wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:Still, quite a lot of those ten thousand posts have been well-informed, and very few have been rude or abusive to people with whom he disagrees. Can the same be said of all his critics?
Quite so. Also very noticeable that Roger is often first in the queue for answering people's obscure questions of chess fact or history. And perhaps more than anything, he is a champion for ordinary chess players getting a fair deal, however much one might disagree with him on particular policies or details.
+1 as they say

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Re: Universal Membership Scheme

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:44 pm

Roger is welcome to make as many post as he wants!
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Matt Mackenzie
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Re: Universal Membership Scheme

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:20 pm

Congratulations on 10,000 posts, Roger. You are beyond doubt an asset to this place :)
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Re: Universal Membership Scheme

Post by harrylamb » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:26 pm

Martin Regan wrote: And like you I regret that the inevitable happened without the advantage that could have been gained with OMOV - it will never happen now. The ECF has got the result without the sacrifice of power.
It may have got the result without sacrifice of power but has it got everlasting internecine warfare between factions on the board because it is not a democratic organisation
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Re: Universal Membership Scheme

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:05 pm

Martin Regan wrote:...And like you I regret that the inevitable happened without the advantage that could have been gained with OMOV - it will never happen now. The ECF has got the result without the sacrifice of power.
What exactly does that mean? What is this ECF that has got what "it" wants? It is a membership organisation so if "it" has got what it wants then presumably the membership has got what it wants. But I don't think the membership has. I think those who like having power have got what they want. Quite what they want that particular power for I can not imagine. Meanwhile ordinary chess players playing chess on a Saturday afternoon in musty church halls in deepest Oxfordshire can only watch on in bewilderment while the various factions on the board/council pull themselves apart with their persistent politicking... and for what? :roll:

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Re: Universal Membership Scheme

Post by John McKenna » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:01 am

Way to go Roger and thanks to Carl for giving us all the privilege of posting.
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Re: Universal Membership Scheme

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:05 am

Matt Mackenzie wrote:Congratulations on 10,000 posts, Roger. You are beyond doubt an asset to this place :)
JustinHorton wrote:Still, quite a lot of those ten thousand posts have been well-informed, and very few have been rude or abusive to people with whom he disagrees. Can the same be said of all his critics?
I'd like to echo those sentiments and to join in the thanks to Roger for his contributions to this Forum.

Roger, given that you also post regularly on other Forums, I do sometimes wonder how you find the time to play and organise chess, or whether you do anything else with your life.

Keep up the good work. I look forward to the celebrations for 20,000 posts.

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Re: Universal Membership Scheme

Post by Angus French » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:53 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Matt Mackenzie wrote:Congratulations on 10,000 posts, Roger. You are beyond doubt an asset to this place :)
JustinHorton wrote:Still, quite a lot of those ten thousand posts have been well-informed, and very few have been rude or abusive to people with whom he disagrees. Can the same be said of all his critics?
I'd like to echo those sentiments and to join in the thanks to Roger for his contributions to this Forum.
Hear hear. I sometimes don't agree with him but I'm always interested in what Roger has to say.

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Re: Universal Membership Scheme

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:49 pm

Angus French wrote:
David Sedgwick wrote:
Matt Mackenzie wrote:Congratulations on 10,000 posts, Roger. You are beyond doubt an asset to this place :)
JustinHorton wrote:Still, quite a lot of those ten thousand posts have been well-informed, and very few have been rude or abusive to people with whom he disagrees. Can the same be said of all his critics?
I'd like to echo those sentiments and to join in the thanks to Roger for his contributions to this Forum.
Hear hear. I sometimes don't agree with him but I'm always interested in what Roger has to say.
Ditto. Some great posts in there among the large pile. He does overdo it on the membership topic at times, but that is the price of free speech... Making his 10,000th post on that topic was hilarious.

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Re: Universal Membership Scheme

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:16 pm

I think he knew very well that it could never really be any other way 8)
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