ECF Online Chess

Debate directly related to English Chess Federation matters.
dejan_lekic
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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by dejan_lekic » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:27 pm

Well, it does happen, but not as often as people may think...

Andy Stoker
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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:13 pm

FWIW, I recently received a chess.com snotagram with the news that I had misbehaved and wasn't allowed to make any comments for 24 hours. I am (generally) very well-behaved and couldn't understand this, so I queried it and soon received a message that one of their algorithms had incorrectly fingered me - profuse apologies and the algorithm left hanging its head in shame. I was immediately reinstated

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:50 pm

dejan_lekic wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:27 pm
Well, it does happen, but not as often as people may think...
Once is too often. All this stuff puts a black cloud over chess.com and any organisation which does business with them.

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:59 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:13 pm
one of their algorithms had incorrectly fingered me
Gosh, these really are revolutionary computer algorithms. :shock:

J T Melsom
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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by J T Melsom » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:01 pm

Nick Faulks lecturing people/organisations on probity :) Remind us where you worked and how the economy works in these off-shore places..

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:14 pm

You're on fire tonight!
J T Melsom wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Check out John Foley's friends. :)
Anyone else you fancy a go at while you're in the mood?
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J T Melsom
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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by J T Melsom » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:33 pm

I've had a weekend off. A bit of exaggeration/hyperbole on my part, but otherwise entirely fair comment. It wasn't me that in response to a robust but polite line of questioning about ECU and FIDE election, accused the questioner of trolling. But I'll defend myself when I believe a line has been crossed. John Foley simply has to withdraw the remark and it won't be mentioned again. And if I am gratuitously rude to you then I'll apologise in timely fashion.
I recognise that sometimes debate can get a bit heated and there is a place for magnanimity - others seem to find this rather more difficult.

NickFaulks
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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:25 pm

J T Melsom wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:33 pm
I recognise that sometimes debate can get a bit heated and there is a place for magnanimity
If you ever intend to be magnanimous do let us know. It would be a shame to miss it.

J T Melsom
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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by J T Melsom » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:31 pm

Nick - It took you six months or more to apologise for misrepresenting me during which time you tried to pretend I didn't exist. I've apologised faster than you to other posters, there are many who have never received an apology from you. I'm happy to learn from you on magnanimity, but I won't be commenting further on the matter in this place unless you do so.

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:05 pm

J T Melsom wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:31 pm
Nick - It took you six months or more to apologise for misrepresenting me during which time you tried to pretend I didn't exist. I've apologised faster than you to other posters, there are many who have never received an apology from you. I'm happy to learn from you on magnanimity, but I won't be commenting further on the matter in this place unless you do so.
See my previous comment on name calling.
Cheers
Carl Hibbard

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by dejan_lekic » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:34 pm

5+2 blitz just started - https://lichess.org/tournament/V7o6n65e - you have ~ 1h20m to join. :)

dejan_lekic
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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by dejan_lekic » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:18 pm

Gentle reminder - Today at 20:00 starts the 10+0 rapid tournament - https://lichess.org/tournament/d41NBZ6I . It would be nice to have more players today than previous week. :)

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by dejan_lekic » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:29 pm

30m left for the 3+2 blitz tournament : https://lichess.org/tournament/eBJmrCUR

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