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  1. 02 Jan '06 00:01
    I have been playing on here a while and it has crossed my mind that I play people from all over and Their messages are in English. Is this an english speaking site so thats why as people who can understand the language use it or is there a translator built in. If the first I have even more respect for the my new chess friends than before, as I can only speak english. I have noticed some of the game names are not english but messages always are. Anyone in the know please put my mind at rest.
  2. 02 Jan '06 00:13
    Originally posted by puzzlement
    I have been playing on here a while and it has crossed my mind that I play people from all over and Their messages are in English. Is this an english speaking site so thats why as people who can understand the language use it or is there a translator built in. If the first I have even more respect for the my new chess friends than before, as I can only sp ...[text shortened]... names are not english but messages always are. Anyone in the know please put my mind at rest.
    All messages translated by a highly-trained polyglot chimpanzee called Ralph.

    You're welcome.
  3. Standard member Saint Nick
    Pimp of the elves
    02 Jan '06 00:17
    Originally posted by dottewell
    All messages translated by a highly-trained polyglot chimpanzee called Ralph.

    You're welcome.
    That's just cruel.


    It's an English speaking website. Most people here are from Great Britain or North America.
  4. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    02 Jan '06 00:56
    Originally posted by Saint Nick

    It's an English speaking website. Most people here are from Great Britain or North America.
    But currently 11 out of the top 20 top players are continental Euro trash, though.
  5. 02 Jan '06 09:24 / 1 edit
    It's like with air traffic controllers, no matter where airline pilots come from they converse in english. Example, a Russian pilot flying over Germany will be talking to the German controller in english.
    There are probably/definately other chess sites that operate in a different language of course.
    That's what's so good about chess, you can play anyone in the world and you don't even have to be able to speak their language.
  6. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    02 Jan '06 13:30
    Originally posted by puzzlement
    I can only speak english.
    Barely.
  7. 02 Jan '06 13:34
    Originally posted by dottewell
    All messages translated by a highly-trained polyglot chimpanzee called Ralph.

    You're welcome.
    There he is now.

    He's a bit ill-tempered, but chuck him the odd banana (or rec) and he'll calm down.
  8. 03 Jan '06 18:30
    Not all profiles are in english.
    Here is one example http://www.timeforchess.com/profile/playerprofile.php?uid=35452