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  1. Standard member iru
    19 Feb '07 20:41
    I've almost started a game against player "tukan" when found from his profile that it's not a human, but a chess program. How does it go along with RHP rules? I appreciate the honesty of his profile. And I have nothing against chess programs playing here but it should be somehow obvious from their name (like prefixed by comp_ for example)
  2. 19 Feb '07 21:34
  3. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    20 Feb '07 06:07 / 1 edit
    I work on a chess engine in my own time and have been purposely avoiding playing it here for fear of banning. Would be nice if there were a site-approved way to create an account marked as a computer account.

    Sounds like his guy will probably get banned even though he's sort of in a different bag than the guys who went out and bought their favorite version of commercial software and brought it here.

    Sort of deserves a ban, since he checked the "this isn't a computer account" box, though.
  4. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    20 Feb '07 09:05 / 2 edits
    Funny, but anyway I think this guy is only joking... Admins should check that I think, maybe he plays by himself
  5. 20 Feb '07 12:44
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Banned
  6. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    20 Feb '07 14:56
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Banned
    Later tater.

    http://www.timeforchess.com/comhub/removedplayers.php
  7. 20 Feb '07 18:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by joneschr
    I work on a chess engine in my own time and have been purposely avoiding playing it here for fear of banning. Would be nice if there were a site-approved way to create an account marked as a computer account.

    Sounds like his guy will probably get banned even though he's sort of in a different bag than the guys who went out and bought their favorite ver ...[text shortened]...

    Sort of deserves a ban, since he checked the "this isn't a computer account" box, though.
    Possibly if you used it to play unrated games against people in the know it wouldn't cause a fuss. The objection to engines is that players can use them to cheat against an unsuspecting opponant. If you couldn't gain from it I doubht anyone would complain and therefore you would be okay. maybe?

    Edit: It is still cheating though so don't say I told you to do it
  8. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    20 Feb '07 19:06
    Originally posted by Horsey
    Possibly if you used it to play unrated games against people in the know it wouldn't cause a fuss. The objection to engines is that players can use them to cheat against an unsuspecting opponant. If you couldn't gain from it I doubht anyone would complain and therefore you would be okay. maybe?

    Edit: It is still cheating though so don't say I told you to do it
    I've played about 5 engine vs engine UNRATED games with players who knew what they were getting into. Very boring I might add.

    The problem with using an engine for rated games here is if I should be in the top 2000 players at RHP I've got Engines getting in the way of me being ranked where I belong. Why should my rung on the ladder be lower because someone wants to run their engine on RHP?

    P-
  9. 20 Feb '07 22:06
    now the profile is gone what did it say?
  10. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    20 Feb '07 23:34
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    I've played about 5 engine vs engine UNRATED games with players who knew what they were getting into. Very boring I might add.

    P-
    Well, yeah, boring if you're playing with an engine someone else wrote. But not so boring if you're the one writing the code for the engine, and are trying to understand how it plays so you can improve it.