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  1. 11 May '07 05:10
    What does it mean when a square turns pink? I'm trying to castle on the queen side and it won't let me submit. What up?
  2. 11 May '07 05:24
    Originally posted by MothBall
    What does it mean when a square turns pink? I'm trying to castle on the queen side and it won't let me submit. What up?
    It means that the move you are trying to make is illegal.
  3. 11 May '07 05:37
    Originally posted by MothBall
    What does it mean when a square turns pink? I'm trying to castle on the queen side and it won't let me submit. What up?
    For example, during a castling the king can't pass a threatened square.
  4. 11 May '07 13:18
    well that just bites.
  5. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    11 May '07 13:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MothBall
    well that just bites.
    Why does it bite? Rules are rules. The king would be under attack if it were to pass through that square, there are no teleporters in chess.

    You might want to take some time and read the FAQ carefully, before you start another thread when one of your pawns vanishes into thin air. Seems there might be some rules you are not aware of.

    P-
  6. 12 May '07 01:53
    I did read the FAQ. Am I not allowed to ask a question in the "help" forum? Are you in charge of keeping the threads down to a bare minimum?
  7. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    12 May '07 03:12 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MothBall
    I did read the FAQ. Am I not allowed to ask a question in the "help" forum? Are you in charge of keeping the threads down to a bare minimum?
    I guess you didn't fully understand the FAQ section on castling. You can ask questions that are in the FAQ if you like, but people are going to point it out when these questions come up.

    I also wasn't trying to be sarcastic, I wanted to be sure you understand en passant as well.

    You also decided the rule bites, I was trying to explain the reasoning behind this perfectly fine rule.

    P-
  8. 13 May '07 01:47
    The rule does bite because it ruins my whole strategy, the FAQ are not written well, and I will continue to ask whatever is on my mind.

    If I have a question about how a knight moves, I'll ask in the help forum. If I want to know capital of montana, I'll post a thread about it.
  9. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    13 May '07 12:09
    Originally posted by MothBall
    The rule does bite because it ruins my whole strategy, the FAQ are not written well, and I will continue to ask whatever is on my mind.

    If I have a question about how a knight moves, I'll ask in the help forum. If I want to know capital of montana, I'll post a thread about it.
    The knight move is in the FAQ. Perhaps you should have someone read the FAQ to you, and explain it in a way you can understand.

    Hope that helps.

    P-
  10. Subscriber Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    13 May '07 12:19
    Originally posted by MothBall
    The rule does bite because it ruins my whole strategy,
    Your strategy was ruined because it was a faulty strategy because it is based on your partial understanding of the rules of the game of chess.

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  11. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    13 May '07 19:25
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    The knight move is in the FAQ. Perhaps you should have someone read the FAQ to you, and explain it in a way you can understand.

    Hope that helps.

    P-
    the knight moves in an L shape, The capital of montana is Helena
  12. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    13 May '07 23:38
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    the knight moves in an L shape, The capital of montana is Helena
    "Horsey does an L".

    My father must have said that, cuz I think it a lot and it cracks me up.

    P-
  13. 14 May '07 06:36
    Hilarious.
  14. Standard member impatient
    Big Cheese
    14 May '07 21:01
    Mothball -

    You will find there is a group of people who prowl the forums, especially the Help forum looking for opportunities to misdirect their frustrations on whatever is wrong in their life. Innocent questions like yours are pounced on - and those folks must feel big and important by being rude to people like you. Call them chess snobs, but they are worse. the Help forum could be to give Help, but if you dont happen to know the rules inside or out, or show any weakness - it makes their day to blabber negativity. Unfortunatelhy, it discourages people from asking questions and seeking help, which hurts the game of chess.

    In my book - it is OK to ask questions, even if the FAQ has the answer, or it is unclear, or you want to be reassured, or are confused, or are new. What is so offensive about asking a possibiy uniformed question? Is someone harmed by the question being posted?

    Also - you didnt whine - you made an 'off the cuff' comment that is a common colloquilism. Realize that people who direct such negativity towards you have very sad lives, or else they wouldnt be reacting to you so.
  15. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    15 May '07 01:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by impatient
    Mothball -

    You will find there is a group of people who prowl the forums, especially the Help forum looking for opportunities to misdirect their frustrations on whatever is wrong in their life. Innocent questions like yours are pounced on - and those folks must feel big and important by being rude to people like you. Call them chess snobs, but they a t such negativity towards you have very sad lives, or else they wouldnt be reacting to you so.
    Some people choose to read a post the way they feel the tone would be. My first post was honest questioning about why the rule 'bites' and also pointing out the FAQ and perhaps there might be another rule this user doesn't understand.

    My second post was explaining this.

    My third post was a bit sarcastic, but only because this user seemed to first think I was telling them not to ask for any help, and next blowing off what I had tried to explain in my second post with more, "I'll ask what I like" comments.

    This user decided a written rule that he felt "bites" and a couple other users tried to figure out what this user feels is a good rule or a bad rule.

    All the rules of chess are what they are. If you know them, you can exploit your enemy. If you do not know them, they can be used against you.

    There are instances where things might get heated in a thread, but I feel this thread is no where near anything like what concerns you in the forums about 'a group'. No one has been called stupid or worse here in this thread. This is an instance of a misunderstanding, and also a statement that people want to explore.

    Why does this rule bite? Are all the rules crap?

    I feel you have also read the thread wrong, and are being overly sensitive. This wasn't a stupid question, it just happened to be a question somewhat covered in the FAQ, I pointed that out. I feel the reader decided I was being harsh or condescending based on his comments, I'm not 100% sure.

    What I am sure of is that you've read this thread wrong, or you wouldn't have needed to climb on that soap-box of yours. Yes, the rules of chess are important. Questions are good, but there is also a very clear sticky thread pointing out the FAQ.

    This thread was about Pink squares, and perhaps that isn't covered in the FAQ. I only pointed out this user might find answers to future questions in the FAQ, and it was taken as an insult is my guess based on that user's posts, and yours. I'd say sorry, but I'm not the one who has misunderstood the thread's goal.

    The thread started with a question. A Castle rule was questioned. Other users wanted to know why this rule bites. Would you prefer a forum where everyone agrees, and no one is questioned when they make a statement for fear they may hurt another user's feelings?

    P-