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  1. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    19 Mar '17 16:56
    Now then,

    This site may not be the strictest out there with regards to engine cheats, nor is the clan system flawless,
    where certain members seem to take pleasure in exploiting it's loopholes to allow themselves an unfair advantage,
    all for the sake of topping the table at the end of the year.

    But for the rest of us, why concern ourselves with this?

    Nearly every thread on this forum section ends up going the same way,
    being plagued by petty bickering and one-upmanship that is ultimately making the site look bad
    and potentially warding off any new members/subscribers.

    If you was looking for a new competitive site in the hopes to improve your game
    and you saw all the nonsense written in this forum section,
    would you join?

    So, just a reminder.... enjoy the games against fellow advocates of fairness,
    and enjoy the competition match-ups for what they are supposed to be... fun.

    We Yorkshire Laikers aren't concerned about finishing 1st,
    nor have we ever considered ourselves to be "contenders"
    but we do like to challenge ourselves in the hopes that our game will improve,
    and just for fun we keep a monthly table showing each of our individual results, acting as a motivator for people to play better (I hope!)

    None of this is necessary of course, it's just for fun 🙂

    At the end of the day, it doesn't matter who finishes top... there's no money in it after all,
    and the way in which it has been won recently (albeit within site rules) just makes the "victory" all the more hollow and meaningless.

    No doubt this thread will end up the same way as all the others, so be sure to comment your thoughts
    but don't get involved in what will inevitably happen... it's simply not worth your valuable time.

    Thanks,
    64
  2. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    20 Mar '17 18:46
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    Now then,

    This site may not be the strictest out there with regards to engine cheats, nor is the clan system flawless,
    where certain members seem to take pleasure in exploiting it's loopholes to allow themselves an unfair advantage,
    all for the sake of topping the table at the end of the year.

    But for the rest of us, why concern ourselves wit ...[text shortened]... olved in what will inevitably happen... it's simply not worth your valuable time.

    Thanks,
    64
    Well said Zak.
    I've made several attempts over time to discredit the importance of the net points clan list but my efforts have largely been in vain.As for engine users,if they get any satisfaction out of cheating when , as you say there's no financial rewards(not like proffesional sport) then I pity them.
  3. 20 Mar '17 20:28 / 2 edits
    Five thumbs down? I wonder why, let me see, because its WUSSY! you don't just play to play, you PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!
  4. 21 Mar '17 09:13
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Five thumbs down? I wonder why, let me see, because its WUSSY! you don't just play to play, you PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!
    I do not think you are content with just winning
    You make sure you cannot lose
  5. 21 Mar '17 13:27
    Originally posted by padger
    I do not think you are content with just winning
    You make sure you cannot lose
    Not quite right.
    With Robbie's obsession, it's all about others winning.
    And what he will do about it.

    He and his cohorts keep saying that an ideal result is that every clan should win as often as they lose.

    Any clan doesn't fit with that vision must be doing something underhanded.
    And will become a target of his obsession.

    That is in keeping with his idealogy of an egalitarian system.
    Or society.

    Remember. He doesn't apply that here.
    He brings that into this site with him.
    He is already an avowed socialist.
    In his own words. 🙂
  6. 21 Mar '17 14:36
    Originally posted by padger
    I do not think you are content with just winning
    You make sure you cannot lose
    Actually as an existentialist philosopher I can tell you that success and fame are not all they appear to be. Its true that we smashed the Metallica dynasty into smithereens and took the internet by storm like the chess sensations we are, but altruism I think is more fulfilling.
  7. 21 Mar '17 14:37
    Originally posted by mghrn55
    Not quite right.
    With Robbie's obsession, it's all about others winning.
    And what he will do about it.

    He and his cohorts keep saying that an ideal result is that every clan should win as often as they lose.

    Any clan doesn't fit with that vision must be doing something underhanded.
    And will become a target of his obsession.

    That is in keeping w ...[text shortened]... brings that into this site with him.
    He is already an avowed socialist.
    In his own words. 🙂
    The Easy Riders spread our points around, we are not like the misers of Metallica, hoarding up their points like some mean ol Scrooges that never gave a turkey away in their lives.
  8. 21 Mar '17 15:22
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    The Easy Riders spread our points around, we are not like the misers of Metallica, hoarding up their points like some mean ol Scrooges that never gave a turkey away in their lives.
    118 of your 170 points in 2017 comes from 3 clans.

    You're spreading something around all right. 🙄
  9. 21 Mar '17 15:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by mghrn55
    118 of your 170 points in 2017 comes from 3 clans.

    You're spreading something around all right. 🙄
    Indeed goodwill and cheer! which is more than can be said for you miserly Scrooges 😵
  10. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    21 Mar '17 20:50
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Five thumbs down? I wonder why, let me see, because its WUSSY! you don't just play to play, you PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!
    I think it's wrong to generalise in this way.
    People compete for different reasons.
    I play crown green bowls.
    If I am beaten by a better player then so be it as long as I am satisfied with my own performance
    The only time I'm dissappointed is if I have played badly.
    The same applies here.
  11. 21 Mar '17 21:01
    Originally posted by venda
    I think it's wrong to generalise in this way.
    People compete for different reasons.
    I play crown green bowls.
    If I am beaten by a better player then so be it as long as I am satisfied with my own performance
    The only time I'm dissappointed is if I have played badly.
    The same applies here.
    Sorry I was not thinking that there may be different motives for playing. you are correct.
  12. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    22 Mar '17 22:04
    Originally posted by mghrn55
    118 of your 170 points in 2017 comes from 3 clans.

    You're spreading something around all right. 🙄
    mghrn55,

    Yes, it will soon be time to get the big shovel out to scoop up what wobbie is spreading around.

    -VR
  13. 22 Mar '17 22:07
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    mghrn55,

    Yes, it will soon be time to get the big shovel out to scoop up what wobbie is spreading around.

    -VR
    you can scoop up all da luv you need Crusty!
  14. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    22 Mar '17 22:15
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    you can scoop up all da luv you need Crusty!
    wobbie,

    If only it was love you were spreading!

    -VR
  15. 22 Mar '17 23:34
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    wobbie,

    If only it was love you were spreading!

    -VR
    Crusty someone as luv starved as you should take little bits in at a time 😀