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  1. Joined
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    09 May '19 19:032 edits
    A brief chronology here .
    On March 19, Russ posted a thread for a clan consultation vote.
    One item regarded considering a minimum clan size requirement.
    5 members was a popular vote.
    On March 30, lemondrop started adding members. Today he has 7 members.

    I reviewed his current clan challenges in pending status. (Issued but not yet accepted).
    There are 25 of these of which 16 have been issued in last 2 days.
    The number of challenges involving any of the new members is 0.
    Yup !! ZERO !!
    Additionally, I am hard pressed to find many challenges in progress that involve any of the new members.
    The scam is simple. Focus on the player that will get the easy points.
    Adding other players to the challenge puts the easy points at risk.
    In the meantime, Mctayto has completed 350 clan games since joining Lemondrop's clan on Jan 2nd.
    His record. 248W, 29D, 73L.
    His rating - 1056.
    He continues to toss tournament games to keep his rating where it is in order to continue to draw mismatched opponents in clan games.
    I haven't looked at his games for weeks but a quick look at his most recent games reveals that about 7 of his last 10 completed games (as of this writing) have been thrown intentionally.
    Here are 2 tournament games tossed today against a 950 rated player.
    Game 13190087
    Game 13190089
    This is an utter disgrace !!
    And that it involves a player previously suspended from clan play for 18 months brings into question why this individual was reinstated.
    Especially since he resumed his antics almost immediately.

    And the leader of this clan (I won't name it as the name changes several times a week) bumps up his roster in case Russ implements a minimum clan size, but appears to have no intention of using the new clan members.
    This fiasco is a 2 player fiasco that involves the use of one player with a bogus rating to to abuse a clan feature that is based in large part on goodwill.

    At this point, I am inclined to tell Russ that he is wasting his time if he is seriously thinking about taking his clan consultation vote forward into action.

    I think focus should be on:
    - further thought on a separate rating for clan games.
    - a punitive regime centered on review of activities by certain individuals and clans with application of player bans and clan suspensions.
    These are not new concepts.
    They have applied before.
    Continued vigilance by the clan community is a useful tool in making this work.

    Feel free to add your thoughts.
  2. SubscriberSuzianne
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    09 May '19 19:23
    @mghrn55 said
    A brief chronology here .
    On March 19, Russ posted a thread for a clan consultation vote.
    One item regarded considering a minimum clan size requirement.
    5 members was a popular vote.
    On March 30, lemondrop started adding members. Today he has 7 members.

    I reviewed his current clan challenges in pending status. (Issued but not yet accepted).
    There are 25 of these of ...[text shortened]... lance by the clan community is a useful tool in making this work.

    Feel free to add your thoughts.
    I fully support these ideas, as they represent the voice of reason.

    The cancer infecting the clan system here at RHP should not be allowed to fester. It should be cut out, with prejudice, before the entire body is lost.
  3. Joined
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    09 May '19 20:00
    @suzianne said
    I fully support these ideas, as they represent the voice of reason.

    The cancer infecting the clan system here at RHP should not be allowed to fester. It should be cut out, with prejudice, before the entire body is lost.
    I hope you are reading this, administration. This guy and his sidekick bring nothing to this site but a lot of contempt
  4. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    09 May '19 20:11
    I have given all the aforementioned a big thumbs up and agree with the statements made by all of them. This is certainly a priority issue, which has gone on too long.

    -VR
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    09 May '19 21:34
    I find it incredulous that a chess site which has recently celebrated its 15th birthday is still having to manage stuff like this.
  6. Joined
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    09 May '19 21:42
    @mghrn55

    Thank goodness you are here to question Russ's decisions and advise him how to run the site. Please carry on.
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    09 May '19 21:59
    @caesar-salad said
    @mghrn55

    Thank goodness you are here to question Russ's decisions and advise him how to run the site. Please carry on.
    You do realise what being a subscribing member means don’t you?
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    09 May '19 22:16
    @divegeester said
    You do realise what being a subscribing member means don’t you?
    We get to boss Russ around? 😃😜

    You'd better fill me in about the secret benefits -- this is all I could find:
    https://www.redhotpawn.com/vstat/subs.php
  9. Subscribershortcircuit
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    09 May '19 23:01
    @caesar-salad

    Now we have to attempt to explain business and economics to you in terms you can understand??

    No thanks, I only have another 40 years to live. I can't waste them.

    Carry on and watch out for rocks falling from the sky.
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    09 May '19 23:24
    @caesar-salad said
    @mghrn55

    Thank goodness you are here to question Russ's decisions and advise him how to run the site. Please carry on.
    You have a right to post drivel to this forum.
    I have a right to post rational thoughts.
    Let's call it even.
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    10 May '19 01:40
    @shortcircuit said
    @caesar-salad

    Now we have to attempt to explain business and economics to you in terms you can understand??

    No thanks, I only have another 40 years to live. I can't waste them.

    Carry on and watch out for rocks falling from the sky.
    If by economics you mean that a few RHP members might unsubscribe in a huff if they don't get their way:
    1) that doesn't seem likely to happen
    2) but that might be nice if it did.

    Please keep us posted on your veiled extortion attempts. Thanks!
  12. Joined
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    10 May '19 02:222 edits
    @caesar-salad said
    We get to boss Russ around? 😃😜
    No, you get access to sending unlimited PMs.

    Why don’t you send me some more PMs full of feigned obsequious drivel apologising for being a nitwit in the forums or telling me what an awesome poster I am.

    Your card is well and truly marked, just as it was when you used your previous account here.
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    10 May '19 02:55
    @divegeester said
    No, you get access to sending unlimited PMs.

    Why don’t you send me some more PMs full of feigned obsequious drivel apologising for being a nitwit in the forums or telling me what an awesome poster I am.

    Your card is well and truly marked, just as it was when you used your previous account here.
    Have you been up all night drinking?
  14. Joined
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    10 May '19 03:07
    @caesar-salad said
    Have you been up all night drinking?
    Have you stopped beating your boy friend?
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    10 May '19 03:17
    @divegeester said
    Have you stopped beating your boy friend?
    Did you have a clear view of the sky tonight?
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