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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    29 May '13 16:031 edit
    Let's suppose you decided to launch...

    Let's suppose you decided to launch a brand new internet on-line correspondence chess site with public forums. You would be faced with many demanding challenges: 1) Site Name and Logo Avatar; 2) Internet Marketing and Advertising; 3) Membership/Subscription Policy and Terms of Service; 4) Chess Game Format Options and Archive Access; 5) Member Profile and Forum Avatar Image Settings; 6) Clan and Club Options; 7) Poster Approval/Disapproval Format (Recommended or Thumbs Up and Down); 8) Alert, Moderation and Feedback Provisions; 9) Number of Public Forums and Names; 10) General Forum Thread Mix Stipulations (Conversational versus Word Alphabet Games). Any Creative Ideas? (gb)
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    29 May '13 16:58
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Let's suppose you decided to launch...

    Let's suppose you decided to launch a brand new internet on-line correspondence chess site with public forums. You would be faced with many demanding challenges: 1) Site Name and Logo Avatar; 2) Internet Marketing and Advertising; 3) Membership/Subscription Policy and Terms of Service; 4) Chess Game Forma ...[text shortened]... Thread Mix Stipulations (Conversational versus Word Alphabet Games). Any Creative Ideas? (gb)[/b]
    Too much like work.🙄
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    29 May '13 17:14
    Many smart and talented people discuss such things in the Site Ideas forum.
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    29 May '13 17:34
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    Many smart and talented people discuss such things in the Site Ideas forum.
    Hi, Moose, thought of that option. Soon realized a casual, fictionalized approach might release untapped resources. Off the Wall Brain Storming often results in valuable insights and ideas: because no one critiques during the initial phase; given this freedom, people succeed in stimulating each other's creative thinking. How about, An Authentic Moose for an Avatar?
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    29 May '13 17:40
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees

    Too much like work.🙄
    Of course, Stees, bigger than an elephant with more unknowns. Only way I know of to eat an elephant is to chop it into bite size pieces first. How about giving some thought to The Great Big Stees' internet on-line chess site's name. Hmm...
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    29 May '13 17:49
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Of course, Stees, bigger than an elephant with more unknowns. Only way I know of to eat an elephant is to chop it into bite size pieces first. How about giving some thought to The Great Big Stees' internet on-line chess site's name. Hmm...
    Although the idea does have it's merits I fear that if anyone decided to look into my rating they would, no doubt, ask why a person with such a limited "understanding" of the game of chess would startup a chess site.


    Oh and of course I'm not in the least that vain.😏
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    29 May '13 18:09
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees

    Although the idea does have it's merits I fear that if anyone decided to look into my rating they would, no doubt, ask why a person with such a limited "understanding" of the game of chess would startup a chess site.


    Oh and of course I'm not in the least that vain.😏
    "The forums are the core of the 'Red Hot Pawn' community" (Russ & Chris) Forget chess for the moment. Instead focus on the importance of public forums. Members can only make so many chess moves in the course of a day, without going numb or nuts or both. Something major internet on-line correspondence chess sites fail to understand. You know forums!
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    29 May '13 21:50
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    Now, we're Brain Storming, Drew: looking beyond ABC and E2-E4 to some other personalized wishes, wants and needs an internet site might be in a unique position to serve. Do you see expenses being covered by subscription fees? (gb)
  9. SubscriberPonderable
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    10 Jun '13 10:58
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "The forums are the core of the 'Red Hot Pawn' community" (Russ & Chris) Forget chess for the moment. Instead focus on the importance of public forums. Members can only make so many chess moves in the course of a day, without going numb or nuts or both. Something major internet on-line correspondence chess sites fail to understand. You know forums!
    The point in succesful forums is that there is some kind of common demonitor to participants. So we can't forget chess, as long as we don't substitute it.
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    10 Jun '13 17:133 edits
    Originally posted by Ponderable

    The point in succesful forums is that there is some kind of common demonitor to participants. So we can't forget chess, as long as we don't substitute it.
    o General: "General discussion. If it's off-topic, or you're not sure where to put it, put it here."

    o Help: "Ask for help using the site"

    o Only Chess: "Chess related matters only please."

    o Tournaments: "Join and discuss tournaments hosted on this site."

    o Posers and Puzzles: "For chess related, or off-topic, puzzles, riddles, games and other challenges..."

    o Announcements: "Announcements from your site admins"

    o Clans: "Taunt, goad or ridicule rival clans, or just discuss this team based feature."

    o Developers: "Interested in developing clients or tools for RHP? Discuss and request features here."

    o Debates: "Potentially heated discussions on topics such as world affairs, politics and other such areas of interest"

    o Site Ideas: "Submit and discuss suggestions to improve the site."

    o Spirituality: "Debate and general discussion of the supernatural, religion, and the life after."

    o Sports: "Discussion forum for sports and sporting events from around the world."

    o Science: "Scientific discussion and debate."

    o Culture: "Discussion forum for the arts."

    o Clubs Public: "Each club has its own private forums, but this is a public forum for the discussions and promotion of clubs."

    > Ponderable, you make an excellent point! Chess, may be a "game" but, in my view, RHP's 1st Class Chess Games Format per se and its "Only Chess" Forum will always remain the [literal] nerve center of this site. All other "games" are offered in "Posers and Puzzles: "For chess related, or off-topic, puzzles, riddles, games and other challenges...".

    So, Ponderable, with Red Hot Pawn as a model, would you introduce "Word Games" and, if so, where would you place these threads in your overall site format? Do "Word Games" constitute "General discussion"? (gb)
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    10 Jun '13 17:16
    "The forums are the core of the 'Red Hot Pawn' community. Feel free to just read, but please consider posting a comment. Most posts will develop into a conversation (called a 'thread'😉, so be sure to check back and follow up on any of your earlier posts." (Russ & Chris)
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    10 Jun '13 18:24
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"The forums are the core of the 'Red Hot Pawn' community. Feel free to just read, but please consider posting a comment. Most posts will develop into a conversation (called a 'thread'😉, so be sure to check back and follow up on any of your earlier posts." (Russ & Chris)[/b]
    Man you only waited 3 minuts to "check back and follow up on one of your earlier posts".
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    10 Jun '13 18:44
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Man you only waited 3 minuts to "check back and follow up on one of your earlier posts".
    Continuation, which seemed gratuitous and confusing to include with an already lengthy post.
    Would have been less than "3 minutes" had gb not excused himself for an urgent matter. lol
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    10 Jun '13 18:49
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Continuation, which seemed gratuitous and confusing to include with an already lengthy post.
    Would have been less than "3 minutes" had gb not excused himself for an urgent matter. lol
    To use the "new" (lazy) language...TMI. 🙄
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    10 Jun '13 18:57
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    To use the "new" (lazy) language...TMI. 🙄
    "Too Much Information"? Maybe, but I'm quite sure Ponderable will welcome the complete profile as pertinent.
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