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  1. Standard memberSmiffy
    SPS CLAN
    Wales
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    17 Jul '13 14:48
    Hi,

    If anyone id buying subscriptions for anyone please can i have one and ill be your friend for a year and play as many games as you want etc 🙂.


    Thanks and Happy Summer
  2. Dublin Ireland
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    17 Jul '13 17:05
    Originally posted by Smiffy
    Hi,

    If anyone id buying subscriptions for anyone please can i have one and ill be your friend for a year and play as many games as you want etc 🙂.


    Thanks and Happy Summer
    Dear Russ,

    I'm very sorry, but the dog ate my subscription.
  3. Subscriberdivegeester
    digital entity
    libera te ex inferis
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    17 Jul '13 17:06
    Originally posted by Smiffy
    Hi,

    If anyone id buying subscriptions for anyone please can i have one and ill be your friend for a year and play as many games as you want etc 🙂.


    Thanks and Happy Summer
    And your the leader of a clan but are a non-sub, tut-tut. Not moved in 115 days 😕
  4. Joined
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    17 Jul '13 20:23
    Originally posted by Smiffy
    Hi,

    If anyone id buying subscriptions for anyone please can i have one and ill be your friend for a year and play as many games as you want etc 🙂.


    Thanks and Happy Summer
    There's an old name... i can't pay your sub but i can tell you that everyone has left the site.
  5. Joined
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    17 Jul '13 20:29
    Originally posted by Trev33
    There's an old name... i can't pay your sub but i can tell you that everyone has left the site.
    And what was it "they" used to say?...oh ya Good Riddance.
  6. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
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    17 Jul '13 23:32
    Originally posted by Smiffy
    Hi,

    If anyone id buying subscriptions for anyone please can i have one and ill be your friend for a year and play as many games as you want etc 🙂.


    Thanks and Happy Summer
    Where's the real Smiffy? What have you done with him?
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
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    18 Jul '13 00:29
    Originally posted by Smiffy
    Hi,

    If anyone id buying subscriptions for anyone please can i have one and ill be your friend for a year and play as many games as you want etc 🙂.


    Thanks and Happy Summer
    ... rest easy, Smiffy.
    'what the heart wants, the heart gets'.
    one way or another, it'll work out.
  8. Joined
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    18 Jul '13 16:38
    Originally posted by Smiffy
    Hi,

    If anyone id buying subscriptions for anyone please can i have one and ill be your friend for a year and play as many games as you want etc 🙂.


    Thanks and Happy Summer
    Happy dismal winter for the Southerners.
  9. Joined
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    18 Jul '13 17:54
    Panhandling on a chess forum. Could it get anymore embarrassing?
  10. SubscriberSuzianne
    Misfit Queen
    Isle of Misfit Toys
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    20 Jul '13 15:41
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Panhandling on a chess forum. Could it get anymore embarrassing?
    Yeah, he could be making fun of panhandlers on a chess forum.
  11. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
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    20 Jul '13 23:40
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Yeah, he could be making fun of panhandlers on a chess forum.
    Or making fun of people who make fun of panhandlers on a chess forum.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
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    21 Jul '13 00:431 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Or making fun of people who make fun of panhandlers on a chess forum.
    .... or simply take him, his request and offer for a year at face value
    (since he's obviously hurting, rather than embarrass him in further).
  13. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
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    21 Jul '13 01:21
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    .... or simply take him, his request and offer for a year at face value
    (since he's obviously hurting, rather than embarrass him in further).
    Hasn't moved in more than 3 months, has 6 vacant slots he isn't using .... I doubt if embarrassment is what's involved here.
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
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    21 Jul '13 02:351 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie

    Hasn't moved in more than 3 months, has 6 vacant slots he isn't using .... I doubt if embarrassment is what's involved here.
    Maybe. Then, again, his profile doesn't suggest that this thread is motivated by a need for conversation or attention:

    Smiffy joined May 2005 and has achieved a solid 1600's chess rating.

    "Affiliated Clans: The Mustangs.

    Tournament Victories: DnD Avengers!; Mini Quartets.

    Affiliated Clubs: TSM; RHP International Club; Fly a Rebel Flag Chess Club; Smiffy's Pawn Stars; Chess Club."

    Public Forum Posting Activity: May 2005 to July 2013 = 5 posts in seven years and two months
    (3 in Clans Forum, 1 in Tournaments Forum and this one)

    Observations: Smiffy's a focused man with a love for chess and dedication to his clubs and clans. He posts out of necessity, which suggests resourcefulness in meeting public challenges privately. To approach total strangers for the purpose of asking for financial assistance must have taken considerable need and humility. He offers unlimited games and friendship (for a year) and implied gratitude in return. We have no way of knowing, with certainty, whether "embarrassment is what's involved here". We may, however, surmise this thread represents an appeal of last resort. Seems to me that he deserve to be given the benefit of doubt; treated with respect and dignity, rather than as the impersonal butt of detached humor.
  15. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
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    21 Jul '13 02:403 edits
    Total strangers? He's been on the site for 8 years, owns a club, and he comes begging in a public forum? I don't think so. Far more likely is that some prankster family member's got hold of his login. Remember, he's not playing ANY games at all.
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