Originally posted by daniel kyle
how prevelant or otherwise is people using chess programs on here? to me its blatent cheating
I don't really think cheating is much of a problem here at RHP.
Accusations have been made at times, and obvious attempts to manipulate the rating system have been noted. The site administration takes appropriate action as needed when these violations of the TOS are brought to their attention.
If you seriously suspect someone is cheating, the preferred policy is to send a private message or feedback directly to Russ or Chrismo. Give them specific information and let them check into it, rather than make accusations against someone using the forum.
General discussion concerning cheating isn't a problem in the forum, but specific accusations against members usually end up in useless hostilities being exchanged, with nothing being resolved.
I'm sure that you will find that the overwhelming majority of members here are totally honest, and are here to enjoy their games, along with all of the other benifits this site has to offer.