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  1. Standard member redlentils
    metta
    14 Jan '03 21:37
    is there any way of seeing how many members of RHP are actively playing chess each month? i note that the figure of 25,000 is cited on the home page but wondered what proportion are currently playing chess here. thanks.
  2. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    14 Jan '03 21:58 / 1 edit
    The number of people registered is now around 31,370, more or less.

    Not all of them are still active here of course, and it probably would need some sort of program subroutine to count how many unique players make a move during a specific period of time. It would have to look at every move made and count each user only once, regardless of how many moves they make during the selected time period.

    Such a program could get a count by month, week, day, or hourly, depending on how creative the programmer is, and how much time he wants to spend on it.

    Maybe Russ or Chris could put such a program together sometime, but they are probably pretty swamped with keeping up with current projects here, and with their real jobs.

    It would be interesting to know though, wouldn't it?!

    regards, Marc
  3. 14 Jan '03 22:05
    One way (not great(!) but the only way I can think of) would be to not move for two weeks (or a month, or however you want to define 'active' and see what position you fall to on the recent players ladder.

    I didn't play for a week during December and seem to remember falling to around 2,500th on the recent players ladder (can't remember for sure).

    Mark
  4. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    14 Jan '03 22:13
    Originally posted by T1000
    One way (not great(!) but the only way I can think of) would be to not move for two weeks (or a month, or however you want to define 'active' and see what position you fall to on the recent players ladder.

    I didn't play for a week during December and seem to remember falling to around 2,500th on the recent players ladder (can't remember for sure).

    Mark
    "not move for two weeks (or a month, or however you want to define 'active' "

    I can't believe you said that, Mark!!!

    regards, Marc
  5. Donation ChessNut
    Lightly Salted...
    15 Jan '03 17:51
    Originally posted by T1000
    One way (not great(!) but the only way I can think of) would be to not move for two weeks (or a month, or however you want to define 'active' and see what position you fall to on the recent players ladder.

    I didn't play for a week during December and seem to remember falling to around 2,500th on the recent players ladder (can't remember for sure).

    Mark
    I gave up Chess once....

    and it was the worst 15 minutes of my life!!
  6. 15 Jan '03 18:17
    Originally posted by redlentils
    is there any way of seeing how many members of RHP are actively playing chess each month? i note that the figure of 25,000 is cited on the home page but wondered what proportion are currently playing chess here. thanks.
    I know that they arnt all playing chess anymore but i am at the very botom of the ratings table and here is what it says:

    Rank----Name-----Rating---Won---Lost---Drawn---Moves Made----This Month---Last Move (BST)---Posts

    3284--UncleAdam---832------17----148------0---------4752-------1032------- Jan 15 18:08----------545

    so that means that 3284 played chess here at least 1 time
  7. 15 Jan '03 18:51
    Wondering if anyone can answer this ?? I've finished 4 games now and after each one the screen shows a "rematch" button I can click. Is this the opponent requesting a rematch or an automatic option I can use to issue a rematch....does the same screen appear on my opponents game?? If someone really wants a rematch I will gladly oblige but if it's just a option that pops up that's different.


    BTW the way the site is fabulous....only on a few days....gatta get me one of those "PAWN STARS". I'm from Canada so I guess $14.95 US$ is about 75$ in our money

    Thanks
  8. Donation Rhymesteronline
    and RedHotTed
    15 Jan '03 18:58
    Originally posted by ROOMS2004
    Wondering if anyone can answer this ?? I've finished 4 games now and after each one the screen shows a "rematch" button I can click. Is this the opponent requesting a rematch or an automatic option I can use to issue a rematch....does the same screen appear on my opponents game?? If someone really wants a rematch I will gladly oblige but if it's jus ...[text shortened]... "PAWN STARS". I'm from Canada so I guess $14.95 US$ is about 75$ in our money

    Thanks
    When you finish a game - the rematch button appears because you might want to play again with the same opponent (to get even, usually). It's the same as challenging them to another game.
    If you don't want to play them again, don't click the button :-)

    Rhymester
  9. 15 Jan '03 19:00 / 1 edit
    Hi there.

    After the game is completed, in place of the 'move' button there is a 'rematch' button, which appears for both players automatically. So nope, it's not the opponent requesting a rematch, but rather RHP giving you the option to set one up. And if you do want to play a rematch don't worry about setting it up, if your opponent doesn't want to play again (s)he can simply delete the new game without it affecting records or ratings

    Mark
  10. 15 Jan '03 19:01
    Originally posted by Speedy Gonzales Rhymester
    When you finish a game - the rematch button appears because you might want to play again with the same opponent (to get even, usually). It's the same as challenging them to another game.
    If you don't want to play them again, don't click the button :-)

    Rhymester
    GRRR!

    You post almost as fast as you move

  11. Donation Rhymesteronline
    and RedHotTed
    15 Jan '03 19:18
    Originally posted by T1000
    GRRR!

    You post almost as fast as you move

    ... and my hands never leave my wrists...
  12. Standard member redlentils
    metta
    16 Jan '03 18:07
    thanks for the replies marc and mark

    Originally posted by UncleAdam

    so that means that 3284 played chess here at least 1 time


    3-3500 players sounds a good estimate!
  13. 16 Jan '03 19:08
    Thanks for the info !!