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  1. Subscriber rookorbycrook
    rookorbycrook
    30 Dec '16 08:41
    Was this started ??
  2. 01 Jan '17 14:07
    No, I cannot recall one. pity, it was always good blog fodder.
  3. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    01 Jan '17 15:16
    Originally posted by rookorbycrook
    Was this started ??
    Nope, that is why I didn't rejoin. 🙁

    They did a manorial for someone in 2015. I think a 7 day move tournament.
  4. Subscriber rookorbycrook
    rookorbycrook
    01 Jan '17 16:27
    So no more championship for Rhp ??
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblemonline
    The Advanced Mind
    02 Jan '17 20:24
    Originally posted by rookorbycrook
    So no more championship for Rhp ??
    Since it's almost always won by an engine, I'm fine with losing it.
  6. Subscriber Paul Leggettonline
    Chess Librarian
    02 Jan '17 21:58
    I almost never made it past the first round, but I enjoyed it anyway.
  7. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    03 Jan '17 01:40
    Police the bots better.... then bring the RHP championship back!!!
  8. Subscriber jb70
    State of Confusion
    03 Jan '17 09:00
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    Police the bots better.... then bring the RHP championship back!!!
    Police the bots better....but as things stand that is an issue that dare not speak its name. This is Alice through the looking Glass if a victim gets mugged it is dangerous to speak out because it will cause distress to the muggers, so the victim is kept silent through fear of what will happen if they speak out.
  9. 03 Jan '17 12:29
    What ever happened to MikeLom's memorial?
  10. Standard member Steve45online
    Garry Kasparov
    03 Jan '17 13:45
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    What ever happened to MikeLom's memorial?
    I just looked and its still only in round 2.
  11. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    03 Jan '17 14:17
    Originally posted by jb70
    Police the bots better....but as things stand that is an issue that dare not speak its name. This is Alice through the looking Glass if a victim gets mugged it is dangerous to speak out because it will cause distress to the muggers, so the victim is kept silent through fear of what will happen if they speak out.
    maybe re name the site?
    RHC c for cheats engines rule without fear of being booted, same with the clan challenge cheat to victory no problem talk about it expect a forum ban to shut you up

    i really enjoyed the championships playing player you don/t normally play remember green clubs room vroom one of the last engines to be booted, seen page one recently

    i am glad i am not that good i feel for the really good 2000+ players on here must have to play a few engines
  12. Subscriber BigDoggProblemonline
    The Advanced Mind
    04 Jan '17 03:56
    Originally posted by roma45
    maybe re name the site?
    RHC c for cheats engines rule without fear of being booted, same with the clan challenge cheat to victory no problem talk about it expect a forum ban to shut you up

    i really enjoyed the championships playing player you don/t normally play remember green clubs room vroom one of the last engines to be booted, seen page one recently ...[text shortened]... m not that good i feel for the really good 2000+ players on here must have to play a few engines
    They ought to automate batch analysis so that any that have too high of engine match ups get booted (or better yet, labeled with a C for computer and kept out of tourneys).

    This should go continually, starting at the top of the player takes and working its way down to a floor of 2000 or so. (Could be adjusted higher if checking that many players proves impractical.)
  13. 04 Jan '17 23:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    They ought to automate batch analysis so that any that have too high of engine match ups get booted (or better yet, labeled with a C for computer and kept out of tourneys).

    This should go continually, starting at the top of the player takes and working its way down to a floor of 2000 or so. (Could be adjusted higher if checking that many players proves impractical.)
    I don't disagree, but just wondering if the reason the site doesn't do this is for fear of legal consequences? Someone could claim that the reputation of their online persona has been damaged, etc. Even the threat of legal action could end up costing thousands, which could be disastrous for a small business like RHP.

    Or maybe they could update the terms of service to say that any damages are limited to membership fees paid, and everyone would have to accept the new TOS before being allowed access. Would that be valid legally? I don't know.
  14. Subscriber BigDoggProblemonline
    The Advanced Mind
    05 Jan '17 01:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by aquatabby
    I don't disagree, but just wondering if the reason the site doesn't do this is for fear of legal consequences? Someone could claim that the reputation of their online persona has been damaged, etc. Even the threat of legal action could end up costing thousands, which could be disastrous for a small business like RHP.

    Or maybe they could update the terms ...[text shortened]... ve to accept the new TOS before being allowed access. Would that be valid legally? I don't know.
    That would be something similar to libel or slander, wouldn't it?

    I'm not sure about UK law, but in the US the required burden of proof for either is very hard to meet. I know of other free sites that do this, so they've either overlooked the possibility or found that the risk is minimal.