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  1. e4
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    Just pretend the questions came from a Christmas cracker....because they did!

    A Crossword (using the same four players I always use.)

    A Christmas Chess Poem (actually it has nothing to do with Christmas.)

    One serious problem so I can legally us the term 'Quiz.'

    A look at a wee error in the book that the ‘The Queens Gambit’ was taken from.
    (and then RHP players playing the same mistake....maybe they read the book!)

    An Aitken game where he sprung the Cambridge Springs Trap.
    RHP stats on the Cambridge Springs trap and who sets it the most.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Blog Post 471
  2. New Braunfels, Texas
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    13 Dec '20 01:36
    As us Americans wonder, "What is a Christmas cracker?"
  3. e4
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    Hi MontyMoose,

    I never knew that Americans did not pull crackers Christmas.
    Wonderful things. BANG! and out comes hats, toys and jokes....awful jokes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_cracker
  4. Zugzwang
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    13 Dec '20 07:13
    @montymoose said
    As us Americans wonder, "What is a Christmas cracker?"
    The mystery will be revealed on Boxing Day.
  5. Standard membercongruent
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    Thanks GP for an actual chess related post. Some fellow has been spoiling the chess forum with political posts. That's what the debate forum is for methinks.
  6. Zugzwang
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    @congruent said
    Thanks GP for an actual chess related post. Some fellow has been spoiling the chess forum with political posts. That's what the debate forum is for methinks.
    I always have promptly removed any posts intended for the Debates forum that
    were ACCIDENTALLY posted in this forum. RHP does NOT allow me to erase the
    thread's title, only my posts in it. If I could, I would erase all vestiges of the thread.

    There's no reason for anyone to respond to a THREAD WITH NO POSTS IN IT
    other than to have an excuse to whine (like Congruent) and attack someone else.
  7. Standard membercongruent
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    Hmm ... accidentally ... hmm .... a better excuse would have been .... wait what since November (or earlier)?

    https://www.redhotpawn.com/forum/only-chess/laugh-we-nearly-all-died-%E2%80%93-why-my-us-failed-state-twitter-thread-went-viral.187389

    If we need any of this that's what CNN or the debates forum is for.
  8. Zugzwang
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    @congruent said
    Hmm ... accidentally ... hmm .... a better excuse would have been .... wait what since November (or earlier)?

    https://www.redhotpawn.com/forum/only-chess/laugh-we-nearly-all-died-%E2%80%93-why-my-us-failed-state-twitter-thread-went-viral.187389

    If we need any of this that's what CNN or the debates forum is for.
    So Congruent apparently falsely accuses me of lying.
    If Congruent reads the Debates forum, he can notice that I created a few threads
    with the same titles immediately after I accidentally created them in this forum.

    IF RHP allowed me to transfer a thread to another forum, then I would have done so.
    Given that's impossible, I did the utmost that I could to erase those threads here.

    I made a few mistakes. Then I immediately did the utmost that RHP allowed to fix them.
    Now some writers (trolls) here seem obsessed with attacking me about it.

    There's no reason for anyone to respond to a THREAD WITH NO POSTS IN IT other
    than to have an excuse to whine (like the troll Congruent) and attack someone else.
  9. Standard membercongruent
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    https://imgur.com/a/gir3x68

    Those with eyes, let them see.

    Why one posts in the CHESS FORUM then says "they accidentally" posted a political post in here is beyond me (this is on multiple occasions spanning different months).

    Each of those threads have got posters who responded which they shouldn't have done in the Chess forum.
  10. New Braunfels, Texas
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    @Duchess64:
    "The mystery will be revealed on Boxing Day."

    Even if I didn't like a present I got for Christmas, I would not fight someone about it. I thought the British were suppose to be polite?
  11. Zugzwang
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    @congruent said
    https://imgur.com/a/gir3x68

    Those with eyes, let them see.

    Why one posts in the CHESS FORUM then says "they accidentally" posted a political post in here is beyond me (this is on multiple occasions spanning different months).

    Each of those threads have got posters who responded which they shouldn't have done in the Chess forum.
    Note that Congruent continues his pathetic trolling.

    So Congruent apparently falsely accuses me of lying.
    If Congruent reads the Debates forum, he can notice that I created a few threads
    with the same titles immediately after I accidentally created them in this forum.

    IF RHP allowed me to transfer a thread to another forum, then I would have done so.
    Given that's impossible, I did the utmost that I could to erase those threads here.

    I made a few mistakes. Then I immediately did the utmost that RHP allowed to fix them.
    Now some writers (trolls) here seem obsessed with attacking me about it.

    There's no reason for anyone to respond to a THREAD WITH NO POSTS IN IT other
    than to have an excuse to whine (like the troll Congruent) and attack someone else.
  12. Zugzwang
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    @montymoose said
    @Duchess64:
    "The mystery will be revealed on Boxing Day."

    Even if I didn't like a present I got for Christmas, I would not fight someone about it. I thought the British were suppose to be polite?
    "Why do they call it Boxing Day?

    The name comes from a time when the rich used to box up gifts to give to the poor.
    Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants, and the day when they received
    a special Christmas box from their masters."
  13. Standard membercongruent
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    Admin alerted to offending posts and they have been deleted. A picture says a thousand words.

    https://www.redhotpawn.com/forum/help/political-posts-in-the-chess-forum.187620
  14. Standard memberDeepThought
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    @duchess64 said
    I always have promptly removed any posts intended for the Debates forum that
    were ACCIDENTALLY posted in this forum. RHP does NOT allow me to erase the
    thread's title, only my posts in it. If I could, I would erase all vestiges of the thread.

    There's no reason for anyone to respond to a THREAD WITH NO POSTS IN IT
    other than to have an excuse to whine (like Congruent) and attack someone else.
    What you could try in those circumstances, rather than deleting the content, is to alert your own thread and see if the mods will move the thread to debates, which is technically possible. It's probably worth adding a post to that effect so people know you've done it.
  15. Zugzwang
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    @deepthought said
    What you could try in those circumstances, rather than deleting the content, is to alert your own thread and see if the mods will move the thread to debates, which is technically possible. It's probably worth adding a post to that effect so people know you've done it.
    This really should not be a 'big deal', but some hateful trolls (e.g. Congruent) are
    obsessed with attacking me by any means they can find. Congruent started a
    thread in the Debates forum for the sole purpose of trolling more about it.

    I forgot that I was in the Chess forum when I created a post intended for the Debates forum.
    Immediately after it appeared, I DELETED IT AS FAR AS RHP WOULD ALLOW.

    I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO DELETE EVERY TRACE OF THE ACCIDENTAL POST,
    BUT RHP WOULD NOT ALLOW THAT.
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