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  1. 19 Feb '10 09:35
    Fat Lady picked up a month ban for breaking TOS in the Forum.

    Usually a mere flesh wound but was told today she had quit the site. :'(

    No sign yet of the ex RHP blog.

    Korch, HeinzKat, Fat Lady....all gone. Glum days indeed.

    I squished a skull today that cheered me up.
  2. 19 Feb '10 09:46
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Fat Lady picked up a month ban for breaking TOS in the Forum.

    Usually a mere flesh wound but was told today she had quit the site. :'(

    No sign yet of the ex RHP blog.

    Korch, HeinzKat, Fat Lady....all gone. Glum days indeed.

    I squished a skull today that cheered me up.
    The fattened one was doing alright, its just his sense of what is just gets the better of him and he must out with what appears to be true. He cannot resist it, he is not one to shamefully hide from truth, he is a chess player after all. i dont think that even squishing skulls could cheer me up, its a day of mourning! The universe has returned to the oversight of the Sith, there are few Jedi remaining!
  3. 19 Feb '10 13:28
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Fat Lady picked up a month ban for breaking TOS in the Forum.

    Usually a mere flesh wound but was told today she had quit the site. :'(

    No sign yet of the ex RHP blog.

    Korch, HeinzKat, Fat Lady....all gone. Glum days indeed.

    I squished a skull today that cheered me up.
    It's not FL who should have been banned.
  4. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    19 Feb '10 13:47
    Originally posted by ayceebee
    It's not FL who should have been banned.
    And why so? He did break the TOS. Or do you recommend double criteria based on an user's contribution to the forums or whatever? I do admit though, Fat Lady is a big loss, but I still think it is childish to abandon the site due to a ban. The same goes for heinzkat.
  5. 19 Feb '10 14:14
    I think they had had enough of their forum bans and their posts getting pulled.

    Some were totally harmless. Robo-modding was term one of them used.

    Some were out of sheer frustration.

    Some were when they were drunk.

    I think they felt as if they were marked men (lady).

    Both are good OTB players but both rarely played because of....

    I'll invite them both to Bates Motel and they can post to each other
    for ever and a day.

    Sent off a forced mate in a conditional move today. That cheered me up as well.
  6. 19 Feb '10 14:43
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I think they had had enough of their forum bans and their posts getting pulled.

    Some were totally harmless. Robo-modding was term one of them used.

    Some were out of sheer frustration.

    Some were when they were drunk.

    I think they felt as if they were marked men (lady).

    Both are good OTB players but both rarely played because of....

    I'll ...[text shortened]... and a day.

    Sent off a forced mate in a conditional move today. That cheered me up as well.
    Fat Lady had a complete thread deleted... I assume that the banning was related to that thread, although as far as I am aware, he was merely bringing to our attention something that was suspect to say the least.
  7. 19 Feb '10 14:53
    I saw that thread.

    A player may have two accounts and then Fat Lady defended him saying it
    ridiculous getting a ban for that. Just shut one down.
  8. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    19 Feb '10 14:57
    Good riddance.
  9. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    19 Feb '10 15:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I saw that thread.

    A player may have two accounts and then Fat Lady defended him saying it
    ridiculous getting a ban for that. Just shut one down.
    yeah I saw it too.

    great job boneheads. ban the guy who pointed out a TOS abuser, DON'T ban the real offender, and everything will be juuuust fine. the engine users on the 1st page are greatful for your help.
  10. 19 Feb '10 15:09
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I saw that thread.

    A player may have two accounts and then Fat Lady defended him saying it
    ridiculous getting a ban for that. Just shut one down.
    I don't know if we are referring to the same thread. I was thinking of his " Strange Ending " thread, where one player resigned when he had the game won. I still can't figure out why anyone would do that, or why it isn't against the TOS.
  11. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    19 Feb '10 15:17
    I've had enough. just cancelled my sub. don't know yet if I'm going stay as nonsub or not, but with all this engine user rubbish and banning people opposing them, it's just not worth it anymore.
  12. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    19 Feb '10 15:18
    Originally posted by ayceebee
    I don't know if we are referring to the same thread. I was thinking of his " Strange Ending " thread, where one player resigned when he had the game won. I still can't figure out why anyone would do that, or why it isn't against the TOS.
    different thread.
  13. 19 Feb '10 15:35
    Originally posted by wormwood
    I've had enough. just cancelled my sub. don't know yet if I'm going stay as nonsub or not, but with all this engine user rubbish and banning people opposing them, it's just not worth it anymore.
    As you can see from my rating, I have no use for engines...don't know what satisfaction anyone can get from using them....but if anyone has devised a chess training regime that transforms them from a 1000 rating to near 2000 rating in eighteen months, they should publish it. They'd make a fortune !!!!!
  14. 19 Feb '10 15:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ayceebee
    I don't know if we are referring to the same thread. I was thinking of his " Strange Ending " thread, where one player resigned when he had the game won. I still can't figure out why anyone would do that, or why it isn't against the TOS.
    It was odd but there is some background to that game which
    was not posted in great detail on the forum.

    Resigning in a won position cannot be against TOS as it does happen
    on here by players who fail to see they are winning.

    White resigned after 11...Nxc3+ he is infact winning. Game 5163912

  15. 19 Feb '10 15:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wormwood
    I've had enough. just cancelled my sub. don't know yet if I'm going stay as nonsub or not, but with all this engine user rubbish and banning people opposing them, it's just not worth it anymore.
    Don't you go as well. I'll soon be rattling around here like a pea in a bucket.

    Or do you want your own:

    Wormwood has Gone On Vacation thread?