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  1. 03 Mar '10 08:37
    What does fics% GuestXXXX is censoring you mean? I'm too nice a person for people to be censoring me.
  2. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    03 Mar '10 14:02
    <help censor>
  3. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    03 Mar '10 16:49 / 1 edit
    It means that you are playing on a free chess site, the sort that is often not worth the price. It also might mean that the censoring stops when the subject logs off
    (I have a hunch that such is part of the nature of playing as a guest, but it is possible that clients such as Babas allow guests to censor the same parties through repeated log-ins).

    Has FICS cleaned up the pandemic of lag abuse and flagrant engine use yet? It's hard to do such things when all the help is volunteer.
  4. 04 Mar '10 11:26
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    It means that you are playing on a free chess site, the sort that is often not worth the price. It also might mean that the censoring stops when the subject logs off
    (I have a hunch that such is part of the nature of playing as a guest, but it is possible that clients such as Babas allow guests to censor the same parties through repeated log-ins).

    Has F ...[text shortened]... abuse and flagrant engine use yet? It's hard to do such things when all the help is volunteer.
    I doubt it. Honestly I don't even notice it. Like all live chess sites, what I always see is abuse from some sore losers. I now have my chat box hidden by default.
  5. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    04 Mar '10 14:15
    Originally posted by zebano
    I doubt it. Honestly I don't even notice it. Like all live chess sites, what I always see is abuse from some sore losers. I now have my chat box hidden by default.
    You don't notice severe lag in three minute games?
  6. 04 Mar '10 22:53
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    You don't notice severe lag in three minute games?
    I would barely have time to notice the game in a three minute game :-)
  7. 04 Mar '10 23:48
    I have not had any problems with FICS. Well maybe I have bad chess playing problems. I cannot get a rating to 1300 in a 2 min 15 sec increment game. I have never had a lag problem with FICS.
  8. 05 Mar '10 02:04
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    You don't notice severe lag in three minute games?
    I don't have severe lag on FICS.
  9. Standard member thesonofsaul
    King of the Ashes
    05 Mar '10 20:12
    Originally posted by gambit3
    I have not had any problems with FICS. Well maybe I have bad chess playing problems. I cannot get a rating to 1300 in a 2 min 15 sec increment game. I have never had a lag problem with FICS.
    I have the same issue, except I get my rating to 1300, just not much over. Seems to suggest that FICS ratings aren't directly comprable to "real" ratings. My rating on World Chess Live (kind of like baby ICC--owned by the same people) is in the steady 1800's with pure 15 min games, much closer to both my rating here and my USCF rating.