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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Nov '10 20:26
    just wondered. The top is looking a bit thin these days.
  2. 24 Nov '10 22:02
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    just wondered. The top is looking a bit thin these days.
    None.
  3. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    24 Nov '10 22:04
    Originally posted by adramforall
    None.
    lols, what an apt response 😛
  4. 25 Nov '10 02:44
    Originally posted by adramforall
    None.
    true, because top players don't cheat
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Nov '10 02:50
    Originally posted by Maxacre42
    true, because top players don't cheat
    So the only one left not to ban on the top page is Skeeter?
  6. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    25 Nov '10 03:21
    Sir ^^, personally I couldn't care what remote accusations \ folk post but I'm afraid admin do..I suggest the obvious before they 'have words.' Dean.
  7. 25 Nov '10 04:45
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So the only one left not to ban on the top page is Skeeter?
    The only one left not to ban is you.
  8. 25 Nov '10 16:35
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So the only one left not to ban on the top page is Skeeter?
    Are you saying the other 29 are cheats? 😲😲😲
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Nov '10 11:15
    Originally posted by RevRSleeker
    Sir ^^, personally I couldn't care what remote accusations \ folk post but I'm afraid admin do..I suggest the obvious before they 'have words.' Dean.
    Not sure what you were implying but I was stating Skeeter's stance: She has stated many times that most of the top players are cheats. It seems pretty clear she is not.
    I think it safe to say the largest player base banned because of engine use will be pretty much by definition on the first page in the player table list. Personally I don't agree with Skeeter on her conjecture that most of the first page players are cheats, you can get a rough idea or suspicion of engine use just by looking at the profile chart. I noticed years ago the engine users flat line up at the top so the profile looks like a pretty smooth block whereas strictly human players the profile looks more like a fractal mountain or in my case, like a series of camel humps🙂

    If I used engines, I would certainly be more than mid 1600's!
  10. 26 Nov '10 12:07 / 1 edit
    Does anyone know Skeeter's real-world credentials?

    If that member is from New Zealand and their first name is Michelle, then I am at a loss as to who that is, after looking at NZCF registered members or rated player lists.
    http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/downloads/registered2010.xls
    http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/downloads/2010-3-Active.xls

    Could just be that Michelle/Michael (Skeeter) is purely a CC specialist & has no OTB credentials at all of course, or has not been 100% accurate about his/her ID & location.
  11. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    26 Nov '10 12:10
    Those banned recently include:

    Weyerstrass
    Capa Preta
    Fantal
    Alzheimer
    Sealion
    Seniorpatzer

    There may have been others of course. Sorry, can't be bothered looking up their 'uid'

    Also 'missing' from the front page, due to loss of form/interest/whatever, are earlier regulars:

    Mariska Angela
    Kayhaven
    Gatecrasher
    Ferreiraglen

    Recently-arrived 'shooting stars' include:

    Ian Maver
    GM Norblackheart
    Dan Triola
    gebensieauf
    Bob Wade
  12. 26 Nov '10 14:05
    Originally posted by atticus2
    Those banned recently include:

    Weyerstrass
    Capa Preta
    Fantal
    Alzheimer
    Sealion
    Seniorpatzer

    There may have been others of course. Sorry, can't be bothered looking up their 'uid'

    Also 'missing' from the front page, due to loss of form/interest/whatever, are earlier regulars:

    Mariska Angela
    Kayhaven
    Gatecrasher
    Ferreiraglen

    Recently-arr ...[text shortened]... ooting stars' include:

    Ian Maver
    GM Norblackheart
    Dan Triola
    gebensieauf
    Bob Wade
    Ferreiraglen , i was following one of his games in the recent 2010 championship against a friend, he played a strange kind of gambit against my friends English opening, the reason that it caught my attention was that i had thought of the idea earlier and had even discussed it on here, with a player who played the English regularly, we confirmed that it wasn't very good. I must admit his style was quite brutal, very direct and sharp.
  13. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    26 Nov '10 14:24
    Norblackheart was one of the reasons I left another site.
  14. 26 Nov '10 14:35
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    Norblackheart was one of the reasons I left another site.
    The only Norblackheart I have found elsewhere doesn't claim to be a GM, says he is Dutch (not Norwegian) and seems to have stopped playing "over there". His last game is about to time out. I suppose whether or not they are one and the same will forever be a mystery.

    Anyone asked the real Norwegian GM if he plays here?
  15. 26 Nov '10 15:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by RevRSleeker
    Sir ^^, personally I couldn't care what remote accusations \ folk post but I'm afraid admin do..I suggest the obvious before they 'have words.' Dean.
    Yeah, you're not allowed to say that about Skeeter. Skeeter is allowed to accuse anyone in the top ten (and has!), but nobody else is allowed to accuse Skeeter. Official site policy. (Edit: or even be sarcastic about it. Just sarcasm, nothing worse, will get your post pulled.)

    Richard