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  1. Standard member vivify
    rain
    17 Oct '12 00:44
    In light of some of the negativity on this forum, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to get to know you all, in a lighter, more personal thread.

    Why did you first start playing at RHP? And why did you decide t stick around?

    For me, it started after a supervisor saw me playing chess against a computer at work. He's a real cool and respectable guy, but definetely was a stickler for rules. So imagine my surprise, when instead of a reprimand, he started talking about his love of chess, and other supervisors who played.

    He then told me about this site, and said he'd be waiting for me to challenge him. It was fun playing, because I discovered something about my supervisor: as much as he stuck to all the rules at work, he broke one: using work computers to play games. It was kind of fun checking RHP, and seeing he had just moved a minute ago. It was our little secret.

    I stopped playing for a while, but decided to come back after my son was born last month. It gave me something to do during the late night hours while feeding/changing him, or rocking him to sleep in my arms. I now have a desire to take chess seriously, and try to get good at it.

    So...how about you?
  2. 17 Oct '12 01:14
    I'm here because I'm here.

    Hmmmmm........

    "...........but decided to come back after my son was born last month. It gave me
    something to do during the late night hours while feeding/changing him, or rocking
    him to sleep in my arms."

    There is only one person who can feed a one month old baby.
    That is the baby's mother.

    No wonder you and The Duchess argue so much.
    You're a woman. Who else but two woman would keep arguing over nothing. 🙂
  3. 17 Oct '12 01:41
    I've been here for 5+ years because I like playing chess and don't have many chances to play otb. A game is available 27/7 here and there is usually someone to talk with in one of the forums.
  4. 17 Oct '12 02:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I'm here because I'm here.

    Hmmmmm........

    "...........but decided to come back after my son was born last month. It gave me
    something to do during the late night hours while feeding/changing him, or rocking
    him to sleep in my arms."

    There is only one person who can feed a one month old baby.
    That is the baby's mother.

    No wonder you and ...[text shortened]... rgue so much.
    You're a woman. Who else but two woman would keep arguing over nothing. 🙂
    Greenpawn34, you have brought up the issue (about which you seem ignorant,
    I have to say) of the recent disputes between Vivify and me. If you had not,
    though *I know* in jest, conjectured what had happened, I would not respond.
    (Evidently, writers in another forum have concluded that Vivify's a male writer.)

    In fact, it was not until very recently (15 October 2012) that I exchanged any
    posts with Vivify (thread "Women and Romney/Ryan" in forum "Debates).
    Until then, I had no opinion whatsoever of Vivify. Vivify already was in
    protracted disputes with Finnegan and Kevcvs57, of which I had no part.

    Vivify claimed (page 6, post 8) that Finnegan (page 6, post 7) had severely
    misinterpreted or misrepresented what Vivify had written (page 5, post 7).
    Vivify also implied that only Finnegan made such an absurd misinterpretation.

    I am qualified to write an exegesis of an English text, so I decided to answer
    one question for myself: Did Finnegan make a reasonable interpretation of
    Vivify's post (page 5, post 7)? I concluded that Finnegan's interpretation was
    reasonable. In addition, Kevcvs57 also seems to have made about the same
    interpretation of Vivify's post that Finnegan and I made. It seemed clear to me
    that Vivify has persistent serious difficulties in comprehending written English.
    Contrary to what he might assume, I did not then comment otherwise on the
    merits of Vivify's disputes with Finnegan and Kevcvs57.

    Vivify has responded with apparently deep resentment, persistent disingenuous
    distortions of the facts, and diverting personal attacks. All that he had to do in
    the first place was to admit that he's wrong, but he seems incapable of doing it,
    except belatedly on a minor point of fact (which also showed more evidence of
    his poor reading comprehension) in that thread. In my question (below), 'error'
    refers to admitting any error beyond that minor point of fact in that thread.

    "Why does Vivify seem so insecure that he cannot admit to making an error?"
    --Duchess64 (15 October 2012, in 'Women and Romney/Ryan'😉

    "Because 'error' is a polite way to describe lies."
    --Finnegan (16 October 2012, writing to Duchess64 about Vivify)

    I have put Vivify into my ignore list, and I am ready to let him keep arguing
    with Finnegan and/or Kevcvs57 about their original disputes in that thread.
  5. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    17 Oct '12 02:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Greenpawn34, you have brought up the issue (about which you seem ignorant,
    I have to say) of the recent disputes between Vivify and me. If you had not,
    though *I know* in jest, conjectured what had happened, I would not respond.
    (Evidently, writers in another forum have concluded that Vivify's a male writer.)

    In fact, it was not until very recently
    with Finnegan and/or Kevcvs57 about their original disputes in that thread.
    If my post is unwanted or unwarranted I apologize in advance.
    I for one think you two might settle this like a lady and gentleman in a game with chat.
    I often wished I had attempted to settle some of my disputes thusly.
    I tend to play better when I have a personal vendetta. 😠 😛

    Edit: I see from other posts you are both women. (I love women's chess and actively support the French and Irish women's teams)
    Sorry for my sexist assumption that Vivvy was male. 🙁

    Cat fight chess, now that would be awesome!! 😛 🙂 😀
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    17 Oct '12 02:20
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    I am qualified to write an exegesis of an English text...
    Unfortunately, no one is qualified to read it, because they'd die of old age before they reached the end.
  7. 17 Oct '12 02:22
    I just knew I would have to put on my tin hat after that post.

    Duchess it was a clear joke.

    I know V is a bloke, I've done my fair share of feeding from a bottle
    at 2 and 3am. I did not play chess (no net then) , I usually brought the
    baby back to bed with the bottle and passed him or her over to Mrs GP.
  8. 17 Oct '12 02:27 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    If my post is unwanted or unwarranted I apologize in advance.
    I for one think you two might settle this like a lady and gentleman in a game with chat.
    I often wished I had attempted to settle some of my disputes thusly.
    I tend to play better when I have a personal vendetta. 😠 😛

    Edit: I see from other posts you are both women. (I love women's che st assumption that Vivvy was male. 🙁

    Cat fight chess, now that would be awesome!! 😛 🙂 😀
    "Edit: I see from other posts you (Duchess64 and Vivify) are both women."
    --ChessPraxis

    "I know V (Vivify) is a bloke."
    --Greenpawn34

    Greenpawn34's joke apparently has misled at least one reader.

    As a non-subscriber at RHP now, I play only 'friendly' games, and that excludes
    playing with anyone (including Vivify) who has acted in an extremely unfriendly
    way toward me. Some other people may feel free to avoid playing with me too.
    I am not worried that I shall run out of competitive opponents here.
  9. 17 Oct '12 02:34
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I just knew I would have to put on my tin hat after that post.

    Duchess it was a clear joke.

    I know V is a bloke, I've done my fair share of feeding from a bottle
    at 2 and 3am. I did not play chess (no net then) , I usually brought the
    baby back to bed with the bottle and passed him or her over to Mrs GP.
    "Duchess it was a clear joke."
    --Greenpawn34

    I already understood that. Earlier I wrote of your post,
    "...though *I know* (emphasis in the original text) in jest..."

    Unfortunately, ChessPraxis apparently assumed that you were serious
    when you jokingly referred to Vivify as a woman, and he took it literally.
  10. 17 Oct '12 02:44
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Unfortunately, no one is qualified to read it, because they'd die of old age before they reached the end.
    I assume that someone read what I wrote before approving it for publication.
  11. Standard member vivify
    rain
    17 Oct '12 02:56 / 5 edits
    EDIT: Never mind. I didn't read all the comments before replying to GP, with what was friendly banter. This thread is ruined.

    Incredible. Duchess is just intent on arguing and spreading negativity everywhere she can, even on the most harmless of threads.
  12. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    17 Oct '12 03:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    "Edit: I see from other posts you (Duchess64 and Vivify) are both women."
    --ChessPraxis

    "I know V (Vivify) is a bloke."
    --Greenpawn34

    Greenpawn34's joke apparently has misled at least one reader.

    As a non-subscriber at RHP now, I play only 'friendly' games, and that excludes
    playing with anyone (including Vivify) who has acted in an extremely ...[text shortened]... laying with me too.
    I am not worried that I shall run out of competitive opponents here.
    Hey look at my quote in your post, It appears I also love women's chest. 😕
    The system made a joke. 🙂
  13. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    17 Oct '12 04:26
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    I assume that someone read what I wrote before approving it for publication.
    Whatever you're paying them, raise it! 😛
  14. 17 Oct '12 16:14
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    Greenpawn34, you have brought up the issue (about which you seem ignorant,
    I have to say) of the recent disputes between Vivify and me. If you had not,
    though *I know* in jest, conjectured what had happened, I would not respond.
    (Evidently, writers in another forum have concluded that Vivify's a male writer.)

    In fact, it was not until very recently ...[text shortened]...
    with Finnegan and/or Kevcvs57 about their original disputes in that thread.
    "exegesis"

    Do you really think most people know what this means? Can't you just write "critical explanation?"
  15. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    17 Oct '12 16:24
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    "exegesis"

    Do you really think most people know what this means? Can't you just write "critical explanation?"
    Those who do not know what this term means should recognize that they probably should remain outside the conversation. Not everyone has equal competence for every topic. Often it is better to remain silent and let others suspect your ignorance, than to speak out and draw attention to incompetence.

    The phrase "critical explanation" is imprecise and only captures a portion of the spirit of exegesis. The term exegesis, on the other hand, is precise and specific. It is the correct term.