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    21 Sep '12 16:25
    For anyone called "Ronald".

    I think this would improve the quality of the forums enormously and cut down the number of cheats by a significant amount as well.
  2. Devonshire
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    23 Sep '12 14:43
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    For anyone called "Ronald".

    I think this would improve the quality of the forums enormously and cut down the number of cheats by a significant amount as well.
    I can't think who you are referring to but I wholeheartedly agree.
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    25 Sep '12 13:13
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    For anyone called "Ronald".

    I think this would improve the quality of the forums enormously and cut down the number of cheats by a significant amount as well.
    How about automatic bans for any coward who makes accusations of cheating without being specific or providing evidence?

    Richard
  4. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    25 Sep '12 13:56
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    How about automatic bans for any coward who makes accusations of cheating without being specific or providing evidence?

    Richard
    I say, either enforce both rules [no cheating and no public cheating accusations] or neither.
  5. e4
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    25 Sep '12 16:25
    The no cheating rule is already in force.
    Unfortunatley dropping hints and going public seems the only way to highlight it.
  6. SubscriberProper Knob
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    26 Sep '12 08:47
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    How about automatic bans for any coward who makes accusations of cheating without being specific or providing evidence?

    Richard
    What are you talking about? There's a whole thread in the chess forum (somewhere) which has data galore concerning 'Ronald' and his chess prowess?!
  7. SubscriberPonderable
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    26 Sep '12 11:37
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    For anyone called "Ronald".

    I think this would improve the quality of the forums enormously and cut down the number of cheats by a significant amount as well.
    Just to make a point:

    I throwwothclocks (Ronald) is not a cheat and shouldn't be banned.

    His posting in forums seems to be negligeable also.

    And of course I have an idea about the person you are aiming at, but this is not a good way to do it.
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    Alas, it's the only way.

    The first thing which struck me when Ronald Stagg started posting and it became clear that his real playing ability was light years behind the way he performs in games on this site was that his first name was the same as the notorious Weyerfritz. The latter stayed on the site for years after it was clear to everyone that he was a cheat. Mr Stagg is more noticeable because of his activity on the forums, so hopefully he'll be booted a little sooner.
  9. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    27 Sep '12 14:52
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Alas, it's the only way.

    The first thing which struck me when Ronald Stagg started posting and it became clear that his real playing ability was light years behind the way he performs in games on this site was that his first name was the same as the notorious Weyerfritz. The latter stayed on the site for years after it was clear to everyone that he was a ...[text shortened]... oticeable because of his activity on the forums, so hopefully he'll be booted a little sooner.
    The admins don't care evidently, and that's a shame.
  10. Standard memberavalanchethecat
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    27 Sep '12 20:32
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    For anyone called "Ronald".

    I think this would improve the quality of the forums enormously and cut down the number of cheats by a significant amount as well.
    I don't think I've ever seen a post with more thumbs-up.
  11. Zugzwang
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    27 Sep '12 21:52
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Alas, it's the only way.

    The first thing which struck me when Ronald Stagg started posting and it became clear that his real playing ability was light years behind the way he performs in games on this site was that his first name was the same as the notorious Weyerfritz. The latter stayed on the site for years after it was clear to everyone that he was a ...[text shortened]... oticeable because of his activity on the forums, so hopefully he'll be booted a little sooner.
    It seems to me that only thing that we could do now about a player who's widely
    regarded as a cheater as well as an abusive troll is to avoid playing with him if
    at all possible. In that case, this player could find opponents here only by entering
    tournaments where he would be assigned opponents. What would happen if all
    these players still refused to play with him, perhaps thus allowing him to claim
    the RHP championship with a perfect score (entirely made of wins by forfeit)?
    Would that result make enough noise that the powers-that-be at RHP would have
    to take notice and do something to address it?

    But I have to doubt that such a universal boycott would succeed now. Evidently,
    there are some players who don't believe that he's cheating or who don't care
    about it. Perhaps there are even some players who secretly admire him for
    cheating 'successfully'.
  12. Standard memberRevRSleeker
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    27 Sep '12 23:22
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    It seems to me that only thing that we could do now about a player who's
    widely
    regarded
    as a cheater
    as well as an abusive troll is to avoid playing with him if
    at all possible. In that case, this player could find opponents here only by entering
    tournaments where he would be assigned opponents. What would happen if all
    these players still refus ...[text shortened]... Perhaps there are even some players who secretly admire him for
    cheating 'successfully'.
    'Widely regarded' eh...

    Have a look at any 'slow to fill' tourney...there is 'usually' a reason other than mere time frame. Also, another scenario, a tourney is 'filling up nicely \ steadily' and then a certain player enters...over the next few hours you'll find the 'field' dwindling at an alarming rate...naturally it makes you wonder why 😉
  13. SubscriberProper Knob
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    27 Sep '12 23:39
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Alas, it's the only way.

    The first thing which struck me when Ronald Stagg started posting and it became clear that his real playing ability was light years behind the way he performs in games on this site was that his first name was the same as the notorious Weyerfritz. The latter stayed on the site for years after it was clear to everyone that he was a ...[text shortened]... oticeable because of his activity on the forums, so hopefully he'll be booted a little sooner.
    I see Ron Stagg has just beaten kingshill. I might have to run that one though the box tomorrow. 🙂
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    28 Sep '12 11:11
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    I see Ron Stagg has just beaten kingshill. I might have to run that one though the box tomorrow. 🙂
    Not much point really, we all know what the results will be. I believe kingshill's real life grade is lower than that of the now banned seadevil. Both perfectly good club-level players, but a level or two below the like of David Tebb and Northern Lad. Stagg seems to be a below average club player from what I've seen of his OTB games and the comments he makes in the chess forum.

    There seems to be a campaign of giving all of Stagg's posts the thumbs down, even the perfectly innocuous ones. This seems like an excellent idea to me, it would be the online equivalent of symbolically turning our backs to him!
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    28 Sep '12 13:21
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    And of course I have an idea about the person you are aiming at, but this is not a good way to do it.
    Exactly.

    And it's souring up the forums.

    Richard
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