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  1. 04 Aug '06 22:01
    RHP's hospitality is being abused by new users. Yesterday some dude with a provisional rating started spamming the forums. He even started a thread to "apologise" for spamming. Today someone with 0 games in RHP starts off this thread
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=48988

    Perhaps it would be best to have a rule where you cannot post in the forum until you have completed 20 games.
  2. Standard member Freddie2008
    9 Edits
    04 Aug '06 22:20
    Originally posted by z00t
    RHP's hospitality is being abused by new users. Yesterday some dude with a provisional rating started spamming the forums. He even started a thread to "apologise" for spamming. Today someone with 0 games in RHP starts off this thread
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=48988

    Perhaps it would be best to have a rule where you cannot post in the forum until you have completed 20 games.
    ThudanBlunder is an old player who was very active in the chess forums (and others) around a year ago.
  3. 05 Aug '06 00:31
    Originally posted by z00t
    Today someone with 0 games in RHP starts off this thread
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=48988
    Can't see anything there to object to?
  4. 06 Aug '06 12:57
    Originally posted by z00t
    RHP's hospitality is being abused by new users. Perhaps it would be best to have a rule where you cannot post in the forum until you have completed 20 games.
    I know what you mean but when I first started I found the Help forum very.... well, helpful.
  5. Standard member c99ux
    'Sir' to you
    06 Aug '06 13:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by z00t
    RHP's hospitality is being abused by new users. Yesterday some dude with a provisional rating started spamming the forums. He even started a thread to "apologise" for spamming. Today someone with 0 games in RHP starts off this thread
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=48988

    Perhaps it would be best to have a rule where you cannot post in the forum until you have completed 20 games.
    Or even better, they shouldn't be able to start threads or post in the general forum until they've got at least 25 recs...

    Or how about a moves/rec = max posts ratio?

    EDIT: Except Bowmann, of course...
  6. 06 Aug '06 18:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by c99ux
    Or even better, they shouldn't be able to start threads or post in the general forum until they've got at least 25 recs...

    Never mind childish recs. Do you realize that the initiator of this thread is a freeloader (non-subscriber)?

    Perhaps it would be best to have a rule where you cannot post in the forum until you have completed 20 games and paid for them by subscribing.
  7. 06 Aug '06 19:32
    Originally posted by z00t
    Perhaps it would be best to have a rule where you cannot post in the forum until you have completed 20 games.
    A much more sensible suggestion would be to have a rule whereby you cannot post in the forum or play chess if you have completed 20 games and not yet subscribed.
  8. 07 Aug '06 03:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ThudanBlunder
    A much more sensible suggestion would be to have a rule whereby you cannot post in the forum or play chess if you have completed 20 games and not yet subscribed.
    That would rule you out then wouldn't it?



    Also;
    At least he's actually played some chess here - unlike some.
  9. 07 Aug '06 11:41 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    That would rule you out then wouldn't it?
    Also;
    At least he's actually played some chess here - unlike some.
    Not until I have played 20 games. Actually, I played 1 game last year with a different account (before relocating and losing my old email address). That experience did not make me hanker after more. As I haven't subscribed I don't see why I should play for free. Who is worse: a non-subscriber who plays for free or a non-subscriber who doesn't? I go to my local chess club once a week and that's enough for me. Anyway, why the fixation on playing? That is only one part of this site. I don't see anybody saying if you play for free you must post in the forums (which is a much more sensible idea).
  10. 07 Aug '06 13:22
    There is nothing wrong with folk like me who play AND post in the forums. I click on the adverts and that gives RHP valuable income. Since the collapse of my ISP, I'm looking for a new one and the adverts displayed are helpful.

    The reason for me not subscribing is that RHP is purely used to sharpen my other chess activities ie online blitz and OTB play. So until RHP can satisfy all of my chess needs I would not need to make commitments elsewhere.

    It is however out of order for a forum only user of RHP who wants to spread his brand of confusionism here. It raises the possibility of a user either having multiple accounts ie some are for playing and some for spamming the forums.
  11. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    07 Aug '06 13:35
    Originally posted by z00t
    There is nothing wrong with folk like me who [b]play AND post in the forums. I click on the adverts and that gives RHP valuable income. Since the collapse of my ISP, I'm looking for a new one and the adverts displayed are helpful.

    The reason for me not subscribing is that RHP is purely used to sharpen my other chess activities ie online blitz and ...[text shortened]... r either having multiple accounts ie some are for playing and some for spamming the forums[/b].[/b]
    What are you still doing here? You've in the past said that 'correspondence isn't proper chess'.
  12. 07 Aug '06 13:38 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by z00t
    It raises the possibility of a user either having multiple accounts ie some are for playing and some for spamming the forums.[/b]
    These ideas you have that I am spamming the forums and playing with multiple accounts reverberate only within your own cranial echo-chamber. And that of Caro Kan, a proven spammer, engine user, and multiple account holder himself.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=46735
  13. 07 Aug '06 13:42
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    What are you still doing here? You've in the past said that 'correspondence isn't proper chess'.
    Yup one more reason for me not to subscribe. If you read an article on Chessbase not long ago it showed how people :-

    - play in OTB chess (slow as well as blitz)
    - play against their computers and fiddle settings or press pause
    - play online blitz
    - play correspondence chess

    While correspondence chess is "on the menu", it is a low priority for reasons which I've expressed in the past. A true correspondence chess is seriouly weak in OTB chess particulary if they use databases/opening books/analysis boards (allowed on this site) and engines(disallowed here but allowed by the ICC).
  14. 07 Aug '06 13:48
    Originally posted by ThudanBlunder
    These ideas you have that I am spamming the forums and playing with multiple accounts reverberate only within your own cranial echo-chamber. And that of Caro Kan, a proven spammer, engine-user, and multiple account holder himself.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=46735
    I have not directly accused anyone of engine or multiple account use which are forbiden on RHP. I have however said that the "possibility is raised" ...mark my words. The prospect of playing 100 or more games simultaneously as a subscriber also raises the possibilty of compromising the RHP rules as in some high profile cases.

    You may not know that cheating accusations are not allowed on RHP.
  15. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    07 Aug '06 13:53
    Originally posted by z00t
    Yup one more reason for me not to subscribe. If you read an article on Chessbase not long ago it showed how people :-

    - play in OTB chess (slow as well as blitz)
    - play against their computers and fiddle settings or press pause
    - play online blitz
    - play correspondence chess

    While correspondence chess is "on the menu", it is a low priority for reasons ...[text shortened]... s/analysis boards (allowed on this site) and engines(disallowed here but allowed by the ICC).
    And yet you never explained why OTB chess is the standard against which other types are measured.