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  1. 10 Aug '09 09:05
    While the success of this site is directly proportionate to the number of subscribers, it also is a given fact that there are those who come here for the love of chess but simply cannot afford to subscribe and the great number of non-subscribers also contribute to this site's success. Question is, why are there no tournaments where non-subscribers can participate?
  2. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirateā„¢
    10 Aug '09 09:46
    Originally posted by kyletoybits
    While the success of this site is directly proportionate to the number of subscribers, it also is a given fact that there are those who come here for the love of chess but simply cannot afford to subscribe and the great number of non-subscribers also contribute to this site's success. Question is, why are there no tournaments where non-subscribers can participate?
    There have been a few trial non-subscriber tournaments in the past. You'd need to ask the Site Administrators to find out why they didn't want to continue them.
  3. 11 Aug '09 01:46
    thanks, but how can we reach the administrators?
  4. Standard member O Artem O
    ParTizan
    11 Aug '09 02:58
    Originally posted by kyletoybits
    thanks, but how can we reach the administrators?
    At the bottom of the page there is a link "Send Feedback" use that.
  5. Standard member patrickrutgers
    Pale Yellow Star!
    11 Aug '09 10:45
    You can search in tournaments for "Starless" to see the past tournaments.

    We also run non-subscriber tournaments in Provisional Club! Club 171 though we sometimes call them pre-subscriber tournaments because so many past participants have gone on to become members.
  6. 11 Aug '09 12:11
    Originally posted by kyletoybits
    While the success of this site is directly proportionate to the number of subscribers, it also is a given fact that there are those who come here for the love of chess but simply cannot afford to subscribe and the great number of non-subscribers also contribute to this site's success. Question is, why are there no tournaments where non-subscribers can participate?
    Simple answer is that tournaments are a subscriber only option.

    There are only so many freebies you can expect.
  7. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    11 Aug '09 14:23
    you can always set up your own tournament.

    It has been done before. It's work for the organiser and sometimes people just drop out. BUt some even finished.
  8. 12 Aug '09 02:03
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Simple answer is that tournaments are a subscriber only option.

    There are only so many freebies you can expect.
    That's the most idiotic response i have ever seen! Obviously, the question is why is it only a subscriber only option, or do we really have to rephrase it in such a way that grade schoolers can understand?
  9. 12 Aug '09 10:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kyletoybits
    That's the most idiotic response i have ever seen! Obviously, the question is why is it only a subscriber only option, or do we really have to rephrase it in such a way that grade schoolers can understand?
    Pony up if you want to enter tournaments.

    Simple.

    You can't expect to have the same benefits as subscribers; in that case, why would anyone bother subscribing????????


    If you really can't afford it, that's life!
  10. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    12 Aug '09 13:58
    Originally posted by kyletoybits
    That's the most idiotic response i have ever seen! Obviously, the question is why is it only a subscriber only option, or do we really have to rephrase it in such a way that grade schoolers can understand?
    You might actually have a good point; however, it seems that you, personally, might not be the best spokesperson for the non-subs seeking this feature gratis.
  11. 12 Aug '09 20:57
    Originally posted by kyletoybits
    That's the most idiotic response i have ever seen! Obviously, the question is why is it only a subscriber only option, or do we really have to rephrase it in such a way that grade schoolers can understand?
    Make up your mind. You have changed the question as you realise your original question was incorrect.

    Originally posted by kyletoybits
    Question is, why are there no tournaments where non-subscribers can
    participate?

    Originally posted by adramforall
    Simple answer is that tournaments are a subscriber only option.

    How was the response idiotic?

    Now you ask why "tournaments are a subscriber only option?" and the simple answer is to keep idiots like yourself from joining.
  12. 15 Aug '09 03:30
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Make up your mind. You have changed the question as you realise your original question was incorrect.

    Originally posted by kyletoybits
    Question is, why are there no tournaments where non-subscribers can
    participate?

    Originally posted by adramforall
    Simple answer is that tournaments are a subscriber only option.

    How was the ...[text shortened]... a subscriber only option?" and the simple answer is to keep idiots like yourself from joining.
    Hehe, how literal is your translation. When i asked "why are there no tournaments where non-subscribers can participate" obviously i wasn't asking about tournaments for subscribers but tournaments that have not been made. In fact, what i was suggesting was to have tournaments where non-subscribers can participate and not to open all tournaments to subscribers and non-subscribers alike. What is difficult to understand there? You dare call me idiot? Remember this; in a land of geniuses, an average person is looked down to as an idiot; in a land of idiots, a genius is looked down to as a fool. Take your pick!
  13. 15 Aug '09 03:39
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Pony up if you want to enter tournaments.

    Simple.

    You can't expect to have the same benefits as subscribers; in that case, why would anyone bother subscribing????????


    If you really can't afford it, that's life!
    to straighten things up, there was nothing in my post where i had asked that all tournaments be made available to subscribers and non-subscribers alike. If you find difficulty understanding my point, then allow me to explain it a little clearer so you may understand. The point i wanted to impart is clearly stated in the thread title, tournament for non-subscriber. Essentially, i don't want to have anything to do with existing tournaments for subscribers as i understand that is not for me. The question i posed is aimed at eliciting responses as to whether it is possible or not that tournaments for non-subscribers can be created. In fact, i was thinking that since subscribers and non-subscribers belong to different planes, it may be possible that tournaments for non-subscribers, if they can be created, will have limited features as compared to existing tournaments open to subscribers. Is that really hard to understand? I ain't asking for equality, in fact, i was only asking a question. I will admit though that to some extent, if what i am suggesting can de done, it will be great favor extended to non-subscribers like me. Peace......
  14. 15 Aug '09 03:41
    Originally posted by coquette
    You might actually have a good point; however, it seems that you, personally, might not be the best spokesperson for the non-subs seeking this feature gratis.
    well then, at least, you see the point and for that, i am already grateful... thanks.
  15. 16 Aug '09 20:30
    Originally posted by kyletoybits
    to straighten things up, there was nothing in my post where i had asked that all tournaments be made available to subscribers and non-subscribers alike.
    Actually, you said: why are there no tournaments where non-subscribers can participate?
    You didn't say you wanted two separate tornament systems.


    I think that idea would be even less likely than allowing you to try the normal tournaments.......

    ...but good luck with that.