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by towforce
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6333

Re: Unfair Poll

Bit of a sour loser, methinks? That I +try+ to be funny must be a success, or here wouldn't be a ROTFL. :lol: Peter was slightly petulant there, but he made a couple of good points. I'm not sure whether you've thought about this, but if you win a CTF moderation election on your ethnic cleansing pla...
by towforce
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6333

Re: Unfair Poll

Nobody seems to want this marriage between CCC and CTF. The CTF members are just a bit schizofrenic about it. It's the same people! If it's a marriage, then it's this marriage - link . It just needs moderators to clean it up. There are moderators who are willing to clean it up ready and waiting to ...
by towforce
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6333

Re: Unfair Poll

...Not as a self-sustaining community of non-chess lovers that would just enjoy free hosting. OK then, find me a single member, just one, of CTF who doesn't love chess and computer chess. Speaking for myself, I am a chess enthusiast, I visited the 1997 computer chess championship in Paris as a spec...
by towforce
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6333

Re: Unfair Poll

1. This is not a "poll", it's a survey. 2. There's only three boxes, with limited possible responses. Quite a few people have either posited a different response to the three given, and several have answered textually, rather than just a click box tick. Several have answered not-close and so on. 3....
by towforce
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6333

Re: Unfair Poll

As I have pointed out over and over, "strictly following the charter" does not let moderators proactively remove controversial material. There is no provision anywhere for removing a post because, for example, it cites scientific studies showing average IQ differences among races. But there are fai...
by towforce
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6333

Re: Unfair Poll

Having to move large crowds is of course bad, but it is better than a perpetual civil war. You won't be moving the specific complainers you mentioned (charter/foundation principles etc) out of CCC: they'll still be there - and in future, that's where those complaints will be made. Of course peacefu...
by towforce
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6333

Re: Unfair Poll

Why is it so all-important for the CTF dwellers to force their presence on a chess community that clearly has no interest in them? Good question, actually! A lot of big, historical problems could have been avoided with this simple solution. Instead of hanging around where they weren't wanted, why d...
by towforce
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6333

Re: Unfair Poll

Why is it so all-important for the CTF dwellers to force their presence on a chess community that clearly has no interest in them? Good question, actually! A lot of big, historical problems could have been avoided with this simple solution. Instead of hanging around where they weren't wanted, why d...
by towforce
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: NNUE incredibly poor endgame performance
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: NNUE incredibly poor endgame performance

In an ideal world, a position which is closer to checkmate would get a higher valuation. However, a chess engine doesn't know any mating principles (if you don't program them in somehow). It doesn't know what 'closer to mate' is; to be able to know that it is mate, it has to find it from the starti...
by towforce
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: NNUE incredibly poor endgame performance
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: NNUE incredibly poor endgame performance

RubiChess wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:23 am
Simple mating is a search task. I wouldn't blame the evaluation not finding a mate.

In an ideal world, a position which is closer to checkmate would get a higher valuation.