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by Peter Skinner
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Touchy issue, but we have to talk about it...
Replies: 54
Views: 9175

Re: Touchy issue, but we have to talk about it...

No, the only problem is that we're stuck in the past with no way to update the software, and we can't carry on much longer this way. So it's definitely time to move on and seize Peter or Joshua's offer. And now that I think of it, the sponsoring could go on as well : Peter or Joshua would certainly...
by Peter Skinner
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Touchy issue, but we have to talk about it...
Replies: 54
Views: 9175

Re: Touchy issue, but we have to talk about it...

Sean Evans wrote:
NO YOU WON'T! It is the communities decision, not your decision!
It absolutely is. I made an offer and if the community so chooses to take me up on it, I will be glad to honour my offer.

Peter
by Peter Skinner
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCT 16 - Participants
Replies: 32
Views: 7979

Re: CCT 16 - Participants

The following have entered CCT 16:

Arasan by Jon Dart
Rookie by Marcel van Kervinck
Fruit by Ryan Benitez

http://www.cctchess.com

Peter Skinner
by Peter Skinner
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Touchy issue, but we have to talk about it...
Replies: 54
Views: 9175

Re: Touchy issue, but we have to talk about it...

Maybe it's time to move Talkchess to a place we (Talkchess' users) can control ? I've been told the database would be around 500 GB, which is a lot to host and to move... We have been here before. I can believe a monthly data traffic of 500Gb but not the database itself. The old CCC archives of 199...
by Peter Skinner
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Touchy issue, but we have to talk about it...
Replies: 54
Views: 9175

Re: Touchy issue, but we have to talk about it...

I'm not sure I understand why the process is made to sound so complex/expensive. Hosting providers have unlimited bandwidth/ Unlimited storage plans for about $10 per month. Intro rates for signing up for 3 years are as low as $4 per month. So even if just a few motivated people (who want high tech...
by Peter Skinner
Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Touchy issue, but we have to talk about it...
Replies: 54
Views: 9175

Re: Touchy issue, but we have to talk about it...

The update is not blocked by the minority. When we asked for the update, after the poll, we were told that our sponsor would probably not bother. The only thing we managed to get was to get Sam add the pgn viewer plugin (he did what he could with the current software, and did it well). That's not m...
by Peter Skinner
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Touchy issue, but we have to talk about it...
Replies: 54
Views: 9175

Touchy issue, but we have to talk about it...

Hello everyone, Over the past few months I've noticed that I come to these forums less and less for one simple reason: Lack of TapaTalk integration. As my life gets more and more hectic with my children's activities, I find I browse my favorite forums via my mobile devices more often than I do from ...
by Peter Skinner
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCT 16 - Participants
Replies: 32
Views: 7979

Re: CCT 16 - Participants

I did equip mamer on my ICS with a 'pause' function, so it should be possible to arrange this if the mamer opperator intervenes in every round to pause mamer, and resume it only when everyone is ready. I could of course try to add a mamer parameter to make it pause for a certain time automatically,...
by Peter Skinner
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCT 16 - Participants
Replies: 32
Views: 7979

Re: CCT 16 - Participants

I do not know whether this is possible, but I suggest to have 2 minutes between rounds (even if everybody finished). That allows even the last engines to finish to log off if some changes are needed. There were problems in the past when someone needed to log off to activate/deactivate book or some ...
by Peter Skinner
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCT 16 - Participants
Replies: 32
Views: 7979

Re: CCT 16 - Participants

This is the yearly CCT tournament that has always been for original authors, so I don't see the issue. Peter Can you elaborate on the requirement set in 8(ii) and 8(iii)? Are they applicable if 8(i) is already met? No. If 8.1 is met, 8.2 and 8.3 are not needed. I've made some notes to reflect this....