Robert Hyatt comes to mind. He is very biased concerning Vas and Rybka. He is totally oblivious that some recent clones are strongly suspect. How in heck could all of these free programs come out almost at once and so strong. I expect Robert Hyatt will run for moderator. I am total against this.
Btw, the current moderators are doing a good job under very difficult times in my opinion.
Sorry, but I feel I have to throw my two cents worth out there.
I do not feel Dr. Hyatt is in any way shape or form biased. I PMed him about the Rybka and Fruit issue before the Ipp*** issue, and he was very, very polite.
I honestly think that Dr. Hyatt becomes frustrated when people don't look at ALL the facts before jumping to a conclusion.
You say that the recent programs are clones, but do not offer ANY evidence whatsoever. In fact, there is a report that details the similarities and differences between Rybka 3 and IPP***. Go read, and then and only then make an informed decision.
Sure the programs have similarities to Rybka. The closer two programs are in strength, the more similarities they are going to have. I'm willing to bet that Stockfish 1.7.1 is similar to Rybka 3 since they're so close. Does that mean that Stockfish is a clone? Heavens no. It just means that they're both really good chess engines.
If Dr. Hyatt runs for mod, I'm voting for him. He, Steve, and Dann did an awesome job even if it did get hectic the last couple months.
The current mods are doing their best, given the circumstances. I don't blame Jeremy for doing what he did, and I don't blame Graham, either. I think that the beliefs people have run deep, and I know Graham was trying to make CCC a better environment even if I don't agree with everything he did. Ditto for Jeremy and Swami.
Anyway back to my main point. I've asked a few questions in the programming forum and Dr. Hyatt was very considerate in his reply, never rude. And he's NOT oblivious. That I'm certain of.[/quote]