For the time being, I have moved the thread "the secret of chess 2" to the moderation archive. There was so much unrestrained name calling going on in there that it was not fit to see the light of day.
Just to be clear: it is not OK to address fellow posters as "you moron", or "imbecile".
It is also not OK to accuse others of things posted elsewhere under names that happen to be somewhat similar to those of TalkChess members. It is usually possible to register yourself on websites with any name you want, and names are not very unique. If members here take credit for things posted elsewhere, fine, but if they do not, assuming that they are responsible without evidence should be considered a personal attack in itself. And when they deny having anything to do with it, that should certainly put an end to it immediately.
Now Lyudmil will no doubt continue complaining that 'trolls', who should have been banned, have destroyed his thread, containing what he considers as a legetimate effort to market his book, the income of which he needs to prevent starvation. But most of the trouble is actually caused by Lyudmil himself. If you accuse TalkChess members that were not even in the thread of trolling and posting fake reviews elsewhere, you should not be surprised if they appear to show you the error of your ways in friendly or (unfortunately) less friendly terms.
There also seems to be a problem with the content of Lyudmil's book, the sales of which he does try to boost here against regulations. Many people seem to have legitimate concerns on whether games ascribed to certain engines in the book, could indeed have been played by those engines. Such concerns can be easily addressed by providing more accurate information on the conditions under which these moves were played, and showing some engine output produced under those conditions. Lyudmil, however, invariably chooses to counter such criticism by accusing his critics of being incompetent, ignorant, etc. This is not a good way to inspire confidence in the content of the book, and a very good way to induce the idea that the book is a fraud. Again, it shouldn't come as a surprise that someone will then actually mention this.
Note that to report a posting, it is not enough (and actually quite pointless) to reply to it with a posting that says "I report this". We have a report button for this ('!'), the use of which would prompt you for a reason, and then would see to it that the moderators get warned by e-mail. If you just complain in a posting, no one gets warned, and the chances that any moderator would see it are very slim. It would be very wrong to assume moderators are so interested in your stuff that they eagerly read every posting; most threads they would never open at all.
If people pay more attention to these guidelines, I am sure we could have a cicilized discussion on "the secret of chess".
This is an April Fool's joke, right?
Don't get me angry and just put the thread back.
I am too busy to exchange mails or PMs with you.
I don't know even what a mod's archive is.
Where is it visible?
The point of a thread is to be visible.
So that information is exchanged.
Why DID NOT you stop name-calling?
I did not call names anyone, for sure.
I suggested you delete the first time someone used a bad word for me, why did not you do so?
Again, don't get me angry and just bring it back.
If you don't immediately, you take the side of Brendan, Ulisses and other trolls.
I was right - there is no much distinction between you and Brendan.
And yes, this team MUST GO.
It is ONLY YOU who run the forum, I tried to contact Hyatt, and he is always unavailable, while Harvey is only good at locking.
Harvey, why did you lock the thread again?
PS. I suppose you will NOT ALLOW Houdini, Komodo and others post here, BECAUSE, note this very well, the moment they post here, I WILL START calling different people NAMES on the thread, no matter how much I like Mark and Larry.
And will continue, until you lock the thread.
But then maybe you will consider banning me?
Why did not you ban now Ulisses and Brendan, the main scandal-mongers?