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https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:19 am
by stavros
is this website down? has anyone access?

Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:00 am
by Graham Banks
From Marco:

Perhaps we have lost the Forum forever
I can in no way restore it
I made a thousand different attempts

Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:38 am
by jpqy
It's back working.

Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:13 pm
by mclane
What is this forum all about ?

Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:28 pm
by Paloma
Chess

Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:04 pm
by stavros
jpqy wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:38 am
It's back working.
no its down

Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:30 pm
by Ovyron
mclane wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:13 pm
What is this forum all about ?
It's the official forum of the Stockfish's branch "Sugar." People use it to discuss computer chess, share engines, chess GUIs, books, databases and games.

Moderation is known to have disrespect for their users, implementing a "Thanks" system of points that people are forced to follow to be able to see some links, and delete their posts for arbitrary reasons.

Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:22 pm
by Ozymandias
Ovyron wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:30 pm
delete their posts for arbitrary reasons
Users too.

Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:12 pm
by Scacchista1977
Ovyron wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:30 pm

Moderation is known to have disrespect for their users, implementing a "Thanks" system of points that people are forced to follow to be able to see some links, and delete their posts for arbitrary reasons.
I'm sorry to contradict you, but MZ forum is a very interesting site with very good action by moderators.

Re: https://mzchessforum.altervista.org

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:34 am
by kramnik
I agree that the moderation sucked but there was alot of interesting material that was continuously updated. It was a source of quality games for me for years. Lately I've decided to join the forum again after the owner apologies but I engaged a fight with a provocatory bookmaker and a tester and I was banned because they pissed me off and I started to reply aggressively...

In other words there was plenty of good material on a hand and frustrated persons on the other. For these reasons I can't be happy nor sad for its closure. Anyway I've seen the headers output php error when it was showing, it was regarding the members database... I suspect the site was hacked by someone who was mistreated by the admins.

BTW the fact to not have a site backup is just ridiculous.

"as you sow, so shall you reap"