Goodbye Talkchess

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Re: Goodbye Talkchess

Post by Albert Silver » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:09 am

zamar wrote:I hate cloning and have been personally convinced so far that Ippolit is a clone of Rybka, but as a writer of open source program and supporter of the right to free speech
No offense, but I think your arguments are odd. The announcement I read asked to be less lenient about posting announcements in the General Topics subforum, essentially promoting the clones, and to move them to the CEO.

If you think they are clones of Rybka, and thus that a professional colleague's work is being distributed via these forums, how do you reconcile allowing them? If you had stated you were not convinced they were clones, I might have understood, but instead you are professing that his work should be stolen and disseminated here in the name of free speech??
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Re: Goodbye Talkchess

Post by Zach Wegner » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:16 am

Albert Silver wrote:
zamar wrote:I hate cloning and have been personally convinced so far that Ippolit is a clone of Rybka, but as a writer of open source program and supporter of the right to free speech
No offense, but I think your arguments are odd. The announcement I read asked to be less lenient about posting announcements in the General Topics subforum, essentially promoting the clones, and to move them to the CEO.

If you think they are clones of Rybka, and thus that a professional colleague's work is being distributed via these forums, how do you reconcile allowing them? If you had stated you were not convinced they were clones, I might have understood, but instead you are professing that his work should be stolen and disseminated here in the name of free speech??
Reread this part:
The moderation team was informed yesterday by the site administrator, Sam Hull, that the site owners, Your Move Chess & Games/ICD, want the moderation team to aggressively remove links and any posts which could be seen as "encouragement to acquire software of questionable legitimacy". "Software of questionable legitimacy" obviously refers to the engines derived from the source code known as I--- (I censor myself here to avoid being banned to the CEO forum by Graham), and the request was justified by the various commercial partnerships which YMC&G/ICD maintains.
This is obviously against the charter.

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Re: Goodbye Talkchess

Post by tjfroh » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:18 am

Mr. Bernstein,

ICD/YourMove owns Talkchess.com and controls the content therein. The only reason that I can post crap is that the owners of this site/company have known me for a long time. They know me to be a benign fellow with no malicious intent.

The owners of Talkchess are in the entertainment business. The main reason for these blog sites is to encourage heated debates about computer chess and the larger world. If they determine that a post might affect sales then they are free to remove it. What else would you expect from legitimate sales people?

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Re: Goodbye Talkchess

Post by alpha123 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:20 am

This was needed a loooong time ago.... :roll:

Ooh, and it uses phpBB3.

Anyway, I signed up as 'Peter C' there too.

I think I'll still hang around Talkchess for a bit to see the end. This could get epic. I guess. :P

Congrats on your decision Jeremy,
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Re: Goodbye Talkchess

Post by Father » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:22 am

Jun2 9, 2010

Good evening Thomas Mayer (Thomas Mayer).


How are you Sir?!! ?

What a good days were these when the beautiful “Comp Quark” used to be in main room from playchess.com. I can remember the hundreds of games the machine won to me.

If God get me the chance and you the opportunities, what a nice being to play against comp quark in main room.

The Main room with some chess engines into it, and then, many persons playing for free against commercial and not commercial engines was a very good experience...

Because of I have been very concentrated in man versus machines; I have not understood the meaning of this post. Today I put in the morning a game in played against Houdini, my first game, my first victory. Even tough the Houdini did not have any time, and the watch appear TIEMPO in my favor a victories on time, the machine to continue playing without time and with out acceptation of it’s loose, since the move 165 until the last move 195 more or less, when the machine claimed a draw by repetition. I claimed that THIS IS A CHESS COMPUTER TIME CHEATER, but the post was eraser and my game … I don’t understood the reason, the same that all these posts, just I played on a desk the game, and could discover that Houdini is a cheater. I won the game… now some hours after were removed my post I don’t understand yet why it was removed…

Not hate is a VIP attitude on life. Times fly, and feel hate each other is one of the biggest waste of time ever been ... What a stupid arrogance are on Earth. I would like hear in this forum, just feels everybody love themselves, help ourselves, and never never hate each other.

Best regards,

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Re: Goodbye Talkchess

Post by Arturo Ochoa » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:26 am

Father wrote:Jun2 9, 2010

Good evening Thomas Mayer (Thomas Mayer).


How are you Sir?!! ?

What a good days were these when the beautiful “Comp Quark” used to be in main room from playchess.com. I can remember the hundreds of games the machine won to me.

If God get me the chance and you the opportunities, what a nice being to play against comp quark in main room.

The Main room with some chess engines into it, and then, many persons playing for free against commercial and not commercial engines was a very good experience...

Because of I have been very concentrated in man versus machines; I have not understood the meaning of this post. Today I put in the morning a game in played against Houdini, my first game, my first victory. Even tough the Houdini did not have any time, and the watch appear TIEMPO in my favor a victories on time, the machine to continue playing without time and with out acceptation of it’s loose, since the move 165 until the last move 195 more or less, when the machine claimed a draw by repetition. I claimed that THIS IS A CHESS COMPUTER TIME CHEATER, but the post was eraser and my game … I don’t understood the reason, the same that all these posts, just I played on a desk the game, and could discover that Houdini is a cheater. I won the game… now some hours after were removed my post I don’t understand yet why it was removed…

Not hate is a VIP attitude on life. Times fly, and feel hate each other is one of the biggest waste of time ever been ... What a stupid arrogance are on Earth. I would like hear in this forum, just feels everybody love themselves, help ourselves, and never never hate each other.

Best regards,

Father playches.com user
Oh, my god... :? :roll:

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Re: Goodbye Talkchess

Post by mwyoung » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:30 am

I am with you, good bye talk chess.

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Re: Goodbye Talkchess

Post by mwyoung » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:40 am

I have been a member here since this board opened, I hope ICD and you are happy. You got what you wanted. GOOD BYE I will not buy anything from ICD again. This is my last post on this board.

GOOD BYE....

Mark Young.

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Re: Goodbye Talkchess

Post by mwyoung » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:53 am

Mr. Hyatt you are a man with integrity. If at anytime in the past I thought differently I was wrong.

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Re: Goodbye Talkchess

Post by lmader » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:00 am

Thanks Jeremy. I very much support your stance on free and open discussion. I've joined your forum, and look forward to a breath of fresh air. I'm also encouraged to see some of the most respected members here joining your group. In particular, Dr. Robert Hyatt is valuable addition.

Warm regards.
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