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2015 tournament

Post by dsteel » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:23 am

How do you enjoin the 2015 tournament

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by redketchuplover » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:02 am

There should be a link near the center of the home page...in an announcements box

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dsteel » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:06 am

Thank you

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:02 pm

when is this tournament going to start?

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by gmiller » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:16 pm

Started back in February.
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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:46 pm

I guess I got screwed out of the tournament, I joined in January and joined the tournament right away and never was paired up, no wonder this site is free, you get screwed.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by gregorgysi » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:12 am

No, care. I mean dontcare.
Nobody ever "screws" anybody on this site. Especially not gmiller.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dsteel » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:00 am

Never heard of anyone getting screwed on this site in fact the complete opposite.you need help there's always someone willing to give advice

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:07 pm

I entered in plenty of time, yet did not get paired.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by gcohen » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:53 pm

yes, yes, yes, but we all thought you didn't care, see?

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:04 pm

I am sure if gmiller would look up, he would find I entered before the deadline and the mistake is his or his program.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by gmiller » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:55 am

Nope. As we all know, the international standard for something you're unfamiliar with not working is to blame the system you're just learning to use. Yes, you did try to join the tournament, but you weren't logged in and were redirected to the login page.
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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:04 pm

I logged in and it said I was entered. But good excuse you came up with.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by gcohen » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:37 pm

This is priceless.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:37 pm

What is priceless, gmiller making a mistake on the pairing and not owning up to it?

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:16 pm

This just shows that Gmiller can't admit he screwed up.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by cliff » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:27 am

Well, here's an idea that might solve the problem, without blaming either yourself or Greg.

Throw out all the matches already played in the 2015 Open, add you in, and replay the whole thing from scratch!
As a matter of fact, throw out the 2014, 2013, 2012, etc. results as well, give you another chance to enter any you missed, and replay them all!

There now!

Everybody happy again?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by gmiller » Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:21 pm

I suppose it's possible that Apache, the most widely used web server in history, has a bug that caused it to fail to log an entry when you clicked the join button again. And failed again to log an entry where you clicked the link to verify your entry, and also failed to log you trying again, and verifying again several times. Then I guess the e-mail to me or forum post noting the issue before the tournament started also got lost or deleted.

Ya know. A system that just redirects you to the logon page when your supposed to be logged in to do something really is bad design. That really is my bad. Making it work seamlessly after you log back on is quite a bit more work, and I took a shortcut. My bad. But you don't have to pretend that it's worse than it is. Am I going to change it? Probably not, lots of other systems work the same way for the same reason, and most people have figured that out by now. You're just going to have to work with me on stuff like that. Sorry you missed out on the tournament. Good luck next year.
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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:27 pm

So, I will have to wait another year for you to screw up again, yeah right.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by gmiller » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:03 pm

Nope, you don't have to wait, I'm restarting the tournament just for you. It might take me a few months to get it started, and it might be called the 2016 tournament, but that's just due to my inept programming abilities.
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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:19 pm

Whatever

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by gcohen » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:55 pm

But far more numerous was the herd of such,
Who think too little and who talk too much.

John Dryden

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by cliff » Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:21 pm

gmiller wrote:Nope, you don't have to wait, I'm restarting the tournament just for you. It might take me a few months to get it started, and it might be called the 2016 tournament, but that's just due to my inept programming abilities.
That should be good news for those who "dontcare!"

:lol:
gcohen wrote:But far more numerous was the herd of such,
Who think too little and who talk too much.

John Dryden
Priceless!

:lol:

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by gcohen » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:48 pm

post-scriptum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9FBQ1O5F8k

do the walls close in to suffocate ya
you ain't got no friends, and all the others they hate ya
the life you been leadin' gotta go
well let me straighten you out about a place I know...

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the crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:21 pm

I see gmiller has not stopped the tournament, but I knew that was a lie anyway. Even if he did, I am sure he would put me up against computer users so I get knocked out early. It is sad this all could have been avoided by him saying there must have been a screw up and say he was sorry, instead of the way he went about it and lying. I am sure I will be booted for using free speech, but says a lot about gmiller.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by cliff » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:07 pm

dontcare wrote:I see gmiller has not stopped the tournament, but I knew that was a lie anyway. Even if he did, I am sure he would put me up against computer users so I get knocked out early. It is sad this all could have been avoided by him saying there must have been a screw up and say he was sorry, instead of the way he went about it and lying. I am sure I will be booted for using free speech, but says a lot about gmiller.
Hmmmm.... My first idea was simply to say "no comment."

However, I think you're having a problem differentiating between a lie and simple sarcasm, my friend. First off, did you really expect Greg just halt games half-played, when about 130 are involved just because one player somehow was omitted? Good Lord, man! Be reasonable!

Secondly, The pairings are random, and although I'm not fond of computer users, there's unfortunately really no way to tell who is and isn't using one. I dislike the practice too, but some people seem to enjoy dishonouring the game by using them, just for the sake of ratings.

Lastly, Greg and myself have had a few disagreements also, and I actually did receive a warning of sorts, when I got involved in a heated argument with an admitted computer user a while back. I don't think Greg has any problem with free speech.

Relax, enjoy some games, and chat with some opponents. You'll find the site has a lot to offer. Especially the fine group of players!

:) :) :)

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by gmiller » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:40 pm

Never said I was stopping it, I'm restarting it in a few months and calling it the 2016 tournament. Be sure to check back hourly.
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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:30 am

Cliff, I guess your gmillers spokesman now. Let gmiller defend himself, not you putting your 2 cents in.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by cliff » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:05 am

dontcare wrote:Cliff, I guess your gmillers spokesman now. Let gmiller defend himself, not you putting your 2 cents in.
Let's not make this personal, dontcare.

Cliff Dwyer speaks for himself, not Greg.

I'm only trying to say "Get over it, man!"

That's my final comment on this thread, which is quickly becoming ridiculous!

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:14 pm

Since this happened by a mistake on gmillers account, others should mind their own business.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by jpost » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:42 pm

My dear dontcare,

In The Netherlands we say to people like you: seek a life.
Greg is doing his utmost best for many years and makes it possible for you to play chess, free and with many kind people playing here.
Cliff is as always completely right. I guess there are many other sites to play chess, where players like you gather. Please go there.
And stop this very ridiculous complaining and in the meantime take the book "Sarcasm for dummies"

Jan

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by gcohen » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:47 pm

to jpost;

Danke well

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by blackdogs » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:26 pm

Dontcare, if you want folk to mind their own business, why have you put this issue in the forum?

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dontcare » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:46 am

I can't help if you are gmillers kool aid drinkers. You think he walks on water. End of story.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by cliff » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:16 am

dontcare wrote:I can't help if you are gmillers kool aid drinkers. You think he walks on water. End of story.

Greg, can I have some 12-year old scotch instead of Kool-Aid?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by gmiller » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:50 pm

12 years old? I serve only the freshest scotch.
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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by cliff » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:51 am

gmiller wrote:12 years old? I serve only the freshest scotch.
Hmmm.... better give that to someone who 'dontcare' much, Greg!
I think he could use a drink....


:) :) :)

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by redketchuplover » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:40 am

12 year old kool-aid rules the universe!

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by joelag » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:28 am

I definitely check the forum too seldom. I nearly missed this very funny thread.

My guess would be that dontcare is Greg's new account with which he tries to create some entertaining value in the forum. Well done! I can't wait to see carealot enter the discussion.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dsteel » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:13 am

Or his sister WHATEVER

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by cliff » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:31 am

dsteel wrote:Or his sister WHATEVER
Ah, hello dsteel!

I think most of us almost forgot that your innocent question started this whole thread!

You must feel like 'Dr. Frankenstein' returning to his lab for a peek!

:D :D :D

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by dsteel » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:43 am

yes but I think igor switched brains in the monster again lol

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by pumpkin » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:06 pm

I think dontcare just got his first computer??? :shock:

I'm sure his e-mail is dum and not working right either?? :D

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Re: 2015 tournament and how to enjoin it.

Post by davidswhite » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:29 pm

If I understand the question,which I seriously doubt,the only way would be to file a restraining order with whichever court has juristriction.

Also,'Don't Care' seems to have expected Greg to recognize his having joined the 2015 site tournament by pairing him up against some other player.I think that someone should have early on aborted this entire thread by disabusing him of his expectation.

My own time constraints have been so unforgiving that I,too,failed to pitch in when it might have helped.

Best regards and a Happy New Year to all I still know at Net-Chess !!!
David

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by itsmenow » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:18 pm

The way I see it is that Mr whocares wanted is minute of attention... besides your rating doesn't show
that you could stand a chance past beyond first round..

If you want I would love to play a 12 match game against you... if you dare!!!

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by blackdogs » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:53 pm

Oh come on itsmenow, 95% of the entrants know that they have little hope of qualifying for round 3. Just take a look at the rating of the guys who play in round 3, they're all bouncing off the the 3000 ceiling. For most it is an achievement to get to the second round.

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Re: 2015 tournament

Post by itsmenow » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:15 pm

Exactly... that was my point
So why make such a big deal about being left out. He could have tried with another login name (which I'm sure lots of people
have multiple login ID's here)

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Re: 2015 tournament and how to enjoin it.

Post by energy » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:45 pm

davidswhite wrote:My own time constraints have been so unforgiving that I,too,failed to pitch in when it might have helped.

Best regards and a Happy New Year to all I still know at Net-Chess !!!
David
Happy New Year to you too, David!

I just survived two months of an insane work load.... It feels strange to come out "on the other side" and actually be able to sleep when I want to.

I might even try a game of chess again! :shock:
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