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  1. #1996
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    The furum statistics and oddities thread has gone way off topic and needs some moderation.
    Done.
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    Apologies: posted duplicate thread on Averbakh turning 100 in the Overseas Chess section.
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    Antichrist is being antichrist in the Habemus papum - Satire thread by likening chess positions to women's periods. I feel some moderation is in order

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    Antichrist is being antichrist in the Habemus papum - Satire thread by likening chess positions to women's periods. I feel some moderation is in order
    Thanks, I have deleted that and all the subsequent posts pending any review I might ever find time for of whether any of them have any value (doesn't look like it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Thanks, I have deleted that and all the subsequent posts pending any review I might ever find time for of whether any of them have any value (doesn't look like it).
    I was considering for Coffee Lounge. I had just commenced the male list. Someone has to crack smile in the joint. I am sure Wendy Harmer doing the male list could make.a fortune out of it. Vasectomy equating with lacking pawn promotion surely deserves saving - the little impotent pawn
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    the THREAD: AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY TEAMS CHAMPS. 2022 ANY NEWS?? thread is in the wrong section of the BB as it is not about an upcoming event. It is just another thread where Kerry Corker spreads his bullshit that he alone knows how to save Australian chess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    the THREAD: AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY TEAMS CHAMPS. 2022 ANY NEWS?? thread is in the wrong section of the BB as it is not about an upcoming event. It is just another thread where Kerry Corker spreads his bullshit that he alone knows how to save Australian chess.
    Agreed and moved, note posted in Moderation Decisions thread about this too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Agreed and moved, note posted in Moderation Decisions thread about this too.
    Australian Uni Teams Championships 2022.

    As far as I know, this event is still on. I have no evidence to the contrary. Someone must be running it because one match has already been played.
    That match didn’t happen by osmosis.
    My impeccable source, “Stokesy” told me that a national uni teams’ event was happening this year. I was also told that UQ and QUT had already played their match.

    I jumped to the conclusion that it was an ACF Inc. sanctioned Australian Championship. My thinking was,
    “Why would you go to all the trouble of running such a hard to organize National event without making it a Championship?”

    I was hoping to “Value add” this event in future years by adding on one or two Uni Alumni people, and then perhaps allowing a hired gun to be paid to play.
    Thus, we all benefit from the financial and organizational infrastructure that unis provide.
    Since they are now de facto Residency Package Providers, they have become heavy hitters in Australian finances. Covid has slowed this for the moment of course.

    “From 2013 to 2019 the export income generated from international students studying in Australia rose steadily each year,
    to a total of 37.6 billion Australian dollars in 2019.” Google 18 Nov 2021

    After putting out requests on ChessChat and the RCC website for information on this event, I was informed by Andrew that it was an Arena event.
    At that point it became obvious that it cannot be a Championship event. End of story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Corker View Post
    I jumped to the conclusion that it was an ACF Inc. sanctioned Australian Championship. My thinking was,
    “Why would you go to all the trouble of running such a hard to organize National event without making it a Championship?”
    Please check in future before jumping to any such conclusions.

    I have removed much of your post above because this thread is for the discussion of moderation decisions and the rest of the post was rambling commentary about ACF and chess communication that is not relevant to discussing the moderation of the ChessChat Forum. Although two admins of the forum are also ACF officebearers, ChessChat is not the ACF. It is important that this thread sticks to its purpose or it will just be swamped with random discussion of issues from threads that have been moderated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Please check in future before jumping to any such conclusions.

    I have removed much of your post above because this thread is for the discussion of moderation decisions and the rest of the post was rambling commentary about ACF and chess communication that is not relevant to discussing the moderation of the ChessChat Forum. Although two admins of the forum are also ACF officebearers, ChessChat is not the ACF. It is important that this thread sticks to its purpose or it will just be swamped with random discussion of issues from threads that have been moderated.
    Please accept my apologies. I am only ever addressing the 3-400 OTB players left in Australia as a group, not as individuals.
    Of course it would be foolish to attack unpaid volunteers who are working with a platform that is no longer working in today's multi-million dollar, world-wide chess environment.
    And I have never done that - although I see that it could have been construed that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Corker View Post
    Thanks for that Shaun. ...
    I think you've completely missed the point Kevin was making

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    I have removed much of your post above because this thread is for the discussion of moderation decisions and the rest of the post was rambling commentary about ACF and chess communication that is not relevant to discussing the moderation of the ChessChat Forum. ... It is important that this thread sticks to its purpose or it will just be swamped with random discussion of issues from threads that have been moderated.
    I've snipped all the material in your original post that was irrelevant to a thread about moderation (pun intended!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Corker View Post
    Please accept my apologies. I am only ever addressing the 3-400 OTB players left in Australia as a group, not as individuals.
    Address them in another part of the forum to this thread and in a non-misleadingly titled thread then.

    This thread is for discussing the moderation of this forum, not for posting chess-related discussion that belongs on other threads. I've deleted another irrelevant post for that reason [edit: and another]. (I've allowed Shaun's above to stand, though it may be moved later, because if people use strong criticism when asking for moderation then I think some level of meta-comment about that is OK, but preferably not too much.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    I think you've completely missed the point Kevin was making



    I've snipped all the material in your original post that was irrelevant to a thread about moderation (pun intended!).
    Patrick, I like to limit my apologies to one per millennium. I'm all out at the moment. Watch this space.

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    Posts moved

    As it turned into a personal exchange with no real relevance to moderation, responses from third parties to #2001 are moved to the Chatter sf moderation decisions thread starting from post 20.
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