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    Request for thread split: The Queen's Gambit TV series discussion deserves its own thread, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Request for thread split: The Queen's Gambit TV series discussion deserves its own thread, I think.
    Agreed and done as it seems to be a fairly major event in terms of inspiring interest in chess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Agreed and done as it seems to be a fairly major event in terms of inspiring interest in chess.
    Thanks; much obliged.
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    Very good move

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    Minor edit request:

    Dates on the initial post of the Vic Country Championship thread under the section "Round Times" be updated from:
    Saturday 12th October & Sunday 13th October to Saturday 5th December & Sunday 6th December respectively.
    (My fault for using last year's thread as the template - I thought I'd updated all of the dates!)

    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....ng-Dec-5-amp-6

    [done - mod]
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    [done - mod]

    Thanks mod, thanks Nigel!
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    Thank you (mod) .

    .. and while I'm at it, I offer my unreserved apologies for the "(mod)uda-triangle" comment in the shoutbox the other night.

    I suspect the issues were a combination of this old computer running XP that I'm using (not quite Sprouty's "em's Dino", but very close), and user error.
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    Perhaps the posts starting with my first post (#8) in the "Submitting Ratings for Teams Events using Vega" thread should be shifted into the dedicated Vega thread (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?16420-Vega), as they have nothing to do with team events, and will hopefully be useful for somebody?

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    I think that thread SHOULD ASTC BE ALWAYS HELD ONLINE? has yet again lost its initial purpose. Can we have another split just before Narelle's #26? thanks (Not that some posts before that make much sense anyway but that's another story!)
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    Thank you!
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    I can see the thread "55th Ballarat Begonia Open 2021 - March 6 to March 8, 2021" promoting one of the strongest tournaments in the country, derailed into some sort of OTB chess Covid-19 precautions,
    expanding to virus vaccination and other conspiratorial mumbo-jumbo! I mean demanding from the Ballarat / Begonia organisers to declare what measures would they have taken if the tournament took place today
    (that's more than two months before the actual event is scheduled for) is a bit rich, particularly when the demand is made by someone who is (or was I am not sure) an organiser of a prestigious chess tournament himself!
    I propose the contents posted on the mentioned thread, to be moved into a new (or already existing) thread dealing with Covid-19 OTB chess precaution measures!
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    I think it's inevitable at the moment that some prospective entrants will want to ask questions about COVID precautions and playing conditions that are specific to a given tournament and I'll consider those on topic for each tournament. Some of the comments in post 5 are beginning to stray off the topic of this specific tournament and if that results in any more general discussion that is off-topic I will split and move it and/or copy posts if necessary. Also if the organisers make a statement about the matter and people want to keep debating it then further debate would be likely to be moved.
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    Could ER's recent post in the thread "Rating Distribution in Different States" be moved to a more appropriate thread - such as "The abundance of Queensland weekenders", please? While I appreciate his positive comments about Qld organisers (which would include me, of course!), Shaun's original question was about ratings differences in different states, and ER's reply has nothing about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Could ER's recent post in the thread "Rating Distribution in Different States" be moved to a more appropriate thread - such as "The abundance of Queensland weekenders", please? While I appreciate his positive comments about Qld organisers (which would include me, of course!), Shaun's original question was about ratings differences in different states, and ER's reply has nothing about that.
    Not that I care where my post is or is not moved to. I just responded to Shaun's reference to me as a person who travels a lot in Australia and overseas combining chess and holidays. This experience of mine has nothing to do with ratings.
    (which would include me, of course!)
    No it wouldn't! I was thinking about serious chess personalities as Stokesy and Garvin from the old squad and Alexandra, Andrew, Shaun, Dusan, Kerry of the new ones as carriers of the great Gardiner's tradition. I don't know you as an organiser or as anything else apart from a poster here and as such you are the least person I was thinking about when I wrote the said post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    Not that I care where my post is or is not moved to. I just responded to Shaun's reference to me as a person who travels a lot in Australia and overseas combining chess and holidays. This experience of mine has nothing to do with ratings.
    And I wasn't criticising you or your post, just suggesting that the post would be more appropriate elsewhere.

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    No it wouldn't! I was thinking about serious chess personalities as Stokesy and Garvin from the old squad and Alexandra, Andrew, Shaun, Dusan, Kerry of the new ones as carriers of the great Gardiner's tradition. I don't know you as an organiser or as anything else apart from a poster here and as such you are the least person I was thinking about when I wrote the said post!
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