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    CC Grandmaster Alan Shore's Avatar
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    Thumbs down Icc

    To put it plainly, ICC is a downright shocker. The admins of this site have no respect for their users and anyone who questions the absolute authority of their Gestapo regime gets shoved under the rug. This is primarily not a personal incidence but something I've observed over time and watching friends of mine getting absolutely disgusting treatment i.e. forfeited from tournaments, unfairly accused of cheating, sworn at (by admins!) and banned.

    If any of you have any stories where ICC has treated you unfairly, or you know of any such instances, I'd love to hear about them - I'm tempted to do a doco along the lines of Michael Moore's 'Bowling for Columbine'. I've already got quite a bit of material at my disposal..

    If you want to play chess on the net, I strongly recommend FICS - www.freechess.org , it's free, they have admins who treat you with respect, have a very nice interface (Thief 1.1) and plenty of users who log on (always many hundreds). And it's the premiere site for bughouse
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    where/how do I get a handle?

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    Not too much experience with ICC. I've logged on a few times as guest to follow some chess.fm broadcasts but never played there.

    FICS is friendly and never been a hassle playing there. I've even got into some interesting chats with other kabitzers at 1am in the morning. I looked at joining ICC but it seemed like a waste of money for me. Sure there are less GM's playing on FICS but why should that bother me?
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    arosar, go to the site I provided, click 'register' on the left and follow the prompts.

    You can find links to a number of interfaces on the freechess.org site, to go directly to download Thief you can go to http://www.thief-interface.com/
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    It's garbage mate. I tried to rego but I only get a blank rego page.

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    Crazy.. works fine for me..
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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    It's garbage mate. I tried to rego but I only get a blank rego page.

    AR
    i get the same response, no rego page

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    i get the same response, no rego page
    Probably a browser incompatibility. Works fine under IE6. What are you guys with problems using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cox
    Probably a browser incompatibility. Works fine under IE6. What are you guys with problems using?
    i have ie6 too

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    Try adding the trailing slash http://www.chessclub.com/register/

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    Maybe it is a settings thing. Try setting your security level down to minimum momentarily and see if that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeo
    i dont want icc, i want to register my name for freechess

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    dunno what I was thinking...

    http://www.chesschat.org/fics.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeo
    dunno what I was thinking...

    http://www.chesschat.org/fics.php
    i completed my information for fics and then clicked on send information and the page then timed out that was the same problem as when i clicked on registration to start with

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