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Debate: What to call "Online Chess"...


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    erik

    When we started Chess.com 5 years ago, we had only one kind of chess to play. At first we called it email chess. Then shortened it to "echess". Later we hated that name and changed it to "Online Chess". But all chess is online...

    Anyway, we're stuck with this problem where we have "Live Chess" and .... the other kind. Turn-based, correspondence... there are lots of old-school names for it. But they all fail for one reason or another and Chess.com has had an impossible time trying to rename "Online Chess". 

    So... what do YOU think it should be called? Debate it here in this forum, and make sure to answer the survey!

    Click here to vote on the name! 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    FORAA

    This type of chess is called "Correspondence Chess" everywhere.

    Voted!  Wink

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    Clavius

    All internet chess is on-line and turn-based and only some of it is daily.  Agree with Omer_Hayyam that Correspondence Chess is time-honored and internationally recognized.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    erik

    i know that... but it's such a long and awkward word. plus, i'd say only 10% of our users would know what that means (there are a lot of casual players on the site)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    kco

    you mean you are still using the envelope, letter and a stamp ?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    DrawMaster

    How about cChess (correspondence shortened up and catchier)?
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    FORAA

    erik wrote:

    i know that... but it's such a long and awkward word. plus, i'd say only 10% of our users would know what that means (there are a lot of casual players on the site)

    it seems that you don't like the word itself but it's exactly what we need to describe this type of chess. guess, only 10% or less of our members have tried it yet. so we won't lose anything. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    FORAA

    kco wrote:

    you mean you are still using the envelope, letter and a stamp ?

    Correspondence Chess is via server or postal. Both are used actually.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    chess_kebabs

    It's difficult to find any other word that says exactly what it is other than the ones already in use on sites, as you mentioned Erik. Only option would be to choose something catchy like DrawMaster has suggested to make it original. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    chess_kebabs

    Will put my thinking cap on at the gym later this morning.. it will give me something to take my mind of the pain. Yell

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    Spiffe

    Personally, I like calling it "Online".  It's correspondence-pace, but there's no actual correspondence; it's facilitated by the online interface here.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    ChristianSoldier007

    but everything is facilitated by the online interface

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    kco

    "tracking turn off"

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    baddogno

    How about DC? Short for Digital Correspondence.  Make people dive deep into the help pages to find out what it means.  Sounds catchy...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    baddogno

    On second thought.....Let's just stick to correspondence chess.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    Metastable

    baddogno wrote:

    How about DC? Short for Digital Correspondence.  Make people dive deep into the help pages to find out what it means.  Sounds catchy...

    That's not bad, actually!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    erik

    my vote is "Daily Chess". because you play with "day" time controls. second would be "Slow Chess" :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #19

    chess_kebabs

    Daily Chess gives the impression you have to  move every day..  

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #20

    FORAA

    or it also may give another impression like you need to stay on PC the whole day?


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