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


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #81

    Ziryab

    chess_kebabs wrote:

    Correspondence chess does sound like one will be sending their move via 'correspondence/mail'. 

    We are corresponding via a website.

    Correspondence chess is the umbrella term under which exist postal (mail), email (neuvo mail), and turn-based (an irritating neologism for web-based corespondence). Perhaps the telegraph matches that were the rage in the mid-nineteenth centuy were another form of correspondence chess, even though some of these were synchronous.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #82

    chess_kebabs

    Ziryab wrote:
    chess_kebabs wrote:

    Correspondence chess does sound like one will be sending their move via 'correspondence/mail'. 

    We are corresponding via a website.

    Correspondence chess is the umbrella term under which exist postal (mail), email (neuvo mail), and turn-based (an irritating neologism for web-based corespondence). Perhaps the telegraph matches that were the rage in the mid-nineteenth centuy were another form of correspondence chess, even though some of these were synchronous.

    what about morse code chess? lol

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #83

    sirness

    "Anytime Chess"

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #84

    chess_kebabs

    sirness wrote:

    "Anytime Chess"

    That implies you can move anytime when  there are still time restrictions. :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #85

    sirness

    True :0)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #86

    CroSSGunS

    Morse code is the shortened frequency-based alphabet of dots and dashes that are sent via telegraphs.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #87

    chess_kebabs

    CroSSGunS wrote:

    Morse code is the shortened frequency-based alphabet of dots and dashes that are sent via telegraphs.

    I think  most know what morse code is, was just asking did people ever play long distance chess via morse code communication.. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #88

    CorfitzUlfeldt

    As a lot of other people suggests: call it "correspondence chess".

    It is true that a lot of new players don't know the meaning of that, but neither will they know the meaning of any other fancy name you happen to think up.

    Chances are that they will learn the meaning! It is perfectly possible for any human being to learn the meaning of the term "correspondence chess" when used on this website. :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #89

    chess_kebabs

    CorfitzUlfeldt wrote:

    As a lot of other people suggests: call it "correspondence chess".

    It is true that a lot of new players don't know the meaning of that, but neither will they know the meaning of any other fancy name you happen to think up.

    Chances are that they will learn the meaning! It is perfectly possible for any human being to learn the meaning of the term "correspondence chess" when used on this website. :)

    I agree.

    It's already universally known amongst many chess players within chess.com and out of chess.com. 

    And it's virtually impossible to think of another 'accurate'  name for what it is that everyone will get what it is supposed to mean. 

    And if it's the 'official' recognised name then I vote to stick with it. Maybe have a little disclaimer under the heading, explaining what it is. Or at least as I mentioned before have a video presenting to all new members explaining all the features within chess.com, showing how to navigate around the site, and what extra benefits/features you can get through premium memberships. 

    It wouldn't hurt when you create such a video to send it out to all existing chess.com members as well. Especially with the new site  being up.. but maybe wait til all the bugs are ironed out first.  :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #90

    LikeTheLake

    Hi.  I would like to offer a different name if I may;

    Offline Chess

    Thanks.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #91

    chessplayer11

    Following the KISS principle and following the rule that titles don't have to be accurate to sell. (what's an ebay anyway?)
    You can call it simply Daily Chess or Daily Play Chess. (While the first is preferred under my made up rules, the second may be better to new players as it says play in the title and may not go overlooked as easily as some feature they'll never check out. The word Play lets them know they'll be playing that when they click it, whereas Daily Chess may have them think it's just something like daily news about chess or whatever, and they'll never click it to see.)

    If you want to use simple words, you'll never find one that fits perfectly or you'll end up with bad ones like Periodic Chess. (Or from what I've seen, every single suggestion given so far.)

    There's the not so much loved Around-the-clock Chess and Intermittent Chess. Ripple Chess. Irregular Chess. Menstrual Chess.

    24/7 Chess
    Interval Chess
    Daily Interval Chess
    Daily Turn-Based Chess

    Then there's always Dead Chess in contrast to Live Chess. (People would probably click on that just to see what it is.)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #92

    sapientdust

    Correspondence Chess. Anybody who doesn't know what that means wouldn't know what any of the other suggested alternatives mean either.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #93

    Sooner

    chess_kebabs wrote:
    CorfitzUlfeldt wrote:

    As a lot of other people suggests: call it "correspondence chess".

    It is true that a lot of new players don't know the meaning of that, but neither will they know the meaning of any other fancy name you happen to think up.

    Chances are that they will learn the meaning! It is perfectly possible for any human being to learn the meaning of the term "correspondence chess" when used on this website. :)

    I agree.

    It's already universally known amongst many chess players within chess.com and out of chess.com. 

    And it's virtually impossible to think of another 'accurate'  name for what it is that everyone will get what it is supposed to mean. 

    And if it's the 'official' recognised name then I vote to stick with it. Maybe have a little disclaimer under the heading, explaining what it is. Or at least as I mentioned before have a video presenting to all new members explaining all the features within chess.com, showing how to navigate around the site, and what extra benefits/features you can get through premium memberships. 

    It wouldn't hurt when you create such a video to send it out to all existing chess.com members as well. Especially with the new site  being up.. but maybe wait til all the bugs are ironed out first.  :)

    I strongly agree. Let's not get too cute about it. What chess.com calls "online chess" is nothing but a computerized version of correspondence chess. Give people some credit. They can handle such a "weighty" phrase.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #94

    whitebull

    There is no better choice than "Online Chess."

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #95

    Sooner

    But isn't all chess on this site online? So how does "online chess" differentiate  correspondence chess from other kinds of chess on the site?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #96

    Metastable

    "Online Torpid Chess" then?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #97

    Balachandar

    I agree, this term "online chess" is ambiguous. When my real life friends visited this site, they said they were confused between online chess and live chess. They actually wanted to play live chess but online chess also sounded like both players would be online at the same time.

    Correspondence chess is my vote. Its used all over the web, and anyone reading it would easily differentiate it from live chess, its self explanatory.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #98

    Sooner

    Metastable wrote:

    "Online Torpid Chess" then?

    This comment exemplifies the cuteness that is utterly irrelevant to the conversation and only clutters it. Can't we stay on point?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #99

    JoshuaChess960

    Turn-based Games ? But Correspondence chess sounds better.....

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #100

    GreenPumpkin31

    Online Correspondence Chess?
    Correspondence Chess = sounds like mail

    Online Chess = all chess is online O_o

    So..... Online Correspondence Chess!
    Genius! ^_^ 


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