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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
That implies you can move anytime when there are still time restrictions. :)
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..
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. :)
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. :)
Hi. I would like to offer a different name if I may;
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 ChessInterval ChessDaily Interval ChessDaily Turn-Based ChessThen there's always Dead Chess in contrast to Live Chess. (People would probably click on that just to see what it is.)
Correspondence Chess. Anybody who doesn't know what that means wouldn't know what any of the other suggested alternatives mean either.
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.
There is no better choice than "Online Chess."
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?
"Online Torpid Chess" then?
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.
This comment exemplifies the cuteness that is utterly irrelevant to the conversation and only clutters it. Can't we stay on point?
Turn-based Games ? But Correspondence chess sounds better.....
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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