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


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1041

    Sooner

    motherinlaw wrote:

    Sorry guys---you misconstrued the (mildly misquoted) cookbook (DSM) definition of Histrionic Personality Disorder.   I don't know what person you're talking about, but I'm jumping in because as a psychologist, I hate seeing pseudo-psychological info being disseminated.  Someone with HPD doesn't need to be "the best" or be "right" ----With HPD, the need is to be "noticed," to be looked at, listened to, sought out by others to be given more attention. The key is in the first sentence: "excessive attention-seeking behavior."  That's it. The only additional inference we can add is that the person does not like "being ignored."

    One more caution: as with all personality categories, there's a broad spectrum of intensity in the characteristics.  You've quoted a "Disorder," which indicates a pathological degree of symptamotology.  A "Histionic Personality TYPE" is just a normal variant of all the many "types" of homo sapiens you run into every day---on the street----or on a site for "Interwebs Electrochess."  (sorry, couldn't resist.)  

    A very praiseworthy comment, motherinlaw. I commend you for it even though I do not possess the technical expertise upon which to base my praise of it. However, it was an intellectually well-balanced, sensible, thoughtfully nuanced statement. That much I can tell as a layman. It was a refreshing counterweight to ChazR's comment. And, as for relevance to the topic at hand, you covered that by offering your own suggestion for a new name, although it's not one I would ever choose. YUK! Would one have to don a Flash Gordon suit to play a game with a name like that?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1042

    motherinlaw

    "OMG!!  Sooner, Did you just call my comment Irrelevant??!!!" .....(as a true histrionic would reply).....  "I Can TOtally NOT BELIEVE You Just DID That!!!"

    SurprisedYellSurprisedCrySurprisedKissSurprisedInnocentSurprised  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!   KissSmileKiss

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1043

    ClavierCavalier

    My question is are they going to ever change it?  They had that pole a while ago and Correspondance Chess won by quite a large margin, if my memory serves me well.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1044

    AlCzervik

    Correspondence Chess climbed that pole like a pro.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1045

    PHI33

    To capture the war-like nature of the game:

    1. online chess -> siege chess

    2. live chess -> skirmish chess

    Blitz, of course, comes from the fast-paced war tactic called blitzkrieg. It seems to be a fairly popular way of naming chess related stuff.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1046

    shengyi

    When does the voting for the name end?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1047

    Young-Gun

    i agree with Daily Chess

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1048

    Sooner

    motherinlaw wrote:

    "OMG!!  Sooner, Did you just call my comment Irrelevant??!!!" .....(as a true histrionic would reply).....  "I Can TOtally NOT BELIEVE You Just DID That!!!"

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

    Now try to calm down, motherinlaw. There must have been a little misunderstanding. I'm sure it was my fault, not yours. We will get you one of your anxiety pills and take you to have a little visit with your psychologist about it, and everything will be aaaaaall right, I'm sure. Okay? That's a goooood girl. LOL!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1049

    _IronButterfly_

    erik wrote:

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

    I am voting on, "Daily Chess", as well.  Sounds good, to the point, and it is a daily event for most of us, who signs on to make a move or two.  Day Chess is an option, even though it doesn't sound as smooth as "daily chess". 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1050

    Sooner

    "Daily Chess" sounds like a newspaper. Very mundane name. Quite in the mainstream of the banal. Really ho-hum.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1051

    Sooner

    "...what has me rolling on the floor laughing..."

    Having a fit of histrionic personality disorder, ChazR? Although, I understand the book you quoted to use as a means of insulting some unnamed person instead of as a serious reference work of an academic discipline for a legitimate purpose refers to speech in association with the personality disorder you cited, perhaps it could refer to ones style of expressing mirth, as well? If so, I think your laughing while rolling around on the floor would fit the bill perfectly.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1052

    artfizz

    CORRespondence + ELectronic + ONline = Correlon Chess (or Correon).

    (Plus, you can carry on the game a bit later.)

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1053

    Sooner

    Pardon my candor, but that's just plain stupid.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1054

    xqsme

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1055

    artfizz

    EminenceGrise wrote:

    To capture the war-like nature of the game:

    1. online chess -> siege chess

    2. live chess -> skirmish chess

    Blitz, of course, comes from the fast-paced war tactic called blitzkrieg. It seems to be a fairly popular way of naming chess related stuff.

    Very visual metaphors!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1056

    TheGrobe

    Sooner wrote:
    TheGrobe wrote:

    Preventative is disputed.

    Your authority?

    Authority?  I didn't think you needed authority to dispute something, but regardless, no.

    More to the point, I meant that there was a lot of contention (aside from mine) about the validity of preventative.  I've also always subscribed to the view that this is an evolving language, however, so common usage should be given a lot of credence in these matters.  My preference is still to use preventive.

    All that said, up until yesterday I honestly thought it was not even a word, but a little digging shows that despite the contention both are acceptable, however:

    • Chambers dictionary calls preventative an "irregular formation"
    • I see a lot of references to OED calling preventive the preferred formation, however their online dictionary doesn't reflect this outside of defining preventative as simply a synonym of preventive.

    Curiously, if they are truly interchangeable, then it's interesting to note that preventive is apparently the preferred form in common usage, at least as far as google trends is representative (or should that be representive?) of that, and that in addition, the form "preventative" is much more prevalent in the US than anywhere else.

    http://www.google.com/trends/?q=preventive,+preventative

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1057

    tommynomad

    Interesting.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1058

    zborg

    PP&J = Proliforation of Priorities and Jargon.  Not a good thing.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1059

    himath2009

    ChazR wrote:

    For anyone this may apply to:

    There is the bona fide condition of Histrionic Personality Disorder (section 301.50 of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychological Association (DSM-IV). 

    This disorder is characterized by an excessive attention seeking behavior where the person is uncomfortable in situations when he/she/it is not the center of attention.  The person consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention and also uses seductive or sexually provocative behavior inappropriately and prematurely believes relationships are intimate.  The style of speech is impressionistic, lacks detail, and show a theatrical (drama-queen/king) exaggerated expression of emotion.  Such a person displays shifting and shallow emotions and is easily suggestible and influenced by others or circumstances.  The prognosis is guarded in the case of this disorder, due mostly to the person’s lack of insight and awareness into themselves.  This is compounded by the person’s failure to face reality and recognize they are just not so special or important.

    In other words, opinions are like belly-buttons, everyone has one.  The oppressive need of one person to be the best is rather childish.

       

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1060

    xqsme

    Is there a site called "Chess Zone"or "Chess Mates", "Chess Friends ''or ''World Chess " does anybody know ?   "Correspondence Chess " title has now dropped a little  in percentage terms   by the way 


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