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

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #841


    I'm not a big fan of "Daily Chess," for two reasons.  First, it makes it sound like a chore.  ("Do I really need to play every day?")  Second, it's not really accurate.  I'm an avid Online Chess player; but I don't play every day (i.e., "daily").  I typically play minimum 3 days/move, and I often skip a day or two.  I think the concept that "Daily Chess" is trying to convey is the concept of "Days-Per-Move Chess," which (as I mentioned in an earlier post) is a perfectly viable name, IMO.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #842


    It's a bit of a mothful.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #843


    That's what she...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #844



    How about inventing a new word? I like: "zock".

    Says it all.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #845


    what about "cheaterchess"?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #846


    "Daily Chess" yuk !

    "Digital Postal Chess" ?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #847


    chess for the undead

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #848


    goldendog wrote:

    That's what she...

    ...said.  Lol nice dog

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #849


    Why is correspondence chess still not being used... Lol

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #850


    Pawnpusher3 wrote:

    Why is correspondence chess still not being used... Lol

    That the term that I use when I blog about what I do here.



  • 2 years ago · Quote · #851


    Correspondingly ...how about "Chess Restante" similar to well known correspondence usage of Post Restante?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #852


    fortnight chess

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #853


    Paul Revere Chess

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #854


    Rebound Chess

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #855


    Your typical online chess player:

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #856


    This thread has revealed the amazing number of comedians there are in chess.com's membership. Who could have guessed it? It might not be quite so pathetic, though, if at least a few of them had any wit or cleverness at all about them. By the way, "online chess" and "turn-based chess" are truly lame designations for what is merely a computerized version of correspondence chess. Pardon me for stating the painfully obvious, but all "online chess" games played on this site are online chess; and, in all of those "turn-based games," the players always take turns making their moves. Thus, all the tortured efforts herein to imagine "creative" names simply collapse logic and common sense in upon themselves. The absurdly strenuous efforts in this thread put one in mind of the old saying: "The mountains go into labor, and are delivered of a mouse." It really takes no effort of any intellectual proportion to make the conceptual leap from postal chess to its computerized, slightly modified counterpart, all the while using the same term that would be familiar to anyone who is any kind of chess player at all, i.e., correspondence chess. Aren't there any other more useful, potentially productive things to which we can turn our attention and efforts as we try to cope with this nightmarish monstrosity which chess.com and its propellor heads suddenly foisted upon their customers? And no apologies to the propellor heads, either. In fact, I suggest they use their next vacation to visit the real world just to see it. If there is anything they are not overly burdened with, it's a sense of reality.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #857


    I agree Sooner. Why call it something it's not.

    It's Correspondence Chess. None of the other given names truly represents it well. Everyone who wants to play it will play it, regardless of what you  call it, so  might as well stick to what it actually is. And you can add a small grey line under the title  to help the casual players who don't understand the term, if Erik is still concerned about players not understanding the term. Not like 'Daily Chess' explains what it is any  better or any other name dropped here.  I personally don't think changing the name is going to be a marketing advantage for the above reasons given, because no new names dropped here any better explained what the games are.

    To  me changing the name to something like 'daily chess' or 'anytime chess' or any of the other names given, most being corny/silly names, puts the game of chess on par with the game of tiddly winks. Chess isn't that basic and we don't need to treat the players as if they are basic. We just need to help the casual players understand the term maybe.  Sorry if I offended any tiddly winks players here.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #858


    what about chess4cheats?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #859


    what about chess4cheatsbecausethereisnocentaurpoolhere ?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #860


    The one thing that distinguishes correspondence chess from other forms of chess right now is the RAMPANT amount of cheating involved IMHO :) so it only seems appropriate

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