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How should we rename "Online Chess"? (This mean non-live chess with multi-day time controls.)

How should we rename "Online Chess"? (This mean non-live chess with multi-day time controls.)

  • Correspondence Chess
  • Email Chess
  • Echess
  • Slow Chess
  • Daily Chess
  • Turn Chess
  • Turn-based Chess

Created on March 29, 2012 | 3687 Votes | 197 Comments

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  • 2 years ago

    stubborn_d0nkey

    I think it's a great thing that you are asking members of the site what to change it to!

     

    I don't really see how people find it inaccurate. Yeah, it used to be played primarily via mail, but thats not part of the definition of CC. 

     

  • 2 years ago

    StrategicPlay

    Just voted for 'Correspondence Chess" - 54%. 

  • 2 years ago

    BirdBrain

    Wormrose, that is not a bad idea!!!

  • 2 years ago

    wormrose

    Correspondence Chess (CC) is played through the mail with postcards and postage stamps. CC has been played for more than 100 years, i.e. Staunton vs Bristol Chess Club 1841-2. This is not Correspondence Chess but it is the closest thing to Correspondence Chess without actually being Correspondence Chess. I think of it as Electronic Correspondence Chess. So maybe ECorrespondence or ECC.

  • 2 years ago

    terryblack96

    Why not leave it the way it is-Online Chess?

  • 2 years ago

    Catalysts

    Another idea is to change the link names to just "Correspondence", "Live!", "Vote", etc. so that spacing isn't an issue. Then a description could be added.

  • 2 years ago

    Catalysts

    I voted for Turn-based chess, since it sort of implies that it's slow chess. I didn't choose correspondence because: (1) It's too long (2) I didn't know what it was until I saw this poll.

    Suggestion: How about "Non-Live Chess," as stated in the URL?

  • 2 years ago

    FerociousResolve

    hmm, a recognizable name for what most of the civilized world already calls correspondence chess? gee, i wonder.

  • 2 years ago

    mattchess

    Just had another idea.  Why does it need an adjective?  Just call it 'chess' then the other can be 'live chess'.  Solved.

  • 2 years ago

    Martin_Stahl

    I actually voted for Correspondance Chess but the term Daily Chess could be made more classy and call it Per Diem Chess Laughing

  • 2 years ago

    mottsauce

    I like DrawMaster's suggestion of cChess...

  • 2 years ago

    DavidStyles

    For short, cChess, CChess, or CC. But simply "Correspondence Chess" or "Correspondence-style Chess" is clearly the well-known standard name, and also the most accurate and descriptive.

  • 2 years ago

    DavidStyles

    Correspondence Chess; all the others are silly for the reasons stated.

  • 2 years ago

    Jeffmon

    'Correspondence chess' - the most accurate, but it's too long. It might be abbreviated to 'Corr chess' which isn't bad...but a little codish/unwelcoming to players not familiar with it. Not just as a button for starting a game, but in forum discussion etc. If I go to a site where people are throwing around "insider" phrases that don't match real words I find it hard to stick around. And who wants to type 14 letters every time they want to talk about it (they didn't do it in the poll!).

    'Email chess' - no, not really. It's not played through email.

    'Echess' - this could be any chess played on a computer.

    'Slow chess' - not bad, but it might be thrown around to describe anything that isn't bullet, depending on who you ask. Too vague.

    'Turn' and 'Turn-based chess' - like everyone here seems to be saying, this is every kind of chess.

    So I chose 'daily chess'. It's not perfect, but correspondence chess is played with time controls in increments of days, so it's descriptive enough, and probably moreso than something like 'blitz' for 5-10 minute games. Not that I think 'blitz' is a bad term, as it says something about the style of play you're likely to see. And like 'blitz', 'daily' is short and a real word.

  • 2 years ago

    ZerglingRush

    Correspdonence Chess is the only name that makes sense.  Turn-Based CHess is retarded and redundant.  Chess is already a turn-based game unless it's kung-fu chess. 

  • 2 years ago

    alescia

    Maybe you should call it asynchronous chess ;-P Just kidding, I understand this is not a term that would catch on, even though it is correct! (well, not really, asynchronous chess would look more like this: http://www.aaai.org/Papers/Symposia/Fall/2005/FS-05-03/FS05-03-002.pdf)

    I am surprised you do not offer the term "simultaneous chess", which, while contradicting somewhat my previously offered term, at least correctly translates how one can play many games at the same time, like when strong chess players do simul exhibitions.

    This could be shortened into Simul-chess or something to that effect.

    BTW, there is a spelling mistake in your survey. It is "Correspondence Chess" not "Corresponence Chess".

  • 2 years ago

    ChessisGood

    • Corresponence Chess (66%)--The best, and most commonly recognized.
       
    • Email Chess (5%)--We aren't emailing it, so this gives the wrong impression.
       
    • Echess (6%)--Great, but looks ugly in formatting. There are 3 options: eChess--Seems lame to start with lowercase. EChess--Confusing to read, could mislead readers. Echess--Looks like one word.
       
    • Slow Chess (3%)--Pretty lame, I don't see any point in calling it "Slow Chess." Sounds like a term patzers would use. The more official sounding names will attract true professionals.
       
    • Daily Chess (4%)--Nope, that is again likely to confuse users. Moves can be made in shorter or longer than one day periods.
       
    • Turn Chess (2%)--Turn chess where? Not much reasoning behind this.
       
    • Turn-based Chess (14%)--Ok, but isn't all chess turn-based? Likely to lead to similar confusion as "Online Chess."
       
  • 2 years ago

    mattchess

    I like correspondence chess, as that is what I am used to calling it.  But I understand your concern about casual players not knowing what that means and it being too long for a handy button or link.  

    "Daily Chess" sounds like a puzzle.  "Slow Chess" is not descriptive enough as some people might think anything over 10 minutes is "slow."  

    "Offline Chess" might actually make sense as the opposite of "Live Chess."  Not because you are offline when you play, but because your opponent may be offline when you play.  So Live Chess requires both players to be online simultaneously in order for the game to continue, whereas Offline Chess does not require your opponent to be online when you play.  You also can't use vacation time in an "Live" chess game.  And then all the CC rules that apply that would be considered cheating in live chess.

    So if you dont like Correspondence Chess then perhaps "Live Chess" and "Offline Chess" work.  But I think most of us like Correspondence Chess, that you could shorten to "Corr Chess" for ease of links.

  • 2 years ago

    mydixiewrecked

    "Turn-based" makes no sense because chess is already a turn-based game. Correspondence is the only correct choice.

  • 2 years ago

    hydra314

    Is it meant to be spelled "corresponence" instead of "correspondence" on the voting thing?

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