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

blitzs4

correspondence sounds more appropiate

theriverman

Server-based correspondence chess

Correspondence chess servers are usually database-driven and carry with them a web-based interface for submitting moves to the database. But they do create the possibility of facilitating any method of transmission, as long as the transmitted moves are audited within the server's database.

Server fees vary. Most casual servers use a yearly charging model, whereby players can play as many tournaments or games as they want all year round. Some servers offer basic membership for free, with more services available for a fee. Also more casual servers allow the use of nicknames, and have a real-time rating system which often adjusts a player's rating after each rated game. Casual servers also tend to have a wide range of facilities, such as online games databases, social and chess improvement forums, teams, and player homepages. More traditionally based correspondence chess servers often charge per tournament and still force the use of real names, which some claim raises privacy implications[who?].

The International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) closely cooperates with the world chess organization FIDE. All ICCF titles, championships and ratings are recognised by FIDE.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correspondence_chess

 

"Casual Chess'  maybe??

theriverman

As with Online Chess, 

Correspondence Chess can mean a variaty of ways to play chess:

Types of correspondence chess

There are three main types of correspondence chess, with server based correspondence chess becoming the most popular form in the world today, with major correspondence servers becoming as large and popular as the online blitz chess servers.

[edit]Server-based correspondence chess

Correspondence chess servers are usually database-driven and carry with them a web-based interface for submitting moves to the database. But they do create the possibility of facilitating any method of transmission, as long as the transmitted moves are audited within the server's database.

Server fees vary. Most casual servers use a yearly charging model, whereby players can play as many tournaments or games as they want all year round. Some servers offer basic membership for free, with more services available for a fee. Also more casual servers allow the use of nicknames, and have a real-time rating system which often adjusts a player's rating after each rated game. Casual servers also tend to have a wide range of facilities, such as online games databases, social and chess improvement forums, teams, and player homepages. More traditionally based correspondence chess servers often charge per tournament and still force the use of real names, which some claim raises privacy implications[who?].

The International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) closely cooperates with the world chess organization FIDE. All ICCF titles, championships and ratings are recognised by FIDE.

[edit]Mobile correspondence chess

With the advent of smart-phones such as Apple's iPhone, Blackberry and Android based devices correspondence chess has seen a recent rise in popularity as applications on these devices. Usually the devices use Wifi, GPRS, 3G and sometimes SMS technology to submit their moves to a central server.

[edit]Email-based correspondence chess

There are organizations devoted to organizing play by email, such as the International E-mail Chess Club (IECC).[3]

Email play has gradually declined in popularity due to issues such as email viruses, opponents' claims of not receiving moves, and similar impediments to the point email play has arguably been superseded by server-based correspondence chess, where usually the interface to a chess server is a web-based interface.

[edit]Postal (traditional mail) correspondence chess

There are national and regional organizations for postal chess which use traditional "snail mail" for transmitting moves between players. The ICCF and affiliated local and national federations often organize postal events. Other examples of groups offering postal play include the Correspondence Chess League of America (CCLA) and the United States Chess Federation (USCF). However, groups other than the ICCF and affiliates are not sanctioned by FIDE.

Traditional postal chess organizations such as the International Correspondence Chess Association, the Correspondence Chess League of America (CCLA), and the United States Chess Federation (USCF) have added email and/or server-based options to their correspondence play.[4]

Postal correspondence chess has arguably been superseded by email-based correspondence chess, where play per game is cheaper—each move usually delivered free and instantaneously by email. But there are still devotees

theriverman

As of now , over 50+% are voting for the stupid, long, laborist, painful word,   Correspondence chess.  Yell!!!!!!!!

SandyJames

Correspondence chess reminds me of stamps!  Below are two stamps - one from Finland and the other from Laos. Tongue out

FORAA

something like c-Chess wouldn't harm its spirit, if you think correspondence is too long.

tom_williams

How about 'Engine chess' to reflect the number of people using one Frown

theriverman

Then we should call it '

Server-based correspondence chess???  You want the exact meaning. Right?  

theriverman
erik wrote:

When we started Chess.com 5 years ago, we had only one kind of chess to play. At first we called it email chess. Then shortened it to "echess". Later we hated that name and changed it to "Online Chess". But all chess is online...

Anyway, we're stuck with this problem where we have "Live Chess" and .... the other kind. Turn-based, correspondence... there are lots of old-school names for it. But they all fail for one reason or another and Chess.com has had an impossible time trying to rename "Online Chess". 

So... what do YOU think it should be called? Debate it here in this forum, and make sure to answer the survey!

Click here to vote on the name! 

 

correspondence chess is old school, when stamps were inventedWink

theriverman

Most people think of corresponding as writing a letter to someone. 

Sooner
CorfitzUlfeldt wrote:
theriverman wrote:

As of now , over 50+% are voting for the stupid, long, laborist, painful word,   Correspondence chess.  !!!!!!!!

Well then. Perhaps it is not so stupid after all?

It is also the word you looked up on wikipedia, which gave you a description of exactly what is called "online chess" on this server (and this server only!)?

This is a chess-server after all. The audience for this kind of internet service is someone who likes to work out his brain in his spare time. A lot of us can even use the word "prophylaxis" in a sentence. Having to read the word "correspondence chess" is well within our means.

I agree. I think we can handle the formidable term "correspondence chess," theriverman's view of our limited intellectual capacity notwithstanding.

KalunaDarlin
kco wrote:

you mean you are still using the envelope, letter and a stamp ?

Nah, when I was a kid we used postcards.

theriverman
Sooner wrote:
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?

Your point is  dry and without any creativity or exploring

Sooner
theriverman wrote:
Sooner wrote:
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?

Your point is  dry and without any creativity or exploring

But sensible, nevertheless.

theriverman

@Sooner, Now we are talking. We both agree. Sensible. It would be sensible for Erik not to ask the members of Chess.com for our help but to hire an employee and or staff.

Sooner
theriverman wrote:

@Sooner, Now we are talking. We both agree. Sensible. It would be sensible for Erik not to ask the members of Chess.com for our help but to hire an employee and or staff.

I disagree.

theriverman

lol

GordieSea

Online Chess is just fine. It's short and to the point. Over analyzing it is a waste of time.

theriverman

2nd that

artfizz

Some suggestions from a previous discussion ...

TURN-BASED CHESS

LIVE CHESS

VOTE CHESS

Artistic Chess

 

 

Asynchronous chess 

Synchronous Chess

Committee chess

B “Both-players-DO-NOT-HAVE-TO-BE-online-at-the-same-time” chess 

“Both-players-MUST-BE-online-at-the-same-time” chess

Consultation chess

Bite-Sized Chess

 

 

CC chess

OTB chess

Group chess

Chess By Stages

 

 

Chess for slow people

 

Team chess

Chess Sandwich

 

 

Chess With Breaks

 

 

Chess. C{orrepondence} O{nline}  M{ultisession}

 

 

Correspondence Chess

Over The Board Chess

Mob chess

CWESS - Chess Without Exact Sensible Synonym

 

 

D “Days-per-move” chess

“Minutes/Seconds-per-move” chess

 

Daily chess

 

 

Dead chess

 

 

Drag-On Chess - Too Good To Hurry!

 

 

eCorrespondence Chess (eCC, eCorr Chess, eChess)?

 

 

Email chess

 

 

Episode Chess

 

 

G “Game-may-be-completed-in-Multiple-sessions” chess

“Game-must-be-completed-in-a-Single-session” chess

 

Graphical Online Correspondence

 

 

iChess (with apologies to Apple)

 

 

iCorr Chess?

 

 

Instalment Chess

 

 

Internet Chess

 

 

Interruptible online chess

 

 

Long-term chess

 

 

Masterpiece Chess?

 

 

Message Chess

 

 

Modern chess

Classical chess

 

MOVE ALREADY!

 

 

Move-a-day

 

 

Multi-session chess

One-session chess

 

Non-live

 

 

oc (online correspondence)

 

 

OnLiCorr Chess

 

 

Open-book chess

Examination chess

 

Optimal chess

 

 

Painstaking Chess?

 

 

Pausable chess

Impausable chess

 

Phased Chess

 

 

Ping chess

 

 

Play by day

 

 

Postal chess

 

 

Power Chess (or does that suggest power-assisted?)

 

 

R “Reference-materials-allowed” chess

“Reference-materials-NOT-allowed” chess

 

Research chess.

 

 

See-You-Later Chess

 

 

Server-based Correspondence Chess (SCC, sChess)?

 

 

Slow chess

 

 

SNAIL CHESS!

 

 

T (Extremely) Thoughtful Chess

 

 

Turn chess

 

 

Turn-based online chess

 

 

Turtle chess

 

 

Zombie chess