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

theriverman

In the summer turn on your AC.

netzach

Quite like '' Anytime Chess '' also. That is simple & terse. Definitely one of the better suggestions. Also is more modern than '' correspondence-chess '' so appropriate given the rising-popularity of chess on i-phones etc..

theriverman

now I have to go play my AC DC!

theriverman

adverb   

at any time regardless of hour, date, etc.; whenever.

 Slang Dictionary

Anytime definition


  1. interj. 
    You are welcome.; Happy to oblige. (Sometimes said inresponse to Thank you.) MARY: Thanks for the ride. PAUL:Anytime. Think nothing of it. :
Gert-Jan

anytime chess sounds good. Erik can you make another servey about the most popular names and new suggested names?  

Pawnpusher3

Anytime chess could mean anything. Live chess is anytime chess; you can play it whenever you want

theriverman

AC  Anytime Chess or.....

 All Clear

Alternating Current (electricity; physics)

Atomic Clock

Air-Cooled

Active Component

Air Cargo

Authentication Code (telecommunications)

Arm Chair

Activated Charcoal

Auxiliary Circuit

Anno Christi (Latin: In the Year of Christ; epigraphy)

Added Copy (libraries)

Airspace Control

Ante Christum (Latin: Before Christ)

Atlas Centaur (US intermediate class expendable launch vehicle)

Army Component

Air Controller

Apple Cider

Hydrogen Cyanide

Assistant Camera (film production)

Anti Christ

Autocannon

Altocumulus (cloud formation)

Doesanybodycare (some members of chess.com )

theriverman

Not agressive enough, lol

elom

I think it should be called Move & Wait Chess.

waffllemaster
elom wrote:

I think it should be called Move & Wait Chess.

Because in other forms there's no moving or waiting?

Ziryab
whitebull wrote:

There is no better choice than "Online Chess."

That strikes me as the worst choice. 

netzach

Nothing wrong with anytime-chess. Means the game is there to play or leave whenever you want (within game-settings of course 3-day, 5-day, 7-day...)

theriverman

Turning this feeder off, tracking off.

 

I am still hungry.Laughing

Ziryab

Correspondence chess has a long and dignified history. Some folks don't like tradition, so they invent something new that doesn't work.

There's a saying in my culture (rural, western, Euro-American): if it ain't broke, don't fix it." That's how it was with correspondence chess, or to be more precise server based correspondence chess, before this site invented a new name, online chess.

When I tell folks about one of my online games on this site I usually need to explain that it's a form of correspondence chess that has an unusual name on this site. Then, they usually get it.

A good name doesn't need to be explained to a chess player who is already familiar with different sorts of chess. There is exactly one name for what I play here that I do not need to explain to these many chess playing friends.

heinzie

Watching paint dry chess

heinzie

Stalling chess

heinzie

Dead man's defense chess

heinzie

Let's go on vacation chess

Pawnpusher3

Efcc

heinzie

Own Pace Chess