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To be honest I never expected posting occasional games in the Game Showcase arena would ever be so controversial. I had posted several a while back in the General Chess Discussion thread and was criticized for not posting them here. I post some here and I'm criticized for posting no lost games. So, several days ago I posted anotated lost games here, but I guess I'll face criticism for not posting and draws or games where I lost to a blindfolded monkey. As I've stated before, I'm primarily an entertainer, really a writer, and try to simply present some short, amusing games - ones that require little deep analysis because, by their nature, weren't very deeply played. Controversy, even unworthy controversy, can be entertaining, I imagine, but mostly it's simply attention-getting (and I'm certainly not above attention-seeking) without the amusement or fun. I don't find those who have spoken on my behalf as "White Knights" or "Batgirl Fans" or anything else other than supporters of an idea (as opposed to anything personal). But while I don't begrudge anyone their opinions or their right to express them, I do have trouble seeing the big deal.
it's quite natural tendency to post wins. there is nothing to raise eyebrows. if all keep posting only wins that means our losses r posted by somebody else. nothing special i see in it.let them post wins. that means all the games r getting posted in the forums.
Since reading isn't entertaining, writers can't be entertainers. :-p
I have been on chess.com for about 1 1/2 years. In that time I have been drawn into several religious debates, political debates and debates about cheat detection. In fact the cheaters forum is basically everyone attack the last person banned. If there are no interesting new banned players then those on that forum attack each other. Yes I do not run from debates so much of the above is partially my fault being a participate in these debates but it seems everything is a big controversy on this site. It is amazing any one has time to play chess. lol. We should rename the site debate.com. So yes Batgirl you have suceeded in being an entertainer once again even though you, I and several others are shocked how it came about. Now when are you posting the blindfolded monkey game? ROFL. The games were interesting. Thanks.
There are a lot of tiny things that bother me, that most people wouldn't even notice. For example, one time I complained to a titled player that he didn't update his rating, which had dropped 40 points or so, because I thought he wanted to make himself look as good as possible by only showing the highest OTB rating he had achieved. It's probably insignificant to most people, but somehow it irritated me enough to say something about it. I understand it's not a big deal to most people, but everything is relative -- what's not a big deal to one person, could be a big deal to someone else.
I think reading can be entertaining. This whole debate which is in writing has been entertaining. Beyond this a writer can also be an entertainer when not writing.
That last one sounds like something a teenager would do. Actually, that seems to make sense, now that I think about it.
I was joking. Who reads internet forums and doesn't like reading? :-p
I don't know but I seen some people interact of the forum who seem almost incapable of reading.
Hey Elubas, I wasn't trying to insult you. You're pretty insightful, really.
Perhaps you should express yourself more clearly and concisely then.
Could you please be a little clearer and a bit more precise?
Yeah, but maybe he could be more insightful if he really tried. Hey Looby, are you holding out on us? This is the kind of thing that can really piss me off.
Btw this is one of the weirdest goofiest threads ever. I'm serious.
It's the time of year, season of goodwill and all that.
Happy Valentines day, everybody!
I thought that was in February? It's October.