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One could argue that your post seems overly arrogant, self centered, conceited, demeaning to others, and in fact, a poor attempt at trolling itself.
Your comment, "Serious members know when I have posted a thread that's it's time to put their Chess caps on because it's time for a riveting Chess debate" suggests that you are some sort of chess master, guru, or chess God that all should just stop whatever else they are doing and bow to you superiority. Why don't you leave it up to the staff and/or mods to decide what is proper here, better yet...leave it up to the membership, as threads they enjoy will float, those they don't like will sink.
Every member has the right to post here and they don't need your approval.
Get over yourself.
Was there any need for the personal attack? It is important to be relevant, helpful and nice.
I'm going to have to have a serious think about whether to report you or not for that.
When you create a thread, its like steering a cruise ship. Turbulent oceans can take it anyplace. Chess.com knew this, that's why the only tool they give you is to block. With over 17 million members here, I've only got 20-25 people blocked. There are 12 chess forums and 12 non-chess forums. You're only mentioning the 2 extremes---"General Discussion" & "Off-Topic". What you need to do Vlad is go to one of the chess forums and disguise your thread about literature, philosophy, or theory. Otherwise, you get a thread entitled "Washing Windows" and it turns into a 7 page thesis on the history of Christianity.
You can block them out of your threads and delete their comments.
No, I think blocking is cowardly.
Then you are choosing to NOT use one of the tools Chess.com provides for you to manage the content of your own threads. Seems similar to complaining about the police and society in general when you refuse to lock your front door and your house is robbed.
Blocking is so dumb. The amount of time ive wasted replying to a thread only to get the message saying "you are blocked from posting here"! It's so petty.
I've asked you before not to refer to me as a dude, I find it offensive.
gay slur. reported
Dude...a man excessively concerned with his clothes, grooming, and manners.
well come on guys
lets NOT have a contest about how has the thinest skin.
this is the Internet for goodness sake.
the trollz are laffin. @2Q if you get someone muted for the word "sissy" it would be the most ridiculous thing ever!....
and technically there is NO implication to homosexuality.
do you need a definition?
Those who follow me on this site understand my passion for our sport.
They understand how much I love the game of Chess. Furthermore due to my curiosity, and yearn for intellectual Chess discussion I've become known as a student of the game around here. Serious members know when I have posted a thread that's it's time to put their Chess caps on because it's time for a riveting Chess debate.
However, in recent times I have become quite annoyed with the lack of respect in the forums.
I'm trying my best to remain respectful of you but you make it hard with these egotistical rants and no your disparagement of those who don't "follow" you.
You are NOT an expert. Most of the topics you bring up display a very poor amount of research on your part, as if you learn a tidbit then assume you know the rest. THAT is why you're not treated with respect.
Additionally, from a purely intellectual evaluation as a scientist with a graduate degree from IIT, you don't seem to understand the scientific limits of cause-and-effect. Consequently your conclusions are no better than the man who notices Ducks fly North just before Spring each year and concludes Ducks cause Spring.
If you want the respect you apparently seek, due diligence is required when trying to understand a topic. For example, I'm going to see the ruins of the ancient Mayan capital at Chichen Itza in August. I bought four books on the Yucatan, Mayan history and teach-yourself Mayan glyphs. That won't make me an expert - but it will let me understand more of what I'm seeing and raise insightful questions of our guides.
If you insist on calling people names like dude, you can't run crying when people throw names back at you, especially those who have asked you repeatedly not to refer to them as a dude. Got it?
2Q1C, no name calling is justified, including those against you, but note that I've also previously warned you about name calling. You'll attract a lot more fans with honey than vinegar. You can tell people off when there getting in your face, but all the name calling on these boards is just wrong.
Karpov vs kasparov 1984. Game 3
but first don't mistake , Trying to understand something and getting it all botched it all up; OR saying a lot of silly stuff on the internet JUST to get people wound up.
realize you may be trying to talk yourself out of this (likely) scenario
but "Occam's Razor"
whats the chance that this guy is really Trying to have instructive chess discussions? look at all the evidence and come to the simplest, logical conclusion
so nice of you to drop by. I don't get mentioned enough in your one-liners.
I am sad. aren't I sometimes mental ?
Ummm, you seem to be missing the part where Vlad has been trolling since day 1 and is not genuine in any way...now you've given him a heaping spoonful of "I'm a scientist with a degree who was completely taken in by your trolling persona" to munch on...
Don't feed the trolls.
Actually Kay I think that's GP's way of saying you are cordially invited to the "No Troll Group".