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Hi Guys & Gals, I am new to this site so excuse me if this is a dumb question. I do not have facebook or Twitter etc, only email, and wondering if there is a way to talk to other players via email or ? I am from OZ downunder and most times I have played online my opponent is USA based, time zones make for limited playing time and woulkd like to see if opponents are interested in a chat, penfriend style. Is there any way to do it here ?
thanks, OZ newbie. (Lostplot)
You can talk through messages and notes, but good luck in finding anyone who speaks Australian.
If you chat during a game and the chat is interesting, you might ask if they'd like to continue the discussion off-site through email.
I've only been here three months, so my experience might be atypical, but usually players don't talk to each other during the gamws.
Part of it is a courtesy to not disturb a player on the move, just as you wouldn't speak aloud in an actual OTB (over the board) game.
It can also get awkward if one of you makes a really horrible move and loses badly, like losing a Queen in a game that's only gone seven moves. What can you say then, other than perhaps ask for a rematch?
Just some thoughts.
I assume you're taking the bloody piss?
Is that an Australian language phrase?
god you know I love australian people. they are just so fun you know?
Well, it combines two I guess. "Bloody" like "Bloody oath!" and "Taking the Piss". Taking the piss, I think means to have some fun at another's expense, playfully or joking around, just teasing, something like that.
Yes! Some of my best friends/mates are Australian.
Online chess is a good option. Players have days between moves. Easy to chat back and forth since there is no time pressure.
Hey Trysts, Thanks ( I think ?)
I must be up s..t creek in a barbed wire canoe without a paddle !
Actually I was brung up proper and spoke English (Australian, now abreviated to "Strine" ) perfectly until Microsoft et al decided to "correct" everything I ever typed. Thankfully, we can still both spell and pronounce "beer" and live in peace. (or is it peece, or pees or ?)
I thought "bloody" was an English word?
I love regional dialect. Say something funny in Austrailian dialect.
I usually reply to most messages from other players. I will chat between games, but not during the game. Bob
Aussie in USA shop:
Salesman: Sir, can I help you?
Aussie: Dunnomate ? I wanna buyan eggnishner.
Salesman: Do you want cool only or reverse cycle ?
Aussie: I wannar versicle, emma chisit ?
Salesman: Well Sir, this model starts at $1500
Aussie: Strewth mate ! Be like a lizard flat out drinking to pay that much! Stone the bloody crows, ya think I'm a dill or something?
Salesman: Certainly not Sir. Perhaps cool only would be better ?
Aussie: Ya bloody right mate, might just run down tha pub an getta coldie instead, ya bloody galah !
Salesman: Thanks mate. Ya'all come back now, ya hear ?
I chat with my Online opponents all the time. It's a good feature.
yep i agree
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