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BirdyBilal
I saw a forum of u saying, "Following the Russian aggression on Ukraine, Chess.com decided to grey out all Russian flags on the site. The genocide happening right now in Gaza is the darkest moment and most vile stately conduct our world has seen in the last 80 years. Following the minimal symbolic act of greying out the Russian flag, chess.com is obliged to take at the very least the same measure towards the Israeli flag. With this message, I am encouraging all other users to stop supporting chess.com. Myself I have discontinued my paid membership and will delete my account in the following days." Your forum post got me thinking that you, with an elo of 1000+ is willing to change platforms where someone like me with a rating of 600 was hesitant💀 Maybe it's time to try out other platforms like Lichess. Thank u for making me realise what type of platform I was using.
BirdyBilal

@grautfest

BirdyBilal

bro tried to ping him ☝🏿☠️

David
Chess.com policies don’t allow discussion of politics, religion or cheating in the general forums, so this thread is going to get locked.

You’ll also find that lichess has a similar statement and policy. I have no idea who the #3 chess site even is.
BirdyBilal

"Chess.com policies don’t allow discussion of politics"

I made a statement plus chess.com immediately dipped their feet in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and chose not to when a country was committing a genocide. lichess on the other hand, never did or said anything political when the Russia-Ukraine war happened. U take the lesser poison

BlueHen86

It's a chess website. I don't care about your politics.

BirdyBilal

and I don't care about u 🃏

David
BirdyBilal wrote:

chess.com immediately dipped their feet in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and chose not to when a country was committing a genocide. lichess on the other hand, never did or said anything political when the Russia-Ukraine war happened.

Both sites made an initial statement about the Russian invasion of Ukraine:

https://www.chess.com/article/view/on-the-invasion-of-ukraine - Feb 27th

https://lichess.org/@/lichess/blog/lichess-statement-on-the-war-in-ukraine/Yie1MhIA - March 9th

Your opinion on what Hamas did on October 7th?

BirdyBilal

aight my bad, but at least lichess isn't riding israel

Martin_Stahl

As mentioned, political discussions are not allowed in the general forums.

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