Someone asked me why I dislike this person's posts. I will annotate what I like here, what I dislike, and even translate:
This thread is awful and redundant.
An arrogant judgment on OldFool's part–malcom.jansen has a right to start a discussion if he so chooses, and this discussion is bringing a specific focus to this specific scenario.
It has already been established that all players dislike chasers and double chasers and that it must be dealt with by MT.
Established or not, it has been a broad based discussion on double chasing...but this is the first discussion which prompts the question: Is it possible to start a double chase and be responsible for stalling the match, then demand a draw refusal case when this very person knows that they are responsible for the situation?
Highly amusing to see how you turn around on the subject now that you have been victim of it yourself, malcolm
OldFool will laugh at someone (here, he is pointing a finger at malcom.jansen) and gets nasty with them when it suits him, but you see, when I pointed out to him that he was doing this is when he decided to block me. This is a hypocritical and unnecessary comment from him. OldFool needs to learn the proverb:
"People who live in glass houses should not throw stones."
However: innocent until proven guilty. It should be prohibited that players accuse other players and post player names without providing adequate proof.
This is a fair statement and I agree in concept. The point of making an accusation is so that a case will be opened, not necessarily to announce someone as guilty before due process.
I think a mod should edit the player name out of the thread title, unless you provide recorded evidence.
More of his hypocrisy–when the MT edited something out that OldFool had written, he called the MT "nazis." Again, he should learn the meaning of the phrase, "Do as I say, not as I do," because he is categorically guilty of this hypocrisy.
We do not want another shouting match of who lies and who sucks, if the other player starts defending himself itt
Stop running around like headless chickens. Start recording your games in full.
This is a fair statement in general and I agree with the basic principal, but it does not directly apply to malcom.jansen's post: referring to m.j's post, there is no mention of who is lying or who 'sucks.'
When someone starts chasing, tell him in chat that:
A) you are recording
you will make the recording public
C) Chasing is against ISF rules
D) MT might issue a penalty.
Tell your opponent that - twice. If he doesn't listen, open a full case against that player and try to create a precedent.
This is solid and good advice. If a player has this resource available, then by all means, this would be the very best way in which to mount a successful case, should the video example illustrate these precise points. I agree completely.
When MT is finally faced with a gruesome example of (double) chasing, they might act. Until that moment, we cannot expect they will.
This assumes facts not in evidence–MT has demonstrated on various occasions that they are well aware of borderline issues, game-site modus operandi (or lack thereof) problems, unusual cases with no precedent, and a willingness to debate, although there are cases which forum members have vehemently disagreed with an MT ruling and have even continued expressing a firestorm of their anger regarding such a matter–MT is not perfect, but if one wants a chance to sway their opinion, then that person must make due diligence in pursuing the collection, assembly, and presentation of facts in order to convince the MT of their point of view. OldFool makes too much of a generalized judgment upon MT, thus it is another useless comment.
You do not record your games? Well then, unlucky for you and have a nice day.
Typical OldFool passive/aggressiveness. The question is legitimate, but I remember that malcom.jansen explained that his hard-drive is almost full and thus, until he can remedy the situation, he is fully aware of the disadvantage that this presents; ergo, when he has the time to deal with it, he will and knows full well how to collect and present evidence.
The last comment translates into, roughly, "Stop complaining and drop dead."
Most of his post is sarcastic laden drivel and is practically useless, and for the most part, he is condescending and unhelpful. There are, however, the couple of comments which are useful. These are a few reasons I draw attention to his diatribe–he is simply making himself an easy target.
Edited by KissMyCookie, 4 weeks ago.