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  • New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

    Lest the luddites get their way without proper consideration, Larry, please ensure that you do an apples to apples comparison when looking at the use of both boards. It is not the easiest thing to do, but as mentioned on the old board, be sure old registrations are not counted. Better yet, why not look at those posting on each board recently (to be defined). Even using that method, we are not assured of a good comparison as many who use the new board also post on the old board to assure their posts are seen.

    Does anyone have a better method/suggestion?

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    Re: New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

    Better method:

    Switch to the new board, because it's superior. Those who disagree are wrong. You can edit posts here. Active threads move to the top of the board. You can use the cover of your favourite chess-themed hip hop album as your avatar. The list of benefits is endless.

    Some people still prefer the old board. So what? They'll adapt. Don't throw a solid improvement in the trash just because some people take a while to manage change. There's already a notable group of people whose views altered after they aclimated themselves.
    IM LAUF DER ZEIT

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    • #3
      Re: New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

      The old site also has the current advantage of a) being referred to by chesstalk.com and b) being in everyone's favorites/bookmarks. Change one of those and see what difference it makes in the activity levels :)

      I would think we're about equal if you take away all the posts that are actually ABOUT the new board :) And the guys on the French side love the new format.
      Christopher Mallon
      FIDE Arbiter

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      • #4
        Re: New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

        Hi Chris & Ken,

        Yes the acceptance on the French side is significant. This is probably because there is already a French chess board in Quebec City which uses a similar format.

        Today, for the French board, we have made the change. The old board no longer exists. When someone goes to the French ChessTalk it leads them directly to the new French board.

        We will take our time to make the same transition in English :)

        Larry

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        • #5
          Re: New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

          If you are going to make the transition I don't see the value in waiting... quite the opposite I would say.

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          • #6
            Re: New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

            Testing,testing,[U]testing,TESTING!! OK, I'm good with the new board.
            "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop
            "Only the dead have seen the end of war." - Plato
            "If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination." - Thomas De Quincey

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            • #7
              Re: New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

              I prefer the old board only because I have become used to it over the years, and it is very simple and to the point. I'm not really interested in the bells and whistles on the new board, but hey, maybe I will use some of them.The new board is just fine. Either way doesn't matter to me, but it would be good to get rid of one of them soon.

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              • #8
                Re: "Luddites"

                It's a pretty lame argument to use a term like "luddites" just because people have expressed a preference for the familiar over the unfamiliar.

                I agree, though, that either the new format should be scrapped or the old one should be suspended, to force people to use this format. If it works, switch. If not, go back to the old one.

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                • #9
                  Re: New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

                  You talkin' like a cowboy, man. Next time I meet you over the board, I gonna whup your a*s.
                  "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop
                  "Only the dead have seen the end of war." - Plato
                  "If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination." - Thomas De Quincey

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                  • #10
                    Re: New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

                    Originally posted by Peter McKillop View Post
                    You talkin' like a cowboy, man. Next time I meet you over the board, I gonna whup your a*s.
                    You talking to me?
                    Thems fightin words dude.

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                    • #11
                      Re: "Luddites"

                      the biggest inconvenience is the .info extension. move this board over to chesstalk.com and they will come ;)

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                      • #12
                        Re: New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

                        Originally posted by J. Ken MacDonald View Post
                        Lest the luddites get their way without proper consideration, Larry, please ensure that you do an apples to apples comparison when looking at the use of both boards. It is not the easiest thing to do, but as mentioned on the old board, be sure old registrations are not counted. Better yet, why not look at those posting on each board recently (to be defined). Even using that method, we are not assured of a good comparison as many who use the new board also post on the old board to assure their posts are seen.

                        Does anyone have a better method/suggestion?
                        I must also protest being called a Luddite! :)

                        This post is evidence I can use the new ChessTalk if I had to.
                        However, I just happen to prefer the old one!
                        I should be accepted for who I am! ;)

                        On a more serious note, even though I prefer the old ChessTalk, what I would prefer more is for Larry to choose one ChessTalk over the other, for good, as soon as possible.

                        Now I'm gonna go look up what a Luddite really is, hahaha

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                        • #13
                          Re: New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

                          If you took a luddite and added an extra oxygen molecule would it become a luddate?

                          Back to topic. I consider this board far superior to the other one, and I hope that this one stays.

                          Originally posted by Me
                          I enjoy having quote tags.

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                          • #14
                            Re: New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

                            I prefer the old board. People should research the Luddites before throwing the term aroound indiscriminately.

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                            • #15
                              Re: New or Old Message Board - Attn: Larry Bevand

                              Hey, Ken, welcome to the new board! Changed your mind?

                              :D

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