Membership: M/F/NB

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Richard Bates
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Re: Membership: M/F/NB

Post by Richard Bates » Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:11 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:29 pm
Roger Lancaster wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:55 am
After reading the above, I wondered whether FIDE had already developed a policy but, as far as I can see, it hasn't.
You are correct. I hope we shall do that, but it has at least been noticed, unlike in some other organisations, that allowing male players simply to redefine themselves as female has wider implications.
Very different implications in chess though? In most sports where this is a high profile debate the basic point at stake is whether biological males should be able to switch to female competition given that the latter exists primarily because of biological limitations on ability to compete fairly with men, particularly at the highest level.

I doubt such an argument would get very far in chess. Essentially any opposition would have to get into a detailed analysis behind the motives of anybody attempting to self-identify as female (with the obvious implication that some might do so purely for the greater prize money on offer). But whether that matters, or how on earth you write a policy to address it if it does - good luck anyone given the task of that one!

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Re: Membership: M/F/NB

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:59 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:11 pm
good luck anyone given the task of that one!
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Re: Membership: M/F/NB

Post by Jon Tait » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:29 pm

Angus French wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:38 pm
So, no NBs yet but hopefully that will change shortly.
Any update on this?
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Re: Membership: M/F/NB

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:58 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:55 pm
I know I've updated my gender on there to say NB. Don't know how many other people have.
Have you? Where would that appear other than https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/new/pla ... de=118310C ?
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Re: Membership: M/F/NB

Post by Jon Tait » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:11 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:58 pm
Have you? Where would that appear other than https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/new/pla ... de=118310C ?
Hmmm. Mine's the same. That's kind of annoying :|
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Re: Membership: M/F/NB

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:18 pm

Jon Tait wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:11 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:58 pm
Have you? Where would that appear other than https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/new/pla ... de=118310C ?
Hmmm. Mine's the same. That's kind of annoying :|
It turns out that you have changed your information on the membership list, but this is not passed on automatically to the rating list.

You could contact the Director of Membership, Rob Willmoth.
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Re: Membership: M/F/NB

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:42 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:18 pm
It turns out that you have changed your information on the membership list, but this is not passed on automatically to the rating list.
There is an update. This is not entirely simple but has worked its way to the top of the list of tasks and should be completed some time next week.
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