Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

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Re: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

Post by Paul Cooksey » Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:21 pm

J T Melsom wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 6:31 pm
Don't really see why posters are so keen to comment in this way on the contribution of others. Not as if any of the critics are notable for their own efforts, and some have obsessions of their own. Surely better just to ignore posts of no personal interest.
I believe this is Ray's point of view too.

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Re: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:23 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2024 10:59 pm
John Moore wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2024 3:51 pm
Agreed - but the obsession was less the Forum's and more one particular forumite who no longer posts.
Our moral guardian as well, self appointed admittedly.
When did he claim that, then?
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Re: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

Post by J T Melsom » Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:43 pm

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:21 pm
J T Melsom wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 6:31 pm
Don't really see why posters are so keen to comment in this way on the contribution of othersiin this place Not as if any of the critics are notable for their own efforts, and some have obsessions of their own. Surely better just to ignore posts of no personal interest.
I believe this is Ray's point of view too.
My posts are hampered by a defective keyboard. I was not referring to Ray at all.

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Re: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:53 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:23 pm
When did he claim that, then?
He was always going on about the poor ethical standards of chess and chess players and their incorrect language.

One of the earlier examples was complaining about the use of the term "Ladies Prize" that it was sexist and shouldn't be used.

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Re: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

Post by J T Melsom » Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:07 pm

Roger

Justin raised a number of topics of interest. He was still not as prolific as other posts on their pet topics. If people prefer a narrower range of topics to be covered in this place so that they never have views challenged that is up to them, but the forum is a duller place as a result.

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