Tip regarding chess on the internet.
My english is a bit weak but I want to express thats its natural that ICC loses members, old and most new players join other IT-clubs.
This short text is about ICC/internet chess club -degeneration. The main reason is "mental".
One example is that Its not possible to send critics regarding unsporty behaviour from an “helper” (the helper behaves unsporty during playing)
without listening to a bunch of admins that get mad or rabid.. They all protect each other even if one of them acts clearly unsporty and they dont take a relevant debate about the problem but lies, spits and censores -like uneducated kids.
I was one of the first IT-chess players around 1994, also holding my own tourneys in Sweden.
I have experience enough. The admins of ICC today really destroyed an old nice club and dont fullfill the intentions from the grounder.
ICC is nowadays more or less a club for demandless kids, abusers, cheaters and half-figures but still GM:s play there cause its free for them.
The interfaces seem to be unserious spyware that not much help regarding cheatings.
Regards / Hans Sweden
(Im an older teacher and one of my WP-blogs is for years mainly about unfairness and criminals in governments etc, fairness and justice is very important for me and I had many successes in the courts here, also alone versus several advocats. As a chessplayer I will spread information about ICC to many blogs and other sites cause I think my special knowledge can be used by many players)