37 ( +1 | -1 ) What???I believe that when others work hard to provide a service that is both valuable and pleasurable, they deserve to be paid for their time and effort. If you can't afford it, then so be it, but if you enjoy the site and can afford the reasonable cost of membership but continue to freeload…then I think that is problematic.
64 ( +1 | -1 ) Iplayed there for 3 years, but not anymore. IMHO ICC turned in to be pure commercial and it lost its feeling of a actual Chessclub. Besides it is not a site for playing CC-games. Most of the games played there are either Bullet or Blitz games.
After I found Gameknot, I have no need for playing on any other sites, this place here is simply the best. I signed up as a lifetime member, when Mike provided that possibility and I strongly urged other people to support this site by be a paying member!
127 ( +1 | -1 ) Wellnootropil, I haven't yet found out why are you always so negative. Last time I advised you about accusations and I played a couple of games with you as well.
-What is your mission? -Why do you always think the bad thing about others? -If you don't like it here, why not play other places/sites.
When I was playing on ICC, my rating in standardgames, (longer timecontrols than 15 minutes per game) was about +2500, so it is not far from what I have here. I have allready explained in my thread above, why I left ICC.
But who cares about rating, you do apperently and why are you so upset about these things. Why not see the positive things in the good communitives we have here on Gameknot. Some place you wrote, that the only real chess is OTB chess, why are you playing here then??? Of course I totally disagree with your statement about OTB chess, especially when we speak about Bullet/Blitz chess, which after my opinion has little to do with chess, but others love that and I respect that, as well as you should respect that we are some there love CC-games.
60 ( +1 | -1 ) I play here, on playchess.com (because I own Frizt 7 I can play there for free) and I use to play on Kasparovchess.com before it died. I am also frustrated with the large amount of blitz games. I hear that the Free Internet Chess Server is quite good. www.freechess.org/
But I don't think it's uncalled for to pay for a service. I pay for Mig's newletter at www.chessninja.com and I just transferred cash to my paypal account to pay for a GameKnot registration. If you receive good product value and good customer service I think you're morally obligated to pay something for that experience.
22 ( +1 | -1 ) I am h-heshamovI am playing there , i think to pay for chess or not is a strange question , it depends on what do u want from chess , and also about your income . if u wana play with me there , i am under your service ;-)