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by chrisw
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 37
Views: 2093

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

Now, I’m continuing to retell my March documents to TCEC, regarding the other two parts of the TCEC rule, engine and neural network. Here the intention was quite good, but interpretation is quite bent.. Let’s go to our favorite example, Allie+Stein. They use Lc0’s NN architecture (together entire L...
by chrisw
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 37
Views: 2093

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

The whole clone and derivatives issue is a minefield. So many different opinions and viewpoints and "definitions". I would advise Anton to replace any clone "rules" with a simple statement "engines are entered at our sole discretion" then there are no arguments about rules being followed or not. Jo...
by chrisw
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 37
Views: 2093

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

Just to clarify, I’m not accusing authors (of Allie+Stein) of sending the engine which I don’t consider original enough. Authors can make an engine, and reuse any portion of code, that’s GPL after all. CCCC admins for example openly say that they allow clones, they pick engines based on entertainme...
by chrisw
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Fine Art of Chess
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: The Fine Art of Chess

[Moderation] Lyudmil Tsvetkov is now selling a new book he has written, and tried to promote its sales here. I think this kind of advertizing violates the charter, so for the time being I moved it to the moderator archive. I would be interested to hear the opinions of others on whether such announc...
by chrisw
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Fine Art of Chess
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: The Fine Art of Chess

One-time announcements of commercial products related to computer chess have certainly been permitted in the past. (I'm sure I could give specific examples after searching, but don't have time to do that.) What is specifically not permitted are " flagrant commercial exhortations" (emphasis is mine)...
by chrisw
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Fine Art of Chess
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: The Fine Art of Chess

One-time announcements of commercial products related to computer chess have certainly been permitted in the past. (I'm sure I could give specific examples after searching, but don't have time to do that.) What is specifically not permitted are " flagrant commercial exhortations" (emphasis is mine)...
by chrisw
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Fine Art of Chess
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: The Fine Art of Chess

One-time announcements of commercial products related to computer chess have certainly been permitted in the past. (I'm sure I could give specific examples after searching, but don't have time to do that.) What is specifically not permitted are " flagrant commercial exhortations" (emphasis is mine)...
by chrisw
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Computer Chess and Capitalism
Replies: 22
Views: 1133

Re: Computer Chess and Capitalism

The question was more, who moderates a moderator that makes himself a subject to moderation. As Dann pointed out, there is more than one moderator. You don't have to beat around the bush: just openly state that you think thread hijacking That's a subjective viewpoint. Exaggerated wildly. And very l...
by chrisw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Computer Chess and Capitalism
Replies: 22
Views: 1133

Re: Computer Chess and Capitalism

Not a problem to split off threads. But it is a problem to misattribute. 1. I have not started off any new thread and 2. “Computer Chess and Capitalism” is not my title, nor would it be. Kindly, and I know it is perfectly possible, attribute the thread to yourself (since you effectively started the...
by chrisw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Computer Chess and Capitalism
Replies: 22
Views: 1133

Re: Computer Chess and Capitalism

[Moderation] These postings were split off from the Chessmaster engine-install thread, because they were rather off-topic there, which annoyed some people. Not a problem to split off threads. But it is a problem to misattribute. 1. I have not started off any new thread and 2. “Computer Chess and Ca...