Why are there no women at Computer Chess Club??

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Why are there no women at Computer Chess Club??

Post by Sean Evans » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:03 pm

:?: :?:

Women play chess and use computer chess software!!

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Re: Why are there no women at Computer Chess Club??

Post by cdani » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:30 pm

My 4 cents. It's a not interesting thing for the majority of girls (programming) added to another not interesting thing to them (lone programming). So statistically it’s very unlike to find girls here.

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Re: Why are there no women at Computer Chess Club??

Post by CRoberson » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:51 pm

The video game industry did research about a decade ago. Research shows that most females are attracted to very social activities. For some reason Chess, programming and Chess programming don't have reputations as being very social.

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Re: Why are there no women at Computer Chess Club??

Post by Laskos » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:16 pm

Sean Evans wrote::?: :?:

Women play chess and use computer chess software!!
Try Facebook, there are many girls with 2,000+ friends. More than the whole CCC.

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Re: Why are there no women at Computer Chess Club??

Post by Robert Flesher » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:37 pm

There was in the past. If my memory serves, Chessfun, was Sarah Bird, and she was very active on the old forum.

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Re: Why are there no women at Computer Chess Club??

Post by reflectionofpower » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:23 pm

Robert Flesher wrote:There was in the past. If my memory serves, Chessfun, was Sarah Bird, and she was very active on the old forum.
I remember her now that you mentioned it. She is mentioned here in CB news: http://bit.ly/1mbRBRA

Here is her old site, now active anymore.

http://bit.ly/1mbREge
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Re: Why are there no women at Computer Chess Club??

Post by Terry McCracken » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:32 pm

Robert Flesher wrote:There was in the past. If my memory serves, Chessfun, was Sarah Bird, and she was very active on the old forum.
She was 27 years old with a child over ten years ago. She stopped abruptly with no warning. Does chessbase know what happened? She just went off the grid, without warning.

I couldn't locate her in Barrie On Canada, under the name Sarah Bird.
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Re: Why are there no women at Computer Chess Club??

Post by reflectionofpower » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:36 am

Terry McCracken wrote:
Robert Flesher wrote:There was in the past. If my memory serves, Chessfun, was Sarah Bird, and she was very active on the old forum.
She was 27 years old with a child over ten years ago. She stopped abruptly with no warning. Does chessbase know what happened? She just went off the grid, without warning.

I couldn't locate her in Barrie On Canada, under the name Sarah Bird.
My whole life turned ugly in less than a year recently so in 10 years anything can happen especially if you have a child/husband to rear.
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Re: Why are there no women at Computer Chess Club??

Post by Uri Blass » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:14 am

I am not sure that there are no women.
I have no way to detect the gender of people in this club and it is clearly possible that people write without using their real name.

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Re: Why are there no women at Computer Chess Club??

Post by Sean Evans » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:21 pm

Uri Blass wrote:I am not sure that there are no women.
I have no way to detect the gender of people in this club and it is clearly possible that people write without using their real name.
Hello, Alice Blass :lol:

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