Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Takchess back?

One of the great Knights Errant of yore, Takchess has a new post up at his blog. Hey Tak, great to have you back. The Knights are dead, but have been replaced by a new group of adult improvers, the ACIS of evil, list maintained by Blunderprone.

Note: Apparently blunderprone has taken a break from blogging. Have the ACIS of Caissa discussed who will take up the gauntlet?

I'm thinking we should start a more traditional web ring, of chess improvers. These groups are dying as fast as they are born these days.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Blunderprone quit. He is a quitter like my late husband, god rest his soul.

Mrs CL

11/17/2010 04:18:00 PM  
Blogger JackPCS said...

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11/18/2010 07:10:00 AM  
Blogger JackPCS said...

Interesting question, and one I think about a lot, given the ad hoc, disposable nature of much Web organization. There's a certain level of obsessiveness needed to keep any non-commercial blogging enterprise going, and it's hard for any individual to sustain that. Now, on the whole I think that's a good thing; people should take breaks and branch out and try different things.

Webrings address the issue by distributing the content creation. In practice, though, they tend to reach a point where the dead links outnumber the active sites. A good group blog can cycle new and old contributors in and out, and gives you a one-stop approach; but it takes a good managing editor to keep the revolving door spinning.
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11/18/2010 07:11:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

JackPCS: great point about web rings.

It took about an hour a week to maintain the Knights Errant lists and such. It worked out pretty well. We had a great group, and it helped a lot to have someone actively promoting it, and acting as a semi-official face of the aggregate.

Once I stopped, Glenn Wilson did a good job but he sort of let it slide, and I don't know what happened after that.

Some kind of ACIS idea is better than the Knights Errant, as the only thing people have in common is a desire to improve at chess. No requirements or anything other than maintaining active site to stay on the list. I was hoping it would really blow up.

If I was still into chess, I would do it but I am very focused on work, baby right now.

Someone should volunteer to take over the ACIS stuff, I would be happy to give advice and help with starting an ACIS blog, a place to inform people and maintain a list.

I could also change the Knights Errant blog to link to the ACIS blog.

11/18/2010 10:22:00 AM  

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