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New Squishdot site
Websites Posted by David Wagle on Monday January 15, 08:56PM, 2001
from the and another one's on the net dept.
Patzer Chess is up and running on Squishdot and Zope. It's url is http://patzerchess.n3.net. As the name suggests, it is a site for chess news and info. A "patzer" is to chess what a "geek" is to high schools :)

Well, it's up and running. I do have a few questions though. First, can someone send me explicit (I am NOT a technical person! That I can do what I've done is a testimony to those of you who are -- finally a product that is actually usable!!) instructions for setting up a login/password facillity so users can have unique id's when posting. Also, I'd like to put up polls. I imagine this is possible, but again, I need some explicit instructions on how to do it. Thanks!!

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    Login, etc...
    by Chris Withers on Tuesday January 16, 09:52AM, 2001
    The simplest option is to wait for Swishdot... dunno when that'll be though :-S

    cheers,

    Chris

    PS: you site isn't responding as I type...
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    Re: New Squishdot site
    by Darrick Wong on Thursday January 18, 03:32AM, 2001
    (I am NOT a technical person! That I can do what I've done is a testimony to those of you who are -- finally a product that is actually usable!!)

    Find yourself a patzer-geek? <SMIRK>

    All of what you ask for has been done before, but it does involve rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty with some engine muck. (That was a car engine metaphor with no reflection on code quality, although personally I prefer less tables (and in an ideal world no tables for non-tabular data, period.))

    <shrug> How much work do you want to perform on Squishdot? It isn't hard but it does require work and at least some idea of how Squish & Zope operate.
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    Patzers and geeks
    by Jacko on Saturday January 27, 09:22PM, 2001
    A point on terminology:


    A patzer is someone who is a weak chess-player. Of course this is relative, but it is a derogatory statement indicating a lack of ability ("All Russians are patzers" - Robert J Fischer)

    A geek, on the other hand is someone who fails to conform to the 'jock' norms. They are not incapable - just different.

    I speak as a geek and a chess player, and will visit your site !
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    • Re: Patzers and geeks
      by Darrick Wong on Sunday January 28, 02:42AM, 2001
      I see. But, having gone to one of the few high schools where the jocks were more intelligent than most and the nerds more athletic than many, and better yet, most of the jocular types got along with the nerds, I forgot that jocks have a dominating presence at many high schools. Hence I didn't see that one coming.

      Of course, that in no way excuses my failure to get a translation from one of my chess-loving friends.

      Ah well.

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