We are 2 days further, problem still remains, can't access the forum without VPN. Third time in a year this happens to me. When things become normal, what is Quentin Turner (the owner) saying? And what's the guarantee for the future?
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Subject: Re: POLL - Talkchess | CCC should move to a new server Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:39 am
harvey williamson wrote:
I am also no interesting in seeing people beeing moderator who host other forums.
Arent they capable to stay where they deserve. Why do they need the next forum ?!
Power corrupts people. Infinite power corrupts infinitely.
I guess you will not be voting for me or Ed then?
Harvey, it's not the time of making sneers, I estimate 50% (and maybe more) can't access the forum with no solution in sight. You and HGM are responsible for the health of the forum and the forum is dying. You should act!
Subject: Re: POLL - Talkchess | CCC should move to a new server Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:56 am
They should have moved like half a year ago. My trust in Talkchess "community" is beyond repair. I don't want to participate in a group that accepts geoblocking, effectively hiding forum for potential new users and practically destroying once-great site of Chessprogramming Wiki (which heavily relies on Talkchess links). As of now, the best thing Talkchess could do is creating a read-only copy, storing it somewhere accessible, and then dying off.
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Subject: Re: POLL - Talkchess | CCC should move to a new server Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:45 pm
HGM says there are hackers/ criminals attacking the CCC Forum. How realistic is this ?! What do these hackers want ? Play a good chess game ?! Steal secrets how to program out of open source engines ?! I get the feeling this is a joke.
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Subject: Re: POLL - Talkchess | CCC should move to a new server Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:49 am
HGM says there are hackers/ criminals attacking the CCC Forum. How realistic is this ?!
Can be true, and I tend to trust the threat is actual. Many reasons for hackers to attack a forum, from the simple pride for "performance achievement" to introducing malicious code that will later enable something they want. But the countermeasure seems really poor; blocking large ranges of IPs, I guess hackers can easily get round it. The only context I can think of, for blocking large ranges of IPs, is if hackers would have launched a DDoS attack (distributed denyal of service). But I do agree with you: why would they do that? DDoS attacks might be "worth the effort" to threat governments, large profitable companies,...
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Subject: Re: POLL - Talkchess | CCC should move to a new server Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:19 pm
it was a sort of goto social media site that I'ld check in at and read bits of, keep generally "uptodate" and so on, but it keeps giving me access denied messages, so now I don't bother, or if I do, I just geet another "access denied" message. Can't say I'm missing it. No longer on my goto list. Apparently I'm a moderator candidate from some weeks ago. No idea how that, or elections are going to work now. If you guys want, then I guess another site ought to be possible. Talkchess doesn't own the name "Computer Chess Club", if anyone owns it, it's what's left of the Founders Group, me, Ed, Thorsten and Hyatt if he's still around. I'll back Ed with what he wants to do, and if he wants, we can legitimise use of the name on some other site.
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POLL - Talkchess | CCC should move to a new server