Monday, January 22, 2007

New Website for Chess Victoria

Chess Victoria has a new website. This latest version is a big improvement over the old one which, not only poorly designed, was pretty piss poor in usability. Actually while the new site is much simpler to use, it is still not up to the standard of some recent examples we've seen, as far as Aussie chess websites are concerned, especially the ones produced by the guys from the ACT. Just take a look at the ACTJCL one, for instance.

But you know, we can say as much as we like about these websites from other states, what we'd really like to see is some improvement on our own NSWCA! It's been like that for ages. Time for a change. The current look is just plain embarassing.

16 comments:

442 said...

Chess Victoria's last web page was nearly bad enough to send you blind.lol

Any improvement is a step in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

Can't the old ChessVictoria site be made to point a redirect to the new one? In fact, wouldn't you think ChessVictoria would own the rights to the www.chessvictoria.com domain name and website and so demand control of it? Of course maybe the site has acquired a reputation for tardiness which can't be rehabilitated and so the new executive doesn't wish to touch it with a barge pole!

Anonymous said...

Maybe you would like to volunteer to fix up the NSWCA website Mr Rosario? Or are you one of these big talkers, but wont get in and help?

The Closet Grandmaster said...

Somebody put his hand up at the AGM and said, "I wanna be the NSWCA Webmaster. Vote for me".

Talk to that guy.

Try again.

- TCG

Anonymous said...

Already, already.

The new supremo has changed the web-site, he has changed the HQ location, he has resurrected the CV newsletter, he is about to advertise EOI for CV events for promoters, he has held an Executive meeting.
Reminds me of the honeymoon period of Lance Barnard and Gough.

Anonymous said...

Changed the headquarter location?

Are you referring to the fact that Gerrit couldnt guarantee as much access as he previously claimed?

Anonymous said...

To anon

Your message not understood. Would you like to expand?

Anonymous said...

What about the supposed bells and whistles at that other site? Is there any truth to the rumour that future applicants wishing to graduate with an MBA there will be required to compose a melody for its Code of Conduct Declaration then record it on one of Belthasar's podcasts? ;)

Anonymous said...

Okay,let me make it simple.

Does ChessVictoria have GUARANTEED access to the Cantebury venue for all of its planned events..ie..Vic open,school comps,interclub, CV meetings.

Because it has been made common knowledge on another site that Gerrits "unlimited access" claim has fallen through with the venue owners.

The "unlimited access" claim was one of Gerrits key campaign points,it was also the rationale for allocating $4,000 dollars of CV money for rent at the Cantebury venue.

For non victorian readers I would like to point out that Gary Wastell[previous CV president] hadnt rented a permanent venue for Chess Victoria in many years.

The RESPONSE said...

Response to ANON's clearer questions.

ANON ..Okay,let me make it simple.
RESPONSE ..A good way of getting useful answers.

ANON ..Does ChessVictoria have GUARANTEED access to the Cantebury venue for all of its planned events..ie..Vic open,school comps,interclub, CV meetings.
RESPONSE ..Yes.
Until recently the sticking point was the asking price. The building owner has dropped their requirement.

ANON ..Because it has been made common knowledge on another site that Gerrits "unlimited access" claim has fallen through with the venue owners.
RESPONSE ..The venue-owners have now caved in instead.

ANON ..The "unlimited access" claim was one of Gerrits key campaign points,it was also the rationale for allocating $4,000 dollars of CV money for rent at the Cantebury venue.
RESPONSE ..Correct

ANON ..For non victorian readers I would like to point out that Gary Wastell[previous CV president] hadnt rented a permanent venue for Chess Victoria in many years.
RESPONSE ..'Permanent' is overstating this new initiative. It is for 12 months only, and then other venues will be able to bid.

Anonymous said...

The venue owners have now "caved" in?..hmm.

You will have to forgive me,but they are the OWNERS..and you are merely renters.

ChessVictoria may have come with a new proposal that they agreed with but I would hardly say that ChessVictoria is in a position to demand anything from the venue owners.

Anonymous said...

It was like this ANON .

CV made an offer.
The venue owners made a higher offer.
CV rejected the higher offer.
Time elapsed around the sticking point.
Then the venue owner caved in and accepted the low CV offer.

No demands made. Not sure where you read that word.

Anonymous said...

"Caved in " is an expression that generally implies that someone has conceded to your demands under pressure.

Anonymous said...

Fascinating conversation between Anonymous and Anonymous!
How sad!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Fascinating conversation between Anonymous and Anonymous!

They are only apparently anon. to you, ANON.
Neither are anonymous to me. Wink.

signed
Anon.

Shane Burgess said...

Can you see CV's constitution on their new website?