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  The English Language Team


The task of the team is the English language support in the club.
The table below show what parts of the whole task are managed by who. They are all volunteers, who give their work and free time for English speaking players, letting them play in the club.

Since the whole task is divided into sub-tasks, the load is less on the individual contributors, so they can do it next to their everyday job and their family.

Task Contributors Enough? Vacancy?
Base Text Editors
They maintain the English texts of the server. Andras Galos writes the new things, and the others check and correct them. Requires no direct contact with the players, this is a background job. A native English checker would be nice here.
Galos, Andras (GalosA)
Hassim, Unes (Max)
Wilkins, Todd (wilkins)
Yes Yes
Supporters
Sometimes players bumping into problems they can't solve, in this case they need to ask help in English. Usually minor things are these, all common thing can be found in the documentation.
Galos, Andras (GalosA) Yes Yes
Newsletter Managers
As the server develops, players are informed about the new things by the newsletter lists. English speaking players by the Newsletter list. Andras Galos composes the newsletter message in English (and in Hungarian), and these messages are checked by the Newsletter Managers and sent to the Newsletter. Native English would be nice here.
Galos, Andras (GalosA)
Hassim, Unes (Max)
Yes Yes
Website Maintainers
These pages are maintained by them. Somethimes this and that change and new things come. Andras Galos writes the things on the pages, but it's better to correct his English by a native speaker.
Galos, Andras (GalosA) No Yes
Forum Moderators
They keep their eyes on the English speaking forums, and keep contact with the foruming players, answer their questions, etc. This sub-task requires some more online presence, especially if the forum traffic grows. Some forum knowledge is useful here, but these can also be learned.
Galos, Andras (GalosA)
Hassim, Unes (Max)
Yes Yes

A language support thougth safe if two contributors are for each sub-task. They help each other also, and, if something happens with one of them, the others can take that job temporarly.
Starting supporting a new language is best if the two-two contributors are given.

If you feel you can shoulder one or more of the above tasks, then contact us!

There is a mailing list for the English Language Team, where they can talk each other, can talk about technical things too, so they can do anything that is important for the successfull work of the team.


 
Chess Tournaments

Modern chess tournaments began in the 1840s and the first international tournament was held in London, in 1851. Strong international tournaments were still quite rare and in the 1880s a master would have been lucky to be able to play in one reasonably strong tournament a year.

By the 1890s, however, a master could enter many strong tournaments throughout the year, and the prize money offered at tournaments made it possible for masters to have a professional chess career.

Nowadays there are many strong tournaments for masters and grandmasters, but there are also a huge number of tournaments for players of every strength. Weaker players today have the chance of improving their play by taking part in such tournaments, which are very competitive.
 
Reliability Calculation

The server calculates a reliability factor for each player according to their actions in the past few weeks.
This value is influenced by many different things, for example if their settings are correct, if they had a timeout in a game, or if they have unannounced vacations, etc.
The value is always between 0 and 10.

New players start at 3.5.
After they set up their basic settings such as the country code, gender, real name, birth year, this value goes up to 5.
If they successfully start few games and also finish them in order, without timeouts, silent vacation, the value raises around 6.
As they finish more games, and as the time goes without any problem with them, the value still raises.
Players with many months of membership and with a lot of games and without any problems can go over 9.

This may help players to find the right opponents, and may give them an approximate view about their future opponents, without personally knowing them.
Protecting serious club members, players with too low reliability (less than 5) can't enter for new tournaments.
 
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