go to 11:02 specifically where he describes feeling guilty because lichess gets a flood of donations, more than they need when they encounter server issues, and people assume they are running out of money. This money then, I assume goes to pay the salary of our hippie lord and savior @thibault who does lichess as a side job while being a more full-time developer for a commerical business
Why do you care so much where the money goes ? The website is running and it's here at your disposal 24/7 completely for FREE & adless.
You only donate if you WANT, if Thibault gets more donations than he needs and stacks it and burns it I couldn't care less, it's his money and he deserves it, as long as Lichess continues to operate everything is good.
This is just my opinion though, so feel free to disagree lol
BTW I would like to mention the guy who made this topic, @michuk deserves our respect for what he has achieved without getting any recognition or pay. He is a chess developer that had the idea for and coded a feature now called chessmastercube.com/, in 2008 way before chess.com, lichess or anyone else did it, essentially what he made was solving a range of chess puzzles of different types under a time limit. Play Magnus took his idea to make Tactics Frenzy, ChessBase for Tactics Sprint, Lichess for Puzzle Storm, chesspuzzle.net for Puzzle Climb and Chess.com was the first to copy it to make Puzzle Rush. Here is his blog about it: post-chessclubliveblog.blogspot.com/2021/07/how-i-invented-puzzle-rush-10-years.html. Unfortunately, Lichess has given him a lot of disrespect for reasons unknown to me with mods threatening to ban his account multiple times for innocuous forum posts he made.
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@Deadban said in #3:
> You seem bipolar to me. You literally made this thread in the same period of the other thread where you call Lichess a dishonest platform and another thread where you called thibault a hypocrite.
Funny how you use words I never used maybe they are words you wanted to use, okay you have used them.
As for calling me bipolar that is against the Lichess rules of conduct. Bipolar is a serious mental illness and using that term as abuse is deeply offensive. Please stop abusing me.
You probably didn't read the context of the post. Lichess is the best chess server in the world (I literally say that in many posts)
and I was discussing how Lichess developed the Puzzle Storm feature, I also discussed how advertising was not liked by Thibault but being used for a good cause to sell Lichess swag (which is very nice by the way).
Discussion should be free and respectful, please forgive me of the sin of politely expressing my views.
@darKnight1d4 said in #9:
Thanks I'll check it out.
I donated for many months and felt that I had given enough money. Having wings does make you feel superior. Anyone who says otherwise is probably lying to themselves... : )
@VikVaughn said in #17:
> I donated for many months and felt that I had given enough money. Having wings does make you feel superior. Anyone who says otherwise is probably lying to themselves... : )
Okay I will be honest the wings make me feel like a demi god.
> Funny how you use words I never used maybe they are words you wanted to use, okay you have used them.
Those two words is just the summary of what can be deduced from your tone and vocabulary used in those two posts.
> As for calling me bipolar that is against the Lichess rules of conduct. Bipolar is a serious mental illness and using that term as abuse is deeply offensive. Please stop abusing me.
I have expressed an opinion which wasn't obviously intended to be offensive. If you, like it seems, are deeply hurt by that I apologize. I could have used a better or less direct word perhaps.
I am not accusing you of having a mental disease. I am just confused by the time span in which you first criticize the site and the creator and then you proceed to share publicly how much you love it.
P.S.: I can delete the previous comment if you wish.