Dunning-Kruger effect in the sub and the chess community as a whole.

Chess has seen so many new players with our recent boom, welcome all! I’ll be the first to say we’re so thrilled that you decided to play our beautiful game. That being said, this sub is being flooded with low-quality chess content. Users are posting “advanced puzzles” that frankly are neither advanced nor a puzzle, but show how they exploited a basic pin. Others are posting games trying to brag about how they won brilliantly after their opponent hung a queen on move 5. I don’t mean to be a grinch. It’s great that you guys are enjoying chess and learning, but please understand if you have a 3 digit elo you’re incapable of brilliancy until you improve. You actually won’t even comprehend how bad you are and how much there is to learn until you get to at least 1000, which is still not a very good rating. I was there not too long ago, so I truly don’t mean to disparage you beginners but r/chessbeginners exists for you to post your braggadocious wins and tactics. That doesn’t mean you don’t have a place on r/chess, but no one wants to see you fishing for a pat on the back for your trivial ideas in this sub.

EDIT: if you’re new and wondering what content you *should* post, any content related to news around top level chess or content creators is always accepted. Any question, even as trivial as the en passant rule is always accepted. Anything relating to your improvement or wondering how well you played a game is always accepted. But please for the love of god do not try to brag about your chess until you’ve played thousands and thousands of games, have studied for countless hours, and have achieved at least advanced rating.

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