One thing that many ICC members find disruptive is getting
extraneous messages while playing. ICC has a special
variable, called quietplay that allows you to
filter out what messages you receive while playing. (It has
no effect when examining a game.)
There are three possible settings for quietplay:
set quietplay 0 - This is the default setting. You
receive any messages you would normally receive.
set quietplay 1 - At this setting, all messages will
be blocked, except messages from your opponent. Direct messages
from ICC administrators or automated tournament directors will
still get through.
set quietplay 2 - At this setting, even messages
from your opponent are blocked. Only direct messages from
ICC administrators or automated tournament directors will
Once the game is over, you will once again receive all types of
communication that you usually do.
are game comments that go to players and observers, are controlled
by the kib variable. There are three possible settings:
set kib 1 - This is the default setting. You will
receive all kibitzes.
set kib 2 - You will only receive titled kibitzes.
set kib 0 - You will not receive any kibitzes.
These settings are also useful for observing games. Many large
ICC events will have several hundred players observing, and
receiving all kibitzes can be a bit overwhelming. Use
set kib 2, and you will only receive the commentary of
strong players. Certain players maybe receive a temporary
title from ICC, called a (DM) title, because of the special
commentary they can offer. These are typically admins,
chess authors, strong masters, or certain computer