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I have to disagree with the low importance rating, arguably Top was an exaggeration. The importance rating should be an indicator of how important an article is within a project. It is definitely not Low importance (Subject is mainly of specialist interest) in the chess project since it is the main governing chess organization within the United States. Furthermore there are well over 100 different wiki chess articles linking to it, making it an important article to get right. I am therefore changing this back to High. Voorlandt 20:52, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
I do not understand clearly how the fact that it is the main governing chess organization within the United States makes it to High-importance. I mean, I can always say that the "Zimbabwe Chess Federation" is the most important governing chess organisation within Zimbabwe, but that does not make it especially Top-importance, does it ? If this argument must be exposed sensibly, it must include an explanation of why USA is a country that matters when it comes to chess. I am not saying it is not the case, but that should be explained.
I am more sensitive to the argument of internal links, but this could include a part of systematic bias. SyG (talk) 09:48, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
Since the Sloan lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, my opinion is that it is not notable enough for mention in this article. It can get whatever discussion it deserves at Sam Sloan. Also, this article desperately needs some references. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 05:29, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
I'm inclined to agree, but note that the other item under "Controversies," the Fischer business, is very old news indeed, and no one except Sloan cares about it any more. If you really need "controversies," there are a number of more recent ones available. However, I fail to see much point, and finding someone neutral to write it would be almost impossible. Eddore (talk) 06:42, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
I think the membership numbers are from the yearbook, that they print in Chess Life from time to time. Bubba73You talkin' to me? 02:12, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. The 2006 yearbook is a good resource up to 2006. I used it as a reference for U.S. Open Chess Championship, but I wasn't able to find any more recent editions online. Quale (talk) 06:06, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
The yearbook is in Chess Life every few years. I think it has been printed since 2006, seems like within the last year. Bubba73You talkin' to me? 12:52, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
Excellent. If it has tournament winners for more recent years it could replace or augment the 2006 yearbook used as a reference for U.S. Open Chess Championship. I just noticed that U.S. Chess Championship doesn't list the tournament locations, which is standard information in these articles. It needs work. Quale (talk) 23:03, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
Evidently there was a lawsuit involving the USCF and FIDE which the USCF lost. Does anyone have the details of this lawsuit? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:32, 12 September 2013 (UTC)