chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

search collections   |   new tournaments   |   vote on collections   |   librarian   |   country codes   |   notes   |   help
Kibitzer's Cafe
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 571 OF 571 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <Trolls and historians, hand in hand.>

CG - peace and love for all in the big buffet.

Elmo should sing a song about this.

OK, maybe this song reflects the good feelings best, here on the Bistro:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqR...

Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: I prefer using Zaf-Dinbat.
Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: OK, maybe this song is more apt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLm...

"...but so am I"

Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <WannaBe: I prefer using Zaf-Dinbat.>

That suggests an idea...

<CG> - could you allow me to specify a specific font for any given user's posts?

Might be a feature which could be used to good effect!

Dinbat for Dinbats, etc.

Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: I updated the list in my forum header.

CG has removed off-topic posts on 30 more pages (= about 60 pages). I would have axed a little more, but that's me. Feel free to report other unaxed pages ;)

Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Zanzibar there was no irony from me, although I had just been reading a recent exchange at the Chessgames.com forum, which was comical. I was wondering if it was possible in general to change the site's font.
Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <I would have axed a little more>

For example on the G Key page. What remains is not bad in itself (which must be why CG kept it), but it's still off-topic. And the "group dynamics" is gone.

Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <CG has removed off-topic posts on 30 more pages (= about 60 pages).> Actually, on about 47 more pages, = a total of about 77 pages.

Unfortunately, the list continues to grow: see e. g. Morris Fish.

Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Making mountains out of molehills.

And then they ask why so many editors no longer contribute.

Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  strifeknot: Can we get a page going for this year's Biel tournament, which is already underway?

http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/...

Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: No irony here either...

http://blog.logodesignguru.com/wp-c...

Just keep on keeping on (à la Mr. Natural).

Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Deleting all those post must be more therapeutic than dealing with UNF.

<CG> owes <Tab> a big hearty thx.

Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Victory dance!

http://media4.popsugar-assets.com/f...

Jul-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  strifeknot: <zanzibar: No irony here either... > Bah, I meant to post that on CG.com's page. No idea how I stumbled in here.
Jul-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <strifeknot> sorry if you thought anything but the "Keep on keeping on" comment was directed your way.

You just stumbled here in the middle of the <Comic Sans> font discussion.

PS- Love the avatar.

Jul-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: RE: <Comic Sans>

I think Stylish only needs this:

<

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("www.chessgames.com") {

font font-family:"Comic Sans MS";}

>

I tried to do <Zapf Dingbats>, but that isn't really a font, per se, but rather a subset of Unicode - according to HTML purists.

Basically, you can't do it with Stylish afaik. Maybe an expert like <WannaBe> knows how, but I don't.

Jul-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <Z> Can't tell ya, it's a (top) secret, only Hillary and I know. We've been exchanging emails using Zapf to fool the Russians.
Jul-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <ChessGames>

I would like to hear, explicitly, what you intend to do about <Chessical> request (which I think has rare group consensus):

Biographer Bistro (kibitz #14785)

Also, I know we don't have group consensus on this, but I strongly feel that <Manchester (1890)> needs to be promoted by executive action:

Game Collection: Manchester 1890

<Rookhouse> has done a tremendous amount of work on this, and what few rough spots remain can be easily sanded in due course.

It represents real construction progress, in contrast to the lack of contributions, or negative contributions (imo) that seem to occupy the Bistro of late.

Actually, not just of late...

Jul-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Correction: add { in front of font-family in the above.

(Straight pathology on <CG>'s part, to lose that one brace during the cut-and-paste.)

Jul-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <Zanzibar: <<User: Tabanus: Berlin, Germany, Births, 1874-1899> "Berlin, Germany, Births, 1874-1899" is a standard geneaology reference.> No it isn't, unless you say which geneaological reference was used.>

Berlin, Germany, Births, 1874-1899 is available from several online ancestry paysites. Whether I read it in Ancestry dot com or somewhere else, that could be added, yes, but I consider it irrelevant. I can't add Ancestry dot com (the site I'm almost always using) to the bio anyway, as I'm no longer an editor.

Good that you are now concerned about proper referencing.

Jul-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <Tab> I've been concerned with proper referencing almost from the get-go...

<In reply… a glimpse of Di Felice>

https://zanchess.wordpress.com/2014...

April 2014, shortly after the blog was created (which in turn was shortly after I started Bisto'ing in earnest).

FWIW- I don't agree with your assertion that you don't need to say what issuing authority was used. Otherwise the ref is basically a meaningless piece of generic claptrap.

Jul-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Here might be the preferred ref:

<Geburtenregister der Berliner Standesämter (Bestände P Rep. 100 bis P Rep. 840) 1874–1899. Digital images. Landesarchiv Berlin, Germany.>

But beware, whereas some might portray this exactness as unnecessary, it's not so cut-and-dried:

<Historical Background

Berlin's written records of civil registry documents demonstrate some unique, historically-based characteristics. The evacuation of registries in the final years of World War II and the administrative division of the city that took place in the post-war years, lead to fragmentation and proliferation of record keeping. In the western part of the city, copies were accordingly reclassified as originals because the originals were no longer available. New copies were created. At the same time, books from the western part of the city that were stored in the eastern part of the city were occasionally still maintained and supplemented. According to the civil status laws which applied in the GDR; however, the duplicates of the civil registers and collected files were no longer maintained there and were, to a great extent, destroyed as prescribed. In the beginning of the 1990s, the books returned to the originally responsible offices, so now both reclassified and restored original registers can be found there. It was not possible to align and supplement the margin notes before the new "Personenstandsgesetz" (civil status law) went into effect in 2009.

Accordingly, duplicates of the civil registers also appear within this collection if entries were found to deviate from the original register.>

One should have a proper ref to find such cavaets...

http://search.ancestry.com/search/d... (scroll ~1/2 way down)

Of course, this is all available on Google, but then, why bother with a ref in the first place?

Jul-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <z> Before you throw more dirt on <luftforlife> and me, read at least the kibitzing on page 2 of the Arthur Hermann Privonitz page.

Goodbye.

Jul-29-16  Alien Math: <Of course, this is all available on Google, but then, why bother with a ref in the first place?> we could end up with some amusing sources without that, such as Fred Flintstone, September 30, 1960.
Jul-29-16  sonia91: After I kibitzed in Abdelrahman Hesham 's page, someone updated his title from FM to IM, but omitted the African Championship victory! If winning a <continental championship> is not notable, then what is?

And the bio of several women's continental champions (i.e. European, Asian, African, American) of the last several years need to be updated too (see Wikipedia).

Jump to page #   (enter # from 1 to 571)
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 571 OF 571 ·  Later Kibitzing>

Advertise on Chessgames.com
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2016, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies