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Years covered: 1938

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The question mark symbol (?) is used in chess notation to denote a move which is a mistake, or "blunder". For example, in 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 g6? 3.Qxe5+. Two question marks (??) denotes an especially bad move, e.g. 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Ke7?? 3.Qxe5#. The exact difference between ? and ?? is largely subjective.

The symbol is generally thought to originate from the Latin quæstio, meaning question, which was abbreviated to 'Qo'. The capital 'Q' was written above the lowercase 'o', and this mark was transformed into the modern symbol. Another theory about the origin of the question mark proposes that the mark originated in the 9th century, when it appeared as a point followed by a wavy line, like '.~'. The point has always indicated the end of a sentence. The curved line represented the intonation pattern of a spoken question, and may be associated with a kind of early musical notation, like neums.

In some languages, most notably in Spanish typography since the 18th century, every question mark must be opened and closed; an interrogative sentence or phrase begins with an inverted question mark, "¿" and ends with the familiar question mark "?". (Source: Wikipedia article: %3F)



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Dec-21-09
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  Benzol: Thinking about it the Next Generation episode was Redemption if I remember rightly where Denise Crosby resurfaces playing Romulan Sela who is Tasha Yar's daugther. Data as captain of another federation starship had to argue with Timothy Carhart who played the role of his first officer.
Dec-21-09
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  Benzol: Get a life Benzol!
Dec-22-09  A Karpov Fan: <Benzol> Wow...Live long and propser dude :-)
Dec-23-09
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  HeMateMe: Was Kirk the 'Tal' of the day, and Spock was 'Botvinnik'? Kirk had enough creativity to somehow defeat the more studious Spock in three dimensional chess--Spock could out-calculate James Tiberius Kirk, but Jimbo had a flare for the unforseen sac!
Dec-20-11
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  tpstar: A cute page but you must know how to find it. =)
Dec-21-11  Kimmel: <HeMateMe: I remember a similar story, when the original Spock 'had the com', >

It's surprising that a native English speaker such as yourself will make this error.

It's "had the conn".

Google it up.

Dec-22-11
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  whiteshark: It's the season of miracles!
Jan-24-12
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  Stonehenge: ?????
Feb-10-12  rapidcitychess: It doesn't make any sense.
Feb-10-12
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  Benzol: <A cute page but you must know how to find it>

Another one not quite as difficult to find

A N Other

:)

Mar-21-12
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  MarkFinan: Why don't people just post their little blitz games here, as opposed to the cafe where things tend to get buried??? Lets face it, they'll be plenty ?????????? after moves anyway... Seems perfect to me.
Jun-29-12  Open Defence: we seem to have forgotten this page
Jun-29-12
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  WannaBe: It's hard to get to, can't do a search on/for it. Unless you have it as part of bookmark or (hidden) in your bio. =)
Jun-29-12  NakoSonorense: Only one page worth of posts since 2009. What D Hell is going on here ?
Jun-29-12
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  Calli: Last I saw ? was the 60s. He was wearing dark glasses and singing in a band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7uC...
Jun-29-12  King Death: <Calli> Are you sure you saw ? or maybe it was NN instead??
Jun-30-12
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  Calli: The rumor was that if you played "96 Tears" backwards it said "? is dead and NN is a patzer".
Oct-19-12
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  The Last Straw: This is a page for patzers?
Dec-21-12
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  Stonehenge: Doomsday?
Dec-21-12
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  WannaBe: I don't know, personally I'd visit The Stonehenge and consult with the Sun & Moon.
Jun-09-13
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  whiteshark: Is NSA the same as NASA ?
Feb-02-14
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  Stonehenge: Does Snowden live on Mount Snowdon?
Mar-11-14  Everyone: Is <Everyone> an idiot but me ?
Mar-11-14
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  perfidious: <N0B0DY> here is an idiot, so far as I know.
Mar-11-14  N0B0DY: couldn't have said it any better.
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