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|Feb-22-17|| ||Abdel Irada: ∞
<diceman: <A knight on the rim is dim.>
In China: <A knight on the rim is dim sum>>
But at least it's only sumwhat dim.
|Feb-22-17|| ||Abdel Irada: ∞
<WannaBe: Re: Print the legendary quote, not the factual quote.
I was never called (a) Wascally Wabbit, it was due to Yosemite Sam & Elmer Fudd's lisp. They're from the same family tree as Daffy and Sylvester.
Swear, just ask our dad, Mel. =))>
If anyone here should know that, it's you. :-D
|Feb-23-17|| ||whiteshark: <chessgames.com> Could you check Huebner vs Miles, 1998 |
When I click on the <view> link it downloads a file 'nph-chesspgn'.
I also see a strange comment </4,Ra6-b6,Qa4> on my screen which seen the only annotation.
|Feb-23-17|| ||WannaBe: <whiteshark> Nothing unusual for me, I also checked two other random games' PGNs; what browser you using? |
(And PC's operating system? Or are you using a mobile device? What's your credit card number and expiration date?)
|Feb-23-17|| ||whiteshark: <WannaBe: <What's your credit card number and expiration date?>> You 1st! ;)|
|Feb-23-17|| ||WannaBe: 123-456-789 expires 00/00|
|Feb-23-17|| ||Stonehenge: <CG>
What's up with the correction slips? Nothing has been done for three weeks.
|Feb-23-17|| ||chessgames.com: <Stonehenge> I told Sargon to put your event related corrections on hold, because I'm working on a system that will facilitate easy fixing of such issues and your corrections are fertile material for testing.|
So don't think you're being ignored or wasting your effort, quite the opposite -- you've got our attention and we're going to have a major improvement with those types of edits.
|Feb-23-17|| ||chessgames.com: <Sunday's Simpsons, check it out. Hilarious.> Right you are -- and such an incredible attention to chess-detail that you wouldn't expect from a cartoon.|
|Feb-23-17|| ||zanzibar: <<CG> I told Sargon to put your event related corrections on hold, because I'm working on a system that will facilitate easy fixing of such issues and your corrections are fertile material for testing.>|
Oooh, oooh, oooh!
Long overdue (channeling my inner <MissS>)
<Sargon>, btw, is now a baseball. My current avatar is in his/her memory.
|Feb-23-17|| ||zanzibar: I wish I had somebody to shine my knights like that, if you know what I mean.|
"Can I go, it's like 4am for me"
|Feb-23-17|| ||WannaBe: <CG.com> So glad you saw the episode, for chess fans like us, to get the treatment from Matt Groenig and M. Carlsen is quite a nod.|
I see that <Z> have gone from spaceman astronaut to Egyptian hieograph, hyerographics, hileographics, heeeeeeliographics.
Cave paintings!! There. =)
|Feb-24-17|| ||zanzibar: <WannaBe> □ □ □ I try to get around □ □ □|
|Feb-24-17|| ||Stonehenge: <I told Sargon to put your event related corrections on hold>|
Yes, but he has put *all* my corrections on hold.
|Feb-24-17|| ||chessgames.com: <Yes, but he has put *all* my corrections on hold.> Really? I'll look into it. I might have not explained myself well. In any case, don't worry: nothing is lost.|
< whiteshark: <chessgames.com> Could you check Huebner vs Miles, 1998> That's very odd, I had the same experience you did, with an Apple Safari browser. When I removed the </4,Ra6-b6,Qa4> garbage from the end it worked. As a test, I put it back into the PGN, and suddenly it misbehaved again. I can't think of how that could be, so I tested it from the command line, and everything seems to be working, but the desktop browser still handles it bizarrely. I even tried sticking that text in a different game to see if it would break the "view" link, but it didn't. I'm stumped. If you ever find another game that does that, let me know.
<Simpsons> Did Magnus do his own voice on that episode? It sounded just like him but I didn't notice his name in the closing credits.
|Feb-24-17|| ||crawfb5: <<Simpsons> Did Magnus do his own voice on that episode? It sounded just like him but I didn't notice his name in the closing credits.>|
Yes. His name appears during the last scene with Homer.
|Feb-24-17|| ||chancho: A scene from the Simpsons with Magnus commenting on Homer's game with his father.|
|Feb-24-17|| ||WannaBe: <CG.com> as other members have pointed out, that is his voice, as the credits rolled, Magnus is listed as guest voice.|
|Feb-25-17|| ||zanzibar: Well I guess it's formal and official...
But what's this Sven and Řen business?!
Don't tell me <CG> has been shown up by wikiSimpsons.
|Feb-25-17|| ||Boomie: <CG> Having Intellisense on the Search box would be nifty. Not that it would be any more efficient, but it's a smart feature that folks are used to having.|
|Feb-26-17|| ||chessgames.com: You mean the way it could fill in "Kasparov" if you start to type "Ka", then switch to "Karpov" when it sees "Kar", then turn into Karjakin when it sees "Karj" — is that what you mean?|
I agree, that would be great.
We're trying to find a good purpose for the old Chessgames server, which is still a very beefy computer in spite of being many years old. Doing computations like that (without slowing down the main server) would be a good use of resources.
|Feb-26-17|| ||Penguincw: How about this for a suggestion as well: autocorrect spelling.|
For example, let's say I'm searching for Nepomniachtchi, but I mis-type 1 letter or something. The feature could then say "Do you mean 'Nepomniachtchi'?" (of course, don't assume that that name is mistyped, just suggest it if it looks like a typo).
Unfortunately, just typing in "Ian" in the EZ search shows up Ian Rogers.
|Feb-27-17|| ||Boomie: <chessgames.com: You mean the way it could fill in "Kasparov" if you start to type "Ka", then switch to "Karpov" when it sees "Kar", then turn into Karjakin when it sees "Karj" — is that what you mean?>|
Yes. Like the Wiki search box without the ginormous list. I guess I was showing my age with that "Intellisense" gibberish.
|Feb-27-17|| ||Alien Math: curious if you could provide us with an update since there's a few comments about surname and given name order on the Yifan Hou page|
|Feb-27-17|| ||chessgames.com: <provide us with an update> I can say this much:|
After considering the question of how to best represent names in a database in a way that's both accurate and neutral to local naming forms, the best way is to avoid terms like "first name", "last name", "given name", "family name", "surname", etc. If you use terms like this there will always be some exception to your rule.
Therefore the terminology that I prefer to use is "sort name." In other words, if you want to find Hou Yifan in the Player Directory, do you go to the "H" or the "Y"?
This terminology solves a lot of pedantic quibbles since it gets to the meat of why we even care in the first place. The software doesn't even know what a "first name" or "last name" is, nor should it, it just needs to know what to put on the computer screen in the various contexts.
The end users have many desires depending on the context. On a player page most people want to see names represented as accurately as possible, but when searching they don't want to be accurate whatsoever. (By the way, Penguincw: just search for "Nepo" and it will work.)
In some situations, like game lists, users want to see names collapsed as compactly as possible. In other circumstances, like the player page, it is nice to have access to the most expanded and diacritically accurate version.
One possible schema for representing names that could meet these requirements would be to provide four (!) different strings for each player, some of which are optional. For example:
FULL NAME: Peter Leko
SHORT NAME: Leko
REGIONAL NAME: Lékó Péter
SORT NAME: Leko
or in the case being discussed,
FULL NAME: Hou Yifan
SHORT NAME: Hou
REGIONAL NAME: 侯逸凡
SORT NAME: Hou
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