i'm a little frog who thinks dilbert is cool. i particularly like the dog.
- on the internet, everybody knows i'm a frog
<cg.com page "unparser">
i made a little script that is capable of producing the "raw text" of an original cg.com. post. in other words it "undos" most of the changes that cg.com does to a post when it's posted, so that it's easier to "edit" an old post without having to recreate diagrams, links, chess notation and such.
see chessgames.com chessforum for more info on what it does and how it can be used.
to go directly to the "unparser", simply follow this link: http://chess.liverating.org/postcon...
another feature of the unparser tool, is that it produces <universally valid links> for *any* post on cg.com - i.e. links that work for everyone regardless of their ignore lists. in other words, it also takes care of the situations where my link converter (see below) can't convert your cg.com link.
<cg.com broken link converter>
(note: the previously mentioned cg.com page "unparser" includes a *complete* solution to the broken link issue that works for *all* links. but using it takes roughly 5-10 seconds longer than using the imperfect "broken link converter" - but it's worth it!)
have you run across internal cg.com links that someone posted in order to be helpful, only to realize that it didn't take you where the poster intended? or worse, do you keep providing help to other kibitzers by referring them to other cg.com pages using links that look roughly like this: "http: //www.chessgames.com/perl/chess-sumthin? pid=123456&kpage=123#reply123" ?
in that case it's very likely that few or nobody but yourself will actually be able to follow that link where you intended - due to the existence of ignore lists (your own or those of other kibitzers).
i made a little script that can be run from my web-site. it attempts to solve most of these problems, and those links it doesn't handle can be fixed using the slightly more advanced "cg.com unparser" (see above).
<what to do!>
instead of posting (or following) a link that includes a part that says "kpage=some-page" followed by "#replyNUM", try going to my link converter to turn it into something that actually will be useable for others:
some more details about the link converter can be found here: Hans Arild Runde and in the post it links to.
the live top list <archive> can be found at http://chess.liverating.org/
feedback or other contact requests may be sent to chessliverating.org - thanks!
please use my player pages for any general chess topic, whether it's about games, ratings or great chess players. feel free to dissect the few examples of my own amateurish attempts at the board too, of course. :o)
ps! remember to check out the ultimate shark slayer champions ranking, too: Magnus Carlsen
- serious sportsmen within the field of mental arts should not leave the transmission of electrical impulses in the brain to chance (Hans Arild Runde)