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Member since May-07-11 · Last seen Apr-24-14
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Hi, I'm your friendly Chessgames database librarian. My job is to make the database better by processing correction slips.

I'll be using this forum to ask for help when something needs more research. You can use this forum for the same purpose, to get others' input on possible errors or duplicates.

If you've submitted a correction there's no need to post here about it. I will see the correction slip and it will be fixed as soon as possible. Thanks!

A few notes:

1. As you probably know, there's currently a long backlog of corrections. From now on, new corrections will get priority, while I also chip away at the older ones. If you submit a new slip on something that isn't fixed yet, that will bump it up to the top and it will get fixed faster. Please be judicious about this.

2. Probably due to the backlog, volunteer bio editors have started to put "aka" and a duplicate player link in bios. Please don't do this, just submit a correction slip. Similarly, if there's a problem with a player name (such as first and last name reversed), submit a slip on it rather than putting it in the bio, so it can get changed in the database.

3. We also try to delete kibitzes about errors that would be confusing once the error is fixed, so the more you keep the corrections to the correction slip, the less extra work for me and the faster I can correct the database.

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   CG Librarian has kibitzed 21 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-04-12 CG Librarian chessforum (replies)
 
CG Librarian: OK, here are a few things I wanted to mention: 1. I got a copy of Chess Personalia (quite a while ago now) :) 2. The reason CG put a hyphen in Spanish double last names was so the database software didn't get confused about what the last name was (for things like the Player ...
 
   Nov-03-11 European Team Championship (2011) (replies)
 
CG Librarian: <Slaven MNE> You're right. We also had the wrong Georgiev. I think the error must have gotten propagated from the official site.
 
   Aug-08-11 World Junior Championships (2011) (replies)
 
CG Librarian: Here's the situation with incorrect game scores for this tournament: we first received many truncated games, then the correct versions. I've removed all the incorrect duplicate games that affect the leaderboards. If you see more please submit a correction slip on them.
 
   May-28-11 World Championship Candidates Final (2011) (replies)
 
CG Librarian: <alexmagnus: Actually if you do the search now you get +9 -5 =27. One Gelfand win from 1990s, present just a week ago, now magically disappeared... Maybe it was attributed to some different players.> Hello, I just saw this. The stats changed because I merged away a ...
 
   May-08-11 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
CG Librarian: <Domdaniel: Welcome, o Eager and Bright database administrator person.> Thanks, and hello everyone! My chessforum is now available for correction-related comments. I'm sure I'll also be posting things that need additional research, so check back often.
 
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Feb-12-13
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  jessicafischerqueen: <Annie>, <CG.com>

In English, both in the past and currently, "Von der Lasa" has been the most common short term used, and by a wide margin, at least in my own reading experience.

It's used as the short term (or "last name") in Tim Harding's 2013 "Eminent Victorian Chess Players," for example, exactly the same as we already have at our website Von Der Lasa vs Loewenthal, 1846.

I'm pro Baron for the long form of his name, but I strongly advise that the traditionally and currently used short term for the player should be kept- Von der Lasa- even if it's wrong as <Annie> points out.

Feb-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <chessgames.com: We don't know if it's possible for us to do all this research but we hate to delete a slip entirely--after all, the guy could easily be right.>

Why don't you post some of those research requiring slips in here or the biographer bistro so that the members can help you?

Feb-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Alien Math: <Often we get slips of the form "I'm not really sure but it's a good guess that this H Schmidt is really Harvey Schmidt from Connecticut..." and we're not sure how seriously we can take that advice. To get to the bottom of this, research is required.

We don't know if it's possible for us to do all this research but we hate to delete a slip entirely--after all, the guy could easily be right.> Possible to provide a forum with additional information's on submission slips requested by Librarian?

As <Karpova> suggest extra eyes could find variety of notes

Feb-12-13
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  jessicafischerqueen: I agree with <Karpova>. You are already trusting the biogaphers a great deal, why not make use of them further to take some of the load off the Librarian?
Feb-13-13
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  crawfb5: <WannaBe: I'm betting The Librarian is hanging out with <Phony Benoni>. If you get my drift.

Probably doing shots of Dr Pepper.>

I note that back in the day, the advertising all read Dr<.> Pepper, and the period got dropped somewhere along the way. I suppose it's all part of the general decline of Western civilization...

Feb-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Oh, wonderful Dr Pepper!

Diet Dr Pepper is also a wonderful drink. The best of all diet sodas.

Another great thing, like <TheFocus>, to come out of Texas.

Of course, there is a big difference in taste ever since they began using high fructose corn syrup. But I shall still drink it.

I better stop now. My bib is covered with drool.

Nurse. I'll have a Dr Pepper. No, the drink. I don't need the doctor.

Feb-13-13
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  perfidious: <Dr Pepper> is an elixir of life.
Feb-13-13
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  WannaBe: I'm a Diet Coke drinker... :-)
Feb-13-13
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  Phony Benoni: Well, that explains it.
Feb-14-13
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  TheFocus: Yep. So now we know. Mystery solved.
Feb-14-13
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  OhioChessFan: Diet Mt. Dew. No contest.
Feb-14-13
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  perfidious: <OCF> I know a fellow who is in his early sixties, works out three times a week, takes care of himself in other ways, but Diet Mountain Dew is his one weakness.
Apr-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  suenteus po 147: <CG Librarian> Hello! I've been out of touch with the site the last year or so, but I'm back with a burning desire to help clean up the site and get some historically important tournament collections completed. To this end, I'd like to finish Frankfurt 1887, but that means fixing two very error-ridden games. I'd like to bring to your attention Schiffers vs Burn, 1887 and W Paulsen vs Bird, 1885 I've already filled out correction slips, but if you could place these high in priority, I'd greatly appreciate it. You do amazing work here!
Aug-06-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Hi <CG Librarian>!

Regarding Springe see the discussion:

me: Biographer Bistro

<thomastonk>: Biographer Bistro

Oct-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Georg Maier

There was a Georg Maier from Munich who died at a young age on April 26, 1926 according to p. 157 of the May 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'. He could have played the two 1921 games against Spielmann.

Nov-03-13  ethn: Ignored corrections:

Lombardy vs Schmid, 1969

Please see my comment on the page.

M Gerusel vs Lombardy, 1957

Please see my comment on the page.

Nov-28-13  ethn: Why hasn't the Gerusel game not been fixed? such a great game deserves to be accurate.
Dec-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <ethn> The tournament book reflects that the game concluded "18 PK4 N(R4)N6ch" - i.e., exactly as ChessGames.com has it.
Dec-26-13  Dr Esenville: C Rivaud Christophe Rivaud. Check it: http://database.chessbase.com/js/ap... Uestuen Engin Uestuen. Check it: http://database.chessbase.com/js/ap... Uschold Jens Uschold. Check it: http://database.chessbase.com/js/ap... W Wittig - This is Wolfgang Wittig. Check it: http://database.chessbase.com/js/ap... Gagsch - This is Hellfried Gagsch. Check it: http://database.chessbase.com/js/ap... Nudling - M. Nuebling. Check it: http://database.chessbase.com/js/ap... Jurack - This is Wolfgang Jurack. Check it: http://database.chessbase.com/js/ap... Taylor vs I Angermann, 1986 - Terry J S Taylor vs. Immo Frank Angerman. Check it: http://database.chessbase.com/js/ap... Strull - This is Leo B Strull. Check it: http://database.chessbase.com/js/ap... Andruschak - This is Harry J N Andruschak. Check it: http://database.chessbase.com/js/ap... Chranowski - This is Rick Chranowski. Check it: http://database.chessbase.com/js/ap...
Dec-26-13
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  Stonehenge: Last Librarian kibitz: Jun-04-12 :(
Dec-26-13
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  whiteshark: <"I adjust"> Last seen Dec-25-13 ;)
Dec-26-13
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  Stonehenge: The point is that it is pointless to kibitz here :(
Dec-26-13
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  whiteshark: OK, you've made your point!
Dec-26-13
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  jessicafischerqueen: I'm not sure what the point of this forum is in the first place.

Only 12 pages.

I don't understand the function of this place.

Either Daniel is going to pay someone to help process correction slips properly or he isn't.

Emails directly to Daniel would seem to the best way to get specific information about "forgotten" correction slips.

The last correction slip I sent was going on 6 months of dead silence. I emailed Daniel and it was done the next day.

Dec-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: The Librarian processes correction slips all the time. Sometimes a slip may seem to slip through the cracks (because she doesn't find the time to tackle it before other slips replace it at the top of the pile), and at other times she'll intentionally leave a slip for later because she's not sufficiently convinced the correction is accurate, but she's working hard to improve this site.

It would be good, yes, if this forum had any point.

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