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   Aug-29-16 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
chessgames.com: The following characters cannot be the terminal punctuation marks on URLs: . ! ? , : ; ( ) and as of recently, \ This has some ramifications for some URLs, notably the wikipedia ones that end in parens. If you, like Zanzibar, find yourself using constructs like ...
 
   Aug-26-16 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <posoo: All dat being said, i think dat u CHAPPOLAS are just TOO AIRUDITE for da old posoo. I do NOT think dat u want to hear my musings on chesse.> My dear <poosoo> I don't know if English is your second language, or if you are playing a little joke for ...
 
   Aug-13-16 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1988 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <Who came up with the pun?> Daniel Freeman takes full blame. And yes, it's an obscure reference to the Indian saying.
 
   Aug-09-16 W So vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <WannaBe: This game is Thursday, Wednesday is a rest day.> Quite right, thanks. <Another So game> Just covering top board.
 
   Aug-06-16 Caruana vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
 
chessgames.com: We're just one game at a time here, but the link "Live video stream" to the right of the diagram will give you all the boards. http://grandchesstour.org/live-2016... (Plus commentary from the ever-charming Yaz and Jennifer.)
 
   Aug-05-16 offramp chessforum (replies)
 
chessgames.com: By the way, offramp, I just wanted to say that I was delighted to read your comment <It's Pat is one of my favourite films.> over at Kasparov vs N McDonald, 1986 . People who haven't seen the film probably thought you were joking, but we both know how truly masterful it
 
   Aug-04-16 Sinquefield Cup (2016) (replies)
 
chessgames.com: Please constrain political talk to that which is relevant to the upcoming Sinquefield Cup (i.e., nothing). Thanks.
 
   Jul-28-16 Wei Yi (replies)
 
chessgames.com: This page is not intended to discuss politics or China in general. Please keep the topic specifically on Wei Yi. Thank you.
 
   Jul-26-16 Annie Kappel (replies)
 
chessgames.com: I have a special present for User: Annie K. on this special day: I have remedied what is colloquially known as the "Annie K. bug", the problem that links to her profile page don't work properly unless you know tricky workarounds. So today, Annie, you are sewn into the code of
 
   Jul-26-16 17th Karpov Poikovsky (2016) (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <The name of the tournament is "International Chess Tournament in honour of Anatoly Karpov"> The PGN this year was copied from The Week in Chess. Perhaps Crowther is concerned with having it misconstrued as the Karpov Memorial. There is a tournament name normalization ...
 
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Aug-28-16
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  zanzibar: <HERE IT IS: http://nyc2016.fide.com/#championship>

The graphics just keep getting worser and worser.

Aug-28-16
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  chessgames.com: I actually like the graphical layout, they just need to lower the boom on that cartoonist. If I had their budget, I would hire the Wall Street Journal stippler.

Anyhow, about a forum, yes, coming soon, sometime after the Olympiad starts.

Aug-28-16  thegoodanarchist: Anyone here remember that fellow from Norway who used to post here about global warming, and was in grad school for physics (I think)? He also used to brag about Norway having energy independence, IIRC.

What was his user name? Seems like it started with a z maybe.

Aug-28-16  thegoodanarchist: < chessgames.com: ...Anyhow, about a forum, yes, coming soon, sometime after the Olympiad starts.>

Which one, Summer or Winter?

Aug-28-16
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  WannaBe: <thegoodanarchist> 2024 Olympics. =)
Aug-28-16  thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe: <thegoodanarchist> 2024 Olympics. =)>

Thank you sir. It must be true because it is an even numbered year :)

Aug-28-16
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  zanzibar: I can't get this url to work:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greed_(film)

Not even if I try this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greed...;

which surprised me.

Can we someday get real escapes for url's and verbatim mode?

Then I can just remember one or two simple rules instead of one trick after another, Ptolemaic-style.

Aug-28-16
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  zanzibar: <If I had their budget, I would hire the Wall Street Journal stippler.>

Every field adopts its own jargon... at the WSJ they're known as hedcuts!

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001...

Aug-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <Z> You have to escape the right and the left parenthesises...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greed...;

Aug-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <WannaBe> I did, with ( and ) ...

I guess you used the numerical encoded entities then?

Aug-29-16
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  zanzibar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greed...;

Trying & l p a r ; and & r p a r ; again.

(Damn, we need verbatim mode)

Aug-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Funny that the & l and & r par works in the message post but not in the url.
Aug-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: The following characters cannot be the terminal punctuation marks on URLs:

.
!
?
,
:
;
(
)
and as of recently,
\

This has some ramifications for some URLs, notably the wikipedia ones that end in parens.

If you, like Zanzibar, find yourself using constructs like &lpar; and &rpar; to get around these wrinkles, you might still find there is a problem because of the semi-colon on the above list.

So here's the super meta-pro tip: you can almost always make your URL work by appending %20 to the end of it. e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greed... Works just fine. (Whew.)

Aug-29-16
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  WannaBe: Appending %20, ah, yes, the <Annie K.> solution. =))
Aug-29-16
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  Annie K.: *innocent look* to what problem? ;)

Ooh, that reminds me, could we please have an audio for Jeffery Xiong? :D

Aug-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <Annie K.> Re: pronounciation

Jee-free

Aug-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Well, thanks for that tip, <chessgames> - I think.

http://savepower.lbl.gov/

Aug-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: ∞

<WannaBe: <Z> You have to escape the right and the left parenthesises...>

"Parentheses."

Aug-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Thx <Abdel>.

Wish I could say I did it deliberately due to a little itff with my spellchecker... but alas, and alack, it was just being sloppy.

BTW- is it alas and alack or alack and alas?

Aug-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: <WannaBe> the best Xiongs in life are free? ;)
Aug-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

<the best Xiongs in life are free?>

heh...

Aug-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Xiongs in the key of life...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6f...

Aug-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: Are the game scores down ? For the past hour I'm unable to see the game scores. All I see for example is: Torre vs Portisch Olympiad (1974) Pirc Defense: Classical, Schlechter Variation (Bo8) 1-0

To move: Last Move:

And of course I see the Kibitzer's Corner where people talk about the game. Thanks in advance!!

Aug-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: <Joshka> The games are fine. Sounds like your game viewer is not loading.

Solutions range from simply restarting your browser or restarting your computer, to changing your game viewer, reinstalling your Java, or the <WannaBe> solution: buy a new computer. ;)

Aug-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: <Annie K.> Hey thanks for responding....re- started my iMac, and the games are now up. It still worries me a bit, cause my computer is only 2 years old.....I also noticed I have my "PGN Viewer set at pgn4web (Default) then right next to that is a small window and it says Set inside. Looks like there are 7 other viewer settings I have the option of using. Was not aware of other viewing options. Again, thanks for responding!!
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