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|Feb-03-16|| ||zanzibar: <chessgames> best maybe not to go there:|
The number of chess players is probably too small to maintain a federation of their own, when aligning with the English Federation is so easy.
Plus, there are probably political motivations to remaining aligned. Consider:
<In a referendum in 2002 the people of Gibraltar soundly rejected a joint sovereignty proposal on which Spain and the United Kingdom were said to have reached "broad agreement".>
|Feb-04-16|| ||gauer: Team White vs Team Black, 2015 (kibitz #3195) (shows "...reply 3195" (in my case, with an empty ignore file...) for the white team as part of the blue URL display - according to the display that zanzibar suggested that we might see as a way to show a common ref link). What happens, though, to the reply#, after the game comments get merged (does the # change if a user builds an ignore list or gets to see hidden forum messages)?|
US Championship (group B play-off) (2011) is a playoff link to a tid voted in which previously had a different tid# (85467 vs US Championship (Group B Playoff) (2011) (73628)). I had a playoff cid collection for a 2-game 2014 US championship playoff. But it probably doesn't need its own kibitzer corner section (much as in the Millionaire Chess (2015) set-up). I added a brief explanation the other day, but didn't have much extra time (currently moving...) yet to elaborate within the intro.
|Feb-05-16|| ||DanLanglois: no discussion of game here, <gauer>. Please.|
|Feb-06-16|| ||MissScarlett: Further to the discussion here (Biographer Bistro), do we get this feature, or not? In addition to its primary purpose, it would have the benefit of letting us know what others are working on, thereby possibly eliciting offers of assistance or avoiding duplication of effort.|
|Feb-06-16|| ||chessgames.com: <MissScarlett> I've contemplated making the feature for CG Editors only, but the problem there is that many biographers "in spirit" are technically not CG editors. |
So plan "B" is to make it an intentionally hard to find feature that the biographers will know how to get there, but the general CG audience will be blind to it.
|Feb-06-16|| ||morfishine: <Danlanglois> Good point; I thought <gauer> was referring to an old game, but this one's still progress|
|Feb-06-16|| ||chessgames.com: <gauer> When you use a "permalink" like chessgames.com chessforum (kibitz #20029) it works forever and always. That is reply 20029 even if later replies 20028 or 20031 are deleted. Furthermore, ignore-lists are irrelevant.|
One wrinkle though: for technical reasons it doesn't work in Team Games, at least not until the game is over. We'll try to fix that.
|Feb-07-16|| ||MissScarlett: < but the general CG audience will be blind to it.>|
Why do you think they'd be interested in it? Hundreds of thousands of games are at their fingertips, so what would be the attraction of seeking out the prospect of the mostly obscure games that make up game submissions?
|Feb-07-16|| ||gauer: The only main reason that I was wondering about the 2011 playoff is that in US Championship (Group B) (2011) (kibitz #113) , the link within points to the old tid number (is there a way to report a kibitzing merge request on a tid error correction slip)?|
Also, Biographer Bistro (kibitz #12905) discussion of some big tournaments which we know would probably be incomplete and large (in terms of # of games), then would you suppose that such a solution might be an improved way to handle a list-of-names or leaderboard report? Sometimes, a player wouldn't have any/all games (in the former case, we can list players with 0 games in that way who did play...) add up to the number of rounds, if he received a bye or didn't submit a carbon-copy scoresheet.
Does the leader-board editor on a tid page allow for adding in different result values of an unforced or forced bye (and maybe also players with 0 downloadable games, but a proper score report)?
|Feb-07-16|| ||WannaBe: Java 8 update 73 confirmed. (Sorry <chancho> can't help you with that little known browser), try using Internet Explorer with Java to use CVD.|
|Feb-07-16|| ||YouRang: I just learned an unpleasant user interface thing:
There is a "Leave a comment" box at the bottom of every forum page. I can type a lengthy message there, but if I accidentally bump the Esc key, *POOF* it's all gone! Right-clicking and selecting "Undo" doesn't bring it back either.
No warning to say "are you sure you want to permanently destroy your work?" either. I thought those kinds of destructive user-interface gotchas were banned decades ago.
|Feb-08-16|| ||offramp: Any chance of a new picture of Hikaru Nakamura? The current one makes him look very young. It also has that Canadian flag in the foreground, and because Nakamura is wearing red it's a little misleading.|
|Feb-08-16|| ||chancho: Yeah, maybe this one:
|Feb-08-16|| ||offramp: <chancho>, Yes, that's a good one. But how about longer hair and a yankee flag? I mean a US flag. |
How long is Naka's hair at the moment? I always imagine him with longish hair.
|Feb-08-16|| ||zanzibar: I'm with <offramp>, Nakamura stands ready for a new photo anyways. One with a little more scruff.|
|Feb-08-16|| ||zanzibar: I'm also with <MissS> and several other posters who express a wish for better tracking of submitted games.|
|Feb-08-16|| ||zanzibar: <chessgames>/<CG> speaking of which...|
Can we reopen the topic of bulk submission, aka automatic renormalization, aka automatic tournament creation.
And if not the full-scale tournament, then automatic collection creation?
(Actually through, why not the whole enchilada? Yes, why not automatic tournament creation?)
The enchiladas are ripe and ready for picking.
|Feb-08-16|| ||WannaBe: <YouRang> I tested it with IE, FireFox, and Chrome, the behaviour you described only happen with IE. (any and all versions, IE9, IE10, IE11)|
A quick google search turned up this link: https://www.quora.com/Why-does-Inte...
Of course, with browsers disabling Java plug-in, and if you want to use Chess Viewer Deluxe, you are kinda stuck with using IE.
My recommendation, is to take a small screwdriver and pop out the ESC key and place a piece of tape over it. =))
Of course, you'd have to do it with every keyboard that you use to access CG.com.
|Feb-08-16|| ||YouRang: <WannaBe> Thanks, and you're right -- here at work where I use Chrome, I don't see the problem.|
I'll take a peek at your link. I can't believe this is considered to be an "okay" thing by Microsoft.
|Feb-08-16|| ||MissScarlett: < I'm also with <MissS> and several other posters who express a wish for better tracking of submitted games.>|
I trust that <cg.com>'s quietude is a sign that the announcement of said feature is imminent.
The lesson seems to be, only when <MissScarlett> becomes involved, do things get done around here.
|Feb-08-16|| ||TheFocus: <MissScarlett> <The lesson seems to be, only when <MissScarlett> becomes involved, do things get done around here.>|
|Feb-08-16|| ||zanzibar: <MissS> yes, indeed, your terrible, awe-inspiring, prodigiousness causes us all to tremble and quake.|
|Feb-09-16|| ||tpstar: I prefer Prodigious Inspiring Terrible Awe.
<YouRang> Don't bump the Esc key.
|Feb-09-16|| ||zanzibar: Personally, I don't like the look of a keyboard with a key popped off - though we've all had to use such at one time or another - the aesthetics is wrong.|
My preference is to shim the key up and then epoxy it in place. You know, to show you mean business in the matter.
Preferably the two tube packages that you mix yourself (avoid the syringe mixing crap). You can use the black stuff (e.g. J+B cold weld) if your keyboard is black, but the normal mix will work just fine for everyone.
|Feb-09-16|| ||twinlark: <Hi ceegee>
I think you missed this post addressed to you; Biographer Bistro (kibitz #12866)
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