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   Aug-30-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
chessgames.com: <I did a check on L T Magee vs H Fajans, 1951 which has "Fort Worth, TX" for the 52nd US Open (1951) (should be "Fort Worth, Texas USA"). So not all have been taken care of.> Like I said: <to err on the side of caution, this program doesn't touch anything that ...
 
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chessgames.com: <Today's So-Nakamura game should be the next GOTD, using <Gregor Samsa Mendel>'s pun "Mate me in St. Louis."> That's classic; surprising we haven't used it before.
 
   Aug-27-15 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
 
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   Aug-23-15 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
 
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chessgames.com: <MarkFinan> I'll look into it. When you say 100 went missing do you mean the cash on hand or your net worth? Net worth can be confusing because it includes the face value of tickets that haven't been settled yet.
 
   Aug-13-15 Team White vs Team Black, 2015 (replies)
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Aug-24-15  zanzibar: I wonder if games could have a section at the top with links to youtube video's and maybe blog pages with game analysis?

Of course, this opens a political/editorial can of worms, but it would be nice to migrate some of the more constructive info from the forum posts up to the top for easier access.

Aug-24-15
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  chessgames.com: <The usual kibitzing search does a global search, I think, by default. Is there a quick search feature to just scan the current (and specific) forum for a text occurrence?>

No, but there should be. It could be as easy as a search bar at the bottom of the kibitzing. It might read, "Search this thread: ________"

<I wonder if games could have a section at the top with links to youtube video's and maybe blog pages with game analysis?>

Are you familiar with the "stickies" that we use during GM-vs-world games, and Team-vs-Team games? It's sort of a wiki that anybody can edit that contains links and brief descriptions.

We've had a plan for a long time to make something like that for every single page. So if there is (say) a video of a Carlsen interview it could be "pinned" to the stickies on the Carlsen page. It even could be sorted into categories: news articles, photographs, videos, other.

Aug-24-15
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  Annie K.: <cg: <No, but there should be. It could be as easy as a search bar at the bottom of the kibitzing. It might read, "Search this thread: ________">>

Yes, plz... ;)

Aug-25-15
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  kellmano: Might I suggest you offer an alternative viewer that doesn't use java. Some time ago it stopped working on my laptop and <wannabe> tried to help me but despite this I couldn't get it to work, even going through control panel and trying to allow things. I gave up.

Then, I bought a new laptop and it worked for a bit, then required an update and I can't get it to work again despite spending half an hour trying, following all the troubleshooting instructions. Neither does java work on my computer at work, but there I don't even have the permissions to use the troubleshoot options.

I guess it has some value, but presumably lots of people are in my position and will just go elsewhere to watch and review games. I think you'll find there are quite a lot of people who are computer users, but not really that literate on operating systems and processes. I'm not a total ignoramus myself and I quite often help other people with computer problems, but java is incredibly user unfriendly. I've tried it in chrome and explorer, removed old versions and so on, but still can't get it to operate on this site. I think it must affect your traffic. As I say, I'm not any good with computers, but there are certainly a lot of people worse than me who will be visiting other sites instead of yours.

Aug-25-15
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  chessgames.com: <kellmano: Might I suggest you offer an alternative viewer that doesn't use java.> That's pgn4web. We made the Java Help Page to both explain how to get Java working, but also to allow you to give up and just switch to pgn4web.
Aug-26-15
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  kellmano: <chessgames> Ah right that solves the problem, thanks. I just spent all my time trying to install java and didn't notice the pgn4web option.
Aug-26-15
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  MarkFinan: Every single time I go to place a bet at the bookies it says "error. Choose an amount of chess bucks to enter!". Every. Single. Day. And that's if I can even login! I've mentioned this at the bookies along with another issue and nothing's been done and nothing's changed. It's really starting to annoy me now.
Aug-26-15
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  chessgames.com: Mark, the only thing that I can think of is that the field is sensitive to whitespace, e.g. " 125" is not a valid bet, due to the leading space.

I just cleaned up the code a little bit to be more robust with regards to spaces. Let me know if it keeps doing it.

Aug-26-15
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  morfishine: <chessgames.com> Sorry for the slow reply, I don't normally search for reply posts with my username spelled 'morphishine' but NP. I appreciate your in depth explanation, especially the somewhat amusing process where Lee (Sargon) "allowed" <CG> to choose amongst a smorgasbord of rather mundane offerings...nonetheless, thanks

<Check It Out> On your comment about the author's intent, these days its not so much the author's intent but how its received. With that said, while I have little time for all those "offended cry-babies" in society who try to latch onto the "sympathy bandwagon", when it comes to the character of a chess player, I try to be as objective as possible. In this case, having digested the "author's intent", I've dismissed it as irrelevant. In other words, who cares what the authors intent was; the real question is "What will people think going forward?"; Especially if the viewers interpret the line as actually hanging somebody because they were a suspected nazi, when in fact the person was of a sound moral character?

I don't like the connotation

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Aug-26-15
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  chessgames.com: <morfishine> Sorry about misspelling your handle, and anyhow, I understand your perspective. It's no bother to me at all if we change it to "Fast and Loose" retroactively, and in fact I just did that.

I doubt it's a nominee for a Caissar either way.

Aug-26-15
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  WannaBe: Java Update 1.8 v60 is out, confirmed on Win7 Pro with Deluxe Chess Viewer. Fast loading.
Aug-27-15
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  Tabanus: <WannaBe> You must be joking? Or if not, I'll lose my Dynomite.
Aug-27-15
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  WannaBe: <Tabanus> No joking, the last one v58 (?) also loads fast.
Aug-27-15
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  WannaBe: Just confirmed the Java update on Win10 Pro. (Using IE. Edge browser does not support Java)
Aug-29-15
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  FSR: Two suggestions:

Today's So-Nakamura game should be the next GOTD, using <Gregor Samsa Mendel>'s pun "Mate me in St. Louis."

You should update the ChessBookie standings at, say, 8 P.M. every day. It's a long wait until you do so in the morning.

Aug-29-15
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  WannaBe: Can we open a can of worms?

Since players page have current rating, or highest rating achieved, and I know it's not applicable to older generation of players...

But, however, is it possible, to search, or refine the search, by rating?

Example, John Doe vs < 2500, or even possibly Jane Doe vs > 2600 & year > 2005 & p1=white & eco = B23

Or would such search only leads to more "Disagreements" ?

Aug-29-15
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  Penguincw: < You should update the ChessBookie standings at, say, 8 P.M. every day. It's a long wait until you do so in the morning. >

Well actually, since I'm the bookie, I think I should decide when the leaderboard should be updated, since I know when I'll actually be online.

The times most ideal for me would probably be 11:15, 17:30 and 22:45 <cg> time. These are the times I actually want them to be updated. So if I want it to be updated at 11:15, it'll probably say it's updated at 11:44 or something.

Note that these times are actually good for the rest of the leg, be it weekday, weekend, holiday or special occasion, these times are good for me 7 days a week, 365 days a year (or you know, just the rest of the leg).

Thanks. :)

PS/BTW: Will the tropical storm affect you in anyway?

Aug-29-15
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  WannaBe: Never mind that, as ratings change over a players' career, it's not that useful and probably just open a can of worms that's not worth it...
Aug-29-15
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  chessgames.com: <Well actually, since I'm the bookie, I think I should decide when the leaderboard should be updated> That's not a bad idea. It could be on a very slow schedule and also include an "update now" button for the bookie.

<PS/BTW: Will the tropical storm affect you in anyway?> The hosting facility is not even in the projected strike area so it's very unlikely that the server will suffer any downtime. However if Naples, Florida loses power member support might be unavailable for a short time.

Aug-30-15
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  FSR: <Penguin> Sorry, didn't mean to step on your toes.
Aug-30-15
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  chessgames.com: Meteorological update: Erika is now spent and is unlikely to reach Florida at all except as wind and scattered showers.
Aug-30-15
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  chessgames.com: <Today's So-Nakamura game should be the next GOTD, using <Gregor Samsa Mendel>'s pun "Mate me in St. Louis."> That's classic; surprising we haven't used it before.
Aug-30-15
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  FSR: <chessgames.com> This is apparently the first-ever Sinquefield Cup game to end in checkmate. But no doubt there are other games played in St. Louis that have ended that way.
Aug-30-15
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  OhioChessFan: <cg.c: Sorry about misspelling your handle, and anyhow, I understand your perspective. It's no bother to me at all if we change it to "Fast and Loose" retroactively, and in fact I just did that. >

Bad call. I know I was specifically responsible for one changed pun, and I have often mentioned the challenge of having fun with a name vs. making fun of a name. That said, I see absolutely nothing wrong with the original pun. I am still shocked <morf> has taken this point so far, and a lot disappointed you gave in. If you put this to a vote (admittedly not a perfect way of determining truth, but still), I think you'd find way over 95% think the pun as written was fine. <morf> you're wrong on this one.

Aug-30-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  rogge: I think 95 % don't care.
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