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   Oct-26-16 Biographer Bistro (replies) <SwitchingQuylthulg> Sargon and I actually have a tool called "Event Name Editor" that looks a little bit like what you describe, but not as robust. Let me take a stab at answering my own question in a simpler way than you did. <What exactly do you want the software ...
   Oct-25-16 chessforum (replies) <Happy to be on board, but unhappy to find I can't edit the Event field. For the purpose of normalising tournament collections, that's imperative.> I'm going to answer this at the Bistro. Thanks.
   Oct-17-16 Short - Hou (2016) (replies) <embargo> Hou Short sighted of you!
   Oct-11-16 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies) Hello Ohio: I'm just checking in to make sure that CG is working fine for you (without resorting to IP tricks). I am watching the old webserver now and see that virtually nobody is requesting pages from it, which tells me that the propagation of the new IP address must be ...
   Oct-04-16 Tal Memorial (2016) (replies) <Sally> It went back into the pool; you can see it here Avatar Area .
   Oct-02-16 Svidler vs Li Chao, 2016 (replies) We just got a few more moves and the Time Fairy put some more time on Svidler's clock. Things are probably back to normal now.
   Sep-27-16 Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2016 (replies) Sorry about the move delay; we have the game now. Nice win by Vishy.
   Sep-27-16 Svidler vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2016 (replies) <That Nepo picture looks like he's 12 years old.> The date on the file itself is 2006 so that makes him at most 16 there. We really need to update that.
   Sep-26-16 A Giri vs Anand, 2016 (replies) What's wrong with draws? :)
   Sep-26-16 Aronian vs Gelfand, 2016 (replies) Sorry for the false excitement there, the dancing rook must go back in its box. What game looks good now?
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  MissScarlett: Well, someone pulled their finger out. But wouldn't it be more efficacious if you promoted me to the position of editor so I could effect these changes myself?

Let me remind me of your prior offer of same: chessforum

Perhaps you didn't realise then that I was accepting the offer, just declining the requirement to send an email (for security purposes).

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<Miss White Supremacist>:

You wrote

<Perhaps you didn't realise then that I was accepting the offer, just declining the requirement to send an email (for security purposes).>

Oh I'm dead certain <Daniel> did in fact realize this. Email him yourself to find out.

"For security purposes" lol.

Protip: Cg already knows your IP address. Just create an email account that doesn't use your real name. Don't actually write "Adolf Hitler Jr." as your email name. Make up something fictional instead, such as "I'm not really a White Supremacist Jr."

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  MissScarlett: < Cg already knows your IP address.>

It knows an IP address.

You better be careful what you say - as editor, I may choose to delete your posts. In a fit of pique, I could even delete the entire site.

Protip - I'm joking.

Premium Chessgames Member <Perhaps you didn't realise then that I was accepting the offer, just declining the requirement to send an email (for security purposes).> I completely did misunderstand your reservations, and if you want to request here I am delighted. Thank you--you'll find changing things yourself is not only quicker, but actually easier than filling out those slips.
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  MissScarlett: Yes, I hereby make that request. Think how much it'll annoy the usual suspects.

Maybe someone ought to tell <jfq> that there's only room for one sassy, super-smart lady around these here parts.

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  Annie K.: Nah, we're already well over quota. Welcome to editorland. :)
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  MissScarlett: It was you I had in mind, of course.
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  Annie K.: Heh. I think I can see you and <Jess> learning to get along, though... ;)
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  MissScarlett: A modus vivendi, you mean? Hmm, just as long as she admits my supremacy.
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  Annie K.: Well, this should be fun! :D
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Arggh ok I admit your supremacy. I know how good a chess historian you are. That was a fine catch you made on one of the games <zed> had wrong in his first Tournament Promotion- It's rare that such errors are found before a collection is promoted. That resulted in a quick correction, thanks to your diligence, not to mention knowledge.

Welcome aboard brah.

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  MissScarlett: Thanks, sis,

Happy to be on board, but unhappy to find I can't edit the Event field. For the purpose of normalising tournament collections, that's imperative.

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  Stonehenge: <unhappy to find I can't edit the Event field. For the purpose of normalising tournament collections, that's imperative.>

Agreed 100%.

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  Tabanus: <MissS> Welcome. Hope you will be a popular editor.

<CG> Smyslov - Hübner Candidates Quarterfinal (1983), the 1/2 now seems fine here at "home with Chrome", but not at work today (it was still the "). Anyway, if you don't need Albin - Marco (1901) any longer, I'd like to continue the editing!

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  Domdaniel: I can think of at least *five* super-smart female persons who frequent this site. There may well be many more.

If I had to name an equal number of super-smart male persons I might experience some difficulty.

The trick, of course, is to pay no attention to gender. But I haven't quite achieved enlightenment yet.

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  zanzibar: Oh lordy, <MissS> an editor?!

Will wonders never cease?

PS- Yes, I think editors should be able to adjust all the PGN fields of games not already belonging to a <CG> published tournament.

As long as a good audit trail is kept.

It would be nice to be able to just submit one set of tags to be distributively applied over a set of GID's. You know, just another variant on the oft-mentioned idea of bulk submission.

* * * * *

<Tab> are you tracking the encoding you use on the different machines/browsers?

E.g. on Chrome go to the triple-bar main menu -> More tools -> Encoding.

In particular, check whether you have UTF-8 or Windows-1252 encoding. Might be worth noting.

Oct-24-16  mckmac: <Dom> Ahem. 'A hit, a palpable hit!' We all know you're a bit of a ladies man, mate. Just try not to be so darn smug about it, willya? *-)
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  Annie K.: <zanz> you're our only holdout now... come on, why don't you just agree and get it over with? ;p

Yeah, it's obviously an encoding issue. :)

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  Tabanus: UTF-8 looks like this on my screen, and Windows-1252 repairs Hübner only:

GM Smyslov 2595 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 7
GM H�bner 2625 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 7

Premium Chessgames Member I just compared the text of Smyslov - Hübner Candidates Quarterfinal (1983) with Albin - Marco (1901), they both have the exact same entity for the ½ symbol, aka &#xBD; aka &frac12;.

So it's a mystery why your browser likes one of them (some of the time) and not the other.

It might be a prudent idea to start to use &frac12; everywhere we want to see the ½ symbol. I'm not advocating that editors start using it, but it could be a kind of post-processing step. My logic that that a browser may use the wrong encoding for &#xBD; but it cannot possibly misinterpret &frac12;.

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  Tabanus: <it cannot possibly misinterpret & frac12>

I did that on Albin - Marco, and left the other as is (for now). We can also use = again, as earlier, and have the total score as 7.5 instead of 7½.

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  notyetagm: <CG.COM>

Can we please have a forum for the <2016 WORLD CADET CHAMPIONSHIPS>?

The super-prodigy Pragga... is leading the Open U-12 section with 6/6 and may be on the verge of beating Karjakin's record for youngest GM.



Premium Chessgames Member <I did that on Albin - Marco> But you made a critical mistake, you wrote


instead of


I am amazed it displayed correctly. I just added the semicolons. Anyhow, my idea was not to make editors change their ways, just to make the software automatically replace ½ with &frac12; so that editors don't need to worry about it.

<Cadets> That's great, we often don't pay attention to that but I'd he happy to get the games if we have a future WCC in the making.

Premium Chessgames Member <Happy to be on board, but unhappy to find I can't edit the Event field. For the purpose of normalising tournament collections, that's imperative.>

I'm going to answer this at the Bistro. Thanks.

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  Tabanus: Hey, & #189 works too without the semicolon! And of course without the space between & and #189 ;)

A huge table with lots of & frac12's may be hard to edit? Maybe not.

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