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   Jan-22-21 Santa Claus (replies) Dear chessgames members: Santa Claus <finally> got around to sending us his list of lucky winners for this year's "Dear Santa" contest! We thank Santa for his diligence, and have learned that his tardiness in providing his list was <unavoidable> due to ...
   May-31-20 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies) <♕♔♕ Bettors and Worse ♕♔♕> As we start this year's ChessBookie cycle with the Summer Leg, I would first like to thank our fearless new Bookie <jingohanson>, who made it possible to continue the game. Next, I hereby announce in ...
   Mar-14-20 World Championship Candidates (2020) (replies) Everybody please keep the political bickering off this page.
   Feb-22-20 Kibitzer's Café (replies) May I humbly request a change from REM, <Hazz> You decide. :)
   Jan-24-20 chessforum (replies) Voting for tomorrow's live relay game choice now open on the tournament page Tata Steel Masters (2020) . :)
   Mar-12-19 Spring Chess Classic (A) (2019) (replies) We've added the games through Round 9 for the St. Louis Spring Chess Classic (Group A).
   Mar-08-19 Prague Chess Festival (Challengers) (2019) (replies) Games have now been added for the Prague Chess Festival Masters and Challengers sections, and we'll include the Open section results as they become available. For news & details, see the official site at
   Mar-08-19 Prague Chess Festival (Masters) (2019) (replies) Games have now been added for the Prague Chess Festival Masters and Challengers sections, and we'll include the Open section results as they become available. For news & details, see the official site at
   Mar-08-19 World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2019) (replies) Games have now been added for Rounds 1-3 of both the Open and Women's sections of the 2019 FIDE World Team Chess Championship. For news & details, see the official site at
   Mar-08-19 World Team Chess Championship (2019) (replies) Games have now been added for Rounds 1-3 of both the Open and Women's sections of the 2019 FIDE World Team Chess Championship. For news & details, see the official site at
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  OhioChessFan: Huh. I can delete.
Jan-18-21  Z4all: I sense a disturbance in the force.
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<Z4all> lolol

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  saffuna: <ohiochessfan> on the "Best Games" forum:

<I have been hoping for more response but I'll go with it tomorrow.>

I would suggest if he wants more response he should clean out the forum's ignore list.

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<Ohio> has no access to the bgitw chessforum forum, so he cannot alter the profile or the ignore list or anything else on it.

<Tony Palmer> created that forum and he is gone now- rip. If anyone is on the ignore list for the forum it is <Tony> who added their name.

Only the admins know the password to the forum.

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  saffuna: Funny. <tpstar> did not have me on ignore.
Jan-19-21  Caissanist: Is there a list somewhere of what we can expect "privileged users" to be able to do on this site, as opposed to the administrators who do not seem to be coming here very often anymore? I see that someone created a page for the Tata Steel tournament, would that have to have been an admin?
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The only privileged users at are those who have a premium membership.

You get all kinds of privileges then, though being an administrator is not one of them.

Here are premium membership privlieges: Premium Membership


Unrelated to premium membership, there are a number of volunteer editors who help write biographies and have limited ability to correct mistakes on game pages, such as the site, date, and round fields. If someone is interested in becoming a volunteer editor, this is a good place to make your case: Biographer Bistro . Ultimately, to become a volunteer editor you would need to email a request to the site owners.

Recently, a few volunteer editors have requested, and received, enhanced tools to help correct errors and expedite game uploads.

Thanks to the hard work done by <Administrator> Stephen, some of the volunteers can now process uploads, correct duplicate games, player names, game scores, and yes create Tournament Pages as you mentioned. In the case of your example, an admin may have created that new Tournament page, but one of the volunteers may have done so.

I am sorry I cannot give you a comprehensive list of what we can do, since each of us has different interests. For example, I enjoy reviewing and processing new game uploads, so I spend a lot of time on that. But I wouldn't be creating any new Tournament Pages, so I don't know who did that.

Is there something that you would like us to do? Possibly we can help.

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<Caissianist> I should mention something else:

I believe that <Tabanus> would be much more informed about the topic of <Tournament Entries> - but I think there is a difference between some of the Tournament pages.

One kind, the volunteer editors can make without direct help from the admins: Let's say any member, premium or non-premium, made a games collection of a historical tournament or match.

That member could post the game collection in the Biographer Bistro and request that it be nominated to go into the Tournament Index .

Any volunteer editor may nominate any collection. Once nominated, then 5 volunteer editors must vote "Aye" on the game collection voting page in order for the collection to be promoted to the Tournament Index.

But in the case of current tournaments and tournaments played recently, I believe those are handled somewhat differently. As mentioned, I believe <Tabanus> could explain how. <Stephen the Administrator> could also explain, I suspect.

You can contact <Stephen> here in his forum:

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Jan-19-21  rough sleeper: If this is the end of the chessbookie game someone should at least say so. What's going on right now is not cool at all.
Jan-19-21  Caissanist: Thanks much for the info <Jessica>. I'm actually a volunteer editor myself but only for the bio and game settings stuff, good to know what you and the other <power volunteers> are doing! If tournament pages and game uploads are being done by PVs that's fine with me, just glad to see it getting done.
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  Tabanus: <Caissanist> The Tata Steel page was created by an admin. I then added a crap intro (with a minimum of info) to the edit field at bottom of the page.

I can add and edit intros to the events in the Tournament Index (TI). For the events <not> in TI, like for example Corsica Masters (2012), the admins have often added an edit field for me so that I could make an intro. In the example above they didn't, so I added the games one by one and created the Game Collection: Corsica Masters 2012. Then I nominated this collection at Game Collection Voting for inclusion in TI.

Unfortunately, of the million chess players in the US (and elsewhere) there are only <two> doing this. And these two are subject to only a handful of voters. One of which is <jess> - the majority of editors choose to ignore us completely or engage in politics instead. Most CG editors are "butterfly editors" who adds a comma here, uploads a game there, and then jumps on to the next game or player.

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  Check It Out: Has Santa Claus distributed the gift memberships?

Is the Chessbookie up to date?

Are tournaments being put up in a timely manner?

Are security issues being handled?

No, no, no, and no.

A sign of sloppy management. Come on CG, it's time to get your act together.

Jan-20-21  Caissanist: Which security issues are you referring to? It does seem that there hasn't been any admin "minding the store" recently, especially since Annie left. If the site no longer makes enough money to make that worth anyone's while then hopefully the owners will find someone to sell to.
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  Check It Out: When renewing membership, CG will email username and password in a plaintext unsecured format.
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  WannaBe: <CIO> Just better to ask "Anyone home????", "Who is minding the shop????", "Did y'all go on a cruise???"

Lights are on, but I really, really, really doubt any of the administrators are home. No fall-back admins, no backups, no nut'n!!

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  Susan Freeman: No. I am here. I am paying attention. Obviously things have to change. Steve canít do it all. The wonderful volunteers are working tirelessly. We are working behind the scenes. I hope to have some good news soon. Major good news. Shockingly good news. I am hugely disappointed in a certain situation. If I could cuss on here I would raise some eyebrows. And I am a lady fluent of the language foul verbiage when the provocation arises.
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  MissScarlett: Is <Annie> returning? Is <Sargon> taking a well-earned sabbatical?
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  Stonehenge: I wouldn't mind both happening.
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  perfidious: <jess....I actually tried putting myself on ignore once, but we don't have coding for that....>

Same here, and small wonder I failed, dang it; we need to get <Susan> on that, straight away!

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  Messiah: Simply ban everyone (except me).
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  diceman: <MissScarlett:

Is<Sargon> taking a well-earned sabbatical?>

Sargon is on vacation. Sargon is standing in for the vacationing Sargon.

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  Messiah: There is absolutely no need to complain all day that <games are uploaded with delays>, <chessbookie does not work>, and whatnot.

I know that there is a massive project ongoing in the background, to make CG better. The first milestone (it has the internal title <[JIRA-00001] Make the site actually work>) is set to August 2057, so, given that the members who are always complaining will force just a tiny patience on themselves, everything's gonna be settled and alright.

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  offramp: The first stage is that all kibitzer's clocks will be reset to 0000:00:000 00/00.00/0000 and all posts must be in 100-word business English. Any Kiibtzers with a degree must write a 100 word confession detailing why they should not be immediately unpersoned. Every kibitz must be prefaced by the CG motto: Questions are a burden for others. Answers are a prison for oneself.
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  WannaBe: Well, my degree is 98.6c or 37f how many words do I get to write?
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