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Bounty on the question

I have made so many changes to the question https://chess.stackexchange.com/questions/45115/how-does-the-alapin-variation-help-in-avoiding-the-massive-amount-of-theory-behi after every comment. And ...
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How is this Indian name question on topic?

I have no beef with Allure. Au contraire, I think the question is good but is just not necessarily a chess question. But I want to have a proper understanding: Why is this on-topic? Why are the Indian ...
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Questions inappropriately closed are too hard to reopen

What are the commonest checkmating moves in the Lichess (or similar) database? has been closed by 2 people. How is it that 2 people are sufficient to close a question, while 5 are required to reopen ...
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What should we do about the guess the password chess puzzles?

There have been a few of these posted lately. I have been down-voting and casting a vote to close. It's been pointed out that as puzzles, they are technically on topic, however, they aren't very ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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New FEN diagram changes?

I noticed diagrams seemed to have changed from gray and white to a much more vibrant tan and brown scheme as of today or so. What others change have been implemented, if any?
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Opinions vs statistics: Polls?

So, yesterday someone from my chess club claimed that he had problem with keeping the overview of the real board - he was accustomed to online chess with "printed" boards. Naturally, playing ...
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Should we allow questions about how to get away with cheating with an engine?

This question* asks how to avoid detection when a human player uses an engine to gain advantage against another human. What's the community consensus as to whether such questions are allowed or should ...
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What is our criteria for deciding opinion-based questions? Are they applied consistenly?

What are the criteria for a question in this website to be considered opinion-based, and is it somewhat consistenly applied? Such criteria would be necessary for moderators for a topic like chess. I ...
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Editing Questions for more inclusive language

There were suggested edits to the following question. What is the status for EIGHT man endgame tablebases? The edits were to replace "man" with "piece". The reason for the edit &...
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Answer deletion second opinion

I've answered this question with below, and it was deleted. I don't have much to say except to ask for a second look, as it appears the moderator hasn't read my answer past the first line. And, if ...
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Homepage Spammed - Again

Today, the home page was spammed (again) with edits or answers by "user 34927". It bumped a ton of questions and now the home page is quite crowded. First, what happened? Second, this is the ...
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June 5 Strike - Who, What, When, Why, and How to Join

Following from Stack Overflow, and as other sites will soon have to (if they don't already have them, I have decided, with some approval, to announce the upcoming June 5 strike on this child meta. It ...
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Homepage spammed

Today, the home page was spammed with edits by "alip" apparently but "alip" never seems to have made said edits. Regardless it bumped a ton of questions and now the home page is ...
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Why was this reopened?

This question was closed for being off-topic and better suited for community building by me, a bunch of other users, and a moderator (I think Brian Towers) yesterday. Then Federico Potoni removed some ...
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Why does spam get an upvote?

This question was pretty clearly spam. And yet, based on users reputation (5 currently) and this being there only post, there must of been an upvote? Why? Spam shouldn't get upvotes? I know it will ...
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Badges that I earned on other sites show up in Chess.SE style in the trophy dialog

For some reason, when on Chess.SE and checking my little trophy thing, the badges show like they would for Chess, even for other sites such as Space Exploration:
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Submitting multiple answers to a puzzle question

For puzzle questions / construction challenges like this one: Longest sequence of moves where number of available moves increases one may first come up with an initial answer and then later come up ...
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Your new site design is live!

As you can see, the new design just went live! At this point, we are done with major revisions to the design (although you can still report CSS/styling bugs by starting a new post and tagging it with ...
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Acceptability of ChatGPT generated answers on Chess SE

Chess is different when it comes to forms of artificial intelligence. We use chess engines all the time (except when playing serious games) and using them to answer questions is so normal that it is ...
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Preemptive close reason watch

Who can watch the close reasons for a question which has some, but not yet sufficient close votes? And how to watch? (Moderator tools, probably. For the obvious reason to preemptively improve the ...
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FEN diagram reader breaking on an answer

This is in regard to the only answer for this question. Upon scrolling back on the FEN reader and then clicking on a specific move in the reader leads to this weird interaction where some pieces just ...
Safdar Faisal's user avatar
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Chess site design and logo — Draft

Chess community! I’m Chloe, the designer at Stack Exchange who’s working on the upcoming Chess site theme for you. I reviewed your responses to my initial post, and below you'll find the site design I ...
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Late closing of opinion-based post?

Post closed as late as 2023Jan20 What is it about Magnus Carlsen? Even Brian Towers ♦ edited Jul 20, 2019 at 11:33 (I assume mod at the time? Or not?) But only 3.5 years later Post Closed as "...
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Question is about Kramnik Topalov how come there's an answer in general?

How do Kramnik and Topalov indicate a resignation when they play together? The question: Which raises the question - how do they go about resigning when playing each other without creating confusion ...
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How big of a problem is it that upvotes are received not by the quality of the answer but by the popularity of the question?

I noticed quite frequently already, that answers that I consider very good and where I (or others) have put in a lot of effort and research are not (only) rewarded by upvotes by their quality but by a ...
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How can I make a chances question not opinion-based? [duplicate]

Perhaps this is different for sports / gaming SE sites, but I notice similar questions on say Law SE or Academia SE eg Asking the chances of a particular legal strategy: Would it be / have been ...
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Why was the analyse immortal draw question deleted an hour ago?

How do I analyse immortal draw? I really don't get this game at all. 1 day I just heard about it. I plugged it into lichess. But apparently lichess analysis is getting it wrong. It says move X is a ...
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What is unclear here please?

Farmbitrage: Fixed starting rating for chess960 causes loophole to easily get 2000 rating?
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Why was the endgame post deleted 9 minutes ago?

Here's the post: https://chess.stackexchange.com/questions/35641/practical-endgame-resources-whats-next-after-josh-waitzkins-series-in-chess I was just submitting an edit for re-opening after this ...
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Why was my shogi question closed and then later re-opened? Who was wrong, and why?

I did spend a lot of time to write that 2nd xiangqi post. The Chess960 analogue in shogi, xiangqi, etc The Chess960 analogue in xiangqi Hope this site will not be so hasty in closing questions by too ...
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Are the people asking questions citing engine analysis without giving a diagram the same person?

They cite a game, describe a position in words, quote some inconclusive engine analysis, and ask for an answer. Examples: Botvinnik vs Kholmov 1969: is the knight endgame riddle being solved? Did ...
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Should this question be closed?

Computer science/chess related master's thesis [closed] I want to link this person with a new initiative in mathematical chess problems which was started from an article in the Spanish magazine ...
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What should be the 1.e4 and 1.d4 tag info

1.e4 tag has a tag info as follows: e4 is White's most common first move (except at the top grandmaster level). It tends to produce open games. Do we have any sources that shows "except at the ...
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Replayer freezes the entire webpage

[fen ""] 1. g4 f5 2. gxf5 g5 3. h4 g4 4. h5 Kf7 5. f6 Ke6 6. fxe7 Kf6 7. e8=Q g3 8. Nf3 g2 9. Rh4 g1=B 10. a4 b5 11. axb5 a6 12. bxa6 Bb7 13. axb7 Nc6 14. bxa8=Q Qe7 15. Qeb8 ...
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Moderator deletion of critical comments: Abuse of Power?

This week, while browsing through the site, I happened to come across two of moderator Brian Towers' answers (1, 2). I disagreed with large parts (though not all) of the points raised within, and ...
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The Pgn reader controls are far down the page

When accessing the website on mobile, I find that the pgn controls are far down the page and it takes a second to scroll down, meaning that I can’t go through the moves while viewing the moves. I ...
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Custom Chess SE design and logo - Information gathering

Congratulations, Chess SE community! We’re going to be creating a custom site design for you that we hope will represent your subject and we want you all to really love it. You’ve been waiting three ...
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Proposal: replace current PGN viewer

If you look at pgn-viewer, there are quite a few bugs and feature requests that have never gotten resolved. I ran into one just now in an answer I posted. The last update to the code repo (https://...
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Replayer breaks when the first fullmove number is 10 or more

First fullmove number is 2: [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 2"] 2. Nf3 First fullmove number is 10: [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/...
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PGN Viewer not working for me- what have I done wrong?

I asked this question just now and the PGN viewer won’t appear. I have read some posts in meta under the tag pgn-viewer and specifically the thread Tool used to create chess analysis interactive ...
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Drawing arrows and coloring fields with a flipped board is broken

Normal orientation works: [FEN ""] [StartPly "2"] 1. e4 {[%draw arrow,e2,e4,red][%draw full,e1,green]} Flipping sides doesn't move the drawings: [FEN ""] [Startflipped &...
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Related questions

Surely has an answer already (at least on another SE). Asking more than one question in one post endangers you to "Maybe I could have been more focused" (Lloyd Cole) - but what if those two ...
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How to disable PGN viewer showing "NN - NN"?

If nothing is put in for the title, the PGN viewer shows "NN - NN" as the title, which is confusing and distracting. How can this be suppressed by default? [FEN ""]
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Can board square letters and numbers be added to the PGN viewer? [duplicate]

I'm not completely familiar with all the squares by heart yet and I think having board square letters and numbers along the files and ranks is a good feature for beginners (who ask most of the ...
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How to curb toxic behaviour in downvoting?

I am very disappointed to see that a recent question by a complete newcomer was given -5 votes. See Who created the most chess problems? for a particularly nasty recent example of Stack Exchange's ...
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Collaboratively Building the Syllabus of a Chess Curriculum

Is it against the rules of this forum to collaboratively build the syllabus of a chess curriculum? If not, we need suggestions on how to proceed and we need to add the tag 'curriculum' from now on.
Wassim Saeed's user avatar
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Over 9000, or: Karma perks on (C)SE

Actually, over 10000 :-) I remembered I got some editing privileges on CSE when going over whatnot - can someone point me to a list? Are the numbers always the same on all Stack Exchange sites or ...
Hauke Reddmann's user avatar
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Missing tag badges

Tags "etiquette", "time-control" and "titles" don't appear to be available for tag badges. According to the Help Center for bronze tag badges: You must have a total ...
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