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Board surplus feature

It would be extremely helpful if the CSE default FEN board would be accompanied with something like this: as you see, a little arrow indicates the side to move as well as the orientation of the board, ...
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Please consider reopening or otherwise give suggestions for improvement: Are the chessmaster lectures (insert antonym of outdated)?

Are the chessmaster lectures (insert antonym of outdated)? There was only 1 question really mainly. 1 was a follow up of another and 1 was a side question. In any case I now literally have only 1 ...
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Why is there a big gap between the moves and play buttons in the replayer?

I have recently noticed an annoying feature of the replayer. No matter the amount of moves, there always a big gap between them and the play buttons. Here is a screenshot of a chosen example. Why is ...
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Why was my question about Stockfish levels off-topic?

How do Stockfish 13 Levels (Lichess) work? This question does not appear to be about chess within the scope defined in the help center. So, what does the help center say? Chess-specific questions ...
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Avoiding “he” as default pronoun for players

There is a longstanding tradition in chess that players - even in the abstract - are referred to using male pronouns: "Black can improve his position", "White has lost his bishop" ...
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Where is the line on opinion-based and discursive questions?

Sometimes I encounter the closure of threads like Illustrative puzzles of chess themes Now I certainly agree with this closure in line with practice elsewhere on SE. But what about threads like this: ...
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Documentation for embedding a game? [duplicate]

I cannot find any information how to embed a position anywhere in the help centre. Here would be a really obvious place for it to be: https://chess.stackexchange.com/editing-help The only way I can ...
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No cookie for you!

Since a week or so, all SE sites repeatedly ask for accepting cookies. And regardless how often I click "accept all", the next subsite or call after a browser restart asks again. (I checked, ...
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Handling of wrong URLs

Being a very intelligent idiot :-), I more than once entered "meta.chess.stackexchange.com" instead of the correct order. Firefox prompty panics with a "security risk". I tested a ...
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Creation age of a post

I (and anyone) can see when a post was "handled" last (edited, answered,...) but I'd prefer to also see when it was first created. (Obviously, I can do that by simply opening the post, but ...
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Dealing with insulting behavior by a moderator

In a comment on this answer, https://chess.stackexchange.com/a/34553/1954 I wrote: Your methodology doesn't seem convincing to me. Personal, subjective retrospection with a sample size of one doesn't ...
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When is it OK for somebody to delete a question they have asked?

With reference to this question when the OP answered a question, hit submit only to be told that the question had been deleted by the questioner while he was writing his answer. Clearly there are ...
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Deleting a question while I write an answer

Admittedly, the question was a tad inane. :-) Maybe, the n00b simply didn't formulate it sensibly, as it could be interpreted to mean something legit. Still, I bothered to take some time to write a ...
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Are questions that ask for help with specific chess sites, like chess.com and lichess.org, on topic?

My question How do I get the chess.com engine to list all the best moves? (I later deleted) was closed by Brian Towers♦ who said This is Chess StackExchange, not the chess.com help center. And yet ...
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Universal style suggestion - use figurine algebraic and bold chess moves

This is just a personal stylistic preference, but I think it would make sense if this was the standard way to style chess moves on the site. Make chess moves bold -- this makes the moves stick out ...
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Please give suggestions to improve question further

Josh Waitzkin on trading pieces ('the art of the trade') Rewan Demontay and I have already edited the above question. So far there are only 2 re-open votes (vs the apparently only 1 close vote ...
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(UPDATE: Yes or cunningham's law) Joke answers allowed? Seriously?

No, what you did is what is known as a gambit. You offered your opponent material (in this case a water bottle), which he accepted. This would be considered a blunder on his part, since although it ...
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Should questions feature computer analysis whenever relevant?

I notice a few questions that ask for help on puzzles. I think some of those questions can be easily answered with a computer. If not, then I think the askers should show what they've already tried ...
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Beginner question gets 29 upvotes

Why is this a checkmate? It seems there's some arbitrage problem with these kinds of questions. Ostensibly, I could just pretend to be a beginner and then ask beginner questions like these and ...
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Whether or not images instead of FEN/PGN are allowed

Example: Why is this a checkmate? Are images instead of FEN/PGN allowed? If so, then should they continue to be allowed? I believe Stack Overflow and Mathematics Stack Exchange will not allow images ...
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Different categories and different grades of questions and answers

Are there different grades or categories of questions and answers posted on the main site and meta site? I have viewed very highly upvoted questions and answers. I guess some other questions and ...
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Chess Stack Exchange web page not loading correctly

Whenever I go to the Chess Stack Exchange web page, it looks like this: I've done my time on stack overflow, and if I had to guess, I'd say the CSS is not loading correctly, but I don't know why.
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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Are chess learning tools on topic?

I am an old SO/SE contributor, but new on chess.SE, so please pardon my question. I just posted: More visual display of possible moves in opening explorers / databases but it was closed as "...
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Is it acceptable to edit a post just to change the pronouns?

A user has been suggesting edits that only change the pronouns. Most of them have been rejected, but some have been approved. Is this acceptable?
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Board playback and Chess 960

This question: Can you castle twice in Chess960? shows that there is a bug with the board playback regarding Chess 960 alternate starting positions, particularly in relation to castling. If you ...
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What should done about my mistake?

A while ago, I asked the question "How long can a player hold off a draw by the 50-move rule?" However, I forgot a crucial detail in that the prolonging side shouldn't be able to win at any ...
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About today's spam “rampage”

Today, a series of new users, whether by one person or many, spammed/is spamming a series of useless "answers," flooding the front page. Moving forward, what is going to be done about this ...
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Copy/paste games from Chess StackExchange to lichess.org

When I encounter an interesting question on Chess StackExchange, I would like to import that game to http://lichess.org, to be able to analyze it with Stockfish. When I use the "Copy game" ...
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Moderation bias against short answers

My answer to this question was removed by a moderator for no apparent reason. While brief, it provided the correct answer to the question. I'd like to know why it was removed. Could it be that there ...
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Subtle replayer en passant bug

When the first move is an en passant the replayer plays this successfully, but on going backwards it loses the knowledge of the en passant and creates a piece, in this case a bishop, on the capturing ...
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Questions Tagged Puzzles - Bounty Immediately

Is it possible to enable bounties on questions tagged puzzles to be set immediately? eg; I post a puzzle and then set a bounty on it immediately after posting? How do people feel about this as a "...
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Replayer Sandbox

On the main site, we have a feature called the 'PGN viewer' or 'replayer'. How it works is described in this FAQ: How do I add a replayer to my post? and the pgn-viewer tag contains many other ...
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Changing the Chess Stack Exchange logo

The logo for the Chess Stack Exchange (I pulled the image off of the HTML file) is, to put it plainly, horrible. It is a white rook on a blue background, which is very plain and visually unappealing. ...
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Should the PGN viewer board show rank/file on the squares?

I recently edited a question to convert the person's text description of where each piece was to an FEN diagram. Apparently this caused a little confusion as to which way the pawns were moving, as ...
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Board and Card games chess questions

In the 'Board and Card Games' exchange, I have noticed that there are numerous chess questions. Mostly, they're about variants, or a mate-in-n[longest I've seen is 2]. Should these be migrated over to ...
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Question about ChessBase closed because flagged as “chessbase help center question”

I posted this question: Strange behaviour of ctg books produced with ChessBase/Fritz and used in DroidFish It is not my first question of this kind. Indeed, I could ask it to the ChessBase help center,...
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Is there a page formatting change at 2000 reputation?

I have just reached 2000 reputation, and since I have used this website for a while, I noticed that my homepage had changed format. I don't know how this happened. Is this a specific system feature or ...
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Typo in tag — [sicilian-tajmanov]

I've been looking through the tag wiki, and found a typo in a tag. [sicilian-tajmanov] --- should be [sicilian-taimanov].
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Why are so many old question suddenly getting new low-quality answers?

For the last few weeks I've logged in to this community and seen time and time again a lot of already answered old questions in the front page that got a new unnecessary low-quality response. Are mods ...
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Merging tag synonyms with main tag

I've been looking through the tag wiki recently, and found in pages 8-12, there are many tags which have no definitions. Most of them are tag synonyms, but can they instead be merged with the main ...
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Tagging opening questions using a naming convention that avoids clashes with tags for players

Recently, I edited a question to replace the tags from and lisitsin with froms-gambit and lisitsin-gambit, respectively, in order to avoid future name clashes should anyone later ask questions about ...
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Are questions involving opinions allowed?

I have got a question about asking questions about opinions: Why are they not allowed? As far as I know, I don't find anything wrong with them. And, if this question is closed, that would be a ...
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Playing chess games on Chess Stack Exchange

On chess.com correspondence games are organised in forums. Could it be made possible so that people can play each other in threads which are labeled with a certain tag?
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Reduce waiting period for username change

Well, I've just changed my username, and just as I was about to change it back, I received an alert saying that I can only do so thirty days afterwards. Could it be made so that the period is ...
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Improve the use of advanced search options

I have looked at certain combinations of search keywords, and I've found that using the keywords is difficult. Could it be possible to implement something similar to Google advanced search so that it ...
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Would chess variant identity questions be on topic?

On boardgamegeek someone thrifted a copy of a chess set that is unusual. Most of us cannot nail down what it is. To be fair it is possible it isn't even chess but it really looks like it could be one. ...
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Discussion - chess analysis thread

Can we allow posts for analysis of games by people? These can be labeled by the tag game-analysis. By analysis, I mean that a person posts a chess game in a thread, and then someone else provides ...
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Tag Synonyms autocorrect

For extremely similar tags, like [gambit] and [gambits] or [opening] and [openings], can we make it so that one tag immediately autocorrects into the original one?
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Is it possible to get a negative reputation?

Is it possible to get a negative total reputation? I can't find any examples where this has happened.

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