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What is the point of closing “off-topic” questions?

People often vote to close questions at the intersection of chess with some other discipline, arguing "that's really a [math|programming|etc.] question". Two recent examples are How do you calculate ...
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Is my question unclear?

Psychology (including confidence) is an important part of any competitive activity, especially chess, where nearly the whole competition is in the minds of the opponents. Preparation and practice help ...
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I cannot edit my own post

For some reason, I am unable to edit this post. There is an (obvious) typo in the beginning of it, but when I try to edit in the "Hello," nothing happens. Not sure if this is a bug or an ...
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Why is this answer downvoted?

https://chess.stackexchange.com/a/24372/13147 It answers the question.
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Vote to reopen “Carlsen reaching 2900 in classical format?”

I've nominated the above question for reopening. Since it asks "Can" instead of "Will", I don't see it being primarily opinion-based. I believe an acceptable answer would be a matter of calculating ...
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Should the tag “advertisement” be removed?

The tag advertisement has no usage guidance and has no meaningful question tagged under it. Should we remove this tag?
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The case for expanding the scope of Chess.SE

So, I was looking at the Chess.SE site stats today - I found them quite impressive, for the most part. However, one statistic was - ahem - not so great. Area 51 says a healthy beta site has 10 ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Chess Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on June 3 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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Integrating a live Chess board

When I visited the chess section I am only seeing the PGN & FEN. To analyze the game properly I have to copy the PGN's and paste it into Lichess.org to visualize the board. The process is very ...
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Should we have a more specific definition of “chess variants”?

So I just ran across this puzzle, which has accumulated several close votes. I've seen other questions (kind of a flurry of questions) related to dobutsu-shogi "variant" of chess that had some ...
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How do you hide links within a few words or a phrase?

The question says it all as to what I want to know. I know it is possible, as I have seen a person edit my spot before to make it happen.
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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PGN viewer menu is hidden behind the navigation bar

When you click the arrow pointing down on the top right of the PGN viewer, the menu appears in the top left of the screen. However, only a part of it appears: This is very confusing. What everyone ...
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Should different tag be used for questions that are essentially the same but with different move orders?

Say I would like to ask a question about black's options after e4 e5 f4 I would tag my question as "king's gambit" (perhaps with other tags, depending on the question itself). On the other hand, if ...
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How to create a board to answer a question? [duplicate]

How to create a board to answer a question?
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Should the tag “Fischer” and the tag “Bobby-Fischer” be merged?

Here is the description of the tag "Fischer": Robert J. Fischer (1943-2008) was an American grandmaster and world chess champion. At the height of his skills (1972) he was peerless. He was known for ...
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how do I create a position with the chess board?

How do I create a chess position to show it on the site, without attaching an actual image?
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How did my question reach 1000 views on a beta site in 9 hours?

I asked this question 9 hours ago and it has more than 1000 views, and this is a beta site. I've earned the popular badge too many times, never in one day as far as I remember, I might be wrong, it ...
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Should questions asking “which side is winning” be closed?

There are many similar questions on Chess SE. Examples are: Who is winning? Who is winning is this game of chess? Who is better here? [hard] Those questions can be easily answered by feeding the ...
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“Back to original position” button in the PGN viewer

Probably most of you had experienced this: you play through a game that was started from some middlegame position, then at the end you would like to go back to the position from which the game was ...
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Tag synonym request

I've noticed that new gm tag has been created. I'd like to propose it be marked as a synonym of grandmaster. I do not have the rep to make the change myself.
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Uploading .pgn files to chess.SE

I have a .pgn file I would like to upload, but I don't see an option for that. Another option is to convert it to a .txt file and upload it, but could the above be implemented for mobile users?
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Castling notation in replayer

I was using the chess replayer earlier and couldn't get it to castle. It turns out that I was typing 0-0 and the replayer only recognises O-O. I couldn't find anywhere on the chess meta explaining ...
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Posting png diagrams. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

I used the feature for first time and it let at the diagrams a blank space between the game and a toolbar to make moves and so: Evaluation of this alternative to French exchange lines This is how it ...
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Which PGN tags are supported on Chess SE?

When I paste such a PGN from a site, it does not show as a chess PGN viewer. This is an example PGN: [Event "Daily HyperBullet Arena"] [Site "https://lichess.org/kuvnBssO"] [Date "2018.07.20"] [Round ...
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To encourage answers in terms of FIDE ratings

Summary: should, and can, answerers and commenters be encoraged to speak in terms of approximate FIDE ratings rather than of "ratings" of unspecified types? Details follow. Answers and comments ...
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Chess diagrams and games in app

Is it possible to see games or diagrams in the app? It works fine for me in a browser, but in the official Stack Exchange app it only shows me the moves and no board.
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Rating displayed on site

I am an active player on Lichess. I noticed the feature where they show the real life chess title besides the name. Could this be implemented on Chess Stack Exchange? Or is it just not feasible due to ...
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Why is my question voted for being duplicate of another totally different question?

My question is flagged as "duplicate" of this question. However, what I ask is: Am I being a stargazer (or simply put, a fool) by attending international tournaments, or can I somehow improve my ...
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Are we about chess engines, chess engine configuration, and similar?

There are a lot of questions about chess engines. How to configure them. What the best ones are. Programming them. It's endless. Are these things about chess, or not. The first several questions, ...
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What are our PGN widget's limitations?

I have recently tried to post an answer containing the code for a PGN widget for a very long chess game (183 full-moves). Every attempt locks up the current tab in the browser. What limit is there, if ...
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Why is this question too opinion-based?

What are the general principles for playing hypermodern against hypermodern? (Or should I not?) Why would answers to a question like this be more opinion-based than, say, a question about opening ...
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Exit strategy: where would people go without Chess.SE?

Just discovered that a good SE got shutdown recently due to "poor business": http://productivity.stackexchange.com I expect it is only a matter of time before Chess.SE suffers the same fate. So, this ...
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Follow questions in RSS

Is it possible to follow newly added questions in RSS format? I didn't find a way. Couple of users could enjoy this possibility.
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Can we be kinder to newcomers?

This is, I hope, a "constructive subjective question", within the spirit of stackexchange. I am sometimes shocked in Chess Beta how apparently unwelcoming can be the responses to newcomers' questions....
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“Best response” questions and answers from database analysis

I’ve noticed that when there’s a question about “the best response” to some move in an opening, answerers will often cite a database of master-level games and respond with the top scoring responses in ...
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The sharper duplicate

Suppose that I have thought of a significantly sharper way to pose a question which has already been asked on this site. My question is a duplicate, but is likely to attract significantly better ...
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Policies towards “Find checkmate in x” type of posts

I am curious as to where our policies stand for posts that plainly ask for "Find me checkmate in x". To draw some analogy, e.g., on physics SE it's prohibited to simply paste exercises to be solved, ...
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Pieces from PGN viewer are displayed above review bar

A picture + freehand 'circle' says more than a thousand words: You can reproduce it e.g. by clicking here and scrolling down. Expected behaviour is that the pieces disappear behind the bar, just like ...
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Deleted questions and answers because of unclear writing

Occasionally there are posts being flagged to close, the most recent one I can think of is this one, that appear to be so because of unclear writing. In their original form, these posts should be ...
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Chess viewer does not render properly when viewing edit history

This bug also appears in the review page and appears to be directly linked. That question was asked over a year ago and still remains. The PGN viewer has some issues with width in the review edits ...
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What else can be done about incorrectly flagged posts?

I regularly see questions related to chess programming flagged as off-topic. As voted on in this meta question, they are on-topic. I vote to leave them open and continue, but is there anything else I ...
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Any way to reduce the noise in the right sidebar?

I'm trying to find out how to annotate a game. I can't find this in any sidebar. Its inclusion incredibly helps as a reference. Instead, I see many links that are trying to take me off of the site! I ...
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Would questions about a chess book values be on topic?

I'm aware the questions about the value of a chess set are off-topic, however I'm wondering if questions about book values are on-topic. Specifically, I'm curious about why a certain book tends to be ...
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Is “Checkers” on topic?

Would anyone be interested in expanding the scope of this site to include "Checkers" by creating a "checkers-tag" for it?
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Any possibility for Chess to graduate?

This site has been active for years, but it's never popular. Most of us (including myself) are programmers on Stack Overflow migrating to here. This site is still a beta. Look at the number of ...
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How about a chess program in the chat rooms?

I was just wondering why this site doesn't have a chess program in the chat rooms, so users from around the network could come in and play?
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How to safely contribute answers?

Recently, a question I answered was "protected" because it was attracting spam and low grade activity. I'm older and don't use the Internet that much so I may be a bit ignorant regarding these ...
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Different ways to get italic formatting?

Seems familiar, doesn't it? But when I type something like this Italic was caused by a pair of single * since it should be pair of double ** Is this normal?
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We need a “play” button in the replayer chessboard

I need a "play" button in the replayer chessboard. Often, I want to watch the whole game, without having to press a button 100 times to replay 50 moves.

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