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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Can we start a competition for chess.se?

I have seen several beta and other se sites were launching competitions and I wondered why can't we start an competition for chess.se too? I think it may attract visitors and enthusiasts to keep us ...
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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, in ...
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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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Specify complete piece name in posts

After this post https://chess.stackexchange.com/questions/1583/king-bishop-and-knight-versus-king got closed as an exact duplicate, I began wondering if we could establish a community guideline to ...
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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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How many minor edits in a day is too much?

Related: Policy regarding mass minor edits The post Why do we make small edits to very old posts? seems really more about age of post than "size" of the edit. Including just for completeness....
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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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Why close "Variant Chess Effects"?

A newbie's question "Variant Chess Effects" was closed as "opinion-based" by a dogpile of experienced members, and as usual there was no welcome or explanation given. So I really don't understand the ...
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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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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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2019: a year in moderation

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Should the [planning] and [strategy] tags be merged?

The wiki for planning reads Questions relating to developing a strategy while in a game The wiki for strategy reads Questions relating to strategical play and long term planning in chess I see ...
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Redefine 'psychology' tag?

The tag psychology current has the following tag wiki excerpt: Questions relating to psychological influence on an opponent during a game. There are currently 55 questions with this tag, and not ...
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Does someone mind explaining to me the formatting to generate boards?

How do users use a board to make moves? I can't seem to figure out how.(On this program)
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to make little changes to the FEN diagram

Consider the following games: This game was played on chess.com This game was played on Shredder engine software. The chess.com game will perfectly work if you just use [FEN ""] and past it here, ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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Question voted to be closed and no comment

I found this question that had been downvoted twice and had two votes for closing for not being clear. However, there was no comment left in the question asking the OP what they meant or trying to ...
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Is asking about players interviews (which is not related to chess board) allowed and constructive?

I flagged this question as off-topic and it's declined. "What was the question asked to Magnus Carlsen which he refused to translate?" Someone tell me, is it really an exact chess problem? Maybe we ...
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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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With what kind of tag can we describe knight vs bishop endgames?

(In some ways, this is a question about both chess stackex and chess/chess960 in general.) Consider this post: Interesting knight vs bishop endgame Question: what tag could possibly describe 1 knight ...
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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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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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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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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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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.
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Are question about selling chess equipment on topic?

I own a payed 'lifetime' subscription to a popular chess playing site which I'd like to sell. I want to ask on the main site what are the best places to sell chess stuff, in particular ...
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