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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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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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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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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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Should we have a chess board feature implemented here at http://chess.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

Should we have a chess board feature implemented here at http://chess.stackexchange.com?
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I received several downvotes on chess stack exchange without an obvious reason. What should I do?

On chess stack exchange, I recently received several downvotes without any reason I can think of. What should I do ? Should I flag the questions ? Ignore the downvotes ? The problem with the ...
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Is there a canonical question about Kings placing themselves in check?

Fairly often questions are asked which can be answered by "no, the king can not be in check while it is not your turn" (this one for example). Is there a question which answers these question in a ...
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Why Negative Marks at Forum's Oversight

Negative vote for this Question gives, bad impression of Forum. Check by Knight NxC3+ Move Implications None of forum's maintain this partiality Kind. I want to understand the Over All Governance of ...
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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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How to change PGN Viewer board orientation to perspective of side not-to-move? [duplicate]

How can I change the PGN Viewer's board orientation to the perspective of the side that is not to move? Is the orientation determined only by the active color field of the FEN notation? If so, then ...
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Why is it that I need more points just to add a comment than to answer?

I just came across a thread on books on traps in chess: Books for chess traps The chosen answer mentions a free ebook by Bill Wall, who I did not know, and as I was trying it, the very first example ...
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What do we do with questions that I don't think there is an answer to?

Peter has asked a good set of questions asking for complete games that end in interesting positions, namely Complete game Ojanen - Ridala , Helsinki 1959 Complete game Szabo-Groszpeter, Kecskemet ...
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Meta: Make [tagging] a synonym of [tags]

Currently, we have (on Meta) the tags tag with 1 follower and 14 questions. We also have the tagging tag with 0 followers, 2 questions. These are just two ways of describing exactly the same topic. ...
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We don't need no [education]

At the moment we have the following tags from the topic field "education": teaching: 0 followers, 10 questions Questions about teaching chess, chess strategies etc. learning: 23 followers, 241 ...
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Should [computer-chess] be deleted?

The tag computer-chess has at the moment 4 followers and 29 questions. It seems to me as it could be easily replaced using engines (12 followers, 280 questions). Furthermore, engines has chess-...
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Why is there a separate stack exchange for chess?

I was just wondering why this isn't part of the sports stack exchange site.
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We finally have a scope! (Poll closed: Programming questions)

After five years, it is kind of odd not to have a unique scope delineated in our help center. A user recently presented me with a very reasonable complaint along these lines, and this prompted me to ...
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To what degree does the site resemble your original vision for it?

@ETD, @Andrew, @Daniel and others: Having visited your site a couple of times a month for years, I am not a heavy user; but, apparently, I like the site. I do not know which of you originally ...
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Ask about other games like Go?

Go is similar to chess in many respects and is played by over a billion people. Would it make sense to include "igo" as it known in Japan (baduk in Korean) as a question subject? I realize that ...
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Is it okay to refer a chess product?

I know that in stackoverflow, it's forbidden to share link to commercial products, because it's considered as advertising. I would like to know if it's okay(not considered as advertising) to refer a ...
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Are problem solving questions allowed?

I'm pretty new to this site but I've been around the SE network for a while. I've always liked the Programming puzzles and Code Golf site and I was thinking about doing here something that I've seen ...
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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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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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How to include diagrams in posts on stack exchange

Where is this documented? I have been including FENs which have mostly turned into diagrams, but I suspect someone may be helping.
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How to add comments/annotations in the replayer?

I am unable to figure out how to add a comment in a replayer, but in here it is said it can be done. Can we get inline comments implemented in the PGN viewer? [Done!] Can you please tell me how it ...
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Are questions about online chess and Internet chess clients on topic?

Internet chess clients and servers/sites can be fairly complicated (see BabasChess). Is this site an appropriate place to look for help on using such things? Example potential question: "Which FICS ...
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Tag synonym suggestions

I suggest the following synonyms: novelty → novelties simul → simultaneous
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Chess Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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Help to review my game

I currently play at chess.com (free account) and I review some games after that I played but I don't know whether my thoughts are good about some decision. Would be here the right place to post some ...
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Can i post an annotated PGN chess board in chess.stackexchange.com?

I know that i can post FEN Image, that is Static diagram of chess board. But can i post interactive game or sequence of moves here in stackexchange?
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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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List of Chess Informant symbols that can be used in our PGN viewer?

Can someone post a list of Chess Informant ( and other symbols if any ) that can be used in our PGN viewer? It is very useful to use them instead of commentary to preserve space. There were few bugs ...
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Question titles - differentiation of theoretical/historical

I proposed an edit to the following question: Shortest game with 18 queens? that changed the title from: Shortest game with 18 queens? to Shortest possible game with 18 queens? And this edit was ...
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Can Cyvasse be considered a chess variant?

Cyvasse is a game played in G. R. R. Martin's ASOFAI, link here. Martin stated that the game is a little bit like chess (He's USFC 1950 btw), but the question remains, if I ask a question on Cyvasse, ...
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pgn viewer support on mobile phones

Might be a dupe, the PGN viewer doesn't support Mobile phones, I tried Dolphin version 11.2.8 browser on Android version 4.1.2 samsung s3 mini and I also tried using the SE android app, it shows the ...
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Clear anand-carlsen-2014 up

I think that the final form should be carlsen-vs-anand-2014, for three reasons. Carlsen is the champion, he should stay first Carlsen-Anand-2014 isn't really clear Anand-vs-Carlsen-2014-wc is really ...
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How can we use The World Chess Championships to increase the interest in this site?

There was a huge jump in the number of visits to Sports.SE during the World Cup; could we discuss any ideas to attract visitors and enthusiasts to this site during the week leading up to this great ...
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An idea to improve and help others

First of all - it's not a question, I'm not sure if I can make posts like this here (forgive me if I'm not supposed to) but let me explain. What I've been thinking recently is that we have so many ...
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How do we make users to post replies as answers and not comments?

I've recently found that many questions on the site have excellent answers on the comments, but none on the answers page. On certain occasions, as this, some of the users requested that the comments ...
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Is Shatranj a chess variant?

While Shatranj is considered by most the mother of chess, would it be considered a chess variant? Or is it another board game?
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Chess Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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Are there any Grandmasters on this website?

I'm just curious about the number of Grandmaster available on this site Just asking, answer if you are one
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Why do we allow anonimous users to edit posts?

So many times I have faced a review of the question/answer that contained spam. Editor was always unknown. On others sites this is not allowed, so why are we the exception? Can this problem be ...
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Asking advice for cheating or exploiting loopholes in chess rules

A recent question asking about exploiting possible loopholes in FIDE chess laws for gaining more time has received 5 downvotes, and the reason given in the comments is that it is not nice to get ...
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Can the opening questions on this site be connected to an opening tree search?

How about connecting every chess position question to a chess (move based) tree? Also, to introduce a tree based search to navigate the questions? The chess opening (and chess games as a whole) has ...
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How to ask tactics questions to attract useful answers?

(TL;DR: see title.) Where are all the tactics questions? Teichmann is often quoted as saying: (It seems unsure if this quote is actually his, but that's an aside.) I'm thinking about questions ...
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What constitutes being off-topic with regards to puzzles/problems/theoretical constructions?

I noticed this topic was just put on hold as being off-topic. However, several other recent questions about extremely similar topics, for example this, this, or this, have all been deemed acceptable. ...