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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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Does this site also work like codegolf/puzzling and support posing chess problems to other members? [duplicate]

Is that a valid usage of this stack? If not yet, has it been considered?
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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. (btw ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is our stance on chess riddles?

This question is a chess riddle that seems to have been fairly well recieved, although there is doubt about it being on-topic in the comments. But I haven’t seen anything like it since then. I have ...
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What can we offer that other chess sites don't?

After reading this post about the scope of the site, and also seeing how this other one got closed (see this meta post for discussion), I started to think about what is it really that this site can/...
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Do we want a reference question about the basic rules of chess?

So I noticed this question about the basic rules of chess has a (current) score of -3, but it has no close votes. I myself can't find an objective reason to close it based on the current standards. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Is this historical question off-topic?

As the title asks, is this question about Alekhine's WWII-era articles off-topic? My first impression (of the current, edited version) of the question was that it was like most any other chess history ...
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Are International Variants on Topic?

Are international variants of chess on topic here? The FAQ doesn't really address this. I found this meta question, but it doesn't address international versions. Examples of international chess ...
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When should chess.SE questions be made community wiki?

In the comments to a recent question, the issue was raised as to whether a moderator should convert that question to community wiki (CW) mode. There are different criteria which could lead one to ...
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Can we post questions that seek analysis for our own games?

I recently played a game and I was looking for some human analysis on it. I thought I played very well despite my opponents higher rating. There were things in the game that I did differently than I ...
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Questions about algorithms/AI

What algorithms and heuristics are popular in computer chess? What is an accurate way to evaluate chess positions? These questions were asked right around the time the site opened. The first one ...
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"Big-list" questions

Since Andrew and Ray have been talking about the acceptability of certain types of questions, I want to broach the subject of using community wiki in order to have some "big-list" questions. What I ...
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Are specific question of chess games useful to our community?

Seeing that this is a site for strategic games, many people might ask these types of question: What kind of direction should I take here, what kind of move should I make in this situation, etc? My ...
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Does Chess Stack Exchange include chess-variant questions?

I wonder, does Chess Stack Exchange include chess-variant questions? I know that there are a lot of variants of chess, like Chess960, Bughouse, Atomic, etc.
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