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How do I add a replayer to my post?

How do I add the replayer to the post initially, and what additional features can I take advantage of? NOTE: if you have a question about why the replayer isn't working for the PGN in your post, it's ...
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Can we implement a replayer for chess analysis on the site?

I think that a javascript game replayer would be interesting and useful. For a brief list of requirements - something that can display several variations and move comments as well as be fairly ...
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Tool used to create chess analysis interactive diagrams in many chess stack exchange answers

I'm new here, and I would like to know how some members of this forum are creating these nice chess diagrams for analysing positions in their answers, the picture below explains well what I'm meaning. ...
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What avenues of site promotion do we have available?

Judging from our Area 51 report page, this site isn't doing as well as it should be. I realize admissions have to be made for the youth of the site, but if we aren't proactive about publicizing it, ...
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PGN input field and software to depict this input as board position [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we implement a replayer for chess analysis on the site? We need to somehow plan to get a separate input field to accept PGN board position as well as some software to ...
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How do I make the viewer 'flip' the board?

Using the viewer... It's Black's move but I still want White on the bottom. How can I do this?
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Can we get inline comments implemented in the PGN viewer? [Done!]

EDIT 9/19/14: As noted in the answer below, this has now been put into effect on the main site, so annotations can be included with PGN games/variations. A while back we got Andrew's fantastic PGN ...
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What's the policy on brain teaser/puzzle questions on Chess.SE?

Like most Stack Exchange sites, the FAQ states: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. How should we interpret that when submitting puzzle ...
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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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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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We need more questions, what kind of question should we be asking more?

As long as we keep our question rate at ~2 per day, this site won't be successful. We need many more. We (people who read this) should probably ask more questions, not just answer them. But what kind ...
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Interactive diagrams starting from a certain move in a game

In relation to one of the previous questions on interactive diagrams, I would like to ask whether it is possible for a game to start with the let us say 33. move? For example, I would like to make a ...
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Board in mobile app

Can we render the chess board in the Android SE app? It would be valuable and useful. Today, it is hard to answer and view questions that concern concrete positions.
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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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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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What should the ChessSE logo be?

Update: Chess.SE is in the process of graduation. A pretty straight-forward question ripped right from the 7 essential meta questions of every beta; what should the logo for the website be? I've got ...
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How does the site's new PGN viewer work?

In particular, what controls are available when playing through a game?
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What enhancements do we need for the replayer?

We expressed the need for a replayer, and thanks to Andrew's replayer and balpha's implementation, this is now totally operational. Awesome, how could it be better ? How could it be better ? This ...
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Vote Early. Vote Often

Voting is a very important part of a healthy community, and I think people should be encouraged to vote as much as possible. This point was raised on Math Stack Exchange, and much of what was said ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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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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PGN viewer is far too wide when displayed from review

Screenshot: Think it's pretty obvious what the problem is here. Here's the suggested edit that the bug appears in. Reproduced on both Firefox 38.0 and Chromium 43.0.2357.81 on Ubuntu 14.04. After a ...
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How likely it is for this site to pass the beta stage?

I know that it is an extremely hard question to answer, but I'd like to know what are the odds. This site is my favorite on SE network because I love chess more than anything, I saw many betas gone ...
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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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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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Ability to mark/highlight squares in the PGN viewer

I recently found that someone used pawns to mark key squares. I didn't find it funny to start studying the position to later read "I marked these other squares with white pawns"... But maybe the PGN ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 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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Should the help section have a PGN viewer tutorial?

I would like to suggest that the help section should have a tutorial on putting a PGN viewer in a post - question or answer. I have mainly come from mathematics where the use of mathematical ...
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I'm concerned the format of StackExchange does not lend itself well to chess

We all understand SE is supposed to be a Q/A site, where questions are specific and answers are precise. However, in chess, there aren't many firm answers. These questions are not appropriate: What'...
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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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Questions about ongoing games

For example, the question I played 2.f3 by accident! How do I save my position? seems to be about an ongoing game ("I almost feel like resigning here"). Consulting other people about a game in ...
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Poll - Should we limit number of edits to 5 per day per member?

Currently there is a built-in limit of 5 pending suggested edits per day. That means that if you don't have full edit privileges that any edits you make go into a pending queue where they have to be ...
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Questions about “best” ways to play against an opening

Based off of this question: How should I play against the Grunfeld defense as white? What is the best defense as white against the Grunfeld Defense? This seems way too open ended IMHO, but I think ...
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Anyone want to meet in chat and play some online blitz?

Are there any players around who would like to meet in chat and play some online blitz? At some point we can potentially arrange a tournament with site users. It will help new users see our site ...
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Constructive topics and question-asking practice

Over on Stackoverflow, I happen to have given 145 answers and asked only three questions. On this site, however, which I like, I probably cannot answer many questions. For the most part, I can only ...
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Policy regarding mass minor edits

Does Chess SE have an internal policy regarding mass edits? Currently (May 28, 2020), the front page is not in the ideal shape (to put it mildly), and I am unaware of the general "Maintenance Force" ...
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Questions about chess.stackexchange.com

I have some questions about chess.stackexchange.com, i read the FAQ but there's no answer. When did you guys created this site? When will it be officially released? I found it this morning by ...
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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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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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Editing others' posts

Gang, a comment. Every now and them we get a new member who wants to perform edits on others' posts. This is generally encouraged. However, I'd like to opine that the edits should not be ...
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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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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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2019: 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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Why doesn't the replayer work on Meta?

I get that in general we don't want to be asking chess related questions here, but occasionally a meta question or answer can be illuminated with an example where the replayer or just a diagram ...
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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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A bug in the site's pgn viewer?

I recently noticed a possible bug in the site's pgn viewer. I was reading the answers to the question in this page. The first answer had a replayer. At one point of time when a pawn should capture a ...
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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 would be a good community promotion ad?

As suggested in an answer to the earlier meta question about site promotion, one method is to craft a site promotion ad for use on already graduated SE sites. So the purpose of this question, which I ...
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Possible bug in user-reputation league display (appearance of double row-entry)

I was in my profile and noticed "top 3% this month". The ego-stroke was interesting, so I clicked it. Upon arriving at the league list, no problems; upon clicking the week- or quarter- tabs, the #1 ...
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Let's get critical: May 2013 Site Self-Evaluation [closed]

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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