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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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How to hide chessboard in a spoiler tag

I'd like to respond to How to visualize a position by showing a series of moves in algebraic notation, then the board at the point in the game, but hidden in a spoiler tag. This is with the aim of ...
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Wrong chessboard size in revision history

When viewing the revision history of a post, the chessboard has the wrong size: This is caused by the following CSS rule: #revisions table { width: 100% } Tested on a Mac, with Safari and ...
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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 it possible to consult site statistics somewhere to see its evolution with time?

I was wondering if I can find somewhere the temporal evolution of statistics on site usage (number of visits, answered question and the rest). I have been away for some time and the site seems quieter ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Removing minimum character count for edits

Like other SE sites, edits to posts here on Chess must be at least six characters. However, if somebody makes a one-character typo in the moves of a game, the PGN parser gets stuck and the whole game ...
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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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Weird amount of views on a question

The question Are there moves in chess that are considered unsporting? : The question got 3k views somehow. I want to know if it got viral somewhere? or someone had too much time on his hands?
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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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What is the health of Chess.SE's beta from SE's point of view?

Has there been any comment from SE on their view of the health of Chess.SE's beta, and what is required to exit beta? Related current stats:
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How a new player like me, can upload a game?

Yesterday I played a game and I did some mistakes that I see now, but I want to know If I right, but how I can upload the png file to here?
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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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How about embedding this live blitz feed to the site?

According to a recent announcement by Chessbase, it is as easy as <iframe src="http://liveblitz.chessbase.com" width="360" height ="360"></iframe> So perhaps it is a good idea to embed ...
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Request to allow “Download as PGN” feature

Quite a lot of chess questions involve analyzing a certain position or game posted by the user asking the question. For example - Did Aronian make a mistake in the opening against Anand in round 1 ...
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Request to reconsider merging of a specific question

Very recently a question has been asked about winning with K+Q vs K+R. The question was a duplicate and thus was merged with the older one. The problem I have with this is that the OP of the merged ...
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Synonymous tags: [correspondence-chess], [correspondence]

(Didn't find a dedicated thread for tag synonyms.) I suggest correspondence-chess as a a parent.
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Bug with PGN viewer

[fen ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bc5 5. d3 h5 6. Bg5 Kf8??? 7. Bd5 d6 8. Bc6 c6 causes a bug on "c6". The b7 pawn is supposed to capture the bishop, but instead the c7 pawn just goes ...
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How to use pgn viewer [duplicate]

This seems elementary enough, but how do I use the pgn viewer? I mean how to embed it in a question I want to ask. I searched the help center for "pgn" or "embed chess player" but none of those ...
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About reviewing questions

Now that I have more than 1K rep, I get the reviewing feature which I hate, I'm not into moderation. I hate being a judge. So far I skipped all reviews but today I saw two reviews that I want to ask ...
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Why flaging low quality questions option isn't avaiable?

I wanted to flag this question as a low quality question but there's no such option. Why? On that particular question, I see it today, not yesterday, so I picked another question and took ...
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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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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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State Association questions?

We're discussing ways to handle questions from our members about the state chess association, and it occurred to me if we could have a tag for our association here, we could direct our members here, ...

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