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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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Is it special to Chess Stack Exchange that we can show static pictures of a board?

I saw this question: Can a piece pinned to my king put the opponent's king in check? which has a chess board inserted with the [fen] tag. Is this special to Chess Stack Exchange?
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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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UI for making chessboards

You can make chessboards in markdown, but it's hard to type, difficult for beginners to understand, and it's not visual representation of the end result at all. How about we have a UI for making ...
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Tooltip appears under chess pieces

Bug: tooltips' z-index values are too low, so they show up under the chess pieces:
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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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How to write mathematical formulae?

On Math Stack Exchange, it is possible to write mathematical formulae in LaTeX-style. Is it also possible on Chess Stack Exchange?
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Make discussions a specific part of Chess.SE

There are many questions on Chess.SE which are more discussion-based than pure right-and-wrong. This is the nature of chess, with so many possibilities. Should we add a new question format for ...
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Question still featured after bounty expires

How can this question still be in the Featured tab? Its bounty ended ten days ago, according to the timeline. EDIT: now that a new question has been bountied, it's gone. Could be some caching issue, ...
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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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Feature: a clear separation of the league display quick-reference row w.r.t. the ordered list itself

When viewing the league display, one's own entry row is displayed as a quick reference. If one happens to be at or near the top, this results in the appearance of a double entry. This probably doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Chess board drop down menu should be on top, not under the right panel

As you can see in the screenshot, the drop down menu appears under the right panel, while it should be on top of it. I'm on Firefox 43.0.4/Windows 7.
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What PGN-viewer is used here?

What PGN-Viewer is used on this site? Is it open source? Freeware? I am looking for something on my chess club web site. I searched here about the PGN-Viewer but could not find the name.
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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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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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