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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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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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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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Structure of endgame tags

I think as the number of questions grows, we should divide up the endgame tag according to material (but keep endgame as a top level tag). What is the best way to do this? Introduce new tags rook-...
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Why don't we use this board instead?

The pgn viewer that is currently being used in this site lack some of the features that the pgn viewer of chess.com has. So why don't we simply use it instead of using our current pgn viewer? It ...
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Why are the pieces misaligned from the board?

I recently pointed out a bug in the site's pgn viewer here and it was told that it had been fixed. But now the pieces seem to be misaligned from the chess board as seen below. Why is this happening? ...
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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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What is the retagging policy?

For some of the older questions, some of the appropriate tags are missing. If tags are added, the questions are bumped to the front page. Is this seen as undesirable, and should adding tags to old ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 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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Is asking about players interviews (which is not related to chess board) allowed and constructive?

I flagged this question as off-topic and it's declined. "What was the question asked to Magnus Carlsen which he refused to translate?" Someone tell me, is it really an exact chess problem? Maybe we ...
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Highlight squares

How can I highlight squares under atack and show arrows? There is similiar question here. Is this feature already supproted?
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How to type a hidden solution?

In this answer by Andrew the solutions to the two Chess problems are hidden and appear only when your mouse hovers over the answer box. What is the markdown for that? I tried to enter the answer ...
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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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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 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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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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Instructions to post a game in the Help, FAQ, or even WYSIWIG editor

I've been trying to implement a nice diagram and have no idea how. Based on Is it possible to make little changes to the FEN diagram I tried [FEN ""] 1k1r3r/pPbn4/4p3/8/3Pp1B1/2q3pP/2P1Q1P1/R3K2R w ...
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How come this question get closed? Who asked it anyway?

While browsing this meta site, i came across this question, the user who asked it is community, i quote: Hi, I'm not really a person. I'm a background process that helps keep this site clean! I do ...
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Is it possible to make little changes to the FEN diagram

Consider the following games: This game was played on chess.com This game was played on Shredder engine software. The chess.com game will perfectly work if you just use [FEN ""] and past it here, ...
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Policy on accepting own answer as best

As I'm new to Chess.SE, I was curious as to the community opinion on asking a question and then accepting your own answer when others exist. I understand that it's encouraged by SE to answer your own ...
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Possibility to merge or migrate tag [chess]

After looking around on StackExchange, I realized that I found a similar site like ours, boardgames, with a chess tag on it. Should it be merged or migrated here someday, because I found similar ...
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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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Topic Clarity - Asking for the name of an opening?

Often while playing I'm forced to make certain moves in an opening in order to defend against certain obvious attacks. I would like to ask a question to identify an opening that either my opponent is ...
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Serial Down-voting

I have had some odd behavior with down-voting. I have noticed that just today, in a short span of time, around 6 questions that I have posted have suddenly been down-voted. Some of these questions ...
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Possible bug in profile - consecutive days

When I look at my profile, the "# of consecutive visits" value seems to be off. I hit this site every day, and a few times my consecutive visits has been reset to one. Happened again today, and I am ...
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Where's the chess board?

I can't seem to find where to play chess at this site. Am I missing something or is it not available, only Q&A here?
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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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Can you vote to leave a question open?

Say your question is getting votes for closing, and you're concerned about it. Can you somehow vote to leave it open?
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How civil should one be in critiquing someone after down voting a post?

I'll begin with a mea culpa. In the original version of my answer to the following question How do I get a well-rounded understanding of chess openings? I gave the wrong variation. Someone pointed it ...
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How do you create/add new tags on chess stackexchange?

Do you need certain rep to do it? Is the right only reserved for mods?

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