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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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Tags “replayer” and “pgn-viewer”

Should these two tags from the meta site: replayer and pgn-viewer be synonimized?
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Should we edit questions to use the chess replayer?

Now that we have a chess replayer, there are a bunch of questions (like this one) that have ugly plain PGNs in them, should we edit these to display to display them with the replayer? And, what about ...
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Fix rendered pgn boards so that they are the right size

Boards made from the pre code section such as this: <pre><code>[fen ""] 1. f3 e5 2. g4 qh4</code></pre> now show up with a large amount of blank space beneath them. I see ...
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invalid FEN in PGN viewer crashes your browser

I was modifying a FEN inside my question, as soon as I made a change (which made the FEN invalid), my web browser went in not-responding mode and after 30 secs it asked me "a heavy script is running, ...
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tags: chess-computers vs chess-engines?

I think people are more familiarized with the nonexistent chess-engines than with chess-computers. I propose to alias them up, and maybe use chess-engines as master tag.
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Questions about books?

I have a lot of chess books, mostly used that I got for free or dirt cheap. I am not looking for recommendations on books to buy, but more on which books I should read in order if I preset a list and ...
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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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feature request for editing - suppress BTTT

Can we get an option added to the edit page that will allow an editor to suppress "back to the top" behavior? This will allow an editor to make a perhaps trivial change without wasting the time of ...
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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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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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How to insert move comments in the replayer

I am unable to figure out how to put move comments into the PGN file here. I have tried putting them within { } after the move, but they get ignored. I also looked at the games posted by others, but ...
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Specify complete piece name in posts

After this post https://chess.stackexchange.com/questions/1583/king-bishop-and-knight-versus-king got closed as an exact duplicate, I began wondering if we could establish a community guideline to ...
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Do we need a “soft question” tag?

In a postscript to a question on the main site, user Nescio asked why chess.SE doesn't have a "soft question" tag. One answer, of course, is just that no one with the rep to do so had yet seen fit to ...
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Do we want winter hats? [closed]

UPDATE: Based on feedback, we have told Stack Exchange that we want hats. Stay tuned for more information on how this will work... Last year, Stack Exchange had an event called Hat Dash for gaming....
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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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Can we tweak the PGN viewer a bit?

I like everything about the new viewer but one thing: when you give it the FEN for a position, the subsequent moves are forced to appear as starting with 1 again. In other words, even though the FEN ...
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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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How does the site's new PGN viewer work?

In particular, what controls are available when playing through a game?
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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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Can we start a competition for chess.se?

I have seen several beta and other se sites were launching competitions and I wondered why can't we start an competition for chess.se too? I think it may attract visitors and enthusiasts to keep us ...
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Chess Beta: Proposed Move Generator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we implement a replayer for chess analysis on the site? I was just at the chess stackexchange and saw this post: Very Aggressive Openings The GIF of the chess moves ...
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Chess self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...

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