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Penalty for down-voting?

I have noticed some down-voting on my questions that haven't been asked recently, but a while back and they seem to be in succession. Just as there is a penalty with too much up-voting, what about ...
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Suggestions for Attracting New Users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What avenues of site promotion do we have available? Do you guys have any suggestions for attracting new users? We seem to have a total of 47 avid users at this point and all ...
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When should chess.SE questions be made community wiki?

In the comments to a recent question, the issue was raised as to whether a moderator should convert that question to community wiki (CW) mode. There are different criteria which could lead one to ...
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Asking Questions Regarding Fundamentals

This is a somewhat related question: Constructive topics and question-asking practice I have been going back over some basic studies that I did a few years ago before I drifted away from chess. ...
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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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Is it just me or has there not been a question in over 2 days?

The last question I see is the question I asked about the Scotch Game. Is it just me or is that in fact the last question that was asked? What are we to make of this?
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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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Possibly synonymous tags: [wcc], [world-champions], [championship]

The tags wcc, world-champions, and championship have such major overlap in scope that I think we should merge them down to one or two tags. Obviously championship can be merged into world-champions, ...
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Can we post questions that seek analysis for our own games?

I recently played a game and I was looking for some human analysis on it. I thought I played very well despite my opponents higher rating. There were things in the game that I did differently than I ...
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Inconsistent player tags?

I am seeing player tags with either just the last name or the first name and the last name. I think we should stick to a consistent format. I would suggest that firstname-lastname is a good format, ...
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Sandbox post; do what you like here if you want to test out formatting, etc

I'm posting this for my own benefit as well as for others' - feel free to answer, edit, comment anything you like (as long as you keep it civil, of course!). This is the place to try out new formats, ...
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Should we prefer singular or plural in tags?

My experience with English.SE has led me to favor the plural, as the community there opted to use it (see the relevant meta.english post here). However, I thought I'd pose the question to the ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Anyone going to the World Open?

Along the lines of site promotion, probably not a bad place to hang up posters, talk, etc. And it would be fun to meet people!
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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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Use of ellipses in chess notation

When notating a single move by black, or a sequence of moves that starts with a move by black, an ellipsis is generally used. There is no one universally accepted convention as to its appearance ...
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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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Do we want to use `this formatting` for reproducing chess moves?

Do we want to universally use (and encourage the use of) this formatting for reproducing chess moves? I use this formatting in my posts, because I think it's clearer, and quickly draws the eye to the ...
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Who should our beta moderators be? [closed]

I just saw a post from the stackoverflow blog with the following suggestion: "If your meta site does not have a post to nominate Moderators, start one now!" I searched to see if there was such a post ...
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“Big-list” questions

Since Andrew and Ray have been talking about the acceptability of certain types of questions, I want to broach the subject of using community wiki in order to have some "big-list" questions. What I ...
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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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Newest questions screen updates

Many times it happens that I post a question and then visit the newest questions screen on the site and realize that my question doesn't appear on that screen for as long as a couple of minutes on the ...
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Endgame and Middlegame tags

Both endgame and middlegame are one word each in chess literature, but the tag for endgame is currently end-game. Is there an easy way to fix this, or do we have to un-tag everything that has endgame ...
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Should the [training] tag be nixed in favor of simply [improvement]?

Basically what the title says. Both tags mentioned are currently in use, with 3 questions having the [training] tag and 8 having the [improvement] tag. I think the [training] tag is pretty much ...
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A thought: accepting answers too quickly

I've answered a few questions so far in my short time using chess.SE, and I've been flattered that a number of them have been accepted rather quickly. I do think these were pretty good answers, ...
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how about having a way to add and show a board in the questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PGN input field and software to depict this input as board position There are a times when one tries to ask about best move at a point in the game. And I think it would be ...
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Make it easier to enter Unicode chess symbols in questions/answers

The following chess symbols are available in Unicode: white chess king ♔ U+2654 white chess queen ♕ U+2655 white chess rook ♖ U+2656 white chess bishop ♗ U+2657 white chess knight ♘ ...
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How do we grow the community of Chess.SE?

How do we grow the site? For example, for one question I emailed John Donaldson (USA Zone President in FIDE) a link to the question, "Which is the World's largest chess club?" -- but he decided to ...
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Add player tags to questions?

Similar to adding ECO tags to questions, should we be able to add player tags to questions. Not every player should be allowed, but for example, if I only want to see questions that may pertain to ...
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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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-50 points for serial upvoting?

Is there a bug in the system? Why did I lose 50 points for serial up-voting. Some of the voting looks strange too, like it has it was voted at the same exact time when in fact some of my questions or ...
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Why was this questions closed, “Crowdsourcing game play advice, is it flawed?”

The question, crowdsourcing-game-play-advice-is-it-flawed was "closed as not a real question", any thoughts on why it is not a real question? Meaning to me it seems if it was not a real question, a ...
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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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“Invite Fellow Experts” — what does it do? [closed]

On the home page for the main site there's an ad labeled "Invite Fellow Experts" -- what does it do? Meaning if the user gets the invite, do they get access to the private beta?
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Ask Questions, even if you already know the answer

Requesting all members to ask more questions, encourage people to ask questions, vote for questions, because the status on area51 shows dismal question asking rate (8.1 questions per day, required is ...
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Could we implement a chess diagram/sequence tool? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PGN input field and software to depict this input as board position I don't know how hard it would be, but is it possible to allow people to post chess diagrams using only the ...
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Critical information should not be stored solely in the title

Some questions are appearing with moves in the title, or other critical information, that is not repeated again in the main question, which makes reading the post a little bit confusing. I propose ...
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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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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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Questions from the Area 51 site?

Is there any plan to post the questions from the Area 51 site to the private-beta?
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Usage of Defense vs. Defence in tags

One thing I realized when adding a tag to an article is that the various 'defenses' could also be spelled 'defences', depending on the locale. Eventually what I see happening is multiple tags ...
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Add ECO tags to questions?

Would there be any benefit to tagging questions about openings with the opening's ECO code? It seems like this would be more advantageous if there were many more questions, but the tag wiki for the ...
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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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Intended use of the 'variations' tag

In a few articles, I see there is a tag of 'variations' on them. There are 2 possible meanings that I can see for this tag: Variations of a particular opening or even middlegame and endgame ...
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What is the intended audience for this site?

Most of the questions so far seem specifically geared towards players in the class A - class C range (1400-1900). Is this by design, or more just due to the random sampling of the first 20 questions?
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Are specific question of chess games useful to our community?

Seeing that this is a site for strategic games, many people might ask these types of question: What kind of direction should I take here, what kind of move should I make in this situation, etc? My ...
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Questions tagged by skill level

Do we want to have questions tagged with the skill level of the person asking it, so others can answer with that audience in mind? I know it's a bit tricky, since we want to give definitive answers, ...
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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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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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