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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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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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