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Should the PGN viewer board show rank/file on the squares?

I recently edited a question to convert the person's text description of where each piece was to an FEN diagram. Apparently this caused a little confusion as to which way the pawns were moving, as ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Policies towards “Find checkmate in x” type of posts

I am curious as to where our policies stand for posts that plainly ask for "Find me checkmate in x". To draw some analogy, e.g., on physics SE it's prohibited to simply paste exercises to be solved, ...
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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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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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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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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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Should the tag “advertisement” be removed?

The tag advertisement has no usage guidance and has no meaningful question tagged under it. Should we remove this tag?
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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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Is there any expectation to provide your own research when asking a question?

Reading this question, it is simply a chess puzzle with no further context, and the answer is simply a solution to the chess puzzle. In the Stack Overflow site, it is expected that users research the ...
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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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What is our stance on (arguably) unethical questions/answers?

In recent days, we have encountered two instances of postings with questionable moral content. The first instance: a user uses an engine on a chess gambling and still loses, so asks how to better use ...
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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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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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Castling notation in replayer

I was using the chess replayer earlier and couldn't get it to castle. It turns out that I was typing 0-0 and the replayer only recognises O-O. I couldn't find anywhere on the chess meta explaining ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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What should be done about outdated accepted answers?

Here is my answer from a while back: https://chess.stackexchange.com/a/1059/307, the answer no longer has value, since the youtube content it is pointing to has been removed. I tried deleting the ...
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Make [postal] a synonym of [correspondence-chess]

I'd like to propose that the new postal tag be marked as a synonym of correspondence-chess
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Policy regarding mass minor edits

Does Chess SE have an internal policy regarding mass edits? Currently (May 28, 2020), the front page is not in the ideal shape (to put it mildly), and I am unaware of the general "Maintenance Force" ...
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Rating displayed on site

I am an active player on Lichess. I noticed the feature where they show the real life chess title besides the name. Could this be implemented on Chess Stack Exchange? Or is it just not feasible due to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tag synonym request

I've noticed that new gm tag has been created. I'd like to propose it be marked as a synonym of grandmaster. I do not have the rep to make the change myself.
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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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Should we have a more specific definition of “chess variants”?

So I just ran across this puzzle, which has accumulated several close votes. I've seen other questions (kind of a flurry of questions) related to dobutsu-shogi "variant" of chess that had some ...
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Pieces from PGN viewer are displayed above review bar

A picture + freehand 'circle' says more than a thousand words: You can reproduce it e.g. by clicking here and scrolling down. Expected behaviour is that the pieces disappear behind the bar, just like ...
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Is the site going inactive?

I know there are many questions daily, but as someone with the privilege of having access to review queues, this seems concerning. The review queues, whenever I check them, are always completely empty....
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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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Why do we make small edits to very old posts?

Something I've noticed in the last few days (it's probably been going on longer than that, but a couple days ago it actually bit me, so I noticed it...) - why do we make minor edits (usually small ...
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Is it possible to get a negative reputation?

Is it possible to get a negative total reputation? I can't find any examples where this has happened.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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