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Are questions involving opinions allowed?

I have got a question about asking questions about opinions: Why are they not allowed? As far as I know, I don't find anything wrong with them. And, if this question is closed, that would be a ...
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Is it special to Chess Stack Exchange that we can show static pictures of a board?

I saw this question: Can a piece pinned to my king put the opponent's king in check? which has a chess board inserted with the [fen] tag. Is this special to Chess Stack Exchange?
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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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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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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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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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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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Are chess learning tools on topic?

I am an old SO/SE contributor, but new on chess.SE, so please pardon my question. I just posted: More visual display of possible moves in opening explorers / databases but it was closed as "...
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Are problem solving questions allowed?

I'm pretty new to this site but I've been around the SE network for a while. I've always liked the Programming puzzles and Code Golf site and I was thinking about doing here something that I've seen ...
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Tag synonym suggestions

I suggest the following synonyms: novelty → novelties simul → simultaneous
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Board playback and Chess 960

This question: Can you castle twice in Chess960? shows that there is a bug with the board playback regarding Chess 960 alternate starting positions, particularly in relation to castling. If you ...
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Why close “Variant Chess Effects”?

A newbie's question "Variant Chess Effects" was closed as "opinion-based" by a dogpile of experienced members, and as usual there was no welcome or explanation given. So I really don't understand the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why doesn't the replayer work on Meta?

I get that in general we don't want to be asking chess related questions here, but occasionally a meta question or answer can be illuminated with an example where the replayer or just a diagram ...
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(UPDATE: Yes or cunningham's law) Joke answers allowed? Seriously?

No, what you did is what is known as a gambit. You offered your opponent material (in this case a water bottle), which he accepted. This would be considered a blunder on his part, since although it ...
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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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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 Shatranj a chess variant?

While Shatranj is considered by most the mother of chess, would it be considered a chess variant? Or is it another board game?
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Whether or not images instead of FEN/PGN are allowed

Example: Why is this a checkmate? Are images instead of FEN/PGN allowed? If so, then should they continue to be allowed? I believe Stack Overflow and Mathematics Stack Exchange will not allow images ...
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Weirdly disappearing comments

Recently I've noticed some of my comments and exchanges under posts end up disappearing without any reason. What is happening? I reckon a moderator might be deleting them, or they are being randomly ...
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Help to review my game

I currently play at chess.com (free account) and I review some games after that I played but I don't know whether my thoughts are good about some decision. Would be here the right place to post some ...
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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 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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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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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 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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Why was my question about why chess accepts resigning closed as a duplicate?

My question Why is it acceptable to resign? was closed as a duplicate of an earlier question I asked, Is it poor sportsmanship to resign immediately after a major blunder early in the game? These are ...
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Which PGN tags are supported on Chess SE?

When I paste such a PGN from a site, it does not show as a chess PGN viewer. This is an example PGN: [Event "Daily HyperBullet Arena"] [Site "https://lichess.org/kuvnBssO"] [Date "2018.07.20"] [Round ...
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UI for making chessboards

You can make chessboards in markdown, but it's hard to type, difficult for beginners to understand, and it's not visual representation of the end result at all. How about we have a UI for making ...
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What do we do with questions that I don't think there is an answer to?

Peter has asked a good set of questions asking for complete games that end in interesting positions, namely Complete game Ojanen - Ridala , Helsinki 1959 Complete game Szabo-Groszpeter, Kecskemet ...
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We don't need no [education]

At the moment we have the following tags from the topic field "education": teaching: 0 followers, 10 questions Questions about teaching chess, chess strategies etc. learning: 23 followers, 241 ...
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Chess board drop down menu should be on top, not under the right panel

As you can see in the screenshot, the drop down menu appears under the right panel, while it should be on top of it. I'm on Firefox 43.0.4/Windows 7.
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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 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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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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Are questions that ask for help with specific chess sites, like chess.com and lichess.org, on topic?

My question How do I get the chess.com engine to list all the best moves? (I later deleted) was closed by Brian Towers♦ who said This is Chess StackExchange, not the chess.com help center. And yet ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Where is the moderator voting about migrating Finite State Machine question to cs?

EDIT: now fully resolved - see answer Just now a moderator has randomly and I think incorrectly shifted a perfectly decent chess question to computer science. Where is the moderator voting which took ...
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To encourage answers in terms of FIDE ratings

Summary: should, and can, answerers and commenters be encoraged to speak in terms of approximate FIDE ratings rather than of "ratings" of unspecified types? Details follow. Answers and comments ...
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Is there a canonical question about Kings placing themselves in check?

Fairly often questions are asked which can be answered by "no, the king can not be in check while it is not your turn" (this one for example). Is there a question which answers these question in a ...
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An idea to improve and help others

First of all - it's not a question, I'm not sure if I can make posts like this here (forgive me if I'm not supposed to) but let me explain. What I've been thinking recently is that we have so many ...
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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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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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Copy/paste games from Chess StackExchange to lichess.org

When I encounter an interesting question on Chess StackExchange, I would like to import that game to http://lichess.org, to be able to analyze it with Stockfish. When I use the "Copy game" ...
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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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2019: 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, ...

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