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Should the [planning] and [strategy] tags be merged?

The wiki for planning reads Questions relating to developing a strategy while in a game The wiki for strategy reads Questions relating to strategical play and long term planning in chess I see ...
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Redefine 'psychology' tag?

The tag psychology current has the following tag wiki excerpt: Questions relating to psychological influence on an opponent during a game. There are currently 55 questions with this tag, and not ...
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Wrong chessboard size in revision history

When viewing the revision history of a post, the chessboard has the wrong size: This is caused by the following CSS rule: #revisions table { width: 100% } Tested on a Mac, with Safari and ...
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Synonymous tags: [correspondence-chess], [correspondence]

(Didn't find a dedicated thread for tag synonyms.) I suggest correspondence-chess as a a parent.
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Non-duplicate question closed as such

I've recently seen regarding capitalizing on opponents not knowing their openings. As you can see, it was closed as a duplicate of What is a good way to learn opening theory. While it is true that ...
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Exit strategy: where would people go without Chess.SE?

Just discovered that a good SE got shutdown recently due to "poor business": http://productivity.stackexchange.com I expect it is only a matter of time before Chess.SE suffers the same fate. So, 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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That was quick: “Is Auto Chess good for the future of chess?” closed already. Why?

Is it really the case that just two votes are sufficient to close a question these days? I may not like the subject matter, but it would be a terrible thing if we can't discuss the evolution of ...
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What is the difference between the [problems] and [puzzles] tags?

Both the problems tag and the puzzles tag seem to have very similar definitions, with problems being a little broader - perhaps puzzles ought to be a subset of problems? problems A chess problem ...
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Is “Checkers” on topic?

Would anyone be interested in expanding the scope of this site to include "Checkers" by creating a "checkers-tag" for it?
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Ask about other games like Go?

Go is similar to chess in many respects and is played by over a billion people. Would it make sense to include "igo" as it known in Japan (baduk in Korean) as a question subject? I realize that ...
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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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Is my question unclear?

Psychology (including confidence) is an important part of any competitive activity, especially chess, where nearly the whole competition is in the minds of the opponents. Preparation and practice help ...
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Why is this question too opinion-based?

What are the general principles for playing hypermodern against hypermodern? (Or should I not?) Why would answers to a question like this be more opinion-based than, say, a question about opening ...
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Should questions feature computer analysis whenever relevant?

I notice a few questions that ask for help on puzzles. I think some of those questions can be easily answered with a computer. If not, then I think the askers should show what they've already tried ...
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What can we offer that other chess sites don't?

After reading this post about the scope of the site, and also seeing how this other one got closed (see this meta post for discussion), I started to think about what is it really that this site can/...
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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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Replayer Sandbox

On the main site, we have a feature called the 'PGN viewer' or 'replayer'. How it works is described in this FAQ: How do I add a replayer to my post? and the pgn-viewer tag contains many other ...
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Is it best practice to update one's own question or to ask a new one?

I'd like to know more about unknown old FIDE players. I wanted to update my question by adding few players but the question has been edited for a very reasonable reason: Please do not change the ...
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Should the tag “Fischer” and the tag “Bobby-Fischer” be merged?

Here is the description of the tag "Fischer": Robert J. Fischer (1943-2008) was an American grandmaster and world chess champion. At the height of his skills (1972) he was peerless. He was known for ...
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Are we about chess engines, chess engine configuration, and similar?

There are a lot of questions about chess engines. How to configure them. What the best ones are. Programming them. It's endless. Are these things about chess, or not. The first several questions, ...
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How to write mathematical formulae?

On Math Stack Exchange, it is possible to write mathematical formulae in LaTeX-style. Is it also possible on Chess Stack Exchange?
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Possible bug in user-reputation league display (appearance of double row-entry)

I was in my profile and noticed "top 3% this month". The ego-stroke was interesting, so I clicked it. Upon arriving at the league list, no problems; upon clicking the week- or quarter- tabs, the #1 ...
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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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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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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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Please merge this duplicate about old FIDE laws

This question about copies of old FIDE laws is a duplicate of this question, but it has high-quality and helpful answers that I think would be beneficial for the older question. Can the duplicate ...
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PGN viewer menu is hidden behind the navigation bar

When you click the arrow pointing down on the top right of the PGN viewer, the menu appears in the top left of the screen. However, only a part of it appears: This is very confusing. What everyone ...
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What are our PGN widget's limitations?

I have recently tried to post an answer containing the code for a PGN widget for a very long chess game (183 full-moves). Every attempt locks up the current tab in the browser. What limit is there, if ...
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What else can be done about incorrectly flagged posts?

I regularly see questions related to chess programming flagged as off-topic. As voted on in this meta question, they are on-topic. I vote to leave them open and continue, but is there anything else I ...
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Can Cyvasse be considered a chess variant?

Cyvasse is a game played in G. R. R. Martin's ASOFAI, link here. Martin stated that the game is a little bit like chess (He's USFC 1950 btw), but the question remains, if I ask a question on Cyvasse, ...
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Weird amount of views on a question

The question Are there moves in chess that are considered unsporting? : The question got 3k views somehow. I want to know if it got viral somewhere? or someone had too much time on his hands?
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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 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 there a page formatting change at 2000 reputation?

I have just reached 2000 reputation, and since I have used this website for a while, I noticed that my homepage had changed format. I don't know how this happened. Is this a specific system feature or ...
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Would chess variant identity questions be on topic?

On boardgamegeek someone thrifted a copy of a chess set that is unusual. Most of us cannot nail down what it is. To be fair it is possible it isn't even chess but it really looks like it could be one. ...
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The sharper duplicate

Suppose that I have thought of a significantly sharper way to pose a question which has already been asked on this site. My question is a duplicate, but is likely to attract significantly better ...
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Any way to reduce the noise in the right sidebar?

I'm trying to find out how to annotate a game. I can't find this in any sidebar. Its inclusion incredibly helps as a reference. Instead, I see many links that are trying to take me off of the site! I ...
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I received several downvotes on chess stack exchange without an obvious reason. What should I do?

On chess stack exchange, I recently received several downvotes without any reason I can think of. What should I do ? Should I flag the questions ? Ignore the downvotes ? The problem with the ...
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Are questions about online chess and Internet chess clients on topic?

Internet chess clients and servers/sites can be fairly complicated (see BabasChess). Is this site an appropriate place to look for help on using such things? Example potential question: "Which FICS ...
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Why flaging low quality questions option isn't avaiable?

I wanted to flag this question as a low quality question but there's no such option. Why? On that particular question, I see it today, not yesterday, so I picked another question and took ...
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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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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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No cookie for you!

Since a week or so, all SE sites repeatedly ask for accepting cookies. And regardless how often I click "accept all", the next subsite or call after a browser restart asks again. (I checked, ...
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Diagram viewer bug: starting moves greater than 9 do not work

When a diagram is created using FENs, and one tries to add variations that continue from the given position, the viewer only works if the starting move number is between 1 to 9 (included). For ...
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How do we make users to post replies as answers and not comments?

I've recently found that many questions on the site have excellent answers on the comments, but none on the answers page. On certain occasions, as this, some of the users requested that the comments ...
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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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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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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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Subtle replayer en passant bug

When the first move is an en passant the replayer plays this successfully, but on going backwards it loses the knowledge of the en passant and creates a piece, in this case a bishop, on the capturing ...

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