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Question about ChessBase closed because flagged as “chessbase help center question”

I posted this question: Strange behaviour of ctg books produced with ChessBase/Fritz and used in DroidFish It is not my first question of this kind. Indeed, I could ask it to the ChessBase help center,...
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Deleted questions and answers because of unclear writing

Occasionally there are posts being flagged to close, the most recent one I can think of is this one, that appear to be so because of unclear writing. In their original form, these posts should be ...
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Chess viewer does not render properly when viewing edit history

This bug also appears in the review page and appears to be directly linked. That question was asked over a year ago and still remains. The PGN viewer has some issues with width in the review edits ...
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Does someone mind explaining to me the formatting to generate boards?

How do users use a board to make moves? I can't seem to figure out how.(On this program)
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How to use pgn viewer [duplicate]

This seems elementary enough, but how do I use the pgn viewer? I mean how to embed it in a question I want to ask. I searched the help center for "pgn" or "embed chess player" but none of those ...
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Is it possible to make little changes to the FEN diagram

Consider the following games: This game was played on chess.com This game was played on Shredder engine software. The chess.com game will perfectly work if you just use [FEN ""] and past it here, ...
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Let's get critical: May 2013 Site Self-Evaluation [closed]

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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Would questions about a chess book values be on topic?

I'm aware the questions about the value of a chess set are off-topic, however I'm wondering if questions about book values are on-topic. Specifically, I'm curious about why a certain book tends to be ...
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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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Board and Card games chess questions

In the 'Board and Card Games' exchange, I have noticed that there are numerous chess questions. Mostly, they're about variants, or a mate-in-n[longest I've seen is 2]. Should these be migrated over to ...
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About today's spam “rampage”

Today, a series of new users, whether by one person or many, spammed/is spamming a series of useless "answers," flooding the front page. Moving forward, what is going to be done about this ...
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Is this historical question off-topic?

As the title asks, is this question about Alekhine's WWII-era articles off-topic? My first impression (of the current, edited version) of the question was that it was like most any other chess history ...
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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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Why can't I delete my comment on this question?

I'm trying to delete a now irrelevant comment of mine on this question, but I can't. The system hasn't blocked me from deleting comments for a day for deleting too many, so I think that the page is ...
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When did the message for a comment about closing a question change?

As far as I know, the auto-comment that pops up when you vote to close a question as a duplicate said something like “Possible duplicate of (link here)”. But this time around it said “Does this ...
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Why are there 10 times more questions on English openings than on Reti opening?

I am not sure if this questions will be more suitable for Chess Beta or Chess Meta. To play safe, I am asking it here: At this moment, there are 23 questions tagged as english-opening and only 2 ...
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Is it okay to refer a chess product?

I know that in stackoverflow, it's forbidden to share link to commercial products, because it's considered as advertising. I would like to know if it's okay(not considered as advertising) to refer a ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 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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Why don't we use this board instead?

The pgn viewer that is currently being used in this site lack some of the features that the pgn viewer of chess.com has. So why don't we simply use it instead of using our current pgn viewer? It ...
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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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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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Handling of wrong URLs

Being a very intelligent idiot :-), I more than once entered "meta.chess.stackexchange.com" instead of the correct order. Firefox prompty panics with a "security risk". I tested a ...
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Biased moderation?

In this answer, which is almost exactly the same answer Brian Towers already deleted, and moved to comments, because it did not answer the question, the poster re-posted it, and added nothing to it ...
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Should the [handicap], [handicapping], and [odds] tags be merged?

The handicapping tag says: Questions related to handicapping a player in chess The handicap tag says: Games with handicap to compensate for difference in playing strength. For instance "pawn ...
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What to do with questions which are duplicated from another site?

This recent question is identical to a puzzle I posed on Puzzling.SE here. What, if anything, should be done?
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Are the Winter Bash hats permanent?

I know that it says that the hats "get put back in their boxes on January 2nd", but do they ever come back, or are they just gone forever on the second?
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Chess diagrams and games in app

Is it possible to see games or diagrams in the app? It works fine for me in a browser, but in the official Stack Exchange app it only shows me the moves and no board.
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“Best response” questions and answers from database analysis

I’ve noticed that when there’s a question about “the best response” to some move in an opening, answerers will often cite a database of master-level games and respond with the top scoring responses in ...
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How to safely contribute answers?

Recently, a question I answered was "protected" because it was attracting spam and low grade activity. I'm older and don't use the Internet that much so I may be a bit ignorant regarding these ...
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How to include diagrams in posts on stack exchange

Where is this documented? I have been including FENs which have mostly turned into diagrams, but I suspect someone may be helping.
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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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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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“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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What should done about my mistake?

A while ago, I asked the question "How long can a player hold off a draw by the 50-move rule?" However, I forgot a crucial detail in that the prolonging side shouldn't be able to win at any ...
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Merging tag synonyms with main tag

I've been looking through the tag wiki recently, and found in pages 8-12, there are many tags which have no definitions. Most of them are tag synonyms, but can they instead be merged with the main ...
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Tag Synonyms autocorrect

For extremely similar tags, like [gambit] and [gambits] or [opening] and [openings], can we make it so that one tag immediately autocorrects into the original one?
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Why was my answer removed?

I wrote an answer to the question Why doesn't Lichess' Stockfish suggest this bishop sacrifice? where I offered a different perspective on how to interpret the output of an engine when the ...
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Vertical White Space after Diagrams

I find it difficult to go through the answers with diagram viewers because of the large white space between the end of the moves and the Start, Back menu... But that's not always the case. For ...
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How do I find attribution for a chess problem I have come across and want to ask a question about?

Let’s say I wanted to ask a question about a chess problem I found, to learn about the strategy behind it, but I also want to give attribution to the author. However, I don’t know who the author is ...
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Two tag questions

Here are two simple tag questions: Do we really do the tag white? I think we can get rid of it as it serves no current function. Should formation be a synonym of patterns? They seem very similar to ...
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We need a “play” button in the replayer chessboard

I need a "play" button in the replayer chessboard. Often, I want to watch the whole game, without having to press a button 100 times to replay 50 moves.
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Why do we allow anonimous users to edit posts?

So many times I have faced a review of the question/answer that contained spam. Editor was always unknown. On others sites this is not allowed, so why are we the exception? Can this problem be ...
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Request to reconsider merging of a specific question

Very recently a question has been asked about winning with K+Q vs K+R. The question was a duplicate and thus was merged with the older one. The problem I have with this is that the OP of the merged ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 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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Instructions to post a game in the Help, FAQ, or even WYSIWIG editor

I've been trying to implement a nice diagram and have no idea how. Based on Is it possible to make little changes to the FEN diagram I tried [FEN ""] 1k1r3r/pPbn4/4p3/8/3Pp1B1/2q3pP/2P1Q1P1/R3K2R w ...
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Serial Down-voting

I have had some odd behavior with down-voting. I have noticed that just today, in a short span of time, around 6 questions that I have posted have suddenly been down-voted. Some of these questions ...
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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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Moderation bias against short answers

My answer to this question was removed by a moderator for no apparent reason. While brief, it provided the correct answer to the question. I'd like to know why it was removed. Could it be that there ...
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Improve the use of advanced search options

I have looked at certain combinations of search keywords, and I've found that using the keywords is difficult. Could it be possible to implement something similar to Google advanced search so that it ...
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Why is this post marked as off-topic?

The following software related post has been marked as off-topic: How can I set up en passant in Popeye engine? The "specific"? reason given is that "the question does not appear to be about chess ...

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