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The case for expanding the scope of Chess.SE

So, I was looking at the Chess.SE site stats today - I found them quite impressive, for the most part. However, one statistic was - ahem - not so great. Area 51 says a healthy beta site has 10 ...
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Integrating a live Chess board

When I visited the chess section I am only seeing the PGN & FEN. To analyze the game properly I have to copy the PGN's and paste it into Lichess.org to visualize the board. The process is very ...
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How do you hide links within a few words or a phrase?

The question says it all as to what I want to know. I know it is possible, as I have seen a person edit my spot before to make it happen.
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“Back to original position” button in the PGN viewer

Probably most of you had experienced this: you play through a game that was started from some middlegame position, then at the end you would like to go back to the position from which the game was ...
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Uploading .pgn files to chess.SE

I have a .pgn file I would like to upload, but I don't see an option for that. Another option is to convert it to a .txt file and upload it, but could the above be implemented for mobile users?
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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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Posting png diagrams. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

I used the feature for first time and it let at the diagrams a blank space between the game and a toolbar to make moves and so: Evaluation of this alternative to French exchange lines This is how it ...
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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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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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Follow questions in RSS

Is it possible to follow newly added questions in RSS format? I didn't find a way. Couple of users could enjoy this possibility.
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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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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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How about a chess program in the chat rooms?

I was just wondering why this site doesn't have a chess program in the chat rooms, so users from around the network could come in and play?
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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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How to change PGN Viewer board orientation to perspective of side not-to-move?

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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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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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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Make discussions a specific part of Chess.SE

There are many questions on Chess.SE which are more discussion-based than pure right-and-wrong. This is the nature of chess, with so many possibilities. Should we add a new question format for ...
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Feature: a clear separation of the league display quick-reference row w.r.t. the ordered list itself

When viewing the league display, one's own entry row is displayed as a quick reference. If one happens to be at or near the top, this results in the appearance of a double entry. This probably doesn't ...
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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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How to hide chessboard in a spoiler tag

I'd like to respond to How to visualize a position by showing a series of moves in algebraic notation, then the board at the point in the game, but hidden in a spoiler tag. This is with the aim of ...
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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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Should the help section have a pgn viewer tutorial

I would like to suggest that the help section should have a tutorial on putting a pgn viewer in a post - question or answer. I have mainly come from mathematics where the use of mathematical ...
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Board in mobile app

Can we render the chess board in the Android SE app? It would be valuable and useful. Today, it is hard to answer and view questions that concern concrete positions.
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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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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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Can the opening questions on this site be connected to an opening tree search?

How about connecting every chess position question to a chess (move based) tree? Also, to introduce a tree based search to navigate the questions? The chess opening (and chess games as a whole) has ...
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How about embedding this live blitz feed to the site?

According to a recent announcement by Chessbase, it is as easy as <iframe src="http://liveblitz.chessbase.com" width="360" height ="360"></iframe> So perhaps it is a good idea to embed ...
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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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State Association questions?

We're discussing ways to handle questions from our members about the state chess association, and it occurred to me if we could have a tag for our association here, we could direct our members here, ...
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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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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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Can we get inline comments implemented in the PGN viewer? [Done!]

EDIT 9/19/14: As noted in the answer below, this has now been put into effect on the main site, so annotations can be included with PGN games/variations. A while back we got Andrew's fantastic PGN ...
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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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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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Tags “replayer” and “pgn-viewer”

Should these two tags from the meta site: replayer and pgn-viewer be synonimized?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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how about having a way to add and show a board in the questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PGN input field and software to depict this input as board position There are a times when one tries to ask about best move at a point in the game. And I think it would be ...
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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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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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PGN input field and software to depict this input as board position [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we implement a replayer for chess analysis on the site? We need to somehow plan to get a separate input field to accept PGN board position as well as some software to ...
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Can we implement a replayer for chess analysis on the site?

I think that a javascript game replayer would be interesting and useful. For a brief list of requirements - something that can display several variations and move comments as well as be fairly ...