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Who should our beta moderators be?
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Since Andrew expressed interest, though hesitance to nominate himself, in a comment to Daniel's answer, I am putting his name forth. When I found the site shortly after the private beta had ended, ...

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Vote Early. Vote Often
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Beyond the reason for more voting mentioned in Eric's original post, there are other reasons for doing so which are important to the future of the site. As mentioned in an old blog post of Jeff Atwood'...

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Questions about ongoing games
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I'm posting opposing answers for users to vote in support of. NO, questions about ongoing games are not acceptable. Any questions in which it is indicated the subject is a game in progress should be ...

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Are International Variants on Topic?
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8 votes

I personally believe that they should be considered on topic (and I already asked one Shogi question myself, using the other meta post you link to as my justification for doing so :). Our current ...

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What would be a good community promotion ad?
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@iglvzx here! What do you guys think of this as a community ad? What should the title attribute (hover text) be?

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Can the opening questions on this site be connected to an opening tree search?
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Another search idea I had, which might be useful in itself and nicely complement the OP's suggestion, would have users be able to search such questions about concrete positions by employing (some kind ...

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Questions about ongoing games
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I'm posting opposing answers for users to vote in support of. YES, questions about ongoing games are acceptable, and it's not for us to decide whether the questioner is abiding by the rules of the ...

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How do you create/add new tags on chess stackexchange?
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Anyone with 150 reputation can create new tags. Also, anyone with 200 reputation can retag others' questions. (See this privileges page for the full rundown.) When you apply a tag that doesn't yet ...

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tags: chess-computers vs chess-engines?
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So you don't feel left hanging, I'm posting this as a notice that in a few days I'll default to a combination of ajax's and Nikana's suggestions, synonymizing the tags chess-engines, chess-computers, ...

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We need more questions, what kind of question should we be asking more?
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Edit: Some time after this post was made, inline comments/annotations were implemented on the main site, so what follows is now obsolete. I agree that more questions about famous (and even not-famous)...

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Help to review my game
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4 votes

Yes, such questions are certainly welcome at the main site.

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Which PGN tags are supported on Chess SE?
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3 votes

To get the PGN viewer to appear, you need to include [fen ""] in the PGN header. I just tested the following on the main site (the viewer isn't active on meta), and it worked: [Event "Daily ...

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Are there any Grandmasters on this website?
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The only instance of a GM using the site that I am aware of is András Adorján's post, appropriately enough, about books specializing in play from Black's point of view.

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What is the health of Chess.SE's beta from SE's point of view?
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As far as I am aware, the most recent and most direct comment on the site's health from someone at SE has been Grace Note's answer to an earlier meta question about whether the site could pass beta or ...

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How a new player like me, can upload a game?
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3 votes

Instructions for including your game's pgn in a post on the main site can be found in answer's to this meta question.

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Request to allow "Download as PGN" feature
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While it doesn't exactly download to a PGN file, there is a "Copy Game" option available from the down-arrow appearing at the top right of the PGN viewer. The game can then be pasted into a new/...

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Highlight squares
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No, that feature is not supported at the chess.SE site yet. To be clear, that feature is built into Andrew's PGN viewer, but that functionality wasn't part of the initial implementation of the viewer ...

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How come this question get closed? Who asked it anyway?
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3 votes

The community user (which is indeed a bot and is not used by the moderators) is used, as described above, to do light background cleanup work on the main chess site, and there is a similar community ...

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What avenues of site promotion do we have available?
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There are two chess forum sites I can think of which are full of users who would be ideal targets to become new chess.SE users: ChessPub, the discussion forum for the opening theory site ...

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How to insert move comments in the replayer
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The ability to insert comments is a feature of the PGN viewer that Andrew created; however, comments are not currently enabled on chess.SE's implementation of the PGN viewer. At some point (I don't ...

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Sandbox post; do what you like here if you want to test out formatting, etc
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Just curious whether or not the PGN viewer is active on meta. [FEN ""] 1.c4 e5 Apparently not.

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Penalty for down-voting?
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There is an automated system that is on the lookout for suspicious voting, whether up or down. My understanding is that the exact workings of the system are kept private, so as to prevent deliberate ...

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What would be a good community promotion ad?
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I have no marketing or graphic design sense. I just made this one to break the ice, using James Tomasino's very nice logo.

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What avenues of site promotion do we have available?
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Getting the site mentioned on one of the more heavily-trafficked chess news sites might be one of the most effective ways to get word out to a crowd that would welcome the site. (I certainly don't ...

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How to add comments/annotations in the replayer?
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To add comments, place them inside braces { and } at the point in the move list you want them to appear. For example: [fen ""] 1.e4 c5 {Sicilian Defense} 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 {Kalashnikov ...

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Chess Beta: Proposed Move Generator
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The related idea of a tool that would allow PGN input to display a game board was brought up a while back here on meta. Incorporating the ability to input positions via FEN was mentioned in comments ...

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Possibly synonymous tags: [wcc], [world-champions], [championship]
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1 votes

My preference would be to replace all of wcc, world-champions and championship with a single tag named world-championship. I think that a tag so named should be able to comfortably subsume the ...

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