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Any idea of the strain on servers of image-library that size? Is not chickenfeed that's for sure...
Yes I can imagine Aidan. Like I said earlier, it was handy but I can manage without it, :)
Me too. Let's remain adaptable & willing to embrace (some) new-change :)
These little things don't bother me. There are other issues which bother me a lot more.
e.g. Now in vote chess games, before if you didn't vote for ACCEPT DRAW it meant you didn't accept the draw. Now if you don't click on REJECT DRAW your vote is taken as you accept the draw automatically even if you don't click on accept draw. It should be the other way around. Many teams are going to get caught out with this which will be very costly and irreversible if the games are tournament games. A team could be cunning here and try to sabotage games who knows this new little 'trick' and offer a draw in a game they are losing on the hope of catching out their unsuspecting opponent. Already one team was caught out in the Speed Vote Chess Tournament. They did as they always did, didn't click on ACCEPT DRAW assuming it meant the draw would be rejected as it always was in the past. But because 1 player out of the 5 clicked on ACCEPT DRAW and the other 5 players didn't click on REJECT DRAW the draw was accepted.
There was no warning given to teams of this new change, and many are going to get caught out. Not good!
There are a few gltches VC Babs. Was unaware of that one !
Also someone asked me what is % for '' Vote For Draw '' to be accepted & sent to opponents ? 40% or 50% ??
Anyone know ?
Chess rules behave like accountancy (IRS, Inland-Revenue, Income-Tax). If '' loop-hole '' exists will be ruthlessly exploited :)
Also this has just been reported by a tournament director of a major Team Match tournament:
"This is not going to be pretty. The new site seems to have an even narrower data column than the old one, and even pasting in IE doesn't fix it. So the team list will paste but the pairing boards won't."
His job just got harder not easier.
It used to be a minimum of 50% for the draw acceptance to pass and 60% to resign, from memory.
I am having trouble playing with my Blackberry....I cant resize the board except to make it larger and half the moves I want to make I cant...occasionally I will be able to move a pawn one square by attempting to move it 2...and knight moves are just bizarre...
This started around mid week after their most recent "upgrade"
The first move I wanted to make with my iphone, after the upgrade, was a Knight move and it kept misbehaving and refusing to go where I kept trying to place it, so I gave up playing on my phone... for now..
We are working toward a more mobile-friendly site in the very near future... but for making moves in your games, you can't beat the iPhone app.
Thanks Michael. Look forward to the day can play hassle free on my phone. :D
I did notice before the upgrade I could zoom in and zoom out on pages, so could see the whole page for easy/quick navigation but that option vanished with the upgrade, but I've heard many say the same thing so will this problem also be able to be fixed eventually? As it's a bit of a pain to have to scroll down so far all the time to see new messages and new comments, for example. Am patient to wait but wondering if this problem/bug can and will also be fixed in the future?
As it's a bit of a pain to have to scroll down so far all the time to see new messages and new comments, for example.
As I've mentioned, even on a PC monitor at a screen resolution of 1024x768, there is a whole lot more scrolling involved now. Games and links to the group forums etc. are now down below the fold. Fortunately, the analysis board problem seems to have been fixed.
I know, I'm having to scroll much more on my 23" monitor as well.. definitely was easier/quicker to navigate around before.
Went to search for a friend before, the search window used to be above the list of friends, now it's below the list of unaccepted friend requests sent to me.. well I have 424 unaccepted friend requests, as always preferred to ignore than to hit decline, was more subtle... so that's a LOT of scrolling now required... keeping search windows at the top for anything/everything was and is ideal for ease.
Really missing the old site's quicker navigational features.
It's taken me a little while to get used to it, but I like the new design! Many thanks for all of your efforts, chess.com folks.
I have one relatively simple request that would mean a lot to me (and maybe to some others). I mostly play Online Chess. When I'm on the site, I use the "Current Games" screen as my home base -- I always come back to it after making a move in a particular game.
I would love to have a link or button that takes me directly to that page. The most elegant solution would be in the upper-right hand corner of the screen, in the little box that shows my screen name, subscription level, and the "X" for signing off. Currently, when I click on my name, it takes me to the Edit Profile page. This seems like a poor design choice to me. I feel the need to edit my profile maybe once a month. I feel the need to return to the "Current Games" screen maybe 10 times a day!
Ideally, the user would be able to customize the landing page when clicking on his/her screen name. Perhaps you could give 3 or 4 options (e.g., Edit Profile page; Current Games page; Games Archive page), and have a drop-down box that remains set until the user re-sets it.
I completely understand if my suggested solution is more complicated to implement than I give it credit for. If so, can you just add a button or link at some convenient place that goes to the Current Games screen?
If I'm the only user who cares about this, then (channeling Emily Latella), "never mind." But if others also hunger for a one-click return to the Current Games screen, please help us suffering minions!
Please let me correct my last post. I think that we should use the little hand holding the pawn, rather than the user name, as the link to "Current Games" (or, better yet, as a customizable link to be set by the user).
Here's an alternative option that I would like. On each current game screen, in the lower-right corner, there's a left and right arrow, with the words "Ready Games" in between. It would be great if you could make the "Ready Games" field a link to the "Current Games" screen. That would solve my problem!
Last humble suggestion (for now): I'll betcha that most Online Chess players, like me, use those left- and right- arrows all the time, to move between ready games. Please, can you put those arrows (perhaps with that "Ready Games" link described above) higher on the page? I (and others, I assume) use those arrows way, way more than I use the Twitter or Facebook links, so at least it should be above them. Currently, I need to scroll down to reach those arrows.
Thanks so much for listening. I realize that these are very minor points in the big scheme of things. I also realize that every user has his/her personal preferences, and chess.com obviously can't cater to every one of them. But I figure that user feedback is helpful, and I offer these suggestions in the spirit of making chess.com the best site it can be.
I am having the same issue. Why is it I didnt have ANY problems playing on my blackberry until last week after a site "upgrade"? Now playing chess on my blackberry is just a hosed proposition. frustrating...wtf?
Two modifications to my above suggestions. First, I realize that using the little hand holding a pawn as a link wouldn't work, because that item only appears when I have one or more ready games. I'd like this link to be live at all times.
Second, I discovered that the Current Games screen does not automatically update/refresh when it's my turn to move or when other new content appears. This is an important feature, and it seems only to work on the Online Chess Home page. So, I recommend using that as "home base" rather than the Current Games screen.
To summarize, I suggest (1) Turning the "Ready Games" area between the left/right arrows into a hyperlink that leads to the Online Chess Home page [or ideally would be customizable by the user], and (2) "promoting" the "Ready Games" area to a position higher on the screen for easier access.
Thanks again for listening. I'm eager to hear feedback (positive or negative, of course) from chess.com staff and/or from other users re this idea.
And now, for something completely different.... I think that my "Time/Move" stat (under "All Games" on the Online Chess Home page) is stuck! I've made a large number of very quick moves over the past few days, and yet the Time/Move hasn't budged. I've always liked this feature. Is it still operational?
FFS, the "Post New Topic" button has gone again.
What is going on?
Not a question of finding but of functionality:
There are two issues with the new format that I'd like to see rectified. Issue 1 is that with the default color applied to italicized words. When a word is italicized, the color goes to some default (just like this) regardless of the surrounding word color. While it's possible to change the color of the itlalicized word, it's often very difficult and time-consuming. There's a sub-issue with this too - the edit page doesn't display the same as the final or preview pages, so one can only know if the manual color change was effective either in the preview or after posting. The application of a default color for italicized words is a goofy, and presumptuous, idea
Issue 2 is the size of the editing area particularly in blogs. When you start a blog entry, to edit one, the area in which you write need to be at least 630 pxs wide. The default height of the editing pane is too small too, but it, at least can be adjusted... still it would be nice if it was bigger too by default.
There two issues seems minor, and in the bigger picture they really are, but they are also highly annoying. A headache may not be a serious medical problem, but it's still something I'd rather not have.
I have a blackberry, and I play chess threw my opera mini browser. I can't zoom in and out on the board anymore, since the new styling change. I use to press "D" and the view would zoom back so I could see the whole board. Now I can't zoom back off the board. I pressed every button on the phone, nothing works, I can't play effectively, if I can't see the whole board on my screen. Please help!!!! Thx.
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