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  • 20 months ago · Quote · #61

    HappyUngulate

    But it would be cool if someone customized a tournament with a really hard mate-in-2 (or mate-in-3) to see if anyone noticed the mate in game.  But it'd have to be a mate-in-3 for both sides or it wouldn't be fair.

    Neat idea! Other things that I could think of if the starting positions were completely customizable:

    • Endgame tournaments
    • Tournaments based on critical positions from famous games
    • Giving odds to weaker players
    • etc...

    I for one wouldn't mind if you could do all that for rated games (people get way too worked up over ratings IMO) but if that's an issue, customized starting positions could be limited to unrated games as well.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #62

    Steve922477

    In all tournaments you play both sides of the start position and you always have the choice to join or not.

    Any attempt to gain rating points by 'creative means' is insignificant next to the power of the force. Sorry, that was something else from a previous life; I meant insignificant compared to that gained by any small amount of outside assistance. Its also foolish since any artifical change of your rating is to your disadvantage.

    More advantages of custom positions :-
        WAY too numerous to list for individual and tournament games, study and enjoyment.

    Steve

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #63

    Dark_N_Stormy_Knight

    You all realize there is only one currency that will affect this problem:  Currency.

     I refuse to renew my diamond membership till this is fixed.  

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #64

    Steve922477

    No need to shout.

    Steve

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #65

    Dark_N_Stormy_Knight

    Oh yes there is a need to shout, it may mean nothing to you but it does to me and whispering wasn't working.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #66

    Steve922477

    It may mean nothing to me? Have you actually read my posts?

    Do you think big red letters will work where logical reasoned appeal will fail if said in a calm voice?

    Steve

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #67

    wormrose

    Logical reasonable appeal fails quite often, actually!

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #68

    Dark_N_Stormy_Knight

    It's not the big red letters, it's the threat (ok so i'm the first) of monetary loss that i expect will do more than calm reason, that is, if enough print in big red letters that they too will fail to renew their membership.  Calm reason hasn't even elicited a word in print by anyone on Staff.  You can talk till you are blue in the face but if no one is listening, what's the use?  there is not a STAFF message anywhere in any of the forum threads on this subject, IN A MONTH! 

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #69

    XavierPadilla

    I would like to show here my support for the issue posted. Chess.com, please bring back the whole list of options, I like the "knights tango" stuff for team challenges.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #70

    CHCL

    Why did they do this? What did they Gain??? Bring it back! <(")

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #71

    NimzoRoy

    Dark_N_Stormy_Knight wrote:

    It's not the big red letters, it's the threat (ok so i'm the first) of monetary loss that i expect will do more than calm reason, that is, if enough print in big red letters that they too will fail to renew their membership.  Calm reason hasn't even elicited a word in print by anyone on Staff.  You can talk till you are blue in the face but if no one is listening, what's the use?  there is not a STAFF message anywhere in any of the forum threads on this subject, IN A MONTH! 

    WRONG next time get your facts straight instead of making them up:

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/suggestions/group-protest?lc=1#last_comment

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #72

    Dark_N_Stormy_Knight

    Looks like it's about computer speed for people who want translation.  

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #73

    Dark_N_Stormy_Knight

    We might be able to work around it by enforcing an opening move sequence with the threat of expulsion from the tournament for noncompliance.  Of course we'll get protests from those who can't read English.  

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #74

    TheGrobe

    I still don't understand why they don't just let you enter a FEN for these. They should all be unrated anyway.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #75

    Steve922477

    I recently played in a tournament where evreyone was requested to play just one 'custom' move They wanted 1.e4 d5 2. e5 An excellent tournament for those studying the Scandinavian. Unfortunately, only about half the games managed it! People just forgot. Tak a look...

    http://www.chess.com/tournament/scandanivian-advance-white-must-play-2e5

    I can't for the life of me see any reason not to allow custom start position.All the objections which I've seen are paltry.

    Steve

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #76

    NimzoRoy

    @Steve922477  Never trust anybody to do anything that you have to depend on them to do, and you'll rarely be disappointed.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #77

    Dark_N_Stormy_Knight

    I expected that would be the case Steve, that's why I haven't mentioned it before.  It woule be hard to remember, especially if you have many games going at the same time.  So until they produce a protocol that would pop up after you move and say: "Now remember, you must play Qxd5 on your next move", it will never work.  Come to think of it, that might be easier that what they are trying to do with all the translation woes they currently have.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #78

    NimzoRoy

    Copied from another forum, posted there on 03.22.13 about 0530 PST:  http://www.chess.com/forum/view/suggestions/group-protest?lc=1#last_comment

    (from) kohai  

    Post was made 2 weeks ago.

    All programmers on Chess.com do multiple jobs in different areas of the sites code, its not a case of one programmer = one job. They have to shuffle, organise and prioritise their own work schedules on the many different projects they are working on. Sadly asking for something one day doesn't mean its there for you the following. These things take time to create, test, fix if an issue is found, retest before its added to the site. It is time consuming and I'm sorry, but we can't add this as soon as you want it on here. We have said we're bringing it back and we will, as soon as the new way of having it shown is completed and ready to be added:)


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