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Big Release of Features, Bug Fixes, and Upgrades

  • erik
  • on 3/13/08, 6:06 PM.

We've been cranking away on cool new features, bug fixes, and improvements for the last several weeks and we are adding them all to the site today!

Most of the improvements have come from YOUR suggestions and YOUR bug reports!

Below is a list :) Have fun reading it!

Vote Chess

-         No more auto-assign – you must optin

-         You can “quit” a votechess game

-         fixed pagination

-         made voting faster for vs. GM game

-         re-ordered the main votechess page (somebody threatened to boycott if we didn’t hahahaha!)

 

Groups

-         group admins can change their group name

-         fixed group forum notification problems

 

Trophies

-         You can now vote on who should get site trophies!

-         Tournament directors can now create custom trophies (premium only)

-         Fixed to show trophies more effectively

-         Added SEND REPLY link on trophies pages you can say thanks

-         Fixed pagination issues

 

Quizes

-         you can add descriptions and explanations to quiz questions

-         you can edit your own questions

-         skip question link

 

Online Chess

-         added new Top Rated Games page to see cool games

-         you can choose to claim a win by timeout (instead of auto)

-         added FEN to echess details

-         you can now Skip Game

-         moved up stats panel

-         unrated games do not affect any stats

-         toggle move highlighting

 

Tournaments

-         new, simpler CREATE TOURNAMENT page

-         added Leaderboard for overall tournament performance

-         you can create custom trophies (premium only)

-         fixed timezone issues

-         added ability to choose # of simultaneous games

-         you can create smaller events  

 

Home/Profile

-         ability to search message inbox

-         see your friends’ status on your homepage

-         new widgets page

-         decluttered homepage a little 

 

Tactics Trainer

-         you get partial credit for moves

-         more easily REPORT bad problems (please help if you spot a bad one!)

-         adding more problems soon!!

 

Misc

-         added hover title to flags (rollover to see what country)

-         made member icons clickable

-         coaches can delete comments on their page

-         admin tools to control content

-         fixed links to classified ads

-         added help icon to rich text editor

-         fixed Last Comment links

-         cleaned up the hover preview boards

-         fixed map performance

-         link when click on “Member Points” so people will stop asking J

-         internal admin tools so we can make notes on individual members

-         improved tool to catch cheaters

-    added site map in footer

-         improved site performance (cacheing google analytics)

 

If you really read all of that then you need to get out more! For the rest of you, just enjoy! Your suggestions in action... Lots more coming soon! 

For those of you new to Chess.com, check out our new SITE MAP - it shows pretty much everything you can do on the site...

 


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  • 7 years ago

    Michael_Sarmiento

    great fixes... nice job... I praise all the perswons involved to make chess.com a better place/site. thanks
  • 7 years ago

    craftysusie

    Great job!  I especially like the feature of a popup when in a game and waiting your opponent's move, you  are typing and it tells you your opponent moved but will hold off refreshing until the text box completed and submitted.  Smile

     I have typed many a chat over again because my opponent moved quickly.  I like all the new features I have seen so far.  Of course, since don't play vote chess yet, I can not comment on it.  Thanks for the great job and keep it up! We like chess.com, it's great features and it is getting better daily!


  • 7 years ago

    jfmercer

    Thank you for all of your hard work.
  • 7 years ago

    ikagan

    A great site keeps getting better.  This is a terrific resource for chess player of all skill levels!
  • 7 years ago

    SonofPearl

    All great stuff, especially the widgets and banners!  Smile  I've added the blogger wigdet to my blog!
  • 7 years ago

    gramos9956

    A great website getting even better; thanks!
  • 7 years ago

    abyssinian

    am having grate fun playing online chess.com is the best
  • 7 years ago

    orejano

    One thing that you can add is the ability of usen the arrows keys when moving trhough a game instead of click in the forward button each time.
  • 7 years ago

    luis3141

    great job!!! 


  • 7 years ago

    chessfanforlife

    hip hip hurray.......
  • 7 years ago

    carroty

    thanksSmile
  • 7 years ago

    RedSoxpawn

    thanks for the updates they look great, but now I have somemore to figure outLaughing
  • 7 years ago

    DeepNf3

     

     this for sure was a lot of work!

     Thanks a million guys!

    I was trying to find out the way to get to the widgets page other than from the link in your post to this thread and I could not find it, those widgets are very good idea for promoting chess.com

     could you tell me where the regular link to the widgets is located?


  • 7 years ago

    edmilz

    great work.thanks a lot
  • 7 years ago

    scherpenberg

    In the list of current games i can see the time left to play for

    a) the games where i have to play

    b) the games where i'm waiting.

    In both cases it would be helpfull to see also the fixed time for each move.

    Thank you

     


  • 7 years ago

    Kingfisher

    Does the unrated stat effect the games played untill now?
  • 7 years ago

    MommaTo4Brats

    Awesome upgrades/fixes   I just added a few widgets to my MYSPACE page :) 
  • 7 years ago

    Ridzwan

    i like the new widgets pages. It was really cool. Thanks
  • 7 years ago

    Ercan

    Good news...Thank you.
  • 7 years ago

    atromos

    the chess partner you have makes you scroll to see what move it has made every move, might want to think about fixing that, but the rest of the changes are awesome, ty!
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