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  • #941

    Another bug has been added.   When you click on the chess puzzle on the home page, it takes you to the general forum list.  (FF)

  • #942

    This actually happens quite often.  Whoever is in charge of the puzzles needs to check that it works every time!!

  • #943

    Erik,

    I am NOT satisfied with new design. The main issue is hiding the info about accounts closed for cheating. All cheater's closed homepages redirect here:

    http://www.chess.com/disabled_account.html

    and there is no link to their game archives, groups, trophies etc. Cheater's personal info (name, date of birth, e-mail) should become publicly available as part of social punishment and deterrent for others. For better inspiration, look here:

    http://www.naturalbodybuilding.com/pages/pages/hall_of_shame.php

  • #944
    Polar_Bear wrote:

    Erik,

    I am NOT satisfied with new design. The main issue is hiding the info about accounts closed for cheating. All cheater's closed homepages redirect here:

    http://www.chess.com/disabled_account.html

    and there is no link to their game archives, groups, trophies etc. Cheater's personal info (name, date of birth, e-mail) should become publicly available as part of social punishment and deterrent for others. For better inspiration, look here:

    http://www.naturalbodybuilding.com/pages/pages/hall_of_shame.php

    you can do it manually. Just go to the page of a normal member (e.g. http://www.chess.com/members/trophy_room/Polar_Bear) and replace the name in the url with the name of the cheater ( http://www.chess.com/members/trophy_room/Schachgeek )

    wait...you already know this (http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/lost-features-since-advent-of-new-design)

    so you just want it more easily accessible. good idea but maybe erik didn't want loads of people looking at the pages of cheaters due to protests that that player wasn't really cheating etc.

  • #945

    I agree with Polar Bear. Cheats on the site cause terrible damage to results & morale of innocent & fair-players.

    After banning has occured of course site-members should be able to access this information !

    If it continues to be hidden/unavailable there is a loss-of-confidence in methods & how seriously this issue is being taken by the site.

  • #946
    gambit-man wrote:
    The_Istrian wrote:

    Well, sorry for my tart reply, but I was just "harping" on how the site was just fine the way it was....not looking for tech support....it just still seems unfamiliar after a month....maybe I'm just gettin' old...

    like myself.

    i just can't get used to it

    kco: "why not ? what do you find it so hard about it ? I didn't like it for a few days myself and by then I am ok with it."

     

    It's kinda like I was driving a '75 Cadillac at a comfortable cruising speed...all straight aways, no curves.....then all of a sudden I'm behind the wheel of a 2012 Porsche driving the roads of the French Riviera at 150km per hour....trying to get used to all the buttons and switches at the same time...I'll be OK....I'm just less patient than when I was younger....remember this...you will be where I'm at one day...hopefully...cheers.

  • #947

    I think the proper comparison would be nicely cruising along on a German Highway (without speed limits :p) in a comfortable sedan, versus being thrown on an Alpine road with hairpins in a rally-car with a sequential gearbox.

    Driving an Alpine road at speed can be fun, surely, but whatever your car, you get to damn near a screetching halt for a hairpin or you wont make it, and a sequential gearbox will slow you down for a long time. It takes ages to get used to something like that.

    Also, the car suddenly lacks baggage space and legroom, which appears to be a permanent feature :s.

  • #948

    DrPhil  

    I think the proper comparison would be nicely cruising along on a German Highway (without speed limits :p) in a comfortable sedan, versus being thrown on an Alpine road with hairpins in a rally-car with a sequential gearbox.

    Driving an Alpine road at speed can be fun, surely, but whatever your car, you get to damn near a screetching halt for a hairpin or you wont make it, and a sequential gearbox will slow you down for a long time. It takes ages to get used to something like that.

    Also, the car suddenly lacks baggage space and legroom, which appears to be a permanent feature :s.

     

    Great analogy, Dr. Phil.... :)))

  • #949
    DrPhil wrote:

    Also, the car suddenly lacks baggage space and legroom, which appears to be a permanent feature :s.

    That's because the boot is already overladen, causing the terrible handling

  • #950

    Interesting, Paul211... If you start here - http://www.chess.com/home/my_archive.html - the default selection on the drop-menu is "Recent Games" and that seems to be the only option where the Download PGN feature is hidden!?

    I'll look into it. But for the time being, if you change that setting to "Online Games" or something, you'll again see the controls required to get the PGN.

    Thanks

  • #951
    DeepGreene wrote:

    Interesting, Paul211... If you start here - http://www.chess.com/home/my_archive.html - the default selection on the drop-menu is "Recent Games" and that seems to be the only option where the Download PGN feature is hidden!?

    I'll look into it. But for the time being, if you change that setting to "Online Games" or something, you'll again see the controls required to get the PGN.

    Thanks

    Ok, the issue is that we can't mix Live and Online games into one PGN download at this time. "Recent Games" is such a mix. Like I said, maybe go to the Online Games option first to get your data.

  • #952

    Once again we come back to this decision to mix Live on Online games. Did anyone actually ask for this?

  • #953

    I certainly see no benefit in such a "blend"... apart from the site owners being able to brag that they have x million games in their database.

  • #954

    So we all have to put with this, without being asked, without being given a timetable and without having questions answered...for bragging rights?

  • #955

    Not against new-ideas in general but the overcomplication of the chess-browsing & navigation-features is (let's be honest) a total-disaster & detrimental to site-functionality.

    We are not babies & don't need picture-chessboards & information scattered over 3 different-pages. We need one page with quick & simple access to chess-in-progress,stats,explorer & games-archive.

    And whilst '' Live-Chess '' has been promoted vigorously last 6-months or so no business mixing this up with serious-chess.

  • #956

    Whilst browsing games keep coming across the following statement :

    user1_username is currently on vacation! 
    "Will be back soon" 

    What does this mean ? & How do I identify which of the players is on vacation ??

  • #957

    This is just a suggestion. It would be cool, if on "all stats", you could find a worse loss, instead of just a best win.

  • #958

    Oh God no, that would be embarrassing!!!  ^_^

  • #959
    enb wrote:

    This is just a suggestion. It would be cool, if on "all stats", you could find a worse loss, instead of just a best win.

    http://www.chess.com/echess/stats_demo/enb

    oddly there is a worst loss in the demo stats shown to free members...

  • #960
    BorgQueen wrote:

     Change is a part of life... you either adapt or you don't, but you can't expect everything to stay the same forever!

    its not unreasonable to expect things to NOT change for the worse when you have paid a subscription one year in advance !

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