I have around 10 '' issues or problems '' that are causing difficulty with the site-redesign. I only consider one of those to be urgent & plan to submit the rest for reply via help/support ticket when things are less busy.
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...
i just can't get used to it
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.
can't point the finger at anything in particular, i've now forgotten how the old style looked, i just can't.
maybe like the istrian, maybe i'm just getting old. things just ain't the same any more
How old are you GM?
If you can't point your finger at something specific, then what, exactly, do you expect anyone to do?? Change is a part of life... you either adapt or you don't, but you can't expect everything to stay the same forever!
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)
This actually happens quite often. Whoever is in charge of the puzzles needs to check that it works every time!!
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.... :)))
That's because the boot is already overladen, causing the terrible handling
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.
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.
Once again we come back to this decision to mix Live on Online games. Did anyone actually ask for this?
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.
So we all have to put with this, without being asked, without being given a timetable and without having questions answered...for bragging rights?
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.
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 ??
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.