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v3 questions

  • #1

    hopefully, this topic can be used for many of us with questions. i have recently been trying to get used to it (until v4 arrives) and, today, when i went to live chess, there was no graph for me to choose whom to play. is this feature no longer available?

    (forgive me if this topic has been addressed already. i went through about 4 pages in h & s prior to starting this and saw nothing similar)

  • #2

    is there any way to get rid of the "consider following" on the home page? it's annoying.

  • #3

    has the preview of our posts not been brought to v3? 

  • #4

    All good questions. Did chess.com ever produce a tutorial video on how to do this or that in V3 (especially for major functions & site navigation)? Most of what keeps me using V2 is the inability to find anything.

  • #5

    I can't stand v3. Just spent about five minutes there and switched back to v2. It's just counterintuitive.

  • #6
    AlCzervik wrote:

    when i went to live chess, there was no graph for me to choose whom to play. is this feature no longer available?

    The graph is shown when you click on "Open Challenges". It only shows those challenges that haven't been automatched, so it often seems a bit sparse, but if you create your own challenge, those generally get matched up to a game pretty quickly.

    Unfortunately, I'm not sure what you mean by "Consider following" - I don't think I've ever experienced that myself, but it may be something to do with my membership level or what my home page theme is.

    There's definitely no Post Preview any more.

  • #7

    And while we're at it - it would be nice to have a clearly visible button of "forums that I created" - like you have at v2. 

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  • #9
    david wrote:

    Unfortunately, I'm not sure what you mean by "Consider following" - I don't think I've ever experienced that myself, but it may be something to do with my membership level or what my home page theme is.

     

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  • #10

    Yes, there is all this chatter recommended to follow that I can't seem to unfollow.

  • #11

    I hope you pioneers of V3 clear the forest before I am forced to go there.

  • #12

    it would be nice if we were able to go to topics we have started, on our home page, as solskytz  has mentioned, instead of going through all topics where we have posted.

    another issue is a vote chess game where i can't seem to find the analysis. when i click on the button for it, it shows previous moves, instead of what the function should be-allowing us to go through moves.

  • #13

    so, david, i have found the graph and just looked for live games and found only two. 

    two? i compare this to when i would look for games on v2. there were many. the site seems to not be as interactive as claimed.

  • #14

    we also have advertisements from cc asking us to take part in whatever the site is selling at the top of the page. while asking consumers to opt-out of ads or emails has become the norm, it isn't received well on a site dedicated to the game. when most of us come to cc, we don't want extraneous crap on the screen that just pisses us off. 

  • #15
    AlCzervik wrote:
    david wrote:

    Unfortunately, I'm not sure what you mean by "Consider following" - I don't think I've ever experienced that myself, but it may be something to do with my membership level or what my home page theme is.

     

    Ah, okay - I see that now. I gather that if you choose to not follow any of those folks that it just presents a list of more people to follow/unfollow? I assume that adding the option to turn that off would be something we'd need to ask in the Site Suggestions & Feedback category - I've had a look in my Profile settings and there doesn't seem to be one already there. 

  • #16
    AlCzervik wrote:

    so, david, i have found the graph and just looked for live games and found only two. 

    two? i compare this to when i would look for games on v2. there were many. the site seems to not be as interactive as claimed.

    Yeah, that's what I meant when I said earlier that the graph seems a lot sparser than it used to - as I said earlier, I think the graph doesn't show seeks that are less than a certain time period old; I'm not sure what that time frame is, but if you create a challenge, you'll almost always be matched with someone much more quickly than the graph might suggest. Unless it's some sort of very specific time control with a much smaller audience, of course, rather than the more "standard" time controls that are easily accessed through the various buttons.

  • #17
    AlCzervik wrote:

    we also have advertisements from cc asking us to take part in whatever the site is selling at the top of the page. while asking consumers to opt-out of ads or emails has become the norm, it isn't received well on a site dedicated to the game. when most of us come to cc, we don't want extraneous crap on the screen that just pisses us off. 

    I clicked on the X and it went away - presumably it will come back at some point in the future? Maybe we need some way of collating the changes people are asking for - I've seen other systems where people can vote for features they want, which helps the development decisions on what to include in the next version

  • #18

    thanks for your feedback, david, as a staff member. it's what i would expect in h & s. 

    a wonder may of us have is the input those like you, that respond, have on implementation, or, at the least, have a voice in the room, so to speak. 

  • #19
    AlCzervik wrote:

    it would be nice if we were able to go to topics we have started, on our home page, as solskytz  has mentioned, instead of going through all topics where we have posted.

    You can see threads you started on the hompage by clicking on 'following' and changing to 'my activity'.

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  • #20
    AlCzervik wrote:

    a wonder many of us have is the input those like you, that respond, have on implementation, or, at the least, have a voice in the room, so to speak. 

    In my experience: very little, I'm afraid. There are members of the development team who participate in the forums from time to time, like @termleech and @tyler, who would have a more direct influence on features, and sometimes various individuals have a personal connection with Erik or Danny or someone else in a position of influence and can suggest things to them off line, but we're all a bit removed from the nuts and bolts of development.

    Chess.com uses a Slack collaboration channel for internal team communication and the moderators have their own channel there - we (or at least I know I) should hang out more there to stay in better touch with the rest of the Staff.

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