News Month in Review: May 2020
What happened at in May? Month in Review: May 2020

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Hey, chess fans! Remember May? Well, before it recedes any further into the mists of time, let's shine a light on all the cool stuff that happened around the site last month...


Learning Themes

  • We made several changes to ensure Dark Mode looks good in move lists and analysis.
  • The menu for Puzzles Learning mode now arranges tactical themes in alphabetical order. 😍
  • Huge effort went into our new integrated Play page!
  • Added offline alerts for when someone challenges you to a Puzzle Battle!
  • You will now see a count of remaining characters to site-wide chat, if you approach the 500-character limit for a single post.
  • Also in the world of Chat, you can now hover on a message to see when it was sent!
  • Use links from saved analysis to create chess diagrams via the editor (in addition to regular game links like always)...

  • We removed outdated Lessons leaderboards
  • Improvements and fixes were implemented for Daily Chess Analysis mode.
  • We tweaked our horizontal-style move lists, allowing for more use of color to highlight moves.
  • We improved the look and size of the move-quality glyphs.
  • Added a way to subscribe to ChessTV email notifications right from ChessTV.
  • The images used for Quick Links on your Home page were improved.
  • Many cosmetic and other improvements were made to the Chess Today page.
  • We optimized the search function in Master Games
  • Also, we added a fun new game that lets you pit your own custom starting set-up vs an opponent's: Automate! You set 'em up. Stockfish knocks 'em down. The best starting configuration wins!
  • We did lots of work on some interesting upcoming releases and feature updates, including a fresh look for Lessons and soooo much more... Please stand by!


And on the Chess - Learn & Play app...

  • On your device, many links to website content and features may be opened via the app instead!
  • Open Challenges made a come-back to the app's new Play screen!

Fair Play & Sportsmanship

  • 117,510,747 games reviewed for fair play.
  • 4,882,865 accounts reviewed for fair play.
  • 14,216 accounts closed for fair play (including 24 titled players).
  • 577,801 abuse reports received.
  • 46,810 mute actions taken.
  • 38,299 individual accounts muted.
  • 16,395 accounts closed for abuse.

Member Support

  • Average time to first response: 3 days, 14 hours.
  • Total support responses: 28,548.
  • Average quality by member rating: 92.6 / 100.
  • Total ratings: 3,411.

Well, that's it for May—and there's so much going on in June to talk about! Until then, thanks for reading. See you next time!

⏮ April 2020・ 🗓・June 2020 

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