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by gmiller
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Joining Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Joining Problem

They did get added to the site, just not added to the forum. There were actually two, so I deleted them so they can rejoin and get added to the forum as normal. The issue was apparently an upgrade to the forum added some new fields to the database that couldn't be left blank. Thanks for pointing it ...
by gmiller
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can't convert pawn to Queen
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Can't convert pawn to Queen

You make the change in your profile:
http://www.net-chess.com/profileedit.php
by gmiller
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can't convert pawn to Queen
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Can't convert pawn to Queen

I assume you're using the new board layout, looks like it might be a bug. Switch to the old layout to do the promotion if I don't get it fixed quickly.
by gmiller
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Round 2, 2019 Open
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Round 2, 2019 Open

That was my bad, I'll be starting it tomorrow. I was out of town when it was supposed to start and not thinking about it.
by gmiller
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Round 2 of the 2019 Net-Chess Open will start Jul 9
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Round 2 of the 2019 Net-Chess Open will start Jul 9

Round 2 of the 2019 Net-Chess Open will start Jul 9
by gmiller
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rating ceiling and floor.
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Rating ceiling and floor.

You can turn off the rating floor in your profile. Looking at a lot of his time-outs they're games he would have lost anyway.
by gmiller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rating ceiling and floor.
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Rating ceiling and floor.

Yea, I had to institute a ceiling because some players had manipulated their ratings to be over a billion. I also avoid making any fuss over the highest rated players. I know it sucks, because that can be a driving factor for some to inspire people to try a little harder. But without a ceiling somew...
by gmiller
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: David White
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: David White

I wish I knew. He dropped out of the tournament in 2014 due to health reasons. Last time he checked back in was a couple of years ago.
by gmiller
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 21665

Re: MY ONE WISH

Yea, that's one issue I'm working on. It only shows up if your opponent has put in a comment.
by gmiller
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 21665

Re: MY ONE WISH

On the main page, click "My Profile", at the bottom click "Edit My Profile", it's the 3rd option from the bottom.
by gmiller
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 21665

Re: MY ONE WISH

If you want to try out the new board, go to your profile and change the "Interface Preference" to "Experimental". I've been using it for the past couple of weeks. Still a couple of rough spots to work out, mainly around the comments and the notepad. It will eventually become the default.
by gmiller
Sun May 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Games not rated
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Games not rated

Those games were unrated games.
by gmiller
Sun May 12, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 20 Years of Net-Chess
Replies: 0
Views: 312

20 Years of Net-Chess

Looks like I missed the official date. As of March 19, 2019 Net-Chess is 20 years old.
by gmiller
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Login Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Login Problems

The database process has been crashing on a somewhat regular basis for the past week or so, which is causing the login issues. I'm still looking in to why.
by gmiller
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Login Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Login Problems

We have had some recent issues with the database going down, but that should not result in the error you're seeing below. If you can get to the forum to post a message, you shouldn't be getting network errors on other parts of the site. Employers usually block this site since it's a gaming site, so ...
by gmiller
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Congratulations to dfourandwin for winning the 2018 Net-Chess Open.
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Congratulations to dfourandwin for winning the 2018 Net-Chess Open.

dfourandwin takes his second Net-Chess open win, loosing 0 games.
by gmiller
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: HPI Identity Leak Checker
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: HPI Identity Leak Checker

Yes those are weak. An actual secure password comprised of all printable ASCII characters chosen purely at random would need to be 39 characters long to meet today's definition of secure (256 bits of entropy). That's pretty much impossible for humans to memorize. What most people do who are that con...
by gmiller
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: HPI Identity Leak Checker
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: HPI Identity Leak Checker

The forum uses MD5. While it has weaknesses none of them apply to password storage, and there are "better" algorithms for password storage but none of them are actually good. The problem with all password hashing algorithms is that the passwords people choose are so weak there is no practical method...
by gmiller
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The 2019 Net-Chess Open will start Feb 10
Replies: 0
Views: 500

The 2019 Net-Chess Open will start Feb 10

The 2019 Net-Chess Open will start Feb 10
by gmiller
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 21665

Re: MY ONE WISH

The old versions will still be available. Odds are, if it doesn't support const and let, there's a lot of other stuff it won't support.
by gmiller
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 21665

Re: MY ONE WISH

It doesn't work for me (I only see the brown background without any pieces or board) Please don't forget to make an option for using the old display. Would be nice if this option could be a permanent flag, not like the current old display :) Hmm, which browser are you using? Works in Chrome, IE, Fi...
by gmiller
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 21665

Re: MY ONE WISH

Made some updates:
http://www.net-chess.com/newboard/test.html

A handful more TODO's and it should be ready.
by gmiller
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Join the 2019 Net-Chess Open
Replies: 0
Views: 867

Join the 2019 Net-Chess Open

Join the 2019 Net-Chess open on the Tournament Page

Also, follow along with the final round of the 2018 tournament which has just started.
by gmiller
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Round 3 of the 2018 Net-Chess Open
Replies: 0
Views: 655

Round 3 of the 2018 Net-Chess Open

Round 3 will start Nov 25.
by gmiller
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: chess.com
Replies: 1
Views: 1894

Re: chess.com

People hate change.
https://xkcd.com/1172/
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by gmiller
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Timeouts
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Timeouts

The automatic timeout process runs once per day (about 3am Eastern time). Has the game timed out now?
by gmiller
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: I lost my lifetime membership at...
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: I lost my lifetime membership at...

You still have one here ;)
by gmiller
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New Games.
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: New Games.

The left bar turns into a menu if your screen is less than about 500 pixels wide, so if you're on a desktop making the window bigger will bring it back.
by gmiller
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New Games.
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: New Games.

Not exactly sure what you're referring to. You'll receive an e-mail when a new game starts. You can also go to the "All My Games" link and see all of your games, anything on move 1 is new.
by gmiller
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Turing’s Machine
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Turing’s Machine

irrawang wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:05 am
I updated my iPad and now it claimed that this site is unsecured. Do I need to worry?
It's just pointing out that this site uses http rather than https, that's the way it's always been.
by gmiller
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Email Notifications
Replies: 11
Views: 3090

Re: Email Notifications

Your ISP is blocking them. It looks like if you use the URL below you can open a ticket to have them let it through. Aug 9 07:03:35 net-chess postfix/smtp[26293]: 6903D13B89A: to=<************>, relay=mx3.mail.icloud.com[17.142.163.12]:25, delay=1.6, delays=0.01/0.85/0.3/0.47, dsn=5.7.0, status=boun...
by gmiller
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Match requiring a minimum rating
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Match requiring a minimum rating

His rating probably dropped after he joined the match. The issue with allowing people to block people with a lot of time out is that everyone would do it, and those people would never be able to play with that account again, so they'd just create a new account. At least with the current system you k...
by gmiller
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Email Notifications
Replies: 11
Views: 3090

Re: Email Notifications

Ah ha! Mystery solved.
by gmiller
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Play A Lifer!
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Play A Lifer!

You probably have to go there. A friend of mine organized a tournament in a prison once per year where people from outside were allowed to come in and play against the inmates. I never managed to make one :(
by gmiller
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Round 2 of the Net-Chess Open will start on Jul 15
Replies: 0
Views: 1095

Round 2 of the Net-Chess Open will start on Jul 15

Round 2 of the Net-Chess Open will start on Jul 15
by gmiller
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Email Notifications
Replies: 11
Views: 3090

Re: Email Notifications

It's working for me. Anyone else have issues?
by gmiller
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Draw Offer Cleared with Reset
Replies: 6
Views: 8710

Re: Draw Offer Cleared with Reset

There should not be a space between the two words.
by gmiller
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Draw Offer Cleared with Reset
Replies: 6
Views: 8710

Re: Draw Offer Cleared with Reset

I'll put this in the updated board I'm "working" on, at least I hope to get some time to work on it soon.
by gmiller
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Forfeits and move time limit
Replies: 6
Views: 8875

Re: Forfeits and move time limit

A flag button wouldn't be a bad idea. For abandoned games, I've usually just decreased their time to about 10 days so they time out soon, but I've been considering the idea of flagging the game as abandoned, and forcing the player to make a move before they can do anything else in any other games.
by gmiller
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Follow tournaments?
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Re: Follow tournaments?

We don't have that feature, but it's a good idea.
by gmiller
Thu May 31, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum update
Replies: 1
Views: 1210

Forum update

The old forum is back.
by gmiller
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Where can we find the site ratings/rankings?
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Where can we find the site ratings/rankings?

I do not publish a list of the highest rated players anymore. When I did, it just encouraged people to sign up with multiple fake accounts to manipulate their ratings.
by gmiller
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Forgot the Net-Chess birthday again.
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Forgot the Net-Chess birthday again.

Site is 19 now.
by gmiller
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: i object
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Re: i object

The standard time control here is 30 days + 2 days per move, and that's what that game is set to. You can create a match with no add time if you want.
by gmiller
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: GAME RESULT NOT RATED
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

Re: GAME RESULT NOT RATED

I never was able to figure out why it wasn't rated the first time.
by gmiller
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: GAME RESULT NOT RATED
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

Re: GAME RESULT NOT RATED

Do you have the game ID?
by gmiller
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 21665

Re: MY ONE WISH

I couldn't imagine setting up a board for every move. But, for those that do, starting with a bigger board on the screen will help them too.
by gmiller
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 25
Views: 21665

Re: MY ONE WISH

I've made some updates, so try them out. If everything goes well, I might be able to turn it on as 'experimental' within the next week or so.
by gmiller
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The 2018 Net-Chess Open Will Start Feb 4
Replies: 0
Views: 2366

The 2018 Net-Chess Open Will Start Feb 4

The 2018 Net-Chess Open Will Start Feb 4