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by gmiller
Sun May 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Games not rated
Replies: 3
Views: 9

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: 51

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: 128

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: 128

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: 84

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: 5
Views: 305

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: 5
Views: 305

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: 319

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: 20
Views: 20790

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: 20
Views: 20790

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: 20
Views: 20790

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: 649

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: 497

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: 1726

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: 525

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: 599

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: 824

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: 824

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: 655

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: 2506

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: 781

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: 2506

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: 1221

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: 976

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: 2506

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: 8275

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: 8275

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: 8377

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: 825

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: 1091

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: 1015

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: 1016

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: 1314

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: 2159

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: 2159

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: 20
Views: 20790

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: 20
Views: 20790

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: 2271

The 2018 Net-Chess Open Will Start Feb 4

The 2018 Net-Chess Open Will Start Feb 4
by gmiller
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Download Yearly PGNs
Replies: 25
Views: 34685

Re: Download Yearly PGNs

Done.
by gmiller
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Domain name expiry
Replies: 6
Views: 5729

Re: Domain name expiry

It'd be at least a matter of the cost of the domain name, and the server it's running on, plus at least a little human administration. I didn't think there was much activity on them, if there really is a significant amount of interest I can run them from the net-chess.com server.
by gmiller
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Domain name expiry
Replies: 6
Views: 5729

Re: Domain name expiry

They'll go away. I already removed them from the home page, but they'll still work until the domain expires.
by gmiller
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: MY ONE WISH
Replies: 20
Views: 20790

Re: MY ONE WISH

I'm working on it. Moving into a new house and trying to move the whole site to a new server first to take care of the recent crash issues we've had. If it helps, most browsers have a zoom feature, usually accessed by holding the control key and using the mouse scroll wheel.
by gmiller
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Domain name expiry
Replies: 6
Views: 5729

Re: Domain name expiry

Thanks Mike.
by gmiller
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Round 3 of the 2017 Net-Chess Open
Replies: 1
Views: 3523

Re: Round 3 of the 2017 Net-Chess Open

There was an issue with the server last night, so the next round will be started tonight.
by gmiller
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Join the 2018 Net-Chess Open
Replies: 0
Views: 2714

Join the 2018 Net-Chess Open

Details are on the 2018 Tournament Page
by gmiller
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Round 3 of the 2017 Net-Chess Open
Replies: 1
Views: 3523

Round 3 of the 2017 Net-Chess Open

Round 3 will start on Dec 10
by gmiller
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Results not shown.
Replies: 4
Views: 3260

Re: Results not shown.

Thanks, I've found the issue, it might take me a few days to get the missing ones added back though.
by gmiller
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Results not shown.
Replies: 4
Views: 3260

Re: Results not shown.

That game is still in progress.
by gmiller
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server upgrade
Replies: 0
Views: 2129

Server upgrade

We'll be moving to a new server over the next couple of weeks. For the most part you shouldn't recognize any significant changes, the site will be unavailable for about an hour or so during the final move. The upgrade should provide more stability.