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by gmiller
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: All Ratings Will Be Reset to 1500 at end of year...
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: All Ratings Will Be Reset to 1500 at end of year...

If the ratings there are out of whack, resetting them all to 1500 and letting them adjust naturally is a pretty bad way of trying to fix it. They could run a simulation as if they reset every rating to 1500 at some certain point in the past, then use all of the past games to update the ratings. Taki...
by gmiller
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Email Notifications
Replies: 15
Views: 6095

Re: Email Notifications

It looks like Yahoo is blocking it. You can try complaining to Yahoo Mail about it, though I doubt anyone will actually read it. Nov 22 19:30:00 net-chess postfix/smtp[32395]: B394C13B8AA: to=<**********@yahoo.com>, relay=mta7.am0.yahoodns.net[98.136.96.91]:25, delay=197924, delays=197917/2/5.2/0.04...
by gmiller
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT...
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT...

I've watched it since I posted that. Great series. Kasparov and Pandolfini were advisors on the positions and games shown in the movie, and lots of people are analyzing them on Youtube.
by gmiller
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Email Notifications
Replies: 15
Views: 6095

Re: Email Notifications

They are still being sent, so they must be getting blocked on the receiving end.
by gmiller
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sign up for the Net-Chess 2021 Open
Replies: 0
Views: 772

Sign up for the Net-Chess 2021 Open

Details are on the tournament page
by gmiller
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Round 3 of the 2020 Net-Chess Open
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Round 3 of the 2020 Net-Chess Open

Round 3 will start on Nov 15
by gmiller
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT...
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT...

Heard about this, what is it about?
by gmiller
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Unable to queen the pawn using Chrome browser
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Unable to queen the pawn using Chrome browser

Give it a try now.
by gmiller
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Unable to queen the pawn using Chrome browser
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Unable to queen the pawn using Chrome browser

Are you using the new board or one of the old ones? The old ones won't show the pawn turn to a queen, but it'll show after you submit the move.
by gmiller
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New Chess Board Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: New Chess Board Layout

It looks like the edit profile page defaults to "experimental" if you've never selected an interface preference before. So if you edit anything on your profile you end up with the new interface, so I'll need to fix that. I have uploaded my latest changes to the new layout for those that want to try ...
by gmiller
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New Chess Board Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: New Chess Board Layout

Thanks for the feedback gcohen. It is still a work in progress. I'm not sure how people would be getting set to the new board. To set it back, go to the "My Profile" link on the home page and set the interface preference to anything but "Experimental".
by gmiller
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Round 2 of the 2020 Net-Chess Open will start Jul 5
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Re: Round 2 of the 2020 Net-Chess Open will start Jul 5

Due to some server issues, the next round will start later tonight.
by gmiller
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Round 2 of the 2020 Net-Chess Open will start Jul 5
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Round 2 of the 2020 Net-Chess Open will start Jul 5

Round 2 of the 2020 Net-Chess Open will start Jul 5
by gmiller
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: old interface
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: old interface

My bad, I saw your other post and thought it was about something else, and didn't see your new posts. Yes, there was an issue with the new interface when it came to promoting a pawn, which I recently fixed. Another issue is with the comments, which I hope to have fixed in the next couple of days. Pl...
by gmiller
Mon May 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rating Inflation
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Rating Inflation

The best way to see if your rating is inflated is to look at the expected performance graph in your rating history. If you're loosing more than expected, then your rating is inflated, of course you'll naturally loose points until it becomes more representative of your actual performance. It's import...
by gmiller
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Congratulations to rosenmud for winning the 2019 Net-Chess Open
Replies: 0
Views: 685

Congratulations to rosenmud for winning the 2019 Net-Chess Open

Congratulations on rosenmud's second time winning the Net-Chess Open!
by gmiller
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The 2020 Net-Chess Open will start on 2/16
Replies: 0
Views: 907

The 2020 Net-Chess Open will start on 2/16

The 2020 Net-Chess Open will start on 2/16
by gmiller
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Download Yearly PGNs
Replies: 28
Views: 40467

Re: Download Yearly PGNs

It's up now, thanks.
by gmiller
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Join the 2020 Net-Chess Open
Replies: 0
Views: 1122

Join the 2020 Net-Chess Open

Join the 2020 Net-Chess open by clicking the link in the navigation pane on the home page. Finalists from the 2019 tournament will receive a bye in to round two, but must still sign up for the tournament.
by gmiller
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Round 3 of the 2019 Net-Chess Open
Replies: 0
Views: 864

Round 3 of the 2019 Net-Chess Open

Round 3 will start on Dec 29.
by gmiller
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Game not working
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Game not working

Thanks, I'll look into both the e-mail and move issue.
by gmiller
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Download Games not working
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Re: Download Games not working

Should be fixed now, thanks for pointing it out.
by gmiller
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why One Game/Move At A Time ...?
Replies: 6
Views: 2223

Re: Why One Game/Move At A Time ...?

I figure it's from the list being too long and it places recently moved "Rather than" lowest time. The list on the home page is sorted by the least amount of time left, so if they're not moving in a game it will eventually make it to the top of that list. The list displayed after you make a move is...
by gmiller
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Joining Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 957

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: 1686

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: 1686

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: 957

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: 1301

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: 2341

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: 2341

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: 1054

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: 26263

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: 26263

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: 26263

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: 1541

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: 1260

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: 2136

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: 2136

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: 1408

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: 3508

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: 3508

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: 1342

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: 26263

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: 26263

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: 26263

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: 1774

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: 1428

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: 2940

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: 1725

Re: Timeouts

The automatic timeout process runs once per day (about 3am Eastern time). Has the game timed out now?