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by sonrisante
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I am back, hopefully to stay!
Replies: 4
Views: 5774

Re: I am back, hopefully to stay!

Joshua, good to have you back.
I look forward to sparring with you again in some upcoming games.

Bob
by sonrisante
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: About signing up for the 2017 tournament...
Replies: 1
Views: 2986

About signing up for the 2017 tournament...

I've just signed up for the tournament; looking forward to participating again after missing a couple of years. I had thought I'd signed up the other day, but realized today I hadn't when I checked the list. This was because I had been prompted for a login and thought the signup would follow suit. A...
by sonrisante
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How long are challenges available?
Replies: 1
Views: 3240

How long are challenges available?

I have a couple of challenges that I've posted on the match board. How long will the challenges remain available to accept/start before aborting?

Thanks.
by sonrisante
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Ladders out of order these last few weeks...
Replies: 7
Views: 19645

.NET Applications

I notice the .aspx extension, which implies a .NET application. Sometimes .NET applications are slow to load the first time, since it's initializing the entire .NET framework and loading a lot into cache. Sometimes websites even time out. I just loaded the page and after about 30 seconds I got the c...
by sonrisante
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Ladders out of order these last few weeks...
Replies: 7
Views: 19645

.NET Applications

I notice the .aspx extension, which implies a .NET application. Sometimes .NET applications are slow to load the first time, since it's initializing the entire .NET framework and loading a lot into cache. Sometimes websites even time out. I just loaded the page and after about 30 seconds I got the c...
by sonrisante
Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A curious question...
Replies: 6
Views: 4865

I really apprciate this discussion. If I'm truly pinned, I am was often scaring it off, like dcroll said he did. In something as early as the dcroll example, where my knight is threatened but not pinned, I might make it into a pin in order to encourage the bishop to take the knight. If he takes the ...
by sonrisante
Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Annoying Practice!
Replies: 4
Views: 3706

I think this is a general issue with first-time players. Often people join the site and join games not realizing how slow these games are. I remember my first day I was not sure how to make the games start. Then, when my first game was accepted, I forgot how to log in again! Took me a while to get i...
by sonrisante
Sun May 03, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should you ever resign?
Replies: 41
Views: 20483

To Resign or Not To Resign, that is the Question

I am one of those who resign probably less than I should. I find the following: a) if someone resigns on me when I've got 2 moves to checkmate, it feels like they stole the win. I got credit for it, but I didn't get to actually perform the deed. So I don't like to steal that win from others. I guess...
by sonrisante
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Promotion to bishop
Replies: 7
Views: 25990

jsnyder : I think the point to the question was not whether promoting to bishop would be sufficient , but whether promoting to queen would be detrimental whereas bishop would be beneficial . Gregorgysi : I'm going to have to play out your scenario on a board because when I go through it mentally tr...
by sonrisante
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Humorus game
Replies: 2
Views: 13090

Thisis what is called the "chess dance" :-)
by sonrisante
Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Books, Software, and Websites
Topic: Rating History Comparison Chart (Excel Spreadsheet)
Replies: 0
Views: 9510

Rating History Comparison Chart (Excel Spreadsheet)

I've created a spreadsheet that downloads rating history for specified players and creates a chart comparing them. I first wanted something like this when I started a routine challenge with a chess-pal. We started at about the same level, and over time it was interesting to see how one would be up, ...
by sonrisante
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: A suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 13166

You are right, that's how it works for me too. I like your suggestion; it wasn't clear to me from your original post that you were talking about repeating "potential" moves. I like that idea too.
by sonrisante
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Conditional Moves
Replies: 3
Views: 14377

I like this idea; I would probably use it a lot for opening moves (if they do this, then I do that, etc.)

Seems like it would be very difficult to implement. :twisted:
by sonrisante
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: PDA version of net-chess.com
Replies: 6
Views: 21854

Greg: I now have a palm treo and really wish I could play net-chess from it. unfortunately the site doesn't work for various reasons, including size of layout and some other things. I've tried the "enhanced layout" feature but it doesn't seem to work well yet, and I'm not sure it would remove the is...
by sonrisante
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: opponents on-line
Replies: 2
Views: 11332

I like the idea. but don't think it is super-important. if you implemented it, I'd definitely use it. on the other hand, the purpose of the site is correspondence chess, and I sometimes force myself to logoff if I find myself plying interactively because I changes the mindset (and I find myself maki...
by sonrisante
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: reward timeouts
Replies: 9
Views: 29138

I agree with the frustration, but also agree with Greg's assessment. the only feasible way to implement this would be to limit games to non-provisional users. but this isn't good either because then everyone would choose that option and new users would have a hard time finding games to play.
by sonrisante
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: A suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 13166

need more info

I don't understand this feature enough to be able to vote on it. disabling the MOVE button I like, because sometimes I hit it accidentally. But don't the move buttons already work the way you describe?
by sonrisante
Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Flagged Games/Matches
Replies: 10
Views: 25057

Greg: I see that the NOTES column is now available in the My Games list. This is great; thanks for adding it. I'm noticing, however, that a lot of games that don't have notes are showing up with notes. I'm wondering if perhaps it's showing me my opponents' notes? Probably not, because they don't loo...
by sonrisante
Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Flagged Games/Matches
Replies: 10
Views: 25057

Greg:

It would be helpful if you could also add the NOTES column to the "My Games" list. The main page only lists the 10 games with the least amount of time left. The page with all my active moves is the one I tend to drive from, and having it on that page would be most helpful.

Thanks again.

Bob
by sonrisante
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Flagged Games/Matches
Replies: 10
Views: 25057

Excellent! Thanks Greg.
by sonrisante
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2007 TOURNAMENT STARTED?
Replies: 7
Views: 8215

Glad for the Delay

Greg: I for one was glad for the delayed start. I was late in registering; thanks for allowing me in! Although, I've looked at my match-mates and while I'm fairly proud of my mid-1700 rating, everyone else in my match is about 2200-or-so. So I guess it will be a quick-but-painful death for me. :-) R...
by sonrisante
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: PDA version of net-chess.com
Replies: 6
Views: 21854

Phone-size

I've been coveting a phone-size version, perhaps through WAP or something. PDA is nice, but I always have my phone with me.

Or email notation... send an email/sms with moves.

bob
by sonrisante
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Flagged Games/Matches
Replies: 10
Views: 25057

Flagged Games/Matches

Hi Greg. Here's an idea. I'd really like to be able to set a flag for either a game or a match. This flag should show up on all my lists, perhaps in it's own column or right alongside the game number. I would use this flag to note games I want to pay close attention to, so that when they show up in ...
by sonrisante
Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Rating History
Replies: 0
Views: 3691

Rating History

Hey, Greg: Just a note to say how I love the "new" rating history feature I just discovered. I don't know how long you've had it there, but I found it while browsing around today and I love it. I often lose track of my rating and get surprised when I see it at times, and wonder how I got there. Now ...
by sonrisante
Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Little popup boards
Replies: 8
Views: 8822

I think they're cute, but I've got a slow computer and i have to wait. If there were an option I could set to turn them off, I would do so, and that would allow those that like them to keep them on. :)
by sonrisante
Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Board contrast
Replies: 2
Views: 5817

Re: Board contrast

How can I change the board colors to make them with more of a contrast to print them out so the squares are more visible on paper? Thank you Jim Kostura If you're using IE, I think you can set your options to "include background graphics when printing" and this will do it. I'm sure NetScape and oth...
by sonrisante
Mon Dec 08, 2003 3:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2003 Feature request thread.
Replies: 12
Views: 19745

Notepad in My Games List

Have a look at it now. Hey Greg, That's a great feature. Can you also add it to the list of games ready for me to make a move? That's where I would find it most useful. In fact, I'd also like the ability to sort the games I have a move ready for. Sometimes I'm looking for a particular opponent, som...
by sonrisante
Mon Dec 08, 2003 3:15 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Recently completed games list.
Replies: 5
Views: 8808

Excellent

Greg, this is Excellent! Thanks for putting this in... it's been on my wish-list for a long time.

-Bob
by sonrisante
Fri Nov 21, 2003 12:17 am
Forum: Puzzles and Game Comentary
Topic: Puzzle: Mate in 5
Replies: 5
Views: 10745

mluka wrote:
keithstuart wrote:er whose move is it greg
I would guess White to move, since ...Qxd4 looks decisive otherwise.
Actually, black Qxd4 would put in check, but wouldn't be decisive.