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    Hi everyone. I have some suggestions for all your correspondence threads.

    - Say you start a thread with an open challenge to play a correspondence game. Example threads would be called Up for a game anyone? or Pic vs anyone. To anyone but the players, it is unclear who is playing who in both cases. I think it's a good idea to rename your thread in such a case to include both player names.
    The thread starter can rename the thread by editing the first post of the thread. Also, I'm able to do so.
    Note that I have renamed the aforementioned threads to include the player names in (White - Black) format.
    - Another suggestion I'd like to offer. I've noticed that in the game threads, only one move is posted (possibly with comments). For me (again as outsider) it is hard to follow the game. I would imagine that it would get a little foggy to the players as well if you don't have the exact board position/movelist at hand or in mind.
    I would suggest players keep (and update as they go) a complete movelist.
    So for example:

    Originally posted by sample
    1st post (white):
    1. e4
    _______________________

    2nd post (black):
    1. e4 e5
    _______________________

    3rd post (white):
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
    _______________________

    4th post (black)
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6
    _______________________

    5th post (white)
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5
    _______________________
    etc..
    I would be happy to post movelists of the games already in progress if anyone doesn't feel up to backtracking through the game (though for some games the first move(s) seem to be missing). It would definitely help to outsiders to follow your games.
    (Note: If any of the players in the threads mentioned want their threads renamed back to the original, inform me and I will do that immediately)


    There you have it folks. Let me hear what you think.

  • Perseus
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    Originally posted by B. Jensen View Post
    I tried to rename the thread with my new game against CookieMonster, but I only managed to rename the title of the first post, while the name of the thread itself is unchanged. Are you sure that the thread starter can rename the thread? If so, how? If not, please will a moderator do it?
    I've tested it, it should work.. maybe it's something in the auto-sticky-post in that section.. :unsure:

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  • B. Jensen
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    Originally posted by Perseus View Post
    Hi everyone. I have some suggestions for all your correspondence threads.

    - Say you start a thread with an open challenge to play a correspondence game. Example threads would be called Up for a game anyone? or Pic vs anyone. To anyone but the players, it is unclear who is playing who in both cases. I think it's a good idea to rename your thread in such a case to include both player names.
    The thread starter can rename the thread by editing the first post of the thread. Also, I'm able to do so.
    I tried to rename the thread with my new game against CookieMonster, but I only managed to rename the title of the first post, while the name of the thread itself is unchanged. Are you sure that the thread starter can rename the thread? If so, how? If not, please will a moderator do it?
    Last edited by B. Jensen; 06-12-2012, 08:35 PM. Reason: Typo

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  • Perseus
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    Preferably not in this thread. We had a thread here somewhere, must've been deleted. Here's a new one:

    http://www.chessforums.org/correspon...sts-seeks.html

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  • rjmrjm
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    That's a good idea - or if the game is then posted in the Game Analysis forum then that could be linked to so the discussion can continue.


    ps: Following my earlier questions - should I just make a challenge in this thread or is that not what this thread is for?

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  • YCPL
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    It would be good that, on the end of a game, one of the players posts the game (pgn)

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  • rjmrjm
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    Originally posted by Perseus View Post
    Another thing I'd add, pust your game challenges in this thread:

    http://www.chessforums.org/correspon...ence-game.html

    Wait for a confirmation of a challenge accepted and create the thread stating both players.
    This link doesn't seem to work any more - am I just blind to be missing the challenge thread?

    EDIT: Basically, I want to make a couple of challenges and start a couple of correspondence games - where should I post this?
    Last edited by rjmrjm; 12-16-2010, 11:47 PM.

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  • granturismo4ad
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    A suggestion:

    Please offer challenges to a specific person by PM and not by nudging into an already-in-progress game.

    Just throwing this idea out there, as I've seen it happen in a few threads before.

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  • uhkam
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    This is just a suggestion, but like in my Chess Variants - topic, if you want to play variation, you should say that in topic name and in the first post, like: Anyone wants to play Weak! ? or Chess960: me vs anyone.

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  • Perseus
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    Another thing I'd add, pust your game challenges in this thread:

    http://www.chessforums.org/correspon...ence-game.html

    Wait for a confirmation of a challenge accepted and create the thread stating both players.

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  • Perseus
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    I ran into that little glitch myself posting this thread actually. I run both Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 as a backup, when I started the thread I had Firefox on, now I can't see the top post here. I too haven't encountered such a problem anywhere else.
    I just hit backspace, copied my post's content and pasted it in the quick reply box.

    Your game with NitrousPeak lacked a 1st post too. I edited Nitrous' post and that worked .

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  • BrillatSavarin
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    Sounds good to me ...

    Sounds good Perseus. I have noted on a couple of occasions that on some threads I can't see the first post (even if its mine!). I'm 99 percent sure this is a problem with the site, how the site interacts with my browser or something similar, as I don't have this problem anywhere else I end up at on the Internet.

    So until I have some understanding of why this is happening, I won't be able to edit or rename some threads I started (I think). Thanks for your suggestions and your attention to our games!


    BrillatSavarin

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  • Perseus
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    Hi everyone. I have some suggestions for all your correspondence threads.

    - Say you start a thread with an open challenge to play a correspondence game. Example threads would be called Up for a game anyone? or Pic vs anyone. To anyone but the players, it is unclear who is playing who in both cases. I think it's a good idea to rename your thread in such a case to include both player names.
    The thread starter can rename the thread by editing the first post of the thread. Also, I'm able to do so.
    Note that I have renamed the aforementioned threads to include the player names in (White - Black) format. In this case: Up for a game anyone? (NitrousPeak - BrillatSavarin) and Pic vs anyone (Pic - Centaur).
    - Another suggestion I'd like to offer. I've noticed that in the game threads, only one move is posted (possibly with comments). For me (again as outsider) it is hard to follow the game. I would imagine that it would get a little foggy to the players as well if you don't have the exact board position/movelist at hand or in mind.
    I would suggest players keep (and update as they go) a complete movelist.
    So for example:

    Originally posted by sample
    1st post (white):
    1. e4
    _______________________

    2nd post (black):
    1. e4 e5
    _______________________

    3rd post (white):
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
    _______________________

    4th post (black)
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6
    _______________________

    5th post (white)
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5
    _______________________
    etc..
    I would be happy to post movelists of the games already in progress if anyone doesn't feel up to backtracking through the game (though for some games the first move(s) seem to be missing). It would definitely help to outsiders to follow your games.
    (Note: If any of the players in the threads mentioned want their threads renamed back to the original, inform me and I will do that immediately)


    There you have it folks. Let me hear what you think.
    Last edited by Perseus; 10-13-2007, 06:45 PM.

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