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  1. Subscriber venda
    26 Jan '13 19:37
    Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong:-
    I go to the "get fen" link and copy and paste into the box which comes up when I go to the insert fen link on the forum post but I always get invalid fen.
    Pgn's work fine
  2. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No. 16
    26 Jan '13 19:58 / 1 edit

    I just did this with no problem. I cut and pasted the fen from one of my games and made sure there were no spaces at start and end of the fen info. between the bracket and the pasted text. In this case I did not use the link you mentioned, but just typed in the square brackets and the fen and /fen text.
  3. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No. 16
    26 Jan '13 20:20

    I did this one by using the "insert fen" link you mentioned. It seems to work as well.

    When you copied and pasted your fen string, did you happen to get a blank space in somehow, at the start or end of what you copied?
  4. Subscriber venda
    27 Jan '13 09:14 / 2 edits
    Sorry, I'm getting the terms confused.
    The Fens work for me also,it's the pgn's(interactive boards) that give the error.
    This it what it says in FAQ
    In order to display an interactive board within a forum post you will need to enter the following code when writing your post:

    As an example, to view the Immortal Game, you would post this :

    Well it worked, but the error message is still there!!
  5. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No. 16
    27 Jan '13 13:29 / 1 edit

    I just used copy and paste on this pgn and used the "insert pgn" link with no problems and I did not get any error messages or anything.

    I also did a copy and paste of the pgn of the immortal game shown in the FAQ and inserted it into another post and previewed it. That also worked with no problems and no messages.

    With the pgn you are originally having problems with, are you using a pgn from one of the games on this site, or are you copying it from elsewhere?
  6. Subscriber venda
    27 Jan '13 16:30
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    [pgn][Event "Challenge"] [Site ""] [Date "2013.01.26"] [Round "?"] [White "mwmiller"] [Black "opponent"] [WhiteRating "1312"] [BlackRating "1166"] [WhiteElo "1312"] [BlackElo "1166"] [Result "*"] [GameId "9807588"] 1. e4 e5 2. Ng1f3 Ng8f6 3. Nb1c3 d6 4. d4 d5 5. exd5 Nf6xd5 6. Nc3xd5 Qd8xd5 7. dxe5 *[/pgn]

    I just used copy and ...[text shortened]... m one of the games on this site, or are you copying it from elsewhere?
    From the site.
    It must be a slip of the fingers or something.
    Thanks anyway.
    At least I now know the principal is right.
    I vaguely remember another post where the poster said the pgn's don't always work.
  7. Standard member RevRSleeker
    08 Feb '13 02:53
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    If you're going to make a point then try to be concise, pick your 'chosen language' never know, you might even get a logical reply...
  8. Subscriber Ponderable
    08 Feb '13 12:39
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    * You ahve mnade three moves as yet. But complain about people using software support for winning?

    * You complain also about the sound of the notification?

    * Sorry if I misunderstood.