At the time of the incoming site update going live a few things will be removed, as documented in this thread.
"PlayTheImmortalGame.com" is to be retired. This skinned version of RHP was created in 2006 to help promote the book "The Immortal Game". Very few people use it now, and it creates additional work, so it will be vanishing
The domain will continue to redirect to RHP in the future.
"timeforchess.com", "chessatwork.com" and "redhotchess.com" all will continue with the new site.
A number of the supported "novelty" chess sets will be dropped. If you are one of the few people affected by this, you will be assigned another set by default. The list of culled sets will appear here shortly.
Originally posted by Russ "PlayTheImmortalGame.com" is to be retired. This skinned version of RHP was created in 2006 to help promote the book "The Immortal Game". Very few people use it now, and it creates additional work, so it will be vanishing
Esthetically, I think PTIG has the most eye appeal of all the versions offered.
Would you consider transplanting the blue skin to one of the versions being retained?
Originally posted by Russ The following will be refreshed with a new design, but will retain similarities with the original.
I have *only* used the newspaper set since coming to RHP 8+ years ago. It is the exact same set used in most chess books... It is as familiar as an old friend. One reason I like it is because it does not crowd the squares with the pieces, the board never gets a "cluttered" look because of this. I hope that the new set will not be vastly different, only having "similarities" to the old set is not good enough! PLEASE, please keep this set!!
I use all the screens at different times, and I'd like to see the blue stay too. Perhaps you could change the colour scheme on RedHotChess to that of the PTIG. Then we'd still have four different colour options.