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  1. Donation ReelEmInReid
    Just lost
    05 Dec '02 14:27
    Hi,

    Is it possible to add a small analysis board to the play game page (or perhaps
    put in on another page)? I mean a board where you can move the pieces around
    indefinitely to look at variations.

    I don't know if this has been suggested before. Apparently other sites have this
    feature and it might help with that bug some people have seen where the first
    move they make is taken mistakenly as their move.

    Just an idea.

    John.
  2. Donation Rhymester
    and RedHotTed
    05 Dec '02 15:05
    Yes John, there have been all sorts of suggestions along these lines.

    What I'd like to see would be the ability to start off a game and to be
    able to act as both players. This would enable the better players on
    this site (not me!) to enter 'instructional' games for teaching purposes
    or just for others to comment on. These 'games' could be flagged up
    as 'Teaching' or something and would of course be outside of the
    rating system.

    Along the same lines, and something which has been sugggested
    before, would be the chance to set up boards some moves into classic
    openings or just interesting positions and to allow the players to
    continue from there.

    Rhymester
  3. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    05 Dec '02 17:14 / 2 edits
    I just can't duplicate the move 'bug'.

    Not sure if I have asked everyone this before, but those of you who
    have seen this problem, are you AOL users using the AOL
    browser?

    The custom game feature is on the cards.
    Starting a game by either pasting in a FEN or using a little page/tool
    to generate them. These games will not be rated, of course.

    Not sure about the demand for any tutoring modes, so that is not
    really being considered at the moment.

    -Russ
  4. Donation Rhymester
    and RedHotTed
    06 Dec '02 09:43
    Yes Russ, I'm on a PC, Windows 98, using the AOL 7 software and
    browser most of the time.

    I occasionally use my Mac, System 9.2, AOL 4 with Netscape 7.
    Can't recall if it's ever happened on this system though.

    Rhymester