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  1. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    18 Dec '03 09:03
    at present i understand there is a next-waiting-game pointer. it points to the next game in which a move needs to be made.

    if instead it pointed to the game after next, then people like myself who play fast and only have dial up, could have one browser to play a game in, while another browser is receiving the next position. Then when i hit move in that first browser it will skip the game already set up in my other browser.
  2. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    19 Dec '03 22:24
    Russ? does this make any sense to you?
  3. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    19 Dec '03 22:28
    Yes - it makes sense - but I'm not sure it is something I would want to implement.

    Why not do this. Show the complete list of your games on the 'My Games' page.

    Then, if you use IE, hold shift then click each game in turn.

    Each will pop up in a new browser - solving your problem.

    -Russ
  4. 19 Dec '03 22:43
    Originally posted by Russ
    Then, if you use IE, hold shift then click each game in turn.

    Each will pop up in a new browser - solving your problem.

    -Russ
    With Mozilla it's even better: right click the game you want to play and choose "Open Link in New Tab". No new window, everything in the same window.

    After the second tab is opened, you don't need the right click, all you have to do is to drag the link from the "My Games" page to the tab of the game you just played a move, and it will be opened in that tab.

    You can even have more tabs opened, one with "My Games", other with the game you are playing a move, and other to your favorite Forum, and other to the "Open Invites" or "Find Player", or in "Help", or in http://chess.about.com/library/ble50ndx.htm?PM=ss13_chess.

    After all your favorites tabs are openned, you can bookmark the set of tabs, instead of only a site. So, when you click on that link in your bookmark, all that set of tabs and associated pages will be opened to you.
  5. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    19 Dec '03 23:33
    Originally posted by cesarakg
    After all your favorites tabs are openned, you can bookmark the set of tabs, instead of only a site. So, when you click on that link in your bookmark, all that set of tabs and associated pages will be opened to you.
    I must admit, despite using Firebird myself for development, I have not discovered this feature. And I have to agree, that is VERY cool.

    -Russ
  6. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    19 Dec '03 23:40
    Originally posted by Russ
    Yes - it makes sense - but I'm not sure it is something I would want to implement.

    Why not do this. Show the complete list of your games on the 'My Games' page.

    Then, if you use IE, hold shift then click each game in turn.

    Each will pop up in a new browser - solving your problem.

    -Russ
    Yes i see what you are saying, i can reduce my wait time this way - but 60 browsers opened up simultaneously all need to be closed afterwards and it gets mighty confusing.

    But anyway it doesn't really matter - i should just take my time and give my opponents a better game.

    p.s. what i do at the moment is read forums or organise my clan while waiting for the "game waiting" - thank buddha for them!
  7. 02 Jan '04 22:06
    Russ-

    Just a quick Q regarding page titles on RHP.. any particular reason for having the same HTML title for every page?

    I love Firebird and tabbed browsing but I can't tell my tabs apart if they ALL say "www.redhotpawn.com - Online Chess". Being a web programmer myself, I can't think of any reason for doing this - could you help me out here?

    That said, congratulations on this awesome site.. the web needs more programmers like Russ!

    Best regards
    Shroder
  8. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    03 Jan '04 11:52
    Originally posted by shroder
    Russ-
    Just a quick Q regarding page titles on RHP.. any particular reason for having the same HTML title for every page?
    Shroder
    Well, there is a technical reason for it - our entire common page rendering is done in an object. So at the start of every template, I open a page, write the content, and then close the page.

    One attribute I don't bother changing from page to page is the title. (Only when you are logged in or logged out) I can see how this might be a nuisance to some - and now you have mentioned it, it has got me thinking about the impact on Google too......

    -Russ
  9. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    04 Jan '04 00:56
    ...and you could add a <doctype... and things like that (if you want to loose a lot of time and your todo list is empty: make it 'perfect' html 4.soemthing for the w3-checker....
    th