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  1. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    02 Jul '12 11:31
    How come this chess site, which is so sophisticated in so many ways, is unable to omit the 's' from games when there is only one game waiting?
  2. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    02 Jul '12 14:33
    Originally posted by FMF
    How come this chess site, which is so sophisticated in so many ways, is unable to omit the 's' from games when there is only one game waiting?
    What does it matter?
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    02 Jul '12 15:33
    Originally posted by FMF
    How come this chess site, which is so sophisticated in so many ways, is unable to omit the 's' from games when there is only one game waiting?
    Well, they tried that, but it showed "0 game waiting" too, and that drew a lot more complaints.
  4. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    02 Jul '12 17:53
    Originally posted by FMF
    How come this chess site, which is so sophisticated in so many ways, is unable to omit the 's' from games when there is only one game waiting?
    Where are you reading that? I have ONE GAME WAITING.
  5. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    02 Jul '12 22:12
    I wouldn't complain about the wording of this function, at least it can count correctly. If it ain't broke ...
  6. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    03 Jul '12 10:26
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    I wouldn't complain about the wording of this function, at least it can count correctly. If it ain't broke ...
    It is broke, though.
  7. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    03 Jul '12 10:27
    Originally posted by venda
    What does it matter?
    What does your question matter?
  8. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    03 Jul '12 10:28
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Well, they tried that, but it showed "0 game waiting" too, and that drew a lot more complaints.
    Well, perhaps we should complain about both.
  9. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    03 Jul '12 12:30
    Originally posted by FMF
    It is broke, though.
    No, only dented, it's just a cosmetic thing.
  10. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    03 Jul '12 13:49 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by FMF
    Well, perhaps we should complain about both.
    Hmm...the code looks correct to me:
    document.write('<a class="loggedInInfo" href="/core/gameserve.php">' + nGamesWaiting + ' game' + (nGamesWaiting!=1?'s':'')
    The part in bold means that an 's' is only added to 'game' when the number of games waiting is not equal to 1.

    Out of curiosity, do you see '1 games waiting' on every page, or just some of them?

    Edit: confirmed. I just started a game and it says "1 game waiting".
  11. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    03 Jul '12 14:06
    Originally posted by FMF
    What does your question matter?
    It doesn't ,just like it doesn't matter if it says 1 game waiting or 1 games waiting.
  12. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    03 Jul '12 14:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by venda
    It doesn't ,just like it doesn't matter if it says 1 game waiting or 1 games waiting.
    It matters to me. Isn't this what this particular forum is for?
  13. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    03 Jul '12 14:38
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Out of curiosity, do you see '1 games waiting' on every page, or just some of them?
    Every page. Going all the way back to when I joined. It's taken me almost 7 years to break my silence.
  14. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    03 Jul '12 14:46
    Oh, it appears to have been fixed! Thank you.
  15. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    04 Jul '12 23:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    How come this chess site, which is so sophisticated in so many ways, is unable to omit the 's' from games when there is only one game waiting?
    Naturally, the easiest 'fix' would be to qualify 'gameS' with matched pair parenthesis, 'game(s)' being the result. Personally I don;t think there are any benefits to changing what is already evident here; it's just my opinion based upon the fact that folk already understand the difference, and I'd wager very few would even notice any 'correction' ??
    Edit: I note you mention a fix...although I can't see it, it does surprise me !