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  1. 28 Jan '07 03:21
    To have annotated games. Games on site or games you put in move by move with pgn.
  2. 03 Feb '07 17:42
    rump
  3. Standard member Ragnorak
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    04 Feb '07 11:42
    Originally posted by deeploser
    To have annotated games. Games on site or games you put in move by move with pgn.
    This doesn't make a whole pile of sense. Do you want to expand on your idea?

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  4. 04 Feb '07 16:35
    Just like adding comments to moves in a pgn file only when you view the game on RHP you see the comments. Could also have it where you can add the moves to the game. Like if you wanted to add comments to a GM game that would be useful to the viewer.
  5. 05 Feb '07 06:25 / 1 edit
    I'm guessing that their database schema is set up to only have the moves contained. When the pgn is 'generated' for display the script probably just adds the needed header information and move numbers. Adding annotations and/or variations could potentially balloon the data size of each game. The javascript for the 'gameanalysis' page would also need to be revised to parse the comments/variations.

    Judging by the page displays and the featureless forums I would guess that the site owners main objective is simplicity and fast page loads. I agree however that your suggestion would be a nice feature.

    If you are interested in displaying your own annotated games on the web I have a few suggestions. You could find a decent free webhost or a reasonably priced (1and1.com is cheap) paid host and put up your annotated games. I have used the following for page generation and they both work well:

    http://www.cmpgo.de/chess/pgntojse.html

    http://www.mychess.com/

    *edit*

    Just noticed that the 1and1 'home' package has 10 ftp accounts at $5 a month. If you could get nine other people interested thats six bucks a year per.

    http://order.1and1.com/xml/order/HostingOverview
  6. 05 Feb '07 22:34
    Yes I have a web host and have pgntojs which is quite nice for displaying games. I just thought it would be a nice feature for the community.