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  1. 07 Sep '09 04:10
    This is a petition to make Chris update Games Explorer.
    www.redhotpawn.com/gamesexplorer

    As far as I can see it has not been updated for quite some time.
    Please do so.
  2. 07 Sep '09 19:31
    Originally posted by bikingviking
    This is a petition to make Chris update Games Explorer.
    www.redhotpawn.com/gamesexplorer

    As far as I can see it has not been updated for quite some time.
    Please do so.
    Only subscribers can start petitions!
  3. 08 Sep '09 00:14
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Only subscribers can start petitions!
    This is a petition to make Chris update Games Explorer.
    www.redhotpawn.com/gamesexplorer
  4. 08 Sep '09 07:14
    Originally posted by bikingviking
    This is a petition to make Chris update Games Explorer.
    www.redhotpawn.com/gamesexplorer

    As far as I can see it has not been updated for quite some time.
    Please do so.
    The games explorer was updated at the end of last year. With any luck, maybe it will be updated again this year. I would like to see it updated at least every six months.
  5. 10 Sep '09 09:59
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Only subscribers can start petitions!
    This is a petition to let non-sub scum start petitions.
  6. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    10 Sep '09 15:26
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    This is a petition to make Chris update Games Explorer.
    www.redhotpawn.com/gamesexplorer
    this is a sub 2nding a petition by another sub.

    -GIN
  7. Standard member John of Reading
    Scotch addict
    10 Sep '09 21:19
    Not only updated please, but given a case-sensitive index by FEN.
  8. Standard member cadwah
    ¯\_(^.^)_/¯
    11 Sep '09 00:03
    And the ability for it to search for a position as opposed to a sequence of moves
  9. 14 Sep '09 20:44
    I agree with all of you. Wouldn't be to hard to implement these things would it? But please update games-explorer first!
  10. 15 Sep '09 00:26
    Can't you write some sort of code that automatically updates it after every game is finished. (at least for the games here) and then update the master games part every year or so.
  11. 15 Sep '09 13:59
    Good point there!

    The problem seem to be that the persons responsible for this site doesn´t seem to want to develope it's usabuility since it would mean actually working. Personally I think they are lazy but who am I to critizize them (Russ & Co).
    Just to give you a hint about the coding needed, I am not a programmer myself so I just write some random Perl-code to give you a hint of what's needed.

    sub new {
    my $pkg = shift;
    $uniq++;
    my $prog = (split m!/!, $0)[-1];
    my $name = "/tmp/$prog.$$.$uniq";
    my $fh = new FileHandle $name, "w+";
    die $! unless $fh;
    bless { name => $name, fh => $fh }
    }
  12. 07 Apr '10 18:02
    Sorrry for waking up an old thread but:
    I really would like this feature and I think it is 'the one thing' this site is reeeeeally missing! An updated gamesexplorer would really make an improvement for this site.
    So.
    From my own point of view:

    This site would really need a games explorer feature.
    The present gamesexplorer has not been updated since 2007.

    *People are actually paying money to play on this site. *

    Therefore I personally think it is a shame this site don't update the gamesexplorer. I also understand there are priorities in what needs to be fixed first but that's a completely different thing.


    Any thoughts on this matter?
  13. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    07 Apr '10 19:33
    Originally posted by bikingviking
    Good point there!

    The problem seem to be that the persons responsible for this site doesn´t seem to want to develope it's usabuility since it would mean actually working. Personally I think they are lazy but who am I to critizize them (Russ & Co).
    Just to give you a hint about the coding needed, I am not a programmer myself so I just write some rand ...[text shortened]... h = new FileHandle $name, "w+";
    die $! unless $fh;
    bless { name => $name, fh => $fh }
    }
    I'm not Perl expert but that looks like it would just save a file with a unique name in a temporary folder...
  14. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    07 Apr '10 19:38
    Originally posted by bikingviking
    Sorrry for waking up an old thread but:
    I really would like this feature and I think it is 'the one thing' this site is reeeeeally missing! An updated gamesexplorer would really make an improvement for this site.
    So.
    From my own point of view:

    This site would really need a games explorer feature.
    The present gamesexplorer has not been updated sin ...[text shortened]... to be fixed first but that's a completely different thing.


    Any thoughts on this matter?
    I agree it is a shame. I'd really really like to see this updated.
  15. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    07 Apr '10 20:00
    Originally posted by bikingviking
    The present gamesexplorer has not been updated since 2007.
    That's not true. It's be updated quite a few times.

    I think the last update was around the middle of 2009 and was with all the game data up until Dec 2008.

    Also, Russ did state at the end of last year that he was looking to implement near live updates to the Games Explorer but was struggling to find the time. I imagine it's still waiting to happen.