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Standard memberfinnegan
Site Ideas 17 Oct '13 00:12
  1. Standard memberfinnegan
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    17 Oct '13 00:12
    For pity's sake give me a facility to undo my mouse slips. I've just mistaken the main board for the analysis board and submitted a silly move that i was just .... AAAAA
  2. SubscriberKewpie
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    17 Oct '13 06:51
    We've all done it. I'm always making moves on the game history board too. Those three boards need to look noticeably different from each other.
  3. SubscriberPonderable
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    17 Oct '13 08:22
    Originally posted by finnegan
    For pity's sake give me a facility to undo my mouse slips. I've just mistaken the main board for the analysis board and submitted a silly move that i was just .... AAAAA
    I think the most they could do was a "are you really sure" button.

    But most probably the clicking of that one would become automatic. so they should put it somewhere else than the "submit" button. At least there would be a chance to see something during the time one needs to manoeuvre the mouse to the "really sure" button. Or a three second timer could be installed before the "really sure" button occurs.

    Of course people should be free to decide if they want to be stopped or not.
  4. Standard memberfinnegan
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    17 Oct '13 08:581 edit
    Things are even worse now with touch screens. It is easy to press something without intending to or even - as happened to me last night - without even knowing I had until I noticed a game missing from those awaiting a move.

    i agree that an Are You Sure message would be good. At least that much of a buffer seems justified. This is not at all the same as the touch move rule in OTB chess - the technology is the problem.
  5. SubscriberPonderable
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    12 Dec '13 09:31
    any more thoughts on this?
  6. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    12 Dec '13 16:22
    Originally posted by finnegan
    For pity's sake give me a facility to undo my mouse slips. I've just mistaken the main board for the analysis board and submitted a silly move that i was just .... AAAAA
    Dang Finny, you're an ace player, you can bounce back no probs.
    Chalk it up to crap happens. 🙂
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    12 Dec '13 18:25
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    any more thoughts on this?
    Yes, it happens to all of us from time to time and it's not a big deal. So you lose a piece or even a game. So what? Slap yourself in the face, start a new game and carry on.

    There's however a very good reason for not having an undo button. I'm sure most people will recognize this: you're looking at a position, wrecking your brain to come up with the best move, finally you have it so you click submit and the moment the screen comes back you see that you've just given your opponent the opportunity to fork your K+Q. That's because you weren't looking at the whole board but only at a small part. And you deserve to be punished for that. Those mistakes determine the difference between a winner and a loser. Having an undo button alters an important aspect of chess.
  8. SubscriberPonderable
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    12 Dec '13 18:31
    Originally posted by Great King Rat
    Yes, it happens to all of us from time to time and it's not a big deal. So you lose a piece or even a game. So what? Slap yourself in the face, start a new game and carry on.

    There's however a very good reason for not having an undo button. I'm sure most people will recognize this: you're looking at a position, wrecking your brain to come up with t ...[text shortened]... ference between a winner and a loser. Having an undo button alters an important aspect of chess.
    The last point was a "are you sure?" button 🙂
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    12 Dec '13 18:351 edit
    Ah, right. Well, an Are you sure button would work, but I'd like to have the option of not receiving that message cause it hardly ever happens that I make an accidental move that is not a consequence of my abysmal chess playing abilities 🙂
  10. SubscriberPonderable
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    05 Feb '14 14:51
    a thread fgrom GF which takes up the discussion:

    [thredaid]157759[/threadid]
  11. SubscriberSuzianne
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    05 Feb '14 17:01
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    We've all done it. I'm always making moves on the game history board too. Those three boards need to look noticeably different from each other.
    I agree with this. Maybe a different colored border around the board or something.
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