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skip to my lou
03-09-2013, 06:52 PM
The Chess Chat site will be temporarily unavailable after 3 PM this Friday (6/9/2013), due to maintenance.

The outage is expected to last approximately one hour.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

skip to my lou
06-09-2013, 06:20 PM
The maintenance is now complete. The forum has been upgraded.

The following will be activated soon:

PGN Uploader

Please reply to this thread if you notice any issues with the upgrade.

antichrist
06-09-2013, 07:56 PM
I hope we can get our rich pretty blue colour back, and not this faded version, thanks all the same

Desmond
06-09-2013, 08:01 PM
thanks stml

skip to my lou
06-09-2013, 08:04 PM
A designer is working on a new theme for ChessChat, so hopefully that will be done within the next couple of weeks.

I can't get the pgn uploader/recorder to work, and I think it has something to do with the extra security in the newer version of vBulletin. Not sure when I can have this fixed. I'll look into arcade and shoutbox options over the weekend.

Lighty
07-09-2013, 10:11 AM
I have 2 problems: 1) The redirect after logging in doesn't work; 2) There doesn't appear to be a working 'stay logged in' mechanic on the site. Anyone else having these issues?

skip to my lou
07-09-2013, 11:32 AM
This should be fixed now.

skip to my lou
07-09-2013, 04:10 PM
Some other login issues fixed by forcing domain to www.chesschat.org no matter what domain you visit (.com.au, .net.au, etc..)

Shoutbox has been installed. Unfortunately all the old posts are gone as it is a new piece of software.

Arcade has been re-added and it seems to have retained all the scores.

Still working on the PGN Uploader/Recorder.

Please let me know if there are any issues.

Lighty
07-09-2013, 08:36 PM
This should be fixed now.

Cheers, you're doing awesome work :D

Desmond
09-09-2013, 08:56 PM
There used to be a dropdown box at the bottom right of the screen where you could jump to any subforum directly from the thread you were viewing, rather than having to go to the main page and then go to the subforum. Not sure if it's an option to bring that back?

Bill Gletsos
09-09-2013, 09:14 PM
There used to be a dropdown box at the bottom right of the screen where you could jump to any subforum directly from the thread you were viewing, rather than having to go to the main page and then go to the subforum. Not sure if it's an option to bring that back?It is still there called Quick Navigation.

whatteaux
09-09-2013, 11:06 PM
Hmmm. That's interesting; I can see the 'Quick Navigation' thing if I view a thread, but not if I view a forum. Maybe that's a feature - after all, it's only one step back to the forum list from the forum view anyway? Either that, or I just can't see it.

antichrist
10-09-2013, 04:07 AM
I hope we get our royal blue colours back one day - we can't let Doodlebox have them to themselves

skip to my lou
10-09-2013, 09:36 AM
I hope we get our royal blue colours back one day - we can't let Doodlebox have them to themselves

The site isn't going to be blue anymore.

skip to my lou
12-09-2013, 08:10 PM
The new theme is now live. Shoutbox looks a bit broken, and the arcade is completely broken. This will be fixed as soon as possible.

Basil
12-09-2013, 10:50 PM
Theme is excellent, Skip.

BTW, the board image at the top of the forum is rotated the wrong way - EEERRMMMMAAAGEERRRD, THE BEEERD IS TEEEERNED!!

EDIT, just noticed in SB that you've clocked this.

skip to my lou
12-09-2013, 11:09 PM
I suspect it's stock photography. I have notified the designer. Hopefully we'll have the outstanding issues fixed soon.

Garrett
13-09-2013, 03:04 AM
I like it !!

Agent Smith
13-09-2013, 06:29 AM
Thanks a heap for the site update. I notice the pgn viewer seems to make proper use of {} for comments and () for variations now, but it still seems tempremental about what pgn it will display.

Meh.. the brown color and banner font are too stodgy for my preference.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4 e5 7.Nf5 Nxe4 8.Nxg7+
Bxg7 9.Nxe4 O-O 10.Qxd6 Qa5+ 11.Bd2 Qd8 12.O-O-O
( 12.Bg5 Qxd6
( 12...f6 13.Qxd8 Rxd8 14.Nxf6+ Bxf6 15.Bxf6 )
13.Nxd6 Nc6 14.O-O-O )
12...Nc6 13.Bb4 Qb6 14.Nf6+ Kh8 15.Nd5 Qxf2 16.Bc5 Nd4 17.Bxd4 exd4 18.Qg3
Qf5 19.Nb6
( 19.Nc7 Rg8 20.Bd3
( 20.Nxa8 Bh6+ 21.Kb1 Rxg3 22.hxg3 Kg7 23.Rh4 Qc5 24.Bd3 Be6 )
20...Qh5 21.Nxa8 Bh6+ 22.Kb1 Rxg3 23.hxg3 Qg5 24.Nb6 )
19...Qe6 20.Nxa8 Qa2 21.Qa3 Bh6+ 22.Rd2 Qe6
( 22...Bxd2+ 23.Kxd2 Qxa3 24.bxa3 Bd7 25.Nb6 )
( 22...Re8 23.Bd3 Bxd2+ 24.Kxd2 Qd5 25.Kc1 Bg4 26.Rf1 Qe6 27.Qb4 Rxa8
28.Qxb7 Re8 29.b3 Qe3+ 30.Kb2 Bh5 31.Qxa6 )
( 22...Qxa3 23.bxa3 Bf5 24.Nb6 Rg8 25.a5 Rg6 26.Kd1 Bxd2 27.Kxd2 Rg5
28.Rg1 )
23.Kd1 Bxd2
( 23...Re8 24.Re2 Qc6 25.Qf3
( 25.Rxe8+ Qxe8 26.Be2
( 26.Bd3 Bg4+ 27.Be2 Qxe2# )
)
25...Rxe2 26.Bxe2 )
24.Qxf8# 1-0

george
13-09-2013, 08:38 AM
Love the new look - congratulations on the great work!!

antichrist
13-09-2013, 08:45 AM
Thanks a heap for the site update. I notice the pgn viewer seems to make proper use of {} for comments and () for variations now, but it still seems tempremental about what pgn it will display.

Meh.. the brown color and banner font are too stodgy for my preference.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4 e5 7.Nf5 Nxe4 8.Nxg7+
Bxg7 9.Nxe4 O-O 10.Qxd6 Qa5+ 11.Bd2 Qd8 12.O-O-O
( 12.Bg5 Qxd6
( 12...f6 13.Qxd8 Rxd8 14.Nxf6+ Bxf6 15.Bxf6 )
13.Nxd6 Nc6 14.O-O-O )
12...Nc6 13.Bb4 Qb6 14.Nf6+ Kh8 15.Nd5 Qxf2 16.Bc5 Nd4 17.Bxd4 exd4 18.Qg3
Qf5 19.Nb6
( 19.Nc7 Rg8 20.Bd3
( 20.Nxa8 Bh6+ 21.Kb1 Rxg3 22.hxg3 Kg7 23.Rh4 Qc5 24.Bd3 Be6 )
20...Qh5 21.Nxa8 Bh6+ 22.Kb1 Rxg3 23.hxg3 Qg5 24.Nb6 )
19...Qe6 20.Nxa8 Qa2 21.Qa3 Bh6+ 22.Rd2 Qe6
( 22...Bxd2+ 23.Kxd2 Qxa3 24.bxa3 Bd7 25.Nb6 )
( 22...Re8 23.Bd3 Bxd2+ 24.Kxd2 Qd5 25.Kc1 Bg4 26.Rf1 Qe6 27.Qb4 Rxa8
28.Qxb7 Re8 29.b3 Qe3+ 30.Kb2 Bh5 31.Qxa6 )
( 22...Qxa3 23.bxa3 Bf5 24.Nb6 Rg8 25.a5 Rg6 26.Kd1 Bxd2 27.Kxd2 Rg5
28.Rg1 )
23.Kd1 Bxd2
( 23...Re8 24.Re2 Qc6 25.Qf3
( 25.Rxe8+ Qxe8 26.Be2
( 26.Bd3 Bg4+ 27.Be2 Qxe2# )
)
25...Rxe2 26.Bxe2 )
24.Qxf8# 1-0

well the royal blue was hijacked by those we dont mention their hame

Desmond
13-09-2013, 10:22 AM
+1
good job, like the new look

Adamski
13-09-2013, 11:00 PM
+1
good job, like the new look
+ another one. The site looks very up to date and quite snazzy. Many thanks stml.

skip to my lou
13-09-2013, 11:49 PM
Long overdue, but glad I finally got some spare time to get it done. If anyone has any suggestions/ideas for site improvements, please let me know. Happy to add more features to the site.

antichrist
15-09-2013, 05:35 PM
hello stml, I have lost my chatbox and cant reopen, any hints please? I only can open chatbox full??

Desmond
15-09-2013, 06:03 PM
hello stml, I have lost my chatbox and cant reopen, any hints please? I only can open chatbox full??
On the forum main page, in the heading bar where it says Chatbox - on the far right of the bar is it a + sign or a - ? :)

littlesprout85
15-09-2013, 07:58 PM
Thanks for the great work on the new design for chesschats STML ..... the site is looking fantastic so far :P

umm ...got a few issues meh noticed with the shoutbox.....1) the smilie button is broke 2) the color/text formatting button is broke 3) the title header for the shoutbox says chatbox...should say shoutbox 4) at the top of this main site page the shoutbox tab button is all flubbed up :S .....

Thanks again for all that u do STML :o)

-Sprout85 =)

skip to my lou
16-09-2013, 12:16 AM
hello stml, I have lost my chatbox and cant reopen, any hints please? I only can open chatbox full??

Please post a screenshot of the front page.

skip to my lou
16-09-2013, 12:16 AM
Thanks for the great work on the new design for chesschats STML ..... the site is looking fantastic so far :P

umm ...got a few issues meh noticed with the shoutbox.....1) the smilie button is broke 2) the color/text formatting button is broke 3) the title header for the shoutbox says chatbox...should say shoutbox 4) at the top of this main site page the shoutbox tab button is all flubbed up :S .....

Thanks again for all that u do STML :o)

-Sprout85 =)

Thank you. Shoutbox should be fixed soon. Arcade alignment issues etc have been fixed.

antichrist
16-09-2013, 09:40 AM
Please post a screenshot of the front page.

thanks all the same, RR sorted out the problem for me

skip to my lou
16-09-2013, 10:28 AM
Thanks a heap for the site update. I notice the pgn viewer seems to make proper use of {} for comments and () for variations now, but it still seems tempremental about what pgn it will display.

Meh.. the brown color and banner font are too stodgy for my preference.

The PGN viewer hasn't been changed for years. Export the PGN from a chess program and it should play every time (with comments and variations).

antichrist
16-09-2013, 06:26 PM
I cannot see the Politics subsection mentioned in Non-chess??

Desmond
16-09-2013, 06:32 PM
thanks all the same, RR sorted out the problem for me
For which I suppose I owe the forum at large an apology. :lol:

antichrist
16-09-2013, 06:42 PM
For which I suppose I owe the forum at large an apology. :lol:

now what about the politic sub forum, cant find anything to do with??? thanks

ER
16-09-2013, 06:56 PM
now what about the politic sub forum, cant find anything to do with??? thanks

keep on searching, you 'll find it! maybe it 'll take you a couple of months but it's OK! :P

Kevin Bonham
16-09-2013, 08:21 PM
now what about the politic sub forum, cant find anything to do with??? thanks

You've been excluded from it. See: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?2494-Moderation-Rules-and-Decisions-Rule-update-13-April-registration-addresses&p=367861&viewfull=1#post367861