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Dozy
22-01-2006, 02:40 PM
We've done an overhaul on the Rooty Hill web site and have plans for a few more things.

All the old features are still there but are accessed through the Archive links on the home page.

There are a few new features that may be of interest including "A Kind of Immortality" and "Fifteen Internet Hints" to help improve (?) your game on the web.

The site gets updated regularly, not only with local Rooty Hill news, so if you have any interest you might like to drop in from time to time.

http://www.rootyhillchess.org

fianchetto
23-01-2006, 11:11 PM
Hi Dozy,
I've been visiting your site for local chess scenes, particularly the games it feature. I'm just wondering how your site is able to provide those timely game coverage and how the games are store? Are you using a particular database? How do you convert those PGN to view games? Can you share your excelent chess program to the public?

Dozy
24-01-2006, 01:12 AM
Hi Dozy,
I've been visiting your site for local chess scenes, particularly the games it feature. I'm just wondering how your site is able to provide those timely game coverage and how the games are store? Are you using a particular database? How do you convert those PGN to view games? Can you share your excelent chess program to the public?I think we went down this road in your "Building a Chess Website" thread (QV).

We use Chess Genie to display the games. If I remember correctly you were undecided which program you wanted to use so, unless you use CG anything I tell you will be irrelevant.

If you do use Chess Genie let me know and I'll give you the codes for the heading and text (you need both).

Chess Genie can be a bit pernickety when he comes out of his bottle. He expects you to set up the games in a particular way and without any spaces, line wrap or annotation during the actual score which is epauletted by "&MoveText=" and "&". There is no quick way to do it. Here's an example:


PGNtags=[Event "Queenstown Classic"]
[Site "Queenstown"]
[Date "2006.01.22"]
[Round "9"]
[White "IM Karolyi, Tibor"]
[Black "IM Zhao, Zong Yuan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "98"]
&MoveText=1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8. Bxc4 O-O 9. Nge2 Qxc5 10. Qb3 Nc6 11. Nb5 Qh5 12. Ng3 Qh4 13. Nc7 g5 14. Bxg5 Qxg5 15. Nxa8 Bd7 16. O-O Rxa8 17. Qxb7 Rb8 18. Qc7 Rc8 19. Qf4 Qxf4 20. exf4 Bh6 21. Ne2 Rb8 22. b3 e6 23. Rfd1 Bf8 24. Nd4 Nxd4 25. Rxd4 Bc5 26. Rd2 Bb6 27. Be2 Kf8 28. Bf3 Ke7 29. g3 Bb5 30. Kg2 h6 31. Be2 Ne4 32. Rdc2 Bd7 33. Bf3 Nd6 34. Bc6 Bc8 35. g4 Ba6 36. Rd1 Rc8 37. Rdc1 Rg8 38. Kf3 h5 39. h3 hxg4+ 40. hxg4 Nb5 41. Bxb5 Bxb5 42. Rc8 Rg7 43. Rb8 Rh7 44. a4 Bd7 45. a5 Bxa5 46. Rb7 Rh3+ 47. Kg2 Rd3 48. Rxa7 Bc3 49. Rc2 Kd6 0-1&


I'm not into computers and the Internet. I can find my way around HTML (and, with lots of cogitation*, Javascript) without getting my fingers stuck between the keys but I could never have designed a web site. (I did put my own site, http://www.tomorrowland.info, together from scratch, but very largely by copying what had already been done at Rooty Hill.) There are plenty of other people on the BB who can give advice.

*Seems to me thinking is called cogitation when it takes a lot of effort to get the cogs in your brain to turn...

Dozy
11-02-2006, 05:04 AM
Since we've been getting site stats at Rooty Hill we've been surprised at how many hits have come from some fairly remote parts of the world. (Depends on your POV, I suppose -- Oz must seem pretty remote from over there...)

Even so I was pleased to find a link to one of our features "Fifteen Tips For Playing Internet Chess" on Goran Urosevic's blog. (Goran's not remote -- he's in the old Yugoslavia.)

Amiel, I don't know if you were aware of it but he also has a link to your blog.

You can find Goran's blog at http://chesslodge.blogspot.com/

If you want to go directly to the "Fifteen Tips" click on this one: http://www.rootyhillchess.org/net.html

arosar
11-02-2006, 07:06 AM
Amiel, I don't know if you were aware of it but he also has a link to your blog.

Yes, I have been aware for a long time. He's even cited me in a paid magazine!

AR