If anyone could comment any game


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Thibault de Vassal    (2009-11-03)
If anyone could comment any game...

As far as I can remember, in an old discussion we decided that anyone couldn't comment any running game (despite of the fact that rules allow players to use any kind of help)... That's why I made the "public comments" field for the players only.

Do you think that something could be improved ? What about a kind of thread displayed after the public comments ?

Anyone could write and comment any game... Now 3 options, the thread could be created only when the game finishes, it could be created when the game starts, or (thinking about Malkovich games) it could be created when the game starts, but the players can read it & write only when the game finishes !

What do you think ?

Philip Roe    (2009-11-03 18:15:59)
Only after the finish

Suppose A is the strongest player in a WCH qualifier, and B is his nearest rival. A could use the thread to give advice to B's opponents.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-11-03 18:28:43)

Actually this player could do it quite easily by many ways, including private messages.

To be clearer, the options :

1) The thread could be created when the game starts.
2) The thread could be created only when the game finishes.
3) The thread could be created when the game starts, the players can read or write only when the game finishes, the specators can read/write at any time.
4) No thread at all.

Garvin Gray    (2009-11-04 12:20:13)
2 or 4 for me.

I vote for option 2. This could already occur, could it now?

1 and 3 open up all manners of pandoras boxes about cheating and probably worse and more likely, paranoia about cheating and advice.

This already could occur with people advising outside of this site, but I do not think this is something that should be encouraged by having a forum dedicated to it.

Also there would be no way to prevent a player in the game seeing the comments/analysis while they are a guest viewing unless only those who sign up to view thread can see said thread.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-11-04 12:56:42)
Guest account

The guest account is not a problem as there are several user modes (active, silent, inactive -> like the guest account), then instead of "cheating" maybe one could reasonably speak of "lack of fair play". You may be right as it may encourage it, however I'm convinced it would have real consequences in very(!) rare cases. Just my opinion, any others?

Michel van der Kemp    (2009-11-04 16:37:28)

I don't want others to make comments about my moves, good nor bad comments. Perhaps after the game I would comment but only when my opponent asks for it.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-11-05 11:20:56)

Ok, so I'll make some changes to allow players to make comments after the end of the game. Thank you !

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-01-04 19:08:52)
New feature implemented

This is it... Now everyone can discuss any finished game ! Players & participants of the discussion will be notified by email if they checked the "email notification" option for forums in Preferences.

Feel free to report any bug. Any feedback welcome ! :)

Michel van der Kemp    (2010-01-05 16:55:19)
If anyone could comment any game...

Thank you.

Would it also be possible to link the new comments back to the forum? So people now which comments were made? Or some other way to browse through the comments?

Could be interesting if some high class players would comment their games.

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-01-05 23:43:34)

Sure, I'll add it within a few day...