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Josh Knapp (2006-07-09)
I'm new to the site, so far I like it. But I am curious, are there any plans to make a private notes feature? I have played on several other sites and make notes all the time. I know I could make them on my computer, but the problem with that is that I often switch back and forth between two different machines.
Thibault de Vassal (2006-07-10 02:24:44)
You mean, notes that couldn't be seen by anyone but you ?
Why not... I could envisage to add this feature. Actually I never thought it could be useful...
Josh Knapp (2006-07-10 06:03:03)
Thibault, That is exactly what I mean. I find them very useful. Espically when you are trying to develop a complicated plan. It is nice to write/type it down so that if you can't end up coming back to the game for a week, you can have some idea of what you were trying to do.
Charlie Neil (2006-07-14 19:10:14)
Hi Thibault. Yes a note facility would be great! As you can keep reminders as to what you were doing and keep a note of "the plan" for that game. I get confused very easily. Otherwise the mimalist presentation on screen is very good.
Wayne Lowrance (2006-07-14 23:08:11)
a nice idea....Wayne
Thibault de Vassal (2006-07-15 12:43:45)
I'll add the feature today...
Thibault de Vassal (2006-07-16 03:45:58)
New feature : Private notes
Hello to all.
Personal notes feature has been added in 'My account'.
Feel free to tell me what you think.
Josh Knapp (2006-07-16 08:09:26)
Thibault, I like the addition, I wonder though, would we be able to, instead of having one place for all of our notes, have a box on the screen for each game. So that, when I am looking at game #1, I can write notes for game #1. And while on game #2, write notes for game #2.
Thibault de Vassal (2006-07-16 14:50:26)
Ok. I'll add two forms for each game : One for personal notes, another for public comments (only by players themselves)...
Thibault de Vassal (2006-07-18 04:14:50)
New feature : Private notes
Hello to all.
Personal notes and public comments are now available for all of your games (at the bottom of the viewer page or move page step 1).
Public comments may be used to share analysis and feelings about the games... It will be displayed in viewer pages for everyone, as well as in 'Best game' page and homepage.
Please note that you have to submit separately these optional forms and your move.
Thibault de Vassal (2006-07-19 02:54:06)
Search : commented games
I've added a link in the 'Search games' page to find all games commented by players... First comment made by David is very eloquent ;)
Feel free to tell me if you have ideas of criterias to search games. Also added in the 'Search games' page : search by opening. Now 3 ways, this new one, Wikichess, and the form below the menu (improved).
Gino Figlio (2006-07-19 07:19:52)
Hi Thibault, I am thinking about making public comments to my games, but one thing holds me back; would Gilles Hervet mind if I do? I don't want to bother him or his concentration...I can't find a way to message him...would you mind asking him?(I'm thinking you must have his email address) Thanks, Gino
Thibault de Vassal (2006-07-19 12:39:31)
Indeed, no way to message your opponent if not your turn (you may wait to play a move and ask him - message window when confirming your move).
About public comments, maybe we can improve it... 3 ways IMO :
1) Public comments should be available only when the game is finished.
2) A checkbox in your 'Preferences' to authorize public comments from your opponents. (I don't like this one much..)
3) I specify in the rules that comments are simply authorized.
What do you think is best ?
In my opinion, comments should be always available... I see no reason why it could perturb more than private messages.. By the way, this option was asked on the forum previously when looking for a way to warn players who obviously last games too much... Maybe we could see and wait.
Gino Figlio (2006-07-20 08:42:29)
Gilles accepted so I'll start posting some comments. I believe there has to be an agreement if something changes after the game has started. If the agreement or rule is in place from the start then, it's ok.
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