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Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-11)
Wikichess !

Hello to all.

You may have noticed this novelty on FICGS :) .. no need to say more.

Thanks in advance for feedback and suggestions. Please note that transpositions are not supported yet.

Marius Zubac    (2006-05-13 00:08:19)
Please remove my name

I have opened an oening topic by mistake 1.e4-e6 2.d4-d5 and now my name has been added to the original author. Please remove my name (Marius Zubac). Thanks

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-13 07:14:14)
Contributors names

It seems you succeeded in removing your name by yourself... Actually, you just have to delete it. Then your name will only appear as the last contributor who modified the article, you just have to wait a new modification and it won't appear anymore...

Pablo Schmid    (2006-05-22 22:49:47)

The Wiki is a very good idea, but I think it would have more success and it would be great if there was not a problem with transpositions. Is it possible to fix that soon?

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-23 09:27:49)

Hello Pablo.

I fixed that. Auto-analyzing would take too much time processing, but it now works in another way : Just tell me (please send email) if you find a line transposing to another, and I'll make the change. As it's difficult to cancel a forwarding, only moderators could do such a change.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-23 10:28:01)
Transposition : example...

The line 1.c4 Nf6 2.d4 (article 135) now transposes to 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4

David Grosdemange    (2006-05-26 19:16:37)
transpositions ...

i think manual modifications aren't really efficient to correct the bug of transpositions .... and for instance , in the transposition f4 e5 e4 to e4 e5 f4 , the move 2)e4 can't be annoted , and will receive the annotation of 2)f4 . and another problem , when i search games on a position , for instance on e4 c5 d4 , i can't find my game who begins with d4 c5 e4 ...

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-26 21:19:33)

Hello David. Thanks for your feedback !

That's a big deal. Actually I have a solution to automate transpositions management. But it could bring other problems... In example, a secondary (or totally wrong) line should always transpose to the main line..

Your example (f4 e5 e4) is true, so we should give our opinion about the position (and future moves), not the last move...

About the search function, you're right again, but this point is even more complex ! I'll think about it later, I must care about time processing. Anyway, you can use Chessbase or Chess Assistant to find games sorted by position. So, by now, the search function works for openings, not positions.

David Grosdemange    (2006-05-28 22:55:15)
more annotations

yet , there are only 3 possible annotations : ! , , ? . it would be more interesting if we can annote a game with !? or ?! . or if we can annote a position with for example +- , +/- , += , = , =+ , -/+ , -+ . another problem , Nxf7 can be written Nf7 , and these moves create two different articles , whereas they are the same . (see e4 Nf6 e5 Nd5 d4 d6 Nf3 dxe5 Nxe5 Nd7 Nxf7)

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-29 01:00:30)

I think too much annotations would give quickly something incoherent... Some players would use it, others no... Most important is commentaries.

About this problem (Qf6 = Qxf6), it is fixed now.