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Topic started by AdminBrian on 6 Jun 2007, 20:29:40
AdminBrian
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6 Jun 2007, 20:29:40
 
Future upgrades
As we continue to update the site on a daily basis we have created this bulletin board to inform Caissa members about all the new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes. Feel free to post any bug reports or feature requests here. Thanks again to all those members providing positive input to help make Caissa the best chess site on the Internet.
ChessT
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United States
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7 Jun 2007, 19:15:27
In reply to AdminBrian
Re: Future upgrades
Why not respond to current problems.
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2 Jun 2007, 00:02:46

Re: This New BB
The ability to modify existing post. I posted the Tour Results form the other BB but they do not line up properly.
I.E.
Player Corr Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Score
DarkAngel 2594 x - 1- - -1 -1 -1 - 4 DA is now Gladiator
ChessT 2411 - x ½-0 - 1-1 1-1 1- - 5½
WizardNo1 2327 -0 1-½ x -½ 1-1 1-1 1- - 7
Yaman 2263 - - ½- x - -1 - - 1½
procyk 1897 0- 0-0 0-0 - x 1-1 - - 2
LarryN 1694 0- 0-0 0-0 0- 0-0 x - -
rufusthered 1667 0- 0- -0 - - - x -
DualSpace 1518 - - - - - - - x
AdminBrian
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7 Jun 2007, 20:24:47
In reply to ChessT
Re: Future upgrades
This is currently being worked on.
ChessT
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7 Jun 2007, 23:15:28
In reply to AdminBrian
Re: Future upgrades
Thank you!
HesterMofet
Elite Member
United States
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9 Jun 2007, 02:58:03
In reply to AdminBrian
Re: Future upgrades
Out of curiosity - with only 7 (yes 7) total live games played on the new site (between 2 members) in the last 24 hours - how soon is too soon to start expecting modifications to happen? No sarcasm intended, but there isn't anyone around to play a game with right now. Similar to the beta phase, it's hard to do much when there's no one to interact with.
procyk
Founding Member
Ukraine
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9 Jun 2007, 04:44:35
In reply to HesterMofet
Re: Future upgrades
It seems nobody is here except computer characters...
gammaburst
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9 Jun 2007, 06:40:34
 
Re: Future upgrades
Regarding the Acute Dearth of Opponents: As a stopgap measure,
{until, if and when appreciably more players log-on to these two
Caissa sites} my semi-serious suggestion is to re-program
"Caissa," "Rasputin," and "AgentBrian" Only as it regards
what handles they play under, besides the respective handles
that they already have!
 
Be sure to turn off their "chat-functions" {which would be
beyond their capability} unlike their ability to play a fairly
decent game of chess, including possibly, even Chess-960!
 
Let your three automated computer chess-servers have most of
the appearances of being full-fledged Human players {minus,
their aforementioned Non-chat ability} including, at some fu-
ture point, their not-yet-realized ability to actively solicit
for both "live" and correspondence-chess opponents.
 
Keep in mind that under this proposal, "Caissa," "Rasputin"
and "AgentBrian" would still be available to play under their
present "non-covert" handles; but simultaneously, I propose
that to give the impression that Caissa's Web is a Much More
popular place to play, than it presently is, your three auto-
mated chess-playing servers would also play under at least six
extra handles collectively {two additional handles, per auto-
mated server} without ever revealing their true cyber origins!
 
After all, we already see this phenomena in a slightly different
form, with the handful {or perhaps more} of Caissa members
whom, if their consistently inflated and stratospheric-ratings are
any indication, already would sooner have some "skilled" chess
'software' do All their thinking for them!
 
Keep in mind that this both a stopgap measure {until this site
gets more "real people" to play chess here}.. and could also be
periodically introduced whenever there's a relatively low num-
ber of online players, for reasons of the time-of-day, people
working, and all other diversions. Just a thought, if not a whole-
heartedly serious one!
AdminBrian
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9 Jun 2007, 13:45:44
In reply to HesterMofet
Re: Future upgrades
We expect to announce updates at least every few days, possibly once a week. Obviously we encourage those members who are logging on to the new site regularly to play as many live and corr games as possible. This helps in creating activity on the new site as well as finding possible bugs in the new system.
AdminBrian
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9 Jun 2007, 13:50:41
In reply to gammaburst
Re: Future upgrades
gamma,
 
This is a worthy suggestion, although programming the computer opponents to solicit live games through some type of automated challenge function would be a significant project.
pazuzu
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United States
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9 Jun 2007, 20:55:19
In reply to AdminBrian
Re: Future upgrades
If you do take on this task don't forget to include a way for members to disable it.
 
pazuzu
gammaburst
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9 Jun 2007, 22:33:26
 
Re: Future upgrades
I 'beg' to disagree with pazzuzu{sp?}..I feel that if these
proposed chess-playing-servers were to go into effect at some
future point, that it's IMPORTANT that their annonymity be pre-
served{!}..which would be at best, problematical, if any "dis-
abling option" were enacted.
 
Anotherwords, no member except the Caissa administrators,
who should be sworn to secrecy Re. these proposed additional
automated/game-soliciting computers, would know, under this
plan.
As things stand now, if I happen to know let's say, that there
are six or fewer human beings who are engaged in playing live
games, if I were the seventh "odd-man-out" player waiting for
a hoped for pairing, personally, I would rather Not be certain
if my opponent was a Caissa's Web sponsored computer {and I'm
Not referring to the already known three, Caissa computer handles}.
 
I suspect that I'm not alone in feeling this way, but especially at
those times of the day {or night} when this site has zero-to-3
live-games in progress, aside from having to fight the feeling
that I'm 'sticking-around' in a place that has been judged to be
"UNCOOL," by all the players who are Not logged-on, playing
live games, and are obviously doing something else; the thought
of myself opting to play a computer at that particular point-in
-time, strikes me as being one of the more egregious forms of
"mental-masturbation"!
 
..Yet, allowing me {or anyone} to imagine that I Might be playing
a real person {albeit, one who doesn't care to "chat-live"} and
that Sinking-Feeling of: "What the Hell am I Doing Here?!" .. no
longer takes effect{!}..at least not, for the most part! { :
 
pazuzu
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9 Jun 2007, 22:42:35
In reply to gammaburst
Re: Future upgrades
Most Caissians don't like playing against programs, that's why there are so many arguments around here. Any computer player should be labeled as such.
 
pazuzu