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 Post subject: Diagrams should be added
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:52 am 
I think the forum would be more attractive if it was possible to add diagrams to the games.
A diagram is much more telling than a dry description of a position. :idea:


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 Post subject: Re: Diagrams should be added
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:29 am 
chessfips wrote:
I think the forum would be more attractive if it was possible to add diagrams to the games.
A diagram is much more telling than a dry description of a position. :idea:


Yeah id agree with that, it would be good in a perfect world :) However, I don't think it's really practical to code it into the forum software as standard. We should maybe think about making our own if we wish to describe a possition.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:07 pm 
Some forums do already employ this kind of diagram generation script for instance these two:

http://www.chessforums.org/chess-puzzle ... -tool.html

http://www.chessproblem.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=22

Normally you use the php-forum expression: [fen]<insert>[/fen] to produce a diagram.
There is an extended php-script from Jost de Heer available for this purpose.
Maybe some administrator could include that script here?
BTW there is also a hidden answer tag pair [spoiler]<Answer>[/spoiler] used in first of the sites mentioned.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 3:13 pm 
We'll look into it. Give me some time.


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:48 pm 
chess.com does this very well


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 5:54 am 
DarthStapler wrote:
chess.com does this very well


I believe that Chess.com is a custom built website, so rather than using an existing phpBB technology, they coded specific chess-related stuff (like diagrams) into it as standard.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:44 pm 
[fen]rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1[/fen]

I installed the mod but as you can see the board is being generated, but not the pieces. I'm looking into it, but it could be a problem with the phpBB version.


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Is that a position from this year's Melody Amber tournament? :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:38 am 
Not only Melody Amber. It may be the problem from Feenschach, summer 2007:
9526 - Peter Harris
8/8/8/8/8/8/8/8 (0+0)
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| | . | | . | | . | | . |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| . | | . | | . | | . | |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| | . | | . | | . | | . |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| . | | . | | . | | . | |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| | . | | . | | . | | . |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| . | | . | | . | | . | |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| | . | | . | | . | | . |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| . | | . | | . | | . | |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
Add a piece, then h#3.5
Antiandernach, anticirce, Einstein, Maximum, Republican chess,
sentinelles PionAdverse
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Now who's the first to explain all those conditions? :shock: :shock:


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mrmip wrote:
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Now who's the first to explain all those conditions? :shock: :shock:


See my diagram, it'll explain a lot.


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