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This item is a game information page,
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It is a 2 player game.
It was last modified on: 2000-07-31
 Author: David  Howe. Inventor: Jeff  Kiska. Test Page. [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Howe wrote on 2002-03-30 UTCGood ★★★★
New commenting system created!
David Howe wrote on 2002-03-31 UTCGood ★★★★
Just testing with another comment. The new commenting system allows comments with or without <b>HTML</b> tags.<hr>--DH
This item is a game information page,
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It is a 2 player game.
It was last modified on: 2002-03-02
 By Ralph  Betza. Archoniclastic Chess. Pieces are augmented on squares of their color. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
New comment system indeed.
This item is a game information page,
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It is a 2 player game.
It was last modified on: 2002-03-28
 By Samuel H. Bell. Regulator Chess. Game on a 35 square board with a 7 square track on which a piece moves that determines how Knights and Bishops can move. (6x7, Cells: 42) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2002-04-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
excellent!
This item is a game information page,
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It is a 2 player game.
It was last modified on: 2000-07-31
 Author: David  Howe. Inventor: Jeff  Kiska. Test Page. [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Lawson wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
In what way is the new comment system an improvement over the old comment system? Will we have two comment systems to refer to, one current and the other ageing? I wouldn't know an HTML tag if it was marked down at WalMart.
gnohmon wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
Rating: Undecided. Do you test with the browser called lynx? www.lynx.browser.org The old comment system streamed all text, so I had to enter comments with html tags so at least they would look good when I viewed them with lynx. If this comment is one paragraph, I still will need to, with a few extra step which isn't all that bad.
gnohmon wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
Rating: okay so far. Okay, I can do without html tags. For emphasis, there's time-honored *usenet* format. I don't like that the comment stuff is only at the end. Top & bottom was better. You want to *encourage* comments/feebback. I am considered fairly clever. However, it was only a lucky guess that led me to the idea that one must first preview and then submit. Either you should include a submit (for the confident) or change the button to read
John Lawson wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
Well, hey, if I can format my comments without HTML tags (whatever those are), then I may be happy. Let's see. I am NOT considered fairly clever, except at my very narrow professional specialization, which 99.44% of the readers here will never have heard of, even though I approach 30 years as a computer professional. -JCL
John Lawson wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
I'm with gnohmon on the desirability of providing feedback buttons at top and bottom. I like that the most current feedback is shown; you know if there is an interesting conversation going on without having to open another page.
David Howe wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
Ok, so far I see two suggestions: 1. Provide a feedback link also at the top of each page. 2. Provide a submit button on the feedback form which skips the preview page. <p>I will work on making it more obvious that one must submit from the preview page. I really think it's a good idea for people to preview their comments before posting them. <p>I will restore the feedback link at the top of each page. I agree that we want to encourage feedback whenever possible. <p>Thanks for the feedback on the feedback system!
Peter Aronson wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
One more idea (isn't there always?) -- it would be nice to have some places to hang both general comments and comments on the comment system off of. So, I'd like there to be a page for the comment system <i>itself</i>, on which comments could be made, and a sort of general comment root page or site page or something for making comments not specifically associated with any particular page, like the discussion currently going on in the comment track for <u>Archoniclastic Chess</u>.
David Howe wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
For now, please avoid using double quotes. I will be working on fixing the problem 'real soon now'.
David Howe wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
I've jury-rigged it so that double quotes are replaced with single quotes. Who's idea was it anyway to revamp the commenting system!?! :) This is a double quote believe it or not! --> '
This item is a miscellaneous item,
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-04-01
 Author: David  Howe. General Comments Page. Page for making general comments.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Howe wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
Ok, it's here. The general comments page. Have at it!!
Peter Aronson wrote on 2002-04-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Thanks for the space, David (my mind, <em>tidy</em>? -- now there's a strange concept!). <p>[I'd have said you had a beautiful mind, but that phrase was already taken. --DH]
Peter Aronson wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
Once more, with feeling! <p> John Lawson wrote: <blockquote> 'And on the other topic, once youopen the door to Gilbert and Sullivan chess, logic dictates all sorts of generalizations (Aristophanes chess, Tolstoi chess, Rowling chess, ad...ad...I dunno)' </blockquote> And all of them potentially good articles that would warm the cockles an an editor's heart (assuming they have any -- and just what the heck <em>are</em> cockles anyway?). When do you think you can start? <g> <p>Editor's note: <a href="http://www.word-detective.com/012199.html#cockles">cockles</a> --DH.
Peter Aronson wrote on 2002-04-01 UTC
Previous comment has an invisble smiley.
John Lawson wrote on 2002-04-02 UTC
Regarding 'cockles', below. Note that the link actually provides no solution to the meaning of 'cockles' in this sense. Neither does the Oxford English Dictionary, which has much the same info as the editor's link. The upshot is, we don't know what 'cockles' are. I once read a hypothesis that suggested that expressions that were used formulaicly, but made no sense (like 'dead as a doornail') were actually the punchlines of forgotten jokes. Sounds dopey, but think of how many punchlines you use as metaphors in colloquial conversation, and how often you really tell the jokes they go with.
gnohmon wrote on 2002-04-02 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
What about ratings abysmal, mediocre, and superb? Keeping the discussion alive alive O, I always thot that cockles were a type of dialectic seafood, suitable for the musselbound. However, if in doubt, the question can be submitted to alt.usage.english, a font of linguistic wisdom. Submit without review is not necessary as long as it is made obvious that submit can be found within review: we are accustomed to pesky and insecure programs asking us 'are you sure, are you really reaaly sure, should I do what you said or are you a jerk? 99 and 44/100ths, not 99.4; Ivory Soap (tm). It's your turn in the barrel, as Safire recently apologized for saying -- the phrase is the punchline of a *dirty* joke, you see. Many adages and colloquialisms come from jokes or from Ad Age; and they are ephemeral, for example who today would know what ad agency I one worked for if I specify that it sounds like a suitcase falling down a flight of stairs, as Marcel Duchamp once said. Oh, sorry, it was Fred Allen who said it. As comedians in the Borscht Belt once asked, 'Where's the beet?' Back to topic, how can there be a Comdey Chess, in which every move is a joke??
gnohmon wrote on 2002-04-02 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Perhaps html mode does not work. I see no link about cockles. <P> It should be noted that those who use an invisible smiley must make arrangements to pay a null royalty to me. It was I who invented it, for use in afu. <P> I will type in a <A HREF=http://www.lynx.browser.org/>link</a> to test html-mode comments.
gnohmon wrote on 2002-04-02 UTCPoor ★
if a comment is submitted in html mode, its left margin is indented. <P> Non-html comments start at page left. <P> The above is true when viewing with lynx. Your mileage may vary if you use any of the inferior alternatives. <P>
gnohmon wrote on 2002-04-02 UTCPoor ★
if a comment is submitted in non-html mode, things that appear to be html tags are not printed. Are they interpreted? here's an hr:<HR> <P> The previous line appears blank but contained left-angle-bracket. P, right-angle-bracket. <P> This is inconsistent behavior.
gnohmon wrote on 2002-04-02 UTCPoor ★
if a comment is submitted in non-html mode, things that appear to be html tags are not printed. But the preview prints them!!! <P> The previous line appears blank but contained left-angle-bracket. P, right-angle-bracket. In preview mode, I saw the html tag, but when viewing comments I see a blank line. <P> This is inconsistent behavior.
gnohmon wrote on 2002-04-02 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Most of the recent flood of commants/feebback was caused by my article on ''Chatter Chess'''', which has not yet been seen. <P> Imagine what may happen if chatter chess ever sees the light of day, will the comment system be able to handle such volume? <P> These are important considerations.... <P> <Blink>
This item is a game information page,
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It is a 2 player game.
It was last modified on: 1996-02-09
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Walter  Stead. Grid Chess. Always move to a different 4 by 4 square part of the board. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
gnohmon wrote on 2002-04-02 UTCPoor ★
The comment system says 'skip to comments' but there are no comments. This game should not be described without mentioning U-Grid Chess, and also Betza's Pinwheel Chess (and Orbital Rotating Grid and so forth).

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