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Cylindrical Chess. Sides of the board are supposed to be connected. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on Tue, Feb 21, 2023 01:45 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 01:12 PM:

It could have been your own remark. It was on the page with the diagram. It was removed after you modified how the diagram works.

Yes, that was my remark. After inserting the Interactive Diagram I noticed that the move diagrams were never showing a move that crossed the border, and since it struck me as an unacceptable flaw to invite people to summon up useless move diagrams (as the text above it did), I added this as a warning. I had not foreseen the usual optimum of putting the piece in the center would backfire here.

In my philosopy, when you invite people to activate a certain feature, they should be able to rely on it that this will actually work satisfactorily. This is why I considered it a bit silly to accompany it with a message basically saying "hey, see that list with pieces on which you can click to demonstrate their moves? You'll never guess, but if you click those, you will actually be demonstrated to you in a useful way!".