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Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2002-06-09 UTCGood ★★★★
A link to the Graphics directory would be helpful. It's hard to find it, otherwise. Thanks.

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2002-09-07 UTC
Could I suggest a link to past, present, (and future) tournaments either on the index page or the side bar? Thanks.

Derek Nalls wrote on 2002-09-19 UTCPoor ★
I wanted to deep-link to the Zillions index of the CV Pages from my own
chess variant web site but the complete web address, intentionally
spelled-out for the benefit of interested parties, would have been
preposterously long- covering 2 lines!  A general link to your main web
site is all I can give until someone devises a more practical, concise
logical, system of classification.  The system you previously had was
fine in this regard.

For your amusement ...

David Howe wrote on 2002-09-19 UTC
Thanks Derek, it's nice to know my work is appreciated.

Ben Good wrote on 2002-09-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
it's a mystery to me why you can't link to a page just because its url is

Derek Nalls wrote on 2002-09-21 UTC
'Too long to remember and/or transcribe without a likelihood of error' was my point which is corollary to Tony Quintanilla's point about certain topics being hard to find. Please don't be discouraged by the remarks of one fastidious individual (i.e., myself). The described, minor problems can surely be overcome. The CV Pages have been markedly improved thru the new indexing system you adopted and much hard work on your part (and others). Thank you!

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2003-02-24 UTCGood ★★★★
Providing Google searches within the CVP should be very useful. I did a quick search for 'chess' in the CVP and got a very interesting list. I am not sure if it was reflective of the number of links to those pages, but it turned up a number of interesting variants, particularly among the first 20 or so.

Raymond Reid [Chesma wrote on 2003-12-30 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
      The 'Chesmayne Chess Dictionary' will be back on-line in 2004. 
is presently being re-edited.  

Yours sincerely,

Raymond Reid [Chesmayne].

Barboss wrote on 2004-03-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Fine Site.


matthew c wrote on 2004-03-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
visit to play free bughouse chess and other chess
and as barboss said this is a fine site.

quantumplation wrote on 2004-05-04 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Just a suggestion. Could you add a 'Regional Variants' category to your
sortings? This would include Chess variants that originated in specific
regions of the world. Xiang Qi, Shatar, Shogi, Etc, would be in this

Things like mexican chess wouldn't count, which are named as though they
are a regional variant, but are infact not related to the region much at

Anyway, just an idea =)
keep up the good work, everyone!

Alexander E. Stevens wrote on 2004-05-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Oh wait, I suppose that's pretty much covered by historic variants. Just
wasn't the first place i thought of looking for specifically
international variants.

sorry =)

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-05-11 UTC
Historical Variants covers regional variants only partially. Oriental Variants should cover the rest.

Anonymous wrote on 2004-06-14 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I've been visiting this site for quite a while and I find the random page feature particularly nice. However, would it be possible to add a feature where can call up say, 10 random pages? It's just that this would be quicker if the random page is something I've already seen, at the moment I have to cycle between 'What's New' and 'What's New (All Languages).

kenneth wrote on 2004-07-21 UTCGood ★★★★
Great site. Almost everything that I need to know.



Travis Compton wrote on 2004-10-31 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
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Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2004-11-11 UTC
David Howe, our chief editor who manages the overall workings of this site, has added a nice new feature. This is a link to all the Game Courier logs for a particular game on its game page. This link (if any logs exist) can be found at the bottom of each game's description page. Take a look! Thanks, David!

Greg Strong wrote on 2004-11-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Yes!  This feature is very nice!  

Is there any maximum age of those which will saved, or will you keep them
so long as disk space permits?

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-11-11 UTC
Actually, this was the joint work of David Howe and Fergus Duniho. I wrote most of the code and gave David some blanks to fill in. It is a link to the Logs page for showing every publicly viewable log that has been played for a specific game. As you can tell by looking at the Age field when you go to the logs page, there is no age limit on the logs shown.

Greg Strong wrote on 2004-11-11 UTC
<p>Fergus Duniho says: <blockquote>As you can tell by looking at the Age field when you go to the logs page, there is no age limit on the logs shown. </blockquote></p> <p>Just because the age field has an option labled 'anytime' doesn't mean that you intend to save them forever. It was a perfectly reasonable question.</p>

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-11-12 UTC
I misunderstood your question. I don't know about forever, but I may save them until the end of the world, which some say is about eight years. I don't delete logs on the basis of age, but I do leave the option for the players of a game to delete its log, and I also retain the ability to delete any log, though I avoid making much use of it. Generally, my intention is to keep the logs for the sake of building up a huge library of games people have played of different Chess variants. I don't think the logs will make much of a dent in our diskspace, and by the time they do grow very large, webspace will probably be sold in the terabytes.

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2004-11-12 UTC
I inadvertently left out Fergus' Game Courier programming in my original comment about the new game logs feature. Thanks, Fergus.

James Spratt wrote on 2004-11-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Being able to view logs of all past and ongoing matches of particular games via the new links is a nice touch. Good going, David and Fergus, it's a very desirable feature.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-11-12 UTC
This new feature did not involve any programming of Game Courier. I added a new feature to the logs page, and I wrote some PHP code that David translated into Perl. I have since used the PHP code to add the same feature to preset pages.

Greg Strong wrote on 2004-11-12 UTC
Sweet! Thanks again; this is very useful for when I add new games to ChessV to be able to see logs of actual games for purposes of testing and creating opening books. Hopefully as the popularity of chess variants, this site, and the Game Courier grows, the number of game logs for the popular games will grow into the hundreds!

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