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Centaur Chess. (Updated!) Pieces move backwards as Knight. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2022-12-01 UTC

It has nothing to do with the CkEditor. When I switch JavaScript off, so that this editor cannot be invoked, the text also disappears on submission if there isn't a closing </p> tag.

Ben Reiniger wrote on 2022-12-01 UTC

I made a quick test submission and can confirm that text outside of paragraph tags disappears somewhere between the submission and the database. What changes happened with the addition of markdown as an option for MS pages, and to what extent does CKEditor interfere with the HTML option?

H. G. Muller wrote on 2022-12-01 UTC

You can recover from this entry on, there wasn't much ...

But what was there was quite essential. Thanks!

I repaired it now, again with some difficulty. There seems to be something terribly wrong with the submission form: it appears to be able to just delete entire sections without warning. We should figure out why that happens.

All I initially did was paste the Diagram I had made in the comment into the Setup textentry of the submission form. This was empty before; the article only consisted of Introduction and Rules. When I then pressed 'Send', the Introduction section was entirely gone (including the header), and the Rules section had only retained its first sentence.

By using the 'back' button of the browser I could back up the the submission form as it looked before I pressed 'send'. As I assumed that I must have accidentally hit some key that led to deletion of the content of the text entries, I thought that resubmitting it while making sure all text was there would solve it, but as a safety measure I copied the text in the Introduction entry to the clipboard. Again the same thing happened: the Introduction section just disappeared.

I noticed that the text in the Introduction text entry was just plain text without any line breaks. So I added <p></p> tags around it after pasting it again from the clipboard, and then it remained. But I had not saved the remainder of the Rules section anywhere.

When I pasted the missing text at the bottom of the Rules text entry in the submission form, it again consistently disappeared on saving the submission. The only content remaining in that section was the first sentence, followed by a line with a <p> tag. Only when I pasted the missing text under that, and added a closing </p> tag behind it, the text remained on submission.

So it seems that text not in HTML tags, or in unbalanced tags, gets deleted on submission. It is risky to assume that none of the articles that I am editing will not contain any such text, and if they do these would be severly dameged on editing; probably withoout noticing it.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2022-11-30 UTC

Is it possible to check an earlier version to see what else was destroyed?

Yes, we save all revisions to member-submitted pages. Go toward the bottom of the page where it tells who last revised the page, and click on the word revised, or go to the Edit menu and select the menu item for the revisions.

Greg Strong wrote on 2022-11-30 UTC

You can recover from this entry on, there wasn't much ...

H. G. Muller wrote on 2022-11-30 UTC


I was editing this article, to put an Interactive Diagram in the formerly empty Setup section, and when I saved it all other sections had disappeared. Fortunately I did still have the Introduction on the clipboard, but attempts to paste it back kept failing. I could paste it in the Setup section, and then it showed up. When I finally posted it in the Introduction surrounded by <p></p> tags it did get included in the page after saving.

Is it possible to check an earlier version to see what else was destroyed?

H. G. Muller wrote on 2022-10-26 UTC
satellite=centaur ranks=8 files=8 maxPromote=1 promoZone=1 promoChoice=QNRB graphicsDir=/graphics.dir/alfaeriePNG/ squareSize=50 firstRank=1 fileOffset=0 lightShade=#FFFFFF darkShade=#406040 rimColor=#FFFFFE coordColor=#000000 whitePrefix=w blackPrefix=b graphicsType=png useMarkers=1 borders=0 pawn::ifmnDfmWfceF:pawn:a2-h2 knight:N:::b1,g1 bishop::fBbhN::c1,f1 rook::fsRbhN::a1,h1 queen::fsRfBbhN::d1 king::fsWfFbhNisO2::e1

Centaur Chess

Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-04-24 UTCGood ★★★★
Another interesting twist on FIDE Chess by innovative Adrian de la Campa. Fun to play. Aptly called 'Centaur Chess' since all the pieces are half horse, half person.

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