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  42nd Chess Olympiad Baku, Azerbaijan 2016




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Fri Sep 16 2016 4:48AM | MsgID: 19264568


Originally posted by: "Reyn"
And in the meantime, we have our own lives to lead as well.




What?! Your lives belong to us!!!







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Thu Sep 15 2016 2:43PM | MsgID: 19263482


Originally posted by: "Comte de MonteCristo"
Surprised that nobody has posted an announcement of the 42nd Chess Olympiad held in Baku, Azerbaijan, ...

Isn't anyone on the site admin responsable for reporting or announcing important events?




If you care to visit Community ... Events Calendar, you will find a button which says "Add Chess Event"

If you then care to click that button, the next page offers you, as a Member, the opportunity to make an entry. Indeed, the page heading information says quite clearly This page is for entering details of International chess events for member information only

You should appreciate that this page is visited infrequently. Indeed, you seem to have visited it just once.


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Thu Sep 15 2016 7:31AM | edited: 7:41:22 | MsgID: 19262923


Originally posted by: "Comte de MonteCristo"


The role of the site admin is also to make improvements to the site and this is evidently one point where this site could be improved.




There have been many hundreds of improvements, both large and small, made across the site in the last year alone!

You should appreciate that when we make changes, any changes, then they are always carefuly considered and fully tested before going "live".

You should also understand that we prioritise our work based upon the importance and usage og each page.

If our internal logs show that a page is infrequently used then any changes will have very low priority.

We are currently developing some significant enhancements and this work will take time to fully develop and test.

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Thu Sep 15 2016 1:14AM | edited: 2:34:31 | MsgID: 19262642


Originally posted by: "Taotaomonas"
[...] Admin are volunteers who give up their time to by and large monitor the forums, assist members with queries, and obviously feed back to the webmaster and his staff. A couple such as Ramesh may have more direct involvement with the site, I am unsure. [...]



Yes, you are correct.

This site is owned by the Webmaster (kingscrusher), who is the only one on admin that makes money here. He has no "staff", as such. Just about all the changes (programming) are done by him (with some exceptions like the FAQ that is handled by Apollo). Apollo also assists with some other programming, I believe, from time to time.

The rest of us admins are regular players, just like anyone else. We volunteer our time, mainly to monitor the HelpDesk and forums. There is no formal training here, so when a new guy like me comes along, sometimes you're winging it, with unfortunate results.

Clever admins, like Apollo and Ramesh (responsible for the mobile app), have technical knowledge that can help the Webmaster /site.

We can make suggestions for improvement, or give feedback on improvements in progress.

We bring to his attention bug problems, or omissions, etc.

We monitor and approve photo uploads, etc.

That is the bulk of it.

And in the meantime, we have our own lives to lead as well.









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Wed Sep 14 2016 5:24PM | edited: 5:25:40 | MsgID: 19261956


Originally posted by: "Comte de MonteCristo"

The role of the site admin is also to make improvements to the site and this is evidently one point where this site could be improved.




Sorry Comte but again I disagree. Admin are volunteers who give up their time to by and large monitor the forums, assist members with queries, and obviously feed back to the webmaster and his staff. A couple such as Ramesh may have more direct involvement with the site, I am unsure.

I think it is unfair to point the finger over something that is not really their remit. As you have raised the suggestion, then no doubt someone will have fed it back. I think that is as far as the responsibility should fall.

Also as Ramesh touched on. A lot of what used to take place in the chess forums has obviously moved with the times and transferred to social media. It is logical that anyone with an avid interest in chess related items will look there or as was also mentioned have their own sources.










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Wed Sep 14 2016 10:05AM | edited: 10:07:22 | MsgID: 19261318


Under the "Community" tab there's an "Events' Calendar" that would fulfil this requirement. I've noticed that it does at times appear to have been kept up-to-date but, because I'm an extremely infrequent visitor, how often / accurately is unknown to me.







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Wed Sep 14 2016 8:14AM | edited: 11:08:31 | MsgID: 19261197


[Quote from: "Taotaomonas"]
[Quote from: "Comte de MonteCristo"]... Isn't anyone on the site admin responsable for reporting or announcing important events?



The role of admin is the day to day checking of the user interface of the site.

This seems to one degree or another to work. Please let us not drag them into marketing or blame scenarios'



The role of the site admin is also to make improvements to the site and this is evidently one point where this site could be improved.







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Wed Sep 14 2016 12:50AM | MsgID: 19260923


Originally posted by: "Comte de MonteCristo"
... Isn't anyone on the site admin responsable for reporting or announcing important events?




The role of admin is the day to day checking of the user interface of the site.

This seems to one degree or another to work. Please let us not drag them into marketing or blame scenarios'







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Tue Sep 13 2016 10:01PM | MsgID: 19260688


There were some Facebook posts saying Jamaica had made some kind of "upset" at the games, but viewing our results there showed no such thing.







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Tue Sep 13 2016 3:40PM | MsgID: 19260029


I go here to keep up with chess events:
https://theweekinchess.com/

Also the foot of this page shows future events and which players will be participating:
https://www.2700chess.com/

There are so many events shown live with GM commentators nowadays. Great learning opportunities.







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