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  1. Suggested modifications to Zen mode

    The idea behind Zen mode is a pretty good one. No cluster, no hassle, an interface with only the basics for playing.

    It's been pointed out, however, that it may be far too naked.

    It's inconvenient for live games, let alone blitz, since it does not indicate how much time is left. Furthermore, there are no indications of prisoners or komi, so it's harder to know the game state on a glimpse. I could even argue that you may want to know who your opponent is (by username).

    I'd propose adding that information, which is the bare minimum you need…

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    • v5 Upgrade minor annoyances

      In Version 5.0, the time remaining flashes on the weekend. For correspondence games, I'd like the ability to turn this off.

      Also, the user name doesn't show up when using Chrome on a phone (Nexus 6p), so you can't follow the link to the users profile.

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      • Show the rank of players at the time of the game, in game history

        Game history looks really wierd where the player's ranks have changed since the games in question.

        It would be nice if the rank of the player at the time of the game was shown.

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        • Provding a link to the game record in kifu format (with OGS watermark ;))

          Kifus are not dead, go books and other resources are full of diagrams.
          Downloading SGF file is a great feature but the website could provide a PDF with the kifu

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          • Auto-advance after move impovements

            Here are some features that really should be there to make the feature more user friendly:

            1. Do not auto advance if the opponent had a planed response for your move.
            2. Allow to plan moves ahead even if you didn't play your first move - now to plan moves you have to place first one, then wait for page reload and then go back to previous game and plan ahead. Those two features do not work nicely together right now.
            3. Do not auto advance after I make second pass in the game and go to stone counting. Usually…

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            • Pair Go

              On IGS there is an option to play Pair go. Basically, both colors are actually played by 2 people, alternating moves. With their correspondence games and fast-paced tournaments, the player base of OGS is very fun-oriented and this could be a great addition that many players might be interested in.

              11 votes
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              • Vacation should only stop the clock of the person on vacation

                Going on vacation should only stop the clock from the person on vacation.

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                • reset/restore password

                  currently, the website do not allow to restore a forgoten password. I thin it is necessary.

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                  • less than 96C cpu would be nicer

                    I dunno why the new version is much more CPU intensive but my x220 suffers

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                    • Sound effects when capturing stones

                      That nice sound, of a stone falling on a wooden bowl cap.

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                      • Show game size in "Find a game" graph"

                        It would be great if you didn't have to mouse over the green dot to determine how big the game is. Since there are really only three sizes (9,13,19) you could use dot-size to show how big the game is readily and in an intuitive way on this graph.

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                        • Mobile friendly site

                          As of right now it is impossible to create a game on iOS. This is because of the way that scrolling priority takes place. When you are selecting the style of game (blitz live or correspondence) the page listing the open games scrolls instead of the pop-up. This results in it being impossible to select a time for play and therefore impossible to create a game.

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                          • Double click move submission for tablets

                            It's impossible to use this option, since a double-tap zooms the page in any mobile browser.

                            If the board could wait for two single clicks, and matched the coordinates, it'd be possible to post a move without using the Submit button.

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                            • 1 vote
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                              • Make review-like private notes on ongoing games

                                I sometimes have some ideas of how the game can proceed from a given point, but do not want to make planned moves (as I sometimes regret this).

                                It would be nice to be able to save a few branches of moves just for future reference, but it should not be visible to your opponent for obvious reasons :)

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                                • Separate color for annulled games in game history

                                  If you look at your game history, you can get a sense of how well you are doing by looking at how much of your list is green and how much of your game is red. However, annulled games are also listed as either red or green. This distorts the information provided by the game history list. I would suggest that ranked games are displayed in a different colour, for instance grey.

                                  14 votes
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                                  • tournament chat improvements

                                    Get rid of finished tournaments in tournament chat room list.

                                    (1) I seem to be accumulating a lot of tournament chat rooms. Please make them disappear, maybe a week after the tournament ends?

                                    (2) It would be nice to be able to follow a link straight from tournament chat room to the associated tournament.

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                                    • 4 votes
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                                      • Display ruleset in game

                                        In "game information" menu it's possible to see which rules are used in this game (Chinese, Japanese, ...)
                                        But, no one use this menu. Everyone assume it's Japanese rules. They can lost because of this.

                                        Please, display ruleset in game on visible place, so everyone will know instantly which rules are used.

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                                        • J'ai payé PayPal et je n'ai pas reçu de confirmation ! (mikenado@yahoo.com)

                                          I paid to become a member but I am asked to pay again ...

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