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  1. Option to hide the "Games Graph"

    I find that I don't use the "Games Graph" under the "Play" tab. It takes up a lot of space, and I find that I always scroll down to the list of games.

    Suggestion:
    * Offer a "hide" link (or button) to not display the Games Graph
    * Create a personal setting for "Do not display Games Graph" inside settings. Players that don't use the Games Graph can avoid hiding it every time (set it as a default).

    7 votes
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    • Additional UI filters for the Games Tab: board size, player skill, time control, and boards view per page

      Hey there,

      As a newcomer to Go, I would like to be able to have filters to help me watch games that interest me.
      Here are the list of filters I would like to see in addition to the number of games viewed on the "Games" tab...

      Additional UI filters for the Games Tab
      1. Board Size

      I'd like a drop down to select "All, 19x19, 13x13, 9x9" (and whatever other board sizes are allowed, or, have the list be dynamic, based on what's being played at the time of the drop down [but that's more expensive to compute]). Optionally,…

      7 votes
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      • Mini Go Games

        Simul, Rengo, One Color, Blind Go, 4 player Go. I think these ideas would be great for the server, also since there is not a single server that has all of these ideas, I really think this would help improve OGS's popularity. (I really want to live stream these things)

        30 votes
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        • A full screen goban.

          ( with a key switch to go back to normal view )

          4 votes
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          • Removal of old and duplicate game requests

            Currently there is one player with 4 identical game requests, another with 3 identical game requests and another player who's request has been sat at the top of the list for over a week. Wouldn't it make a sense for duplicates by a single player to do disallowed and maybe a timeout for requests?

            4 votes
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            • Outside SGF players should be unlinked names from the file, not "undefined" in my profile

              Currently, when an outside SGF is uploaded the player names display properly when the game is being viewed. But on my profile page both players are listed as "undefined (30k): -- presumably because they cannot be found in the OGS database. This makes it very difficult to keep track of multiple games in my profile and discourages me from using OGS' great review feature.

              Please consider simply listing the names as they are in the SGF file but sans link. That should make it clear to all concerned that these are not OGS accounts.

              3 votes
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              • Improve 'no time limit' functionality

                I'd prefer an option to switch from immediate timeout after 30(?) days of inactivity to revealing the "cancel" button.

                Sometimes, the work is overwhelming, and putting the game in a trash, after 3 month of playing is not a pleasant experience. "Just make ANY move to keep the board alive" can't really be advised.

                https://forums.online-go.com/t/timeout-with-unlimited-time-control

                10 votes
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                • Game previews on the tournament page

                  Like the profile page, you should be able to see all the active games on the tournament page. That way you could watch the tournament progress a little better.

                  4 votes
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                  • On "Groups" - Allow users to sort the list by most recently active group

                    https://online-go.com/groups
                    On the Groups page, the list can only be sorted
                    * Alphabetically
                    * Number of Members

                    A very useful sort could be
                    * Most recently active

                    Benefits
                    * Large groups that are inactive wouldn't always be at the top.
                    * Smaller groups with active members would get more attention

                    What qualifies as activity?
                    * Posting in news (most important)
                    * Running a tournament, etc.
                    This would hopefully get the groups more active.

                    1 vote
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                    • Shout in chat when someone is ranking up

                      When someone gain a rank, shout in chat, like

                      *hikaru just got promoted to 8k*

                      8 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Admin →
                      • Open Challenge Presets

                        The seek graph is already an excellent way to quickly find open challenges. What we lack is an easy way to create those challenges in the first place.

                        Currently we create an open challenge by completing a web form. Helpfully, this form remembers your previously used settings. However, there are four separate types of challenge that I like to create. Most of these differ by time controls but also by restricted rank or board size. It takes time for me to fill out the form each time and is especially difficult on a mobile device. In particular, it is frustrating…

                        5 votes
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                        • A link to the player profile when you are in the forum

                          When you read the forum and click on a name/avatar you get a profile but not the one as a player but the one as a forum user.

                          It would be nice and convenient if both could be dispatched together.

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                          • Atari go

                            The first to make a capture wins. Those games can be short but they're fun. And it's a way like any other to make some progress.

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                            • 19 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →
                              • adding a one time a year support option

                                To manage my money, The monthly subscription is uneasy. I would love to see a yearly subscription

                                5 votes
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                                • Ante

                                  It would be nice to know how many ranking points are at stake in any given ranked match.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Allow players to give opponents more time

                                    Hi, there used to be a feature in OGS when it was still a turn-based site exclusively, in which you could give your opponent more time if necessary. You can't do that now, and only have "pauses" which can be undone by either player and are finite in number. I'd like to see the only feature restored, not necessarily in replacement of the "pause" feature.

                                    18 votes
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                                    • modify "has recently timed out of a game"

                                      Recently on a match, I was on bioyomi close the end and time ended... the player wrote "Again??"

                                      I felt it very mean, but I think is not its fault, its more because of the crazy looking add "recently timed out"

                                      and yes, that day it was the second game I lost by time... loosing by time in the middle of a hard battle is just another way of loosing... it should not generate the crazy add ...

                                      although the add is clearly useful to know which players have "frequent disconection problems"
                                      It seems to generate a harsh ambient

                                      So…

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Have a call moderator button that pauses match

                                        If a player presses call moderator, pause the game. Both players must agree to unpause if a moderator is no longer needed.

                                        11 votes
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                                        • limit vacation days during tournament

                                          If someone join correspondence tournament and take a long vacation, the tournament would take so long to the end......

                                          12 votes
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