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  1. 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)

    16 votes
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    • Filters in the Games page

      Duration: A lot of times I am manually searching for games that are not so fast to see one. This could be easily filtered.

      Rank: Average? Max min?

      Moves made? I usually want to se games that are not too advanced.

      This filters could default to what we see now, adding no extra work for the site.

      19 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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        • 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.

          13 votes
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          • Can you add stones set with new colours?

            Hi, I think it would be a great idea if we have some other colour stones other than black/white, such as red, blue, green, etc. It would make Go appear more attractive for players especially newbies, and also because of the lack of this features on other websites (KGS, Tygem), that would also give OGS more relative advantage. Thanks!

            47 votes
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            • 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......

                9 votes
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                • Desync review/demo

                  When you desync from the reviewer, it will automatically resync when they move over to where you are looking at. I would like a button that keeps you desynced. This way you can look at tsumego without having the problem spoiled for an example.

                  7 votes
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                  • Display how long game lasted

                    1. Show in game history how long the game lasted overall.

                    2. Also show during the game how many time already passed since the start overall (that is not obvious because of long byo-yomi)

                    14 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.

                      9 votes
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                      • Enable sound time alerts when using the submit-move button

                        When using the submit-move button option, the sound time alert (when clock under 10 sec) is disabled if you place a stone without submitting it.
                        In that situation, the clock is ticking but you don't have any alert if you're in time trouble, which can lead to frustrating situations.

                        10 votes
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                        • 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

                          1 vote
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                          • The Handicap menu should no be disabled

                            ... until you switch handicap "on". Choosing a value in the menu should check the box. Not the other way around.

                            6 votes
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                            • Computer go

                              Cosumi-style , so you know where you went wrong. Ideal for first-time players!

                              2 votes
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                              • Implement a rating system for good/bad manners

                                As OGS is becoming more and more like KGS or other servers where players don't greet, play like fools and then insult you when they lose, I propose to implement a rating system for good manners.

                                The system would be similar to Uber's, where you can give 1 to 5 stars after a ride. A very low average rating would be a trigger for admin intervention. A ban could ensue.

                                This system would provide a better atmosphere and help newcomers to feel at home.

                                Politeness is not a preference. Let's get rid of ill-mannered people.

                                13 votes
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                                • Allow to see/edit list of blocked players

                                  Add an option in settings to see/edit list of people I blocked.

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Display when match is a prelim

                                    When a game is a preliminary match for one player notify the other player.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Additional awards in tournaments

                                      Real-life tournaments are not just about first, second and third place.

                                      Tournament directors know that they need to keep people interested.

                                      Awards which can appear in the current medals section of the profile…

                                      Dan killer – the Kyu level player who defeats a Dan level player in a tournament. Maybe a karate kid crane kick icon.

                                      Fireball – the player who wins the most consecutive matches (three or more)

                                      Chariot of Fire – the player who finishes every single game regardless of outcome. This will work particularly well for Swiss and McMahon.

                                      Warrior – the player who finishes and wins…

                                      19 votes
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                                      • OGS subscription service

                                        Remove ads from the site, have beta features available and have a way to support the site on a recurring basis. Not for everyone, but available for those who want it.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Save personal chat history

                                          Save all personal chat history and store it permanently. It should be deleted only by user request. At the moment one can see only last few messages.

                                          7 votes
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