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  1. Fuzzy stone placement

    Add an option to toggle "fuzzy stone placement", a feature which makes stones not perfectly placed dead-center on the intersections, but adds randomness for a more natural-looking board (as can be found in Sabaki, Kombilo or SunXi Go-Screensaver).

    4 votes
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    • Remove maintime from automatch blitz.

      If you look at dan games on KGS, you will see a majority of the games are 3x10sec byomi, with no main time. The excact number of byomis isn't all that important, but the fact that there is no main time is. The exception is the 1 minute main time KGS has in its automatch. Also if you look at who plays these kinds of blitz games, its almost exclusively dan players. You could argue, the stronger the players the more common blitz becomes. I personally avoid OGS automatch blitz and instead use custom game because of the long main…

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      • Give OGS more social media features

        Go is a social game and I believe giving OGS more social media features would help drive more activity. Things like:

        - being able to 'like' a game or a game review
        - earn points or 'karma' for game reviews
        - share games/reviews
        - get notifications for friends or people you 'follow'
        - get notifications when someone reviews one of your games
        - a community calender that people can add events to
        - etc.

        2 votes
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        • In game, show my history of games against my opponent.

          Lichess does this in a great way. It gives so much more context to the matches.

          2 votes
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          • Live ladder

            The ladders on OGS are great but they're all correspondence games. I would like to have a Live ladder that encourages people to play live games more often. The only requirement for the live ladder would be to play at least one or two live games a week. If you don't play you'd be kicked out of the ladder (alternatively, it might be better to have a 3 strikes and your out rule).

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            • Teacher/Tutor Role Icon

              Teachers play teaching games, review games, explain things, contribute tsumego and other content material and so forth.
              For the average player, it would be helpful to identify teachers. One may approach them with a question or a review request.

              I propose, based on the discussion in https://forums.online-go.com/t/accessible-teaching/11039, to introduce the distinction of “teacher” for users. This property would be indicated by a small icon next to the user name and a notice on the profile, similar to site supporters and moderators.

              The title of teacher can be gifted by any user to any other, but also suppressed or turned…

              17 votes
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              • Slider control for playing through moves

                This is a very handy way to scroll through a game much faster than arrow keys

                2 votes
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                • Control order/filter active games

                  Not looking for a list view, I would just like to focus (in my case) on current games of a single color at a time. It's jarring switching from white to black randomly.

                  1 vote
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                  • Make "find a game panel" clearer

                    I posted a suggested layout here: https://forums.online-go.com/t/clearer-layout-of-game-finder-pane/12354

                    Basically, the gist of it is to group 4 buttons that all do the same thing: they find a quick match - the result is "looking for a game". The game that they are looking for is controlled by the Settings.

                    Separate from that, you can Create A Challenge, using that button.

                    Assuming the logic is right, the other advantage is that this gets rid of the oddly shaped Correspondence button.

                    4 votes
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                    • Show online status of opponents in active game view

                      The little green dot that shows your opponent is online would be precious in the the active game view.

                      I don't want to have to jump into separate boards to see the status.

                      2 votes
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                      • Play with KGS players from OGS. API and operationnal code available!

                        As you probably know, KGS is now available with a webpage https://shin.gokgs.com/33 and can be seen as a prooof of concept that it could be possible to log/search/join and play game on it via OGS ( with some kind of Adapter design pattern to communicate with the server).

                        Everything is documented to help people to create their own client.

                        https://www.gokgs.com/json/protocol.html2

                        https://www.gokgs.com/help/protocol.html1

                        I know it could be a lot of work , but it could definitvely make KGS players to come here, and will greatly improve the users community..

                        A single login for the two servers, and lots of new players…

                        10 votes
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                        • Join live reviews

                          You can watch live games, correspondence games, but no (ongoing) reviews. I'm interested in strong players' reviews. Surely there are some going on, but noway to find them.

                          Please add "ongoing reviews" button to games that can be watched :)
                          https://online-go.com/observe-games

                          1 vote
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                          • how do i pass?

                            I don't see how to pass?

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                            • Can we have an audible warning that a challenge has been accepted

                              I find it quite a hassle to put up a challenge here for a live game.

                              There are a couple of problems, but the worst is that when you hit "create" on a new game, you have little choice but to sit there watching the screen saying "waiting for opponent", because you need to be ready for when they accept.

                              But you don't know when that will be! So you waste time fretting looking at that "waiting" window.

                              If we could have an audible alert (and even a status bar alert) then the situation would be much better: you could…

                              26 votes
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                              • Rename Malkovich Log to Private Notes

                                New players don't know what Malkovich means. Per Sensei's Library, the term "Malkovich" comes from the movie "Being John Malkovich," in which people can visit the inside of another person's brain. That movie was released in 1999 and is honestly kind of obscure, being the 79th highest grossing film that same year. Since that time, someone in 2008 apparently thought it was an apt metaphor for private notes in a Go game and started using the term. And it caught on. What travesty!

                                I suggest renaming the obscure Malkovich Log to simply "Private Notes" (or "Notes" for short.)

                                8 votes
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                                • show pauses in game chat + request/suggest a draw

                                  The background to this idea can be found here: https://forums.online-go.com/t/rant-and-feature-request/11398/4

                                  Showing Pauses in chat: "Game paused/unpaused by playerABC".

                                  In a live game, if both players agree to pause the game, there is no nothing stopping the one player from pausing and winning by timeout. They guys in the post above described how features to stop this would be just as abusable so how about a request/suggest a draw feature. If someone really has to leave the game, then they can inform their opponent and suggest a draw.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • "Are you sure"-button

                                    After the game, when players agree on the count.
                                    Would it not be a good idea to have a pop-up button, for when you are agreeing with the score.

                                    Some players tend to try to trick you by changing the score, to remove all your stones, and it is too easy to give them the game.

                                    Thank you!

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Scroll for game type doesn't work

                                      Scroll for game type doesn't work on iPhone - I like to play the computer but the scroll stops on custom and won't scroll to allow me to select computer as the opponent

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                                      • Softer stone sound theme

                                        Compared to other go servers, OGS stone sounds effect seems to be pretty sharp. A bit too sharp and distracting for me personally. We have visual theme's, so why not introduce audible themes?

                                        How about configurable 'Soft' sound set?
                                        Original: https://www.chirbit.com/lemurek/playlist/a5a2d
                                        Softened through 12-7k Hz band filter: https://www.chirbit.com/lemurek/playlist/22dqN

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Ingame analysis mode only for unranked games except correspondence.

                                          The way I see it, go is game of deep insight and reading ahead as much as you can. So the it seems to me doing ingame analysis during live game is cheating or something very close to it.

                                          My suggestion is to make it disabled by default when creating match unless you check it on (opposite of current status) and not allowing it at all for ranked games (in the same way ranked game cannot be private).

                                          With obvious exception of correspondence matches where doing analysis inbetween moves is sort of point and huge part of what makes them…

                                          2 votes
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