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  1. Fuseki joseki confirmation on demo boards.

    If one plays out a joseki, or fuseki correct, it's stated in the comments (with % win rate in that board position).

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    • Jake Paul DIss Challenge need to know if its good

      Yeah jakey u asked for it man here i come there
      one thing about jake paul theres nothing he can
      do to beat logan paul
      u got no flow were the micky mouse tho last time
      i check u were kicked bro now u beggin erika to
      stay your queen but u know u look as ugly as nick
      bean u say u aint a rapper but u actin so cool
      just sayin that cause u got a nice pool yeah
      second verse way better than the first Dear
      jakey im here to report a bullying incident
      from the middle…

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      • Option to disable blinking time when paused

        It is distracting when remaining time blinks. The current workaround is to enter Zen mode, but Zen mode lacks features available in normal mode (e.g. auto-switching to the next game after the player makes a move).

        The following forum posts detail the problem:
        https://forums.online-go.com/t/disable-blinking-on-correspondence-games/10826
        https://forums.online-go.com/t/please-stop-time-remaining-flashing-on-weekends/11012

        *Proposed resolution*

        Instead of blinking the timer, display a "Pause" symbol next to the time.
        https://imgur.com/a/VvJxO

        Option to turn blinking on and off (if some people like blinking).
        https://imgur.com/a/ZYfjJ

        Thank you for all you do to develop and maintain online go!

        4 votes
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        • Listing available game-types for Bots, and reply rejected games with availability information

          Listing available game-types for Bots, and reply rejected games with availability information

          For a user, wanting to play bots, it can be difficult to find acceptable combinaton of boardsize, timesettings, etc...

          Now, it is up to the owner of the bot to display the feasible settings in the info page.

          I would like to:

          1) Automatically display a table of accepted settings for playing
          2) When a bot rejects a game, reply with a message what other settings he does allow

          2 votes
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          • 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).

            5 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.

                4 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.

                  3 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…

                      19 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.

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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…

                                12 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

                                  2 votes
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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…

                                      32 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.)

                                        9 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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