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by mluka
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Domain name expiry
Replies: 6
Views: 4891

Domain name expiry

All, It's been years since I have been active on the site, and the chessclubinternational.com domain is up for renewal on 29 January 2018. I have no plans to renew the domain name registration. It's been a great run and I hope most folks have had fun that have participated there. Thanks, Greg, for h...
by mluka
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Zapper 2010 Tournament Report!
Replies: 50
Views: 13463

Section D is underway, match id: m1268266720
by mluka
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Ladder/Pyramid troubles...
Replies: 2
Views: 8943

That is correct, jsnyder. The ladder/pyramid - and even the long-dormant team competition - will return one day. I am concerned that the hosting facility I moved to a few months ago - when all the problems started - may not be able to support the 2.0 version. We'll see how it goes. I'll give it a li...
by mluka
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Ladders out of order these last few weeks...
Replies: 7
Views: 18161

We're back online and I cleaned out some of those old challenges. That's not to say it's necessarily issue-free. Hopefully it's robust enough to stand on its own for a bit longer.
by mluka
Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ladder
Replies: 4
Views: 2662

If it's broke, don't fix it?

I had moved the site to a new server around four months ago and have had nothing but problems since then. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee that I wouldn't encounter similar issues on any other server. To worsen the situation, I am absolutely swamped right now. I'm considering, rather than looking...
by mluka
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess Team Season
Replies: 1
Views: 2254

The next tourney should get underway within a few months.
by mluka
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: tournament of nations
Replies: 4
Views: 3756

This idea is similar to the initial concept we had with chess-teams. I should have the team competition back up and running within a couple of months.
by mluka
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess-teams Tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 2318

I've been working on a new version of the teams site for some time. I am only able to work on bits and pieces at a time, however. I hope to get a fair amount done during the holiday season. I'll try to post a progress report here early in the new year. I'm sure it's been a long, frustrating delay fo...
by mluka
Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Wrong message, and an indication of a bigger problem!
Replies: 2
Views: 11982

Two bugs, one stone.

These issues should now be resolved.
by mluka
Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Wrong message, and an indication of a bigger problem!
Replies: 2
Views: 11982

I had seen that an inordinate number of these emails were going out lately but thought it was related to another bug that is making site access sporadic. This is definitely a bigger problem. Fortunately - because of your "history" suggestion from many months back - logs have been kept (hopefully the...
by mluka
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jeffery C. Jones 1963-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 23871

Greg, I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how difficult and trying the last couple of years have been for you and your family.
At least there is some solace in knowing that he went painlessly.

Rest in peace, dear friend.
by mluka
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Problems with my interface
Replies: 6
Views: 6662

I haven't really figured out why this happens, but some people end up with their preferences set to display the "old" board interface. I've gone in to edit my profile a couple of times in the last few days, and each time "old" was the default selection in the board preference dropdown. This has occ...
by mluka
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Challenges to multiple players
Replies: 1
Views: 2831

Correct, if you mean inviting multiple players to the same match.
You might need a space after each comma, also.
by mluka
Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: new columns in All My Games page
Replies: 0
Views: 3459

new columns in All My Games page

Greg, I think there's an error in this view. In games in which it is my turn to move, the fields "your time left" and "opponent time left" appear to actually display the values "black time left" and "white time left", respectively.
by mluka
Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess teams
Replies: 7
Views: 7503

The first step is to register for the KO Tourney - see details above. I'm afraid there's not much you can do beyond that at this point. I have a lot of the architecture together for the new teams interface, but the coding itself still remains. I hope to find the time sometime in the next couple of w...
by mluka
Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Help I don't understand....
Replies: 14
Views: 11230

A lot of times I look at new responses from my opponents with absolutely no intention of moving, unless it's in the first few moves of the game.
by mluka
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 3649

That was sort of the original direction of the team tournaments. The memberlists are still all grouped by country. Did you have something like that in mind?
by mluka
Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 1
Views: 10484

1)Your opponent may not realize he/she has anything more to do. Post a challenge to your opponent (if you don't mind) and contact me if a hyperlink to the match isn't posted after it begins - assuming your challenge is accepted. 2)It will add up the results of the games in the match: if white wins, ...
by mluka
Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2007 Tournament
Replies: 19
Views: 15849

At the very least you'll get an email saying that the match has started, with a list of games in the match and pairings - again assuming email notification is On.
by mluka
Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: how long do challenges stay active?
Replies: 5
Views: 21439

Approximately two weeks. After that, the maintenance routines here will drop the match request from the list of available matches, then the system at chessclubinternational will credit the player who issued the challenge with a forfeit win (assuming no counterchallenge has been issued).
by mluka
Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess teams
Replies: 7
Views: 7503

Now bug-free?

For such a simple page, I sure put a bunch of bugs in it. People should actually be able to join the ko tourney now rather than just getting a series of nondescript error messages. Please let me know anytime you come across errors on the CCI site, even if it's as small as a page not loading and it d...
by mluka
Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: F A Q
Replies: 1
Views: 2999

You get an email notification if it's your move in a game and you haven't moved in five days. "Last warning" is the date on which a player in the game in question was sent such an email.
by mluka
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Javascript problem
Replies: 2
Views: 4014

security settings?

I would guess that you have your security settings preventing scripts from being run. Do you see gameboards when you pass your mouse over the game id's in the "Top Followed" games list on the right-hand side of the main page here? If not, and depending on which version of IE you're using, you should...
by mluka
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Update on Jeff Jones
Replies: 28
Views: 30683

Jeff, You sound down, and understandably so. Yet, I find your tone simultaneously appalling and encouraging. I was under the impression that you were at peace with your situation - if such a thing can really be - but I think that clearly isn't the case. Life is all about choices. The way I see it, y...
by mluka
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess teams
Replies: 7
Views: 7503

Having played for a team before, there's a good chance that you already have a chessclubinternational user account. You can use the form at http://www.chessclubinternational.com/LostPass.aspx to retrieve your password, then you'll be able to log in and sign up.
by mluka
Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess teams
Replies: 7
Views: 7503

Registration is underway for the second Chess-Teams Knockout Tourney. See http://www.chessclubinternational.com/teams/joinko.aspx for details.
by mluka
Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: pyramid ladder
Replies: 2
Views: 12391

No, that should not happen.
Would you mind posting the same challenge again?
by mluka
Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Site down again
Replies: 5
Views: 19018

I think it's been stable lately. Have you been experiencing problems with it?
by mluka
Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Resignation
Replies: 1
Views: 2926

Type "resign" in the move box, rather than submitting a move.
by mluka
Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Site down again
Replies: 5
Views: 19018

Site down again

It may be back up by this evening, but it's more likely to be down until at least Tuesday.
by mluka
Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: opponent did not accept my pyramid ladder challenge - I lost
Replies: 3
Views: 14706

I'm a little busy right now, but I'll get it taken care of this afternoon.
by mluka
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chess teams
Replies: 7
Views: 7503

I'll probably have a recruiting drive of sorts, sometime in the next month or so, for the next competition.
by mluka
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: dark knights win (breaking news)
Replies: 3
Views: 4369

by mluka
Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: dark knights win (breaking news)
Replies: 3
Views: 4369

I agree that this third season has taken far too long; I take full responsibility for that. Previous seasons have proceeded far more quickly, but this time around I was spending enough time working on the ladders site that I became prone to neglecting my responsibilities with the team competition. I...
by mluka
Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Ladders site down for maintenance
Replies: 0
Views: 8823

Ladders site down for maintenance

The site is down indefinitely while I get to the root of this latest issue. Anyone who would like to issue a challenge in the meantime can email me at mluka@chessclubinternational.com AOL users: I am still having issues sending mail to the aol.com domain; if you email me, I will reply using my hotma...
by mluka
Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: opponent did not accept my pyramid ladder challenge - I lost
Replies: 3
Views: 14706

Another bug in the system?
Yes, I'm afraid so. I've corrected the standings.
by mluka
Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Vacation time
Replies: 8
Views: 14400

I tried to vote for this poll, but I couldn´t find out how. Can someone give me a hint?
The poll may have expired, or you may have already voted.
by mluka
Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: unwished removal from pyramid ladder
Replies: 2
Views: 12537

Looks like you've found another bug :oops: Your opponent was removed by the system for not having logged in to slowchess for over a year, although I hadn't meant for this to be possible while a player was being challenged. His removal made it impossible for the system to display your name, since it ...
by mluka
Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: PDA version of net-chess.com
Replies: 6
Views: 20687

PDA stands for Personal Data Assistant - a mobile device.
This poll is essentially a repeat of an earlier thread entitled "mobile.slowchess.com"
by mluka
Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Opponents refuse to start
Replies: 2
Views: 12780

I just noticed that one of your match requests is actually to a player (alexut) who has challenged you on the ladder. If this match request is not accepted, nothing happens; it will be the same as if your opponent had never challenged you on the ladder. For the other match request you've posted, you...
by mluka
Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Opponents refuse to start
Replies: 2
Views: 12780

Let the match requests you have posted here run out of time; in a few days, you will be credited with wins over your opponents, if they do not accept your challenges. If you think your opponents may have simply forgotten about the challenges, you can try to email them reminders using the "Contact A ...
by mluka
Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: need help please
Replies: 3
Views: 4333

Because you participate in team play, I had already created an account for you.
Team players can gain access to their chessclubinternational accounts by visiting http://www.chessclubinternational.com/L ... tPass.aspx.
by mluka
Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: vacation
Replies: 3
Views: 4442

I don't think it's possible. :(
by mluka
Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Disk failure
Replies: 1
Views: 10472

The data appears to be ok. Site should be back up within 24 hours.
by mluka
Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Disk failure
Replies: 1
Views: 10472

Disk failure

The latest outage - and hopefully the others over the past few weeks - was caused by a hard drive failing on the server. The hosting company was able to burn an image of the data, so theoretically, everything can be recovered; however, if anyone has a recent cached version of the ladder / pyramid st...
by mluka
Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Moving up/down the ladder
Replies: 3
Views: 14980

Time controls

Yep, that's a bug. The sad thing is that I intentionally coded it that way. I have the system set up to only look for matches/requests with thinktime between 7 and 30 days, and addtime 1 to 2 days, which is why this match (at 5d+2d) wasn't recognized - as well as your ladder match with ppopp. Grante...
by mluka
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Moving up/down the ladder
Replies: 3
Views: 14980

Not posted?

I think this is the result of some confusion: posting a match request vs. issuing a challenge on the ladder or pyramid. The interface at chessclubinternational isn't as intuitive to use as I had hoped. :oops: When you issue a challenge to a player at chessclubinternational, all it effectively does i...
by mluka
Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Password Acquisition Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 16787

Another Outage

So much for appearances. :(
The Windows logon prompt *shouldn't* be happening; when it is, the site is down.
I'll try to get it fixed as quickly as possible without cutting into my World Cup time. :wink:
by mluka
Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Chess Ladder
Topic: Password Acquisition Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 16787

It looks like the server has been down all week while I've been on vacation; everything appears to be running now.
by mluka
Mon May 15, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: A Separate Forum for Ratings Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 5874

A Separate Forum for Ratings Discussion

I think having a separate forum for ratings discussion could have a positive impact for most forum users: those among us who frequent the forum will not have to see the same tired discussions, repeated ad nauseum; those among us who are new to the site (or, specifically, the forum) will have an easi...