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Sidebar Boxes are Now Working!

Hi everyone! With the help of crem, we do now feature all league matches played this season. That is more than 500 games and it will grow in size with subsequent rounds. In the process the two boxes on the right "Last League Results" and "Upcoming League Games" no feature real games and no longer just dummy text. ;-)

So the basics are working now. However, there is still a lot of work to do, especially with the game viewer and the game overview list. Right now, the game overview list just displays all games on one page. I began work on some search functionality there to better browse through the game list but this will take some time. In the meantime you can see all your played games if you enter http://monkeychess.net/games/YOURNAME/ into the address bar of your browser. For example try http://monkeychess.net/games/crem/

As always, feature requests in feedback is highly appreciated.

posted by: Mark | tags: website update games
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User Profile Pages Are Online!

As promised, I update the website today with profile pages for users. You can now enter profile data, upload an user image and set your location on a world map. A few data fields will be available to public while the biggest part will be only visible to other logged in Monkey Club members. So no worries about your privacy. If you are logged in you should see some new links in the box on the right side of this page.

You can look at my profile page here for example: http://monkeychess.net/user/profile/Mark/ These pages are linked from the blog comments section as well as from the quotes page. I will further incorporate profile stuff into the rest of the website in the following weeks.

One new feature is that you can your password resetted automatically. For this, you have to enter a valid e-mail address. Once an e-mail address is as associated with your account you can use the "forgot password" feature to get a new one. No more bothering me with this ;-)

Well, this is it for now. Look at everything and add your data. If you forgot your password then send me a fics message with your e-mail address and your desired password and I will set it for you. Same goes if you do not have an account on this website yet.

I would be really glad if you guys have suggestions how to improve this new section. What kind of data fields should we add? Where should data be displayed? Also, please report all errors/typos you encounter.

posted by: Mark | tags: website update
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New Site Features Coming This Weekend

I am happy to announce some new website features that will air this weekend. The first thing will be a profile section where you can add and edit your personal data. This will also include support for avatars (= user images) and picking your location on a world map. Not every private information will be made public for all visitors but registered team members will be allowed to see them.

Along with that there will also be the probably most wanted feature to date: "forgot password". If you provide an e-mail address you can then have your password automatically resetted in case you forgot it. Open registrations will still be prohibited though for the moment.

And if time allows it, we will also include the teamleague feature so that all upcoming games as well as past results will be automaticall displayed here on this website.

posted by: Mark | tags: website update
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A Word About Updates

Yes, I know. This website is getting way to few updates but I am working on improving things. There are still some parts on this site that needs work which to some extend prevent me from writing here.

However, things will be better in the future as I will update this blog more often with fresh content. The first stept is a weekly video feature with chess related videos. I have already uploaded posts for the next two mondays so I can keep my promise here ;-)

Other than that I am still looking for volunteers who would like to write blog posts here. Anything goes as long as it is chess related. Teamleague updates and a weekly chess puzzle feature would be a nice start I think. So if you want help out, contact me!

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Quotes Section Update

Hi all!

I updated the quotes section. Along with KiranYs request to be able to navigate to each page directly via link I also added the possibility to rate the quotes from 1 to 5 stars.

So dig through the quotes and vote for your favourites :)

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