|Personal notes and announcements of the webmaster|
January 28, 2007
Correction of unintended moves
If you made some moves during yesterday's site update, the system might have stored your move in more than one game. Even impossible moves (e.g. Nf5Q) might be stored into the database.
If you detect such an error (only then), please do the following:
- do not make any more moves in this game
- notify me about this game, please provide the following
I will restore the position before that unintended move during the following days (depending on how many problem moves exist).
Please apologize all this trouble!
Programming error corrected
Despite my extensive testing there had been a substantial programming error. Quite often your entries from previous pages were repeated on the current page - resulting in strange error messages or behaviours.
This error is corrected now. You can now make your moves as usual - even move previews, and conditionals should be possible again.
Possibly, this error lead to "follow-up problems", which will be repaired as soon as possible. Please report any problems in the forum "Error reports" or send me an email.
January 27, 2007
There seems to be a problem with the "preview move" feature. Please do NOT use the previewing of moves until further notice. I will notify you here as soon as the problem is resolved.
The site has been updated. Nearly all pages are technically affected even if there are no new features visible.
Background: These changes were necessary for the repair of some tournaments (missing games). Furthermore, the security of PlayChess has been improved.
Please observe if anything is not working as usual - and report it. The errors appearing this afternoon were only temporary; everything should appear unchanged.
January 05, 2007