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by hgm
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: On the ownership of TakChess
Replies: 68
Views: 3368

Re: On the ownership of TakChess

Well, it is in the 'sent' box of my webmail, as you can see in the screenshot below. And I did not receive it back as 'undeliverable'. So look better, or complain to your e-mail provider. But don't bother us with your failures.

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by hgm
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: HTTP / PHP problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 104

HTTP / PHP problem.

I am posting this here in the hope the lack of response to my attempts for repairing the poll function of the forum are just because most programmers do not read the General forum section. The problem is the phpBB script viewforum.php , which is responsible for showing a page of postings from a spec...
by hgm
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: On the ownership of TakChess
Replies: 68
Views: 3368

Re: On the ownership of TakChess

I am not sure why you try to bury youself in such a swamp of lies. From the mails above people can see why the statement that you consider Quentin the owner of TalkChess simply follows from what you wrote to me, or is a 'provocation'. I can add that I am in no way obliged to respond to your silly qu...
by hgm
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Task force TalkChess access
Replies: 55
Views: 7203

Re: Task force TalkChess access

I still don't get it. In a freshly created forum (such as the one at http://212.114.109.12/new ) voting in the polls does work, with the same browser. Apparently the 'update' parameter does get a value in the POST request there. But the HTML for the form looks the same; there isn't any extra "&updat...
by hgm
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Task force TalkChess access
Replies: 55
Views: 7203

Re: Task force TalkChess access

This is apparently a standard phpBB option: initially you are not shown any results, but there is a link "View results" under the Submit-vote button, which would display the page again with an extra view=viewpoll argument to the URL. Which forces showing of the results. Perhaps this can be disabled ...
by hgm
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: On the ownership of TakChess
Replies: 68
Views: 3368

Re: On the ownership of TakChess

The hosting is not the problem. The domain name is. Hosting in a different domain is already accomplished.
by hgm
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Task force TalkChess access
Replies: 55
Views: 7203

Re: Task force TalkChess access

Ah, some progress! I tried to print the body of the POST request (var_export($_POST)) as debug output on the page, but since the POST request itself doesn't result in anything being shown when the PHP voting code is not exectuted, this did not work. Then I found an alternative method to detect if th...
by hgm
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Distinguish rook and bishop move efficiently
Replies: 28
Views: 1501

Re: Distinguish rook and bishop move efficiently

BIG DISCOVERY EMANUELS ROOK / BISHOP DETECTION STRATEGY bool is_rook_move_emanuel(int from, int to) { return 0x1010101010101fe & 1ULL << (from ^ to); } Over twice as fast as the previously suggested methods!! Emanuel does it again!! That is a LOAD (of the constant 1ull), a LOAD of the 'magic number...
by hgm
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Task force TalkChess access
Replies: 55
Views: 7203

Re: Task force TalkChess access

Well, perhaps someone else is still willing to help debugging this? I have figured out now (in FireFox, opening the 'developer panel' with F12, and selecting 'network', so that it shows me what the browser sends to the server), that pressing the 'Submit vote' button in the poll at http://212.114.109...
by hgm
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: On the ownership of TakChess
Replies: 68
Views: 3368

Re: On the ownership of TakChess

From - That would sound reasonable if Ed wasn't firmly in Quentin's camp... And - No, I was referring to an e-mail Ed sent me when we were discussing how to fix the forum. Ed said my plan to test on another server, directing all traffic there, could not be attempted without Quentin's permission, be...