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  1. View board as White

    Turn board upside down with a button, to view White's perspective. Flip back to Black with the same toggle button.

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    • Finding games to observe

      How to find a game one wants to observe in particular ? not sure how, didn't find anything about this

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      • Client App

        It's already crashed my browser. It doesn't matter that YOU don't like to use client apps. Other people want them. I want it separate from the rest of my browsing. It may not be your fault in the future when it crashes but whatever the source of the crash it will disrupt my use of the server. Some people love using it via the browser, that's great! Just provide the option in the future.

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          This idea is repeated, and you are welcome to add to the conversation on the most voted topic in the feedback section.

          If Kaya caused a crash on your side, its definitely a bug. Contact conanbatt or dp in the server so we can check out what happened.

          Also, upgrading the browser from firefox 3.6 to something newer will enhance the experience.

        • A bet system

          You may earn some points, by betting in other people games. There you could improve your profile, gaining some small badges in your profiles, or something like that. For examples look this page http://boardgamegeek.com

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          • make better use of screen space

            sooo much empty space!!
            i understand the merits of white space, but lists could seriously use more space towards the bottom.

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            • Ability to organize users

              To add people to buddy lists, rival lists, clan lists, block lists etc.

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              • tweaking name completion

                It would be nice if the nick you pick from the name completion list list (if its the first thing on a line) gets added like this "nick, <CURSOR GOES HERE>" and preferably on an easily accessible key like tab (instead of down+enter)

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                • selectable size of the go board

                  I mean I want to play with a full screen go board or at least at the same size as I get when I play on kgs

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                  • Verified accounts

                    The idea is to use ''verified account'' badges, like on google+. There are many good reasons to implement such a feature:

                    -Some people prefer to know who they play with, some prefer to play with secret accounts. With such a feature, it would be possible to choose in the automatch to play only verified accounts or not.

                    -Multiple accounts are a problem for the rating system. To avoid people playing against themselves in order to get a high rank on a new account, we could force them to play their 10 first games against verified accounts.

                    -Multiple accounts are also…

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                    • Reminder to Greet

                      Players should be reminded to greet at the beginning and end of a game. It feels bad playing on KEGS and being ignored by the opponent. As you are implementing Auto-greet there should be no excuse (e.g., only speaking one Swahili or whatever) for not greeting. Let's protect the friendly and social ethos of go!!

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                      • Board scaling

                        The idea is to have the board scale according to screen size.
                        and/or to let users change the board size to some extent.

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                        • Message area in the main room

                          My idea is that the programmer/admin post some interesting, actual, important messages in bold in the mainroom in a special field or area for all members - in regular intervals. That could be new features, deadlines, known bugs, hints, instructions and so on.

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                          • game history and review tools

                            the own game history in the profil should work like a folder. there can be stored all sgf the user likes. the next step to is an easy to use review tool. forget all the numbers and letters like at KGS. if it is possible it would nice to "draw" with the mouse on the goban.

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                            • to forbid Gabril and Patricio to play at kaya :-)

                              If Gabriel and Patricio are playing at kaya they can not implement new features or make bugfixing in the same time. It should not be allowed to them to play long games! :-)

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                              • Shuusaku number tracker

                                How about a profile feature that you can use to input your Shuusaku number, and the players you are connected through. Then, if anyone plays you, their profile will update to show their new connection to Shuusaku.
                                Accepting a new connection should be optional so that people who have fake numbers don't ruin your actual connection.

                                As an example, if I had played Shuusaku, I would write in my profile that I have a number of 1, and I am directly connected. Then, anyone who later plays me can accept their new number of 2, and their profile would show…

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                                • Better sharevar display.

                                  The "sharevar" functionality is nice, but when you share the variation, it would be nice if the variation appeared as coordinates in chat. Currently, the chat window just has a link that says, "variation". I would prefer that a link be shown that has the actual text as coordinates. For example, "Q10 R15 S9 ..." could be the link text for a variation that started with these coordinates. The complete variation coordinate set could be listed in the mouse-over text.

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                                  • Teaching game: observers can suggest next move

                                    During a teaching game observers can suggest the next move. All propositions are displayed, with an indication of which ones are the most popular. The teacher (or its opponent if there is one) choose the move effectively played.

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                                    • Movie on android

                                      The movie doesn't display on Android devices. Just wanted to let you know. :)

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                                      • Betting System

                                        At the first 50 moves, players can bet on the player whom they think will win,and the points used to bet can be earned through winning games or having a winning streak.

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                                        • Alternative Coordinate System

                                          To me, it is not at all clear which coordinate system is the "best".

                                          For instance, instead of the usual A1...T19, a coordinate system called "Adouard" uses the four corners as reference points. A description can be found at http://senseis.xmp.net/?AudouardCoordinates. There are other systems in existence that are similar, but most of them use corner-relational coordinates.

                                          It's obviously better for vision impaired players, but it may as well replace the coordinate systems we use nowadays. From my pov, it is superior as it allows everyone slightly familiar with the system to visualize a board from coordinates alone easier.

                                          Granted,…

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                                            As with some other feature ideas, this suggestion tries to fix the right problem with the wrong tool.

                                            Its hard to say which coordinate system is better, what is certain is that there are advances to be done on how we share and talk with variations. saying b25 or H17 are just as difficult to read and comprehend. We are in a visual/multimedia era guys!.

                                            Although its secret..this problem is ALREADY solved by Kaya.gs :). You will see soon.

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