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  1. An open API for people to develop native clients

    I really like the idea of a web based server, but it would be nice to have an API so that native clients can be written too.

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    • Stone and Board Purchases

      There is a suggestion to open up changing your board and stone graphics. But I think this can be changed to buying new boards and stones to use on kaya at the kaya shop. You have a choice to buy different sets of black stones, white stones, and a board. When you begin a game you chose which to use at the start. Your opponent and spectators can see your choice. High end stones for a lot of money could have special graphical effects, like cleansing your opponents stones with fire when they are captures.

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        I would totally avoid tacky themes. Also there is the issue that both you and your opponent might have different themed boards. But, its a simple idea and might be a nice way to monetize.

      • Game start timer

        CURRENT SITUATION:
        When a challenger accepts a game offer then the game starts immediately.

        UNDESIRABLE POSSIBILITIES:
        1. Game creator doesn't want to play that challenger
        -> game creator loses time on resigning and opening up another game offer
        -> evil challengers causes disciplination effort for admins and community

        2. Game creator is away from the computer while the challenger accepts the offer
        -> A) Game creator still plays the game but has less time than his opponent (= unfair conditions)
        -> B) Game creator needs to agree with challenger on aborting the game and starting a new one

        PROPOSED SOLUTION: …

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        • widgets like good shape / bad shape indicators

          probably way too early... *g*

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          • User-created replays

            The replay bot automatically selects games from gokifu.com, for everyone to see or comment. It'd be nice if any user could do the same thing by uploading .sgf's, whether to get a review or just show a particular game.

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            • game mode with safe click for mobil games

              moves have to be confirmed before the other player can see it. with this game mode everybody would know that u are using a mobil device and the other player can not expect much chat.

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              • Authentication with OpenID

                I know there is already a discussion about login with Facebook. I think supporting OpenID would be a better generic authentication method as it gives users the option to choose their own OpenID provider.

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                • Go Houses, Teams or Clans

                  I liked the idea of "clan matches" that was quite popular on KGS a few years ago. It would be great if instead of being just another lone wolf on the server, you could belong to a "Go House" or such, and that there was a way for players from different houses to set their games so that they were official "inter-house" matches, with the server taking care of tabulating the results. Members of a house could have a room of their own, and would be have special areas to study together and keep databases of information only open to…

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