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  1. no move game cancel

    User1 puts hand up for a new game, then goes to sleep. Later, User2 clicks play and waits for User1 (Black) to move. (And waits... And sends message to User1 "Wake up I want to play" And waits ... ) After a few minutes User2 tires of waiting, closes the game window and loses by forfeit. Not fair.

    https://beta.kaya.gs/game/match/46104/

    Some possible solutions -
    1 - If a player is 'sleeping' the game request is removed.
    2 - an option to cancel a game if it is no first move after one minute
    3 - Forfeit if no first move within…

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      This is already mentioned in another feature request. Note that games below 20 moves dont affect rating and dont go to history. So you can resign or lose by forfeit and nothing will happen.

    • no connection issues

      I've tried several times to connect and I can't seem to get on. Most recently I got "You logged in successfully but the server cant reach you! We are momentarily down. Please check again later. "

      But the last 3 times I tried to connect it didn't work

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      • Handicap

        Cannot adjust handicap freely.

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        • auto-save sgf

          Create an option to auto-save games on our computer.
          Give the possibility to choose where auto-save :
          -our games
          -observed games
          -sandbox

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          • Negative karma

            Karma downvote should help to recognize escapers, bad-manners etc.

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            • add a function of check the state of one offline player

              I know the player name but he is offline. I want to check his status. Please add the function.

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              • Internal pictures

                I'm one of those many people who *hate* making accounts for things. I made an account for kaya, and that should be enough. I don't want to give me email and make an account with any third-parties, like 'gravatar'.

                Your should implement a system that lets users upload pictures directly :)

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                • Polling option in lectures

                  In lecture mode, it would be awesome to be able to set up a poll with all the viewers to see what move they would prefer at the lecturer's choice. this would make a simple way to see what the viewers would play, instead of people spamming thier answers in the chat-box

                  30 votes
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                  • More Clear designation for Black and White players

                    The current small circle with half-White and half-Black and a leaf in the middle is very unclear. Make it VERY clear who is Black and who is White.

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                    • Exporting a game breaks on undo

                      The sgf export function breaks if a game contains an undo.

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                      • Badges!

                        Everyone loves badges. I'm talking "merit"-style badges, like the ones you earn for doing things. Won your first game? Get a badge! Beat someone who's ranked much higher than you? Get a badge for that, too. There could be badges for observing a certain number of games, completing a certain number of tsumego, or just about anything.

                        Badges could be optionally displayed on profile pages, so people who don't care about them could just disable that and not worry about it. But for everyone else (surely the majority of players, especially newer ones) this could be a blast!

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                        • Sgf problem

                          When I click on my account name and go to my games I have the option of looking at and downloading the sgf for that game. I tried doing that so I could get a review on it but the sgf wouldn't go past an undo. Looking at this and fixing it would be a good idea.

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                          • Lower Komi on 9x9

                            6.5 is high by half...

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                            • fix no player's turn bug

                              When starting a game, at move 2, neither player's clock was ticking and neither player could play. FIXME

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                              • More clear captured stones

                                The current small icons for "Black's captured stones" and "White's captured stones" are too small and they suffer the same old problem that are in many existing Go clients -- ambiguity. I can never tell how many Black or White captured stones on gGo, gIGo, and CGoban. I think the Android version of CGoban has greatly improved on this -- you want to make a wooden lid, with captured stones, just like what happens in real life -- a wooden lid with captured stones. This makes it very clear the number of captured stones for B and W. Thanks. :)

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                                • FuegoBot bug

                                  This is not an idea, just reporting that fuegoBot crashed on me with no indication it had crashed (apart from it didn't play) and no way to resume game (error, unable to retrieve game or some such).
                                  Later it it registered I had forfeit the game :-(.

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                                  • optional undo

                                    would be nice to be able to disable the undo function if desired

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                                      For the moment, we have decided on the current system, on a game-by-game basis. You can disable undo if asked for the rest of the game, so you dont get spammed.

                                    • One-Color Go.

                                      Games of One-Color Go.

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                                      • Finer audio control.

                                        I use speech recognition software which simply does not work in KGS or IGS so I definitely want Kaya to succeed.

                                        Unfortunately, if I mention the competition in chat with my opponents, I get some insane music and background changing.

                                        The music interferes with my dictation.

                                        I like to hear the stones but I'd do not want to hear the random noises. As it stands, I can only mute or unmute.

                                        Thanks for reading.

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                                        • Drawing

                                          I don't know much about teaching go, but how about the idea to be able to, not only like in KGS to draw with definied forms and mark stones, but free style drawing when you open a Sandbox game or review a game after it is over? Could also be a lot more smooth then always have to click on stones to mark them, so your students/observers knows what stones you talk about and maybe also be usefull for other things? Should then naturally also be possible to undo drawing things easier, maybe with a button or and eraser, else…

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