Go4Go Change Log
Submitted by macelee on 2015-11-22 18:09; Last upda ted on: 2016-01-09 16:08
Go4Go.net is under active maintenance and development. We aim to be the best Go information site serving the western Go community. Following is a list of latest changes:
- [2016-01-09] - There are now many discussions on the new page http://www.go4go.net/go/game-discussions on the recent popular games. The back-end system is also updated to support identical syntax as used on lifein19x19.com so diagrams can be transferred from one site to another without editing.
- [2016-01-07] - The Tournament Profiles page has been expanded to include 27 major tournaments. These are most comprehensive information on these major Go tournament. More to be added over the time.
- [2015-12-15] - I have over the years posted hundreds of posts online regarding professional games, many contains analysis on interesting board positions. I am moving these posts back to Go4Go in an attempt to encourage users to participate discussions here. The index page for these discussions is at http://www.go4go.net/go/game-discussions or click the 'More' link under the 'Recent game discussions' section on the home page.
- [2015-12-05] - I finally got time to fix the back-end code handling game comments. This was somewhat broken because of a constraint in the base content management system (CMS). I have now acquired the technical skill to extend the CMS! A good side effect is that the site-wide search function now works much better than before. Type a player name in the search box and try by yourself.
- [2015-11-30] - I start compiling data into a new database table. It contains information on those games with known outcomes but without kifus. Using this new set of information I am able to fill the missing entries in the tournament score charts. Those entries are shown with a light yellow background. If you can supply the missing game records please kindly contact me. The additional information will also be used to generate more accurate player ranks.
- [2015-10-08] - Go4Go now has a new 'Top-ranked Players' page at http://www.go4go.net/go/players/rank which is made possible by goratings.org providing its data feed. This page will update itself every six hours to pick up newly available data. I also compiled nearly 200 photos of those top-rated players. This will be an ongoing project.
- [2015-10-01] - Some of you with eagle eyes may have noticed minor changes to the Go4Go site. It is not just some small tweaks to the layout, but the introduction of a so-called responsive theme, making the site shown much better on smartphones. Try it on your phones, most pages should look reasonably good now particularly in landscape view.
- [2015-09-28] - Go4Go database just reached the 50,000-game milestone earlier today. Quality is very important - over the past 6 months or so about 1700 existing games were updated with more accurate information.
- [2015-08-01] - After moving Go4Go.net to a new server, a few people reported that the printable kifu function was broken. This was fixed a few days ago. I replaced the old Java based code by a new PHP code so that I do not need to manage an extra application server on the hosting machine. I went on to write more code splitting the printable kifu into 30 or 50 moves per diagram - this should be useful for people who read diagrams for studying.
- [2015-07-16] - In an interesting collaboration, Go4Go has shared data with Rémi Coulom so that he can apply his WHR algorithm to generate player ratings. See http://www.goratings.org for more information.
- [2015-02-09] - A fan at lifein19x19 asked me to create a new page to show games played between professional and amateur players. Please find this in the newly created 'Special Topics' from the menu. Or here is the direct link: http://www.go4go.net/go/games/special
- [2015-02-08] - Just added the 46,000th game to the Go4Go database. Since the introduction of the Go News section of the site, I am to use it to guide my compilation which results in improved efficiency. And as of today there are 1128 tournament score charts.