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What do you normally use to play on KGS
Poll ended at Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:54 pm
Android 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
CGoban 83%  83%  [ 19 ]
CGoban-h 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
GoUniverse 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
ShinKGS 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
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Post #1 Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:54 pm 
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I'm interested to know :)

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Post #2 Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:38 am 
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1st-gen ipad + shinkgs@safari ;
no audio, no zoom, no tap-confirm ; like back in stone age. :shock:

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Post #3 Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:29 am 
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I do not use it anymore at all, because I like the Pandanet interface more.

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Post #4 Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:28 am 
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I use CGoban to play, and ShinKGS to watch games on my smartphone.

I also prefer the Pandanet interface, but still play on KGS : when I am tired of losing on one server, I move to another one.

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Post #5 Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:39 am 
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I use cgoban to play on KGS because old habits die hard. I play on foxy too.


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Post #6 Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:16 am 
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All non-Java clients are missing features that CGoban has (audio, etc), so I stick with CGoban.

If shinkgs were to have full feature and reliability parity with KGS, I’d use shin instead.

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Post #7 Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:59 am 
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I don't like to feel old (or forgetful) but...
CGoban-h?
ShinKGS? (this I heard of as being in development by Bill Shubert but I thought it was canceled)
GoUniverse?

I use what I can get on gokgs.com ^^ Not that I use KGS frequently.

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Post #8 Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:25 am 
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SoDesuNe wrote:
I don't like to feel old (or forgetful) but...
CGoban-h?
ShinKGS? (this I heard of as being in development by Bill Shubert but I thought it was canceled)
GoUniverse?

I use what I can get on gokgs.com ^^ Not that I use KGS frequently.


shin.gokgs.com

It wasn’t made by wms, but it’s a decent webui for KGS. It lacks some features, but it’s decent.

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Post #9 Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:33 am 
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Kirby wrote:
SoDesuNe wrote:
I don't like to feel old (or forgetful) but...
CGoban-h?
ShinKGS? (this I heard of as being in development by Bill Shubert but I thought it was canceled)
GoUniverse?

I use what I can get on gokgs.com ^^ Not that I use KGS frequently.


shin.gokgs.com

It wasn’t made by wms, but it’s a decent webui for KGS. It lacks some features, but it’s decent.


Oh, that looks really nice in comparison : D Thank you!

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Post #10 Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:52 am 
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Kirby wrote:
shin.gokgs.com

It wasn’t made by wms, but it’s a decent webui for KGS. It lacks some features, but it’s decent.


I was going to give this a try, but it says "Login failed - no such user". I haven't played on KGS for maybe 3 years, does it actually delete user names after awhile? My user name is (was?) "EricBackus".

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Post #11 Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:00 am 
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EricBackus wrote:
Kirby wrote:
shin.gokgs.com

It wasn’t made by wms, but it’s a decent webui for KGS. It lacks some features, but it’s decent.


I was going to give this a try, but it says "Login failed - no such user". I haven't played on KGS for maybe 3 years, does it actually delete user names after awhile? My user name is (was?) "EricBackus".


Yes, KGS deletes accounts which have not been in use for 6 months.

Kirby wrote:
All non-Java clients are missing features that CGoban has (audio, etc), so I stick with CGoban.


Yeah, just lost a totally won game on time because there were no audio clues : D

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Post #12 Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:10 pm 
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I haven't played in a while, but when I did, I used GoUniverse most of the time. Really a much nicer experience than CGoban. (Audio worked fine).

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Post #13 Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:57 pm 
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SoDesuNe wrote:
EricBackus wrote:
I was going to give this a try, but it says "Login failed - no such user". I haven't played on KGS for maybe 3 years, does it actually delete user names after awhile? My user name is (was?) "EricBackus".
Yes, KGS deletes accounts which have not been in use for 6 months.
Wow, I probably knew that but forgot about it.

You know, if KGS wants to attract and keep players, it really shouldn't delete accounts like that. Currently I use GoPanda2 and play on PandaNet, which was IGS long ago. I've had an account there continuously for more than 15 years, in spite of occasional long gaps in playing. (Also I think I remember that KGS only keeps your last 6-months-worth of games. The PandaNet game records seem to go back only to 2015, but at least that's better than 6 months.) Sure, I know that this is all probably done to conserve space so that the cost of running the server is minimized. I sympathize up to a point, but, well, I'm playing on PandaNet and not KGS right now because I can still log into PandaNet.

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Post #14 Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:51 pm 
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If your nickname hasn't been taken by someone else, you can open a new account on KGS with the same nickname.

If you want to look at your old games, they are still on the server's memory at http://gokgs.com/archives.jsp
(check "include expired accounts").


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