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  • @gordonrainsford said: @Martin said: You can set up the system to require a confirmation click in addition to the initial select a bid click. However, that gets tedious very quickly so I don't know anyone that does this. …
  • You can have multiples of the same bot in a single session, so just use the same EBU numbers for each sitout.
  • @AlanB said: Is this free to use for anyone writing articles or books? Yeah, it's open source. Use it for whatever reason you like.
  • @michael said: !s !h Looks like the forum's suit symbol emojis interfere with the formatter's suit symbols. Ok, I've hopefully fixed that. Let me know if it's still broken on any other posts.
  • !s !h Looks like the forum's suit symbol emojis interfere with the formatter's suit symbols.
  • Yep, good idea. I'm sure there will be further versions - it's just starting off basic.
  • And, just to confirm, it works in replies too: {b..2s/} (you may have to hit refresh to see the change though)
  • @JeffreyS said: The problem is that John Goacher includes the Bid & Play Data for the Bridgewebs version in an element LIN_DATA, but the DTD for Usebio does not have a declaration for that element - hence the XML load fails! So you can on…
  • @gordonrainsford said: Another thing to do is to upload it to an XML validator like https://www.xmlvalidation.com/ which will usually indicate the line where the problem first appears. Yep, or open it in Chrome directly. That usually tells y…
  • Good spot - there was a typo in there, although not the one you think. EBU_CHARGE_CODE is correct in the SESSION element but it was down as EBU_CHARGE_RATE in the EVENT element, which was incorrect. Charge codes can differ from session to session, s…
    in usebio1.3 DTD Comment by michael June 9
  • @495670 said: @AlanB said: When the results for an EBU game come up why do the Robots have 18 results shown? After all we only play 12 hands. Again, too many robots getting good scores. If you're referring to the NGS colu…
  • @gordonrainsford said: The alternative, that anyone can do this as long as they pretend not to, is worse. Sure, I understand why you did it. But there is a big difference between not being bothered that someone double-checked which RKCB they…
  • "Players may consult their own system card and other notes at any stage." That seems like a scary thing to explicitly allow. Anyone worried that it opens the door to people playing complex relay systems without having any memory load?
  • I had a situation in one of the matches where I claimed, it got rejected, so I clarified my claim and claimed again, again rejected. So I started to cash my top winners, when one of the defenders (presumably not the one who rejected it) claimed the …
  • @Peter said: I'm concerned that maybe they shouldn't for the following reasons: * Possible lack of Correlation between F2F and Online performance * Numbers of players who are playing under aliases without disclosing their EBU#s * Numb…
  • @Robin_BarkerTD said: The EBU (and possibly EBU clubs) have had problems. Or Pianola has had problems with a new API to EBU data. Don't think that's related.
    in Pianola Comment by michael March 3
  • Happy to stand corrected, then. It would never occur to me to hide four-card support, and I thought the "delayed game raise" with four cards has been dead for decades. Say the auction continues something like: 1H - Pass - 2C - 2S Dbl - 3S - 4H - …
  • I don't think it should be alerted because it might be three cards, but it might well need to be alerted because it could conceal four-card support. That seems "potentially unexpected" to me, and the kind of thing that the opponents are entitled to …
  • @GrahamC said: Not really on-topic, but what's going on with that double-dummy table? It looks like if you can't make 7 tricks it puts you down for making just one.
  • I've never actually played strong twos, but isn't the single raise usually game forcing? Maybe diamonds is an exception.
  • To create a potential member you do the same as creating a club member but you untick the box that says "this player is a member of your club". See the screenshot in 3.1 of the wiki page. They don't appear in your membership list, obviously, but if…
  • Can declarer, who perhaps can't be bothered to figure out the double-dummy problem, just claim all 13 tricks without stating a line and then when the defence object it's the TD who has to figure it out instead? Any doubt would go against the claimer…
  • @Mitch said: It's a bit of a pain, but you can get there if you remove the "https" from the URL. You have to do so every time you navigate to a new page :-( Don't do this if you're logging in to your account, though. Your password could be …
  • Mature = 1000+ Evolving = 150-999 And yes - a Mature grade playing with someone who is not yet Evolving will not impact their grade.
  • See the Help menu at the top of the page. You need two-thirds of the field to be registered or it won't be able to grade it, so it's worth registering the players as soon as possible if you have any reason to believe they'll return. Having lots of…
  • Bandwidth is not a problem - we have loads of that, and we're not exactly streaming video. It seems to be the number of requests, not the size of requests, that slows it down. The new server benchmarks about ten times faster than the current server…
  • Thanks Stan. Someone else mentioned this today, actually, so clearly something is up. I was aware that the website was occasionally slow in the mornings when there were lots of visitors, but hadn't realised there were evening problems too. There has…
  • @00403545 - this essentially already exists. If you log onto My EBU after the event and look at your session history, the Par column gives you your performance compared to expectation. If it's a positive number it means you did better than the NGS p…
  • @032170 said: Hmm! This is not really a discussion board is it? At Eastbourne I wqas told to use these forums rather than Bridgewinners. On Bridgewinners there is a healthy discussion, here, nothing! Why bother? 167 replies across 22 thre…
  • @weejonnie said: The hand is fine as a Benji 2C opener - it has 8 playing tricks with diamonds as trumps. The only time a hand has to be strong is if the suit is clubs. Note that you cannot play a precision Club system by defining 1 Club …