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P. A. Stonemann CSS Dixieland wrote on 2022-07-10 UTC

Chess Variants World Wide Web server availability report. By P. A. Stonemann, CSS Dixieland

About 15 hours Universal Time Coordinated on Sunday 10th July 2022 the Uniform Resource Locator:

...has been checked for availability. The initial page of that Web document has been loaded from various world-wide locations, according to details given below in this report. A short introduction is given first:

For measuring up-time several checks would be necessary along a defined period of time. Such measuring has not been executed, as it is at the moment deemed more important to check geographic availability, than chronographic availability. Many causes may intervene in the availability of a server to one or several locations, or to all of them. A typical cause is maintenance: the Web Master, or also the hosting provider, need some time for performing tasks of technical nature. During that time the document or service may be redirected to another server, or may show a page informing the visitor that there is a temporary down time for attending maintenance work, or may simply be unresponsive and result in a message of error after the time limit set for the query. The server may not be down completely, but may be slow in responding. A more detailed explanation of possible causes is beyond the scope of this report, but the Distinguished Players of Game Courier, if interested, will find general information in Internet. They may also write to the author of this report for more specific guidance to technical documents on the subject, which will be instructive.

The hosting provider for the Web document is Cloud Flare. The availability checking service is Uptimia:

As it can be seen in the report hyper linked above, the complete initial page of Chess Variants has been loaded from forty-three locations world-wide with and average time of 12600 milliseconds, but of course with ample variance of loading time from one location to another. Exact loading times by location, domain, content type, and other parameters, can be studied in the data referenced above. They appear normal.

Here is a list of Web availability checking services with complementary characteristics, for the interested:

A second check has been performed using the services kindly offered by Regery, with the following results:

As it can be observed, the Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol numbers are from some locations and from other locations. The hosting server is located in Toronto. There has been no problem for loading the complete initial page of Chess Variants from: Ashburn, Bombay, Dublin, London, Frankfurt am Main, Paris, Portland, São Paulo, San Jose, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto.

The ticket for both services, Uptimia and Regery, may probably have expired by the time when this report is read. In such a case, the Illustrious Readers of Game Courier are invited to repeat the check themselves. This Web availability checking service, Regery, is heroically working from Ukraine, under appalling conditions, and requests international support for the Noble Cause of Sovereignty, Independence and Freedom of the Ukrainian Nation:

Conclusion: it is the assessment of the author of this report that the difficulties recently experienced by the Honourable Members of Game Courier can be explained by a probable need of maintenance work that the Web Master Mister Fergus Duniho, or another authorised person or persons, had to execute. The reason has not been disclosed by the Web Master, but it can be seen as normal in a Web document of this size.

Dixieland for ever ! Slava Ukrainie ! P. A. Stonemann, CSS Dixieland

Aurelian Florea wrote on 2022-07-07 UTC

I'm experiencing similar issues!

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2022-07-07 UTC

It was back to normal around noon, European time, but now (6:30 PM, Paris time) is awful again, sloooooooooow, impossible to play or read a page. Am I the only one with that problem? Is there anything changed I have to care of?

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2022-07-06 UTC

For me the CVP is really really slow. It's really a pain. What's going on?

Aurelian Florea wrote on 2022-06-15 UTC

It seems to have gone away.

Carlos Cetina wrote on 2022-06-14 UTC

Same to me.

Aurelian Florea wrote on 2022-06-14 UTC

For me, too!

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2022-06-13 UTC

@ Fergus:

This CVP site has been painfully slow (for me anyway) for at least a couple of weeks, especially when trying to move on GC. Any idea what's happening?

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-03-26 UTC

That's now fixed. The function for the Waffle, which moves as a Wazir or an Alfil, was using the W function, which is for the Woody Rook, instead of the WZ function, which is for the Wazir. Since the Woody Rook moves as a Wazir or a Dabbabah, it took a situation like this for the bug to be noticed.

Armin Liebhart wrote on 2021-03-26 UTC

I'd like to report a bug in a Game Courier Preset for Chess With Different Armies:

In this game between Aurelian and me (lunaris-cvgameroom-2021-48-645) on my turn 17, the preset concluded on check, even though it wasn't the case. It didn't impact the game, since my opponent took my piece anyway, but it could have, preventing him from doing another move. I read that the preset was created by Fergus, so maybe you find some time to look into that.

Thank you, Armin

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-03-23 UTC

Okay, I turned on the group write bit for all log and log backup files, and I modified Game Courier to also turn it on. That should fix the problem.

Daniel Zacharias wrote on 2021-03-23 UTC

In this private log my opponent tried to move but got an error saying the log backup failed

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-03-05 UTC

The database seems to be working now. I have adjusted the time controls for games to give ten extra days to make up for the downtime.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-12-27 UTC

I got the invitation you sent in my email, but not the one I sent. Both are showing up on the group page, though.

Jose Carrillo wrote on 2020-12-27 UTC

Looks good Fergus.

I just sent a public invitation and received the email from the google group.

Thanks Jose

PS. Did you get the invitation for the game I setup? I didn't get the invitation for the game you had sent, but my membership to the group had not been accepted yet.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-12-27 UTC

I have now updated Game Courier to use the cvgameroom at Google Groups. No one is automatically signed up for this. If you want to get emails about open invitations, you should sign up. I tried sending an invitation to it. I have not yet received it in my email yet, but I have seen it show up in the Google Group. So it may just be a matter of time.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-12-26 UTC

Did you get to create the new email group at GoogleGroups?

I just created it now. I'll do something more with it tomorrow. In the meantime, you can sign up for it.

Jose Carrillo wrote on 2020-12-26 UTC

Hi Fergus,

Did you get to create the new email group at GoogleGroups?

The no longer works, as Yahoo decommissioned that service on December 15th.



Erik Lerouge wrote on 2020-11-27 UTC

Hello, Having tried the Metamachy preset with a personal invitation to myself, when I click "... to move" for the first move, I have the message "The invitation to play this game hasn't been accepted yet." and it is impossible to do a move, even after going back to the menu and returning to the game log. Is it that? Maybe you can try to send an open invitation, that your opponent could accept. I seem to remember that there could have been issues with personal invitations in GC.

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-11-27 UTC

Nobody can't help?

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-11-27 UTC

Nobody can't help?

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-11-27 UTC

Can someone help us? We try to play Metamachy with Numerist, I have the black pieces. When I click on one of the 4 which are in the center of the board, it activates (with a framed square) the 4 squares in the center of my lines, but how to move the piece in those squares? I've tried to click, to hold and drop the piece, nothing works. I've tried with Safari and with Firefox. Am I doing something wrong? Thank you

Jose Carrillo wrote on 2020-10-17 UTC

Yes Fergus.

The email group address would look like this:

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-10-16 UTC

I just created a test list with two of my email addresses, and sent a test message to my new list.

Can you post a message to it by sending email to the group?

Jose Carrillo wrote on 2020-10-16 UTC


Yes it works too as the Yahoo Mailing lists.

I just created a test list with two of my email addresses, and sent a test message to my new list.

Got the test email on both of my email inboxes.

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