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  1. Bug report about fast replay m… thibault Reload the page and try again?
  2. Carlsen-Nakamura. Who will be … LM OhNoMyPants Stream is on - just looks like an ad repeat stream for now. I'm bettin…
  3. Bug report about fast replay m… BobC I was using Firefox. When I set replay mode to fast and replayed a gam…
  4. Carlsen-Nakamura. Who will be … todo_pro Thanks a lot for the remind! It's gonna be a great match.
  5. Edit imported game thibault Import it in a study
  6. Bug report thibault Thanks for the bug report. I fixed it.
  7. Broken Move-List after Compute… MrLegilimens Examples: 7. Qf2, 7... g6 and 14. Qh4 doesn't turn red.
  8. Broken Move-List after Compute… linail Heyo, Recently I noticed that after finishing the computer analysis…
  9. Edit imported game MrDimitar Can we have this feature?
  10. Bug report CrazYHorse_8 when i open my study all inside vanished ,only the menu on the top of…
  11. Carlsen-Nakamura. Who will be … Jan_Braun thank u very much, I thought it will be played next week :)
  13. Network connection problems TheKillerSacrifice because We dont like sitting and waiting for 10 minutes. and you can o…
  14. Network connection problems mrjive Hi everyone is the second time this week that I lose a game just be…
  15. Strange Fide rule. Did you kno… SelfmateMan @LM OhNoMyPants #10 fully agree, an inc of 5 seconds could be defau…
  16. Computer analysis overloading … kiseiju Hi @Manuel2, In the analysis menu (bottom right in my browser) you …
  17. Computer analysis overloading … Manuel2 Everytime I do or tinker in a lichess computer analysis my CPU usage s…
  18. Carlsen-Nakamura. Who will be … IrinaC FM NobodyReally > thanx a lot!
  19. Carlsen-Nakamura. Who will be … LM OhNoMyPants Thanks for the reminder. Should be fun!
  20. Use minimum bullet rating thr… CM Kingscrusher-YouTube BTW in case I wasn't clear - I see a bullet rating as a kind of level …
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