I recently observed that the player rank info in SGF files (BR, WR) is incorrect. This is somewhat annoying, when you share the SGF with other services. AI Sensei even makes fun of OGS by saying:
“OGS stores incorrect kyu ranks in SGF files. We fixed them automatically, but you might want to double check.”
I’ve noticed the same.
Not too bothered by it, as I only download the SGFs when I know I messed up a particular fight and want to analyse it after the match with lizzie. But would be nice to have it fixed.
This topic has been raised on the forums about once every three months for at least eighteen months, perhaps as long as two years or more.
Nothing is ever done to fix the bug, and everyone has recognised that there’s no point in complaining any more since nothing ever happens as a result.
Eventually a dev will probably arrive and say that it’s not their currently highest priority but that a notice has been made on Github, and discussion will be left there; the thread will bump down the forum and eventually be locked, until the next one is made.
You might as well ask when the jigo win bug will be addressed.
I assume this is at least partially a sarcasm, but yeah. We know about the bug, it’s a backend issue, so only anoek (our single - as in the only one, he is taken, ladies - developer) can fix it.
I know it’s not the answer you are looking for, and I understand the frustration (there are some particular issues that bother me personally too), but yes, developer’s time is limited, and it’s his “business” to decide which issues/features he feels the most urgent.
While you’re correct that it’s currently done on the server-side, I think there is enough information provided by the API that we might start doing this on the front end. So provided there is an eager developer, we may not have to wait for anoek to build this.
Anoek might want to prioritize this now since OGS is hosting the Paris open tournament and the organisers require SGFs to be submitted for each game for verification, anti-cheating, adding to EGF database, etc. Could be embarrassing if all the SGFs have wrong ranks. Plus, seems like it should be a relatively trivial fix?