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UnclMartin was an admin at the KGS Go Server.

The name is taken from an American television sitcom from the 1960s. A newspaper reporter, Tim O'Hara, witnesses a Martian crash land in California. Instead of turning him in, Tim passes the Martian off as his Uncle Martin.

KGS admins tend to frequently get the same questions. Some of us have a "copy and paste" page that helps us respond more quickly. (No wonder we sometimes look like robots.) I thought I would start building a copy here on Sensei's Library.

The KGS home page is [ext] http://www.gokgs.com
The KGS Terms Of Service page is [ext] http://www.gokgs.com/tos.jsp
The KGS Plus license page is [ext] http://www.gokgs.com/kgsPlusLicence.jsp
The KGS Help pages begin at [ext] http://www.gokgs.com/help/
The KGS FAQ Help page is at [ext] http://www.gokgs.com/help/faq/index.html

If you are using the KGS Client, and you press the Help button or use the Help menu, your web browser will be directed to a help page.

Here is a help page in case someone has trouble starting the KGS client: HelpStartingKGSClient.

✾ Are you new to go or new only to KGS? ✾

✾ Welcome to KGS! ✾

✾ These pages might help get you started with KGS: ✾
[ext] http://www.gokgs.com/help/main.html#introduction ✾ ✾ [ext] http://www.gokgs.com/help/playing.html
[ext] http://senseis.xmp.net/?WelcomeToKGS
✾ If you are already an experienced player, I suggest you use the Custom Game Button. Use the note field to say something about your level. ✾

✾ Check the Room List! ✾
✾ Are you a beginner? Rooms → Room List → Lessons → Beginners' Room ✾
✾ Learn from stronger, teach weaker: Rooms → Room List → Lessons → KGS Teaching Ladder ✾

✾ If you're new to the game, learn the basics here before playing your first game: ✾ [ext] http://www.playgo.to/interactive/

✾ If you want your room made permanent, you need to talk with a senior admin. (The ones with a gold star.) Before you do that, please review the rooms policy page: ✾ [ext] http://www.gokgs.com/help/newRooms.html

✾ Please do not make public accusations. ✾
✾ If you witness misbehavior, please contact an admin in private. ✾

✾ Admins do not handle escapers. The system deals with them.
✾ The escaper policy page is [ext] http://www.gokgs.com/help/faq/escapers.html

✾ KGS rank system help page: ✾ [ext] http://www.gokgs.com/help/rank.html ✾ ✾
✾ KGS rank math help page:[ext] http://www.gokgs.com/help/rmath.html

✾ What does the tilde after a rank mean? ✾ KGS tilde help page: [ext] http://www.gokgs.com/help/tilde.html

✾ What what does {some icon} next to a user name mean?
✾ User icons help page: [ext] http://www.gokgs.com/help/Logo_icones.html

✾ Public Information announcement on Automatch games ✾ [ext] http://www.gokgs.com/help/announce.html

✾ I suggest you start by playing free games with others of various strength to get an idea of where you fit in the KGS Rating System ✾

✾ If a player is mismarking stones in a ranked game, you may contact an admin in private. ✾

✾ In the case where there is a legitimate dispute in a ranked game, the handling depends on the rule set. If the rule set is Japanese, the players should agree on a neutral stronger player to decide. If the game uses another rule set, the disputed position may be played out. Use the "Undo" button to resume the game. ✾

♪ Of all you learn here, remember this the best ♪
♪ Don't hurt each other and clean up your mess. ♪

	(John McCutcheon, "Kindergarten Wall")

UnclMartin last edited by UnclMartin on December 4, 2014 - 04:06
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