Just a few chronologial notes on my experiences with go and SL.
After watching Hikaru no Go, my daughter started asking questions about Go. She now has her own account on KGS.
I find it terribly hard to prioritize. My first stab at contributing is a Priority page. My second the addition of losing habits to Bad Habits. They are mistakes (AntiPatterns?) I recognized I had to lose.
Go go Igo deserved a page.
Then I put up a page I would like to have seen a few months earlier. It is a Moves compendium. Charles renamed it elementary moves and made it look better.
To a beginner it isn't obvious what up and down refer to.
It seems that people here are so busy with advanced concepts that the basics need a lot of patching up.
Both priority and elementary moves are growing. I would like to see more invasion joseki? at SL but I can't write it.
Answers by Charles, Dieter, Fhayashi, Unkx80, Andre Engels to a question (and a rant about style) of mine about 3-3 point shoulder hit, now at BQM87 led to
At Opening systematic classification there was a spinn-off talk about Links in diagrams.
Click! I played on a real board with real stones at de Amsterdamse Go Club, and with real shell stones at the EGCC.
At Messages I made this remark: "Liberty states that there are two meanings to the word liberty. It continues to describe what I have seen referred to as primary liberty (Dame) and secondary liberty (necessary approach move in semeai). So - I think - this is not a two different meanings issue at all. If a strong go player could confirm, I could edit accordingly." It lead to a long but very interesting discussion on liberty (at Secondary liberty / Discussion and Liberty / Discussion), a re-edit of the liberty page by Bill and Charles made a introductory page. Even Richard Hunter contributed.
Another semiotic thingy: Moved some of sagari and all of "tsuke-tobi joseki" to a newly created page, Japlish.
Arno created the possibillity of Links in diagrams. I hope this feature will be used wisely.
Started playing style with a compilation of style related remarks. I hope it will grow. I simply can't make that happen myself.
Wrote Board geography. Started rearranging 3-4, 4-4 and enclosure-josekis to get a somewhat more balanced tree. I don't know yet wether the links I put in some diagrams really help to navigate.
Floris: Oh yes Danny, congrats on your daughter winning the youth tournament in Utrecht on the 29th (of June). I didn't really get a good look at the prize and the certificate since I was playing a game.
mAsterdam: Heh. Thank you, Floris. You did very well, too.
Wrote First moves, Named points, /Storyboard.
My daughter has caught up. She hasn't beaten me yet, that is only because we didn't play against eachother lately. At the club she now has a rating of 12 kyu, mine is 15 kyu.
We both managed to get stronger by 3 or 4 stones. She won several prizes. She is not as busy with Go as she was last autumn.
Started Page of the month.