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Post #1 Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:23 am 
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I recently finished my 20 games on IGS that you play before the ? is removed from your ranking. I took a look at my rank graph, which shows all sorts of information, which is quite cool. What it showed me as well, which is very good news indeed, is that I am ranked 2nd in my country, so obviously there is someone else playing Go here in Zimbabwe.

Does anyone know how I can track that person down through IGS? Not in stalker fashion, but in a friendly "hi, would you like a game?" sort of way.

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Post #2 Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:00 am 
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Hi, Bleep.

I don't live in Zimbabwe - I'm in Cape Town - but I do expect that I'll visit from time to time since my wife is from there. I'll be in Harare at least once a year, I guess. Where are you situated? It would be 'lekker' to play a real game of Go on visits up North.

Are there many players in Zim? I haven't heard of many but, hey, I haven't looked.

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Post #3 Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:59 am 
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Hey Charlie,

I saw your location, and was going to look you up if I ever came down there. My wife's from Cape Town, so we have a good symmetry going! We look to be around the same rank as well.

I'm in Harare, and up until now I thought I was the only one, other than a couple of mates I've tried to teach. Very pleased to see that not only is there someone else here who plays, but that they are a better player, but tracking them down, or finding any information about them at all, looks tricky.

Definitely give me a shout next time you are around!

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Post #4 Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:00 am 
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I'm not really using IGS much so I'm wondering what you use to see your rank graph?

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Post #5 Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:16 am 
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http://www.pandanet.co.jp/members/ratin ... /graph.htm

Enter your log-in details, and it gives you your graph.

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Post #6 Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:21 am 
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bleep wrote:
http://www.pandanet.co.jp/members/rating_graph_en/graph.htm

Enter your log-in details, and it gives you your graph.

Thanks!
I never knew this existed :oops:

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Post #7 Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:23 am 
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I don't think you can do a search from the whole user database, but you can try "user zimbabwe" or (short) "us zimb" in the terminal, every time you login, one day you will find him online :-)

(didn't you happen to have an older account, maybe from years ago, that you abandoned and forgot after trying igs for the first time? sometimes it happens)

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Post #8 Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:33 am 
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bleep wrote:
My wife's from Cape Town


Charlie wrote:
my wife is from Zimbabwe


:scratch:

You guys should exchange

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Post #9 Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:08 am 
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You can write
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find -.zw

in the console (most IGS clients have one, but not all).

This gives a list of players who have .zw as part of their user name or used .zw email address when they registered.
Anyway you get a list of usernames some of which are players with their country set as Zimbabwe.

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Post #10 Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:10 pm 
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Hey, thanks! Sorry, I wasn't subscribed, and so didn't see these replies.

Will give that a bash...

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