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  1. 17 Dec '10 22:11
    When I registered on the site, I answered the query "Country of Origin" with the name of the country in which I was born even though I no longer reside there. Then I started to think that maybe "Country of Origin" was intended to indicate where I was playing my games from. Or does it matter?
  2. 17 Dec '10 23:32
    Originally posted by LeFou
    When I registered on the site, I answered the query "Country of Origin" with the name of the country in which I was born even though I no longer reside there. Then I started to think that maybe "Country of Origin" was intended to indicate where I was playing my games from. Or does it matter?
    It is of personal taste. There are more Antarcticans here at RHP than there are on all Antarctican continent. (If you exclude the little funny creatures dressed in black and white.)
  3. 18 Dec '10 00:23
    Thanks for your answer to my silly question. I wonder if penguins play chess...they're dressed for it.
  4. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    23 Dec '10 07:01
    Originally posted by LeFou
    Thanks for your answer to my silly question. I wonder if penguins play chess...they're dressed for it.
    they do play chess but not very well. they always get distracted by a stray fish swimming nearby. they use their bishops quite effectively, oddly enough. no one quite knows why. if you are in a close game with a penguin, it's helpful to watch out for subtle positioning moves on the white squares.
  5. 24 Dec '10 19:37 / 1 edit
    How do I cancel a challenge from another Clan member to me, in one of my Clans (I belong to 2)? In this case I have not moved ANYTHING to prevent thus the starting of a game, and being 'Skulled'. Principal reason is that I cannot at preset accept any more games from new challenges. It used to be that you could decline to accept a challenge or continue a game recently started (A 'Bell' would appear?). How can I do it now?
  6. 24 Dec '10 22:35
    Originally posted by Pecueca
    How do I cancel a challenge from another Clan member to me, in one of my Clans (I belong to 2)? In this case I have not moved ANYTHING to prevent thus the starting of a game, and being 'Skulled'. Principal reason is that I cannot at preset accept any more games from new challenges. It used to be that you could decline to accept a challenge or continue a game recently started (A 'Bell' would appear?). How can I do it now?
    When you get a challenge that you want to decline - just cancel it. Don't just forget about it, because then you will be skulled eventually, losing the game but not losing any rating points. Don't give up either, of the same reason. Just cancel it, and you will suffer nothing.
  7. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    24 Dec '10 22:42
    Originally posted by Pecueca
    How do I cancel a challenge from another Clan member to me, in one of my Clans (I belong to 2)? In this case I have not moved ANYTHING to prevent thus the starting of a game, and being 'Skulled'. Principal reason is that I cannot at preset accept any more games from new challenges. It used to be that you could decline to accept a challenge or continue a game recently started (A 'Bell' would appear?). How can I do it now?
    This Game ??
    Game 8007582
    I can't see the connection with regard to clans in this game but why not just bin it ?? There's no reason why you can't unless there is a protective element in clan challenges that will not show the bin icon ?? Or am I missing something else rather obvious lol.
  8. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    24 Dec '10 22:45
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    When you get a challenge that you want to decline - just cancel it. Don't just forget about it, because then you will be skulled eventually, losing the game but not losing any rating points. Don't give up either, of the same reason. Just cancel it, and you will suffer nothing.
    Of course he could just resign it also...no moves therefore no points, no idea if this affects win \ loss stats but I've not so long ago done this exact same thing.
  9. 25 Dec '10 12:56 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by RevRSleeker
    Of course he could just resign it also...no moves therefore no points, no idea if this affects win \ loss stats but I've not so long ago done this exact same thing.
    Resigning always shows in W/L-statistics. If you care about it, then don't resign with no reason. Instead click the trach can and thus cancel the game. Do it before 4 halfmoves, and no statistics are changed.
  10. 25 Dec '10 14:22
    Thanks for the info. However, my problem has been precisely that: What buttons do I push to produce a cancellation? I can't find out how, or where to do the actual "Cancel" action. Please enlighten me...!
  11. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    25 Dec '10 14:25
    Originally posted by Pecueca
    How do I cancel a challenge from another Clan member to me, in one of my Clans (I belong to 2)? In this case I have not moved ANYTHING to prevent thus the starting of a game, and being 'Skulled'. Principal reason is that I cannot at preset accept any more games from new challenges. It used to be that you could decline to accept a challenge or continue a game recently started (A 'Bell' would appear?). How can I do it now?
    No, you are in three clans.
    Its important to distinguish two things here. On the one side you have regular, normal challenges from another player. You can trash (click the bin icon) these games when they are under 3 moves and the game will be deleted without effecting anyones rating.
    On the other hand you have games that you HAVE to play, you cant trashcan these games. This are tournament games you signed up for and clanchallenge games. Resigning, or waiting to be timed out on these games under 3 moves will not affect rating, but will affect your win/lose/draw stats.
    If you are unavailable for new challenges from your clans you can turn your availability off at 'My Settings' -> 'My Clan Settings'.
    If you are unsure what type of game you are playing/not playing then post the gamenumber and we will let you know.
  12. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    25 Dec '10 14:26
    Originally posted by Pecueca
    Thanks for the info. However, my problem has been precisely that: What buttons do I push to produce a cancellation? I can't find out how, or where to do the actual "Cancel" action. Please enlighten me...!
    There should be a trashcan behind the game on your My Games page.
  13. 25 Dec '10 15:15
    Sorry, but unfortunately there is not. Or at least, I CANNOT "SEE" IT..
  14. 25 Dec '10 15:21
    Your dissertations are very true, ethical and complete. However, let's take the case in which one of the Clan's Presidents pairs you with a contender that is way below your rating (by error?). I have lost games like that, and my rating has gone way down probably because the challenger "recovered" from a slump.

    Please elaborate, and thanks!
  15. 25 Dec '10 15:23
    I can's find the "Trash Can" icon anywhere; pls. guide me.