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  1. 19 Feb '11 01:39
    Is there a way to specify that an open invite is only for players in a particualr range? If so, how is this done? Thanks.

    padretx
  2. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No. 16
    19 Feb '11 01:45
    Once you click the "create open invite" page, go to the bottom of the setup page and click "advanced options". That is where you select your rating limits.
  3. 19 Feb '11 02:20
    Found it. Thanks for the response.
  4. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    19 Feb '11 19:33 / 1 edit
    Don;t trust it, maybe it's just me and the heady mixture of my own incompetence allied with the settings button ... I set for '2000 rates invited' and I get a weirdo rated 1700..deleted I throw it back and the ongoing lottery provides me with a 1300 but appears normal enough..I grabbed it thinking I'm indeed fortunate... rarely do they work according to plan lol..
  5. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No. 16
    19 Feb '11 20:30
    Originally posted by RevRSleeker
    Don;t trust it, maybe it's just me and the heady mixture of my own incompetence allied with the settings button ... I set for '2000 rates invited' and I get a weirdo rated 1700..deleted I throw it back and the ongoing lottery provides me with a 1300 but appears normal enough..I grabbed it thinking I'm indeed fortunate... rarely do they work according to plan lol..
    If you use the advanced options settings correctly when creating an 'open invite' game, there is no way someone can accept your game invitation unless their rating is within the limits you specify.
  6. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    20 Feb '11 00:30
    Provisionals apparently cannot accept rating-specified open invites at all. I want to play p1200s (to encourage newcomers to stick around) but if I put p1200 in the game name I almost always get someone who isn't a p1200. So how else can I get games with newcomers to the site?
  7. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No. 16
    20 Feb '11 02:49
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Provisionals apparently cannot accept rating-specified open invites at all. I want to play p1200s (to encourage newcomers to stick around) but if I put p1200 in the game name I almost always get someone who isn't a p1200. So how else can I get games with newcomers to the site?
    Find a provisional player you want a game with and send them a direct challenge. Other than that I don't know how to get games only with p1200 players.

    Maybe you could make a suggestion in the "site ideas" forum to expand the Open Invite advanced options to allow setting the rating limits to include provisional rated players as well.
  8. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    20 Feb '11 03:30
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    Find a provisional player you want a game with and send them a direct challenge. Other than that I don't know how to get games only with p1200 players.

    Maybe you could make a suggestion in the "site ideas" forum to expand the Open Invite advanced options to allow setting the rating limits to include provisional rated players as well.
    Good thought. I'll do that.
  9. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No. 16
    20 Feb '11 12:29
    One option is to use the 'find player' link at top of page. Specify the rating limits you are looking for, such as 1150-1250, and you will get a list of those ratings, and provisional are there as well. Then it's still a matter of picking who you want to play and sending an individual challenge.