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  1. 04 Sep '07 11:17
    Vacations again:
    Is there any way of knowing how long your opponents who are on vacation, have 1) Booked a vacation for 2) How long they have left
    it seems a bit strange that there is no indication as to how long you will have to wait for a move.
    Thanks SuperMac
  2. Subscriber C J Horse
    A stable personality
    04 Sep '07 11:28
    I believe the answers are:

    1- No

    2- No

    But if you're lucky they will have left a message on their profile giving you some idea.
  3. 04 Sep '07 11:45
    No chance - in any case they can cancel at any time they like and sneak back when you're not looking.

    Mwuhahahaha!!!!
  4. Standard member marmalade teacake
    Bad Kitty!
    06 Sep '07 08:41
    whilst your on the "vacation" subject:
    Im about to visit sunny spain for a week, and have booked the relevent period as vacation, but if i get a chance, im gonna try to pop to some local cyber cafe type affair and make what moves i can.
    - Is this possible? Unethical? Etc.

    MT
  5. Subscriber Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    06 Sep '07 09:24
    Originally posted by marmalade teacake
    whilst your on the "vacation" subject:
    Im about to visit sunny spain for a week, and have booked the relevent period as vacation, but if i get a chance, im gonna try to pop to some local cyber cafe type affair and make what moves i can.
    - Is this possible? Unethical? Etc.

    MT
    It is possible and totally ethical.

    Having said that, there are 1 or 2 players on the site who may complain because they want to be able to tell you what you can and can't do on your holiday.

    D
  6. 06 Sep '07 09:31
    Originally posted by marmalade teacake
    whilst your on the "vacation" subject:
    Im about to visit sunny spain for a week, and have booked the relevent period as vacation, but if i get a chance, im gonna try to pop to some local cyber cafe type affair and make what moves i can.
    - Is this possible? Unethical? Etc.

    MT
    Yes, you can move as often as you like when on vacation. The vacation option is really only there to prevent opponents from timing you out. It doesn't necessarily imply that you won't be able to make moves.

    Indeed if you get the chance to make some moves whilst on holiday, you should definitely do so. Your opponents should be grateful because they won't have to wait so long for your next move.

    If any of your opponents complain about you moving then they probably don't understand the purpose of the vacation system.
  7. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    06 Sep '07 14:13
    Originally posted by David Tebb
    Yes, you can move as often as you like when on vacation. The vacation option is really only there to prevent opponents from timing you out. It doesn't necessarily imply that you won't be able to make moves.

    Indeed if you get the chance to make some moves whilst on holiday, you should definitely do so. Your opponents should be grateful because they won' ...[text shortened]... ain about you moving then they probably don't understand the purpose of the vacation system.
    rec'd
  8. Standard member marmalade teacake
    Bad Kitty!
    06 Sep '07 17:44
    Thankee kindly guys. I'll do as planned, and a big raspberry to those who may complain.

    MT