Originally posted by Disco Don
Stupid question - if my friend and I deliberately set up a time to be on the site at the same time to play thru a match, what will we have to do, if anything, to see when the other has made a move and/or see the board update? In other words, if I'm parked on my board and submit a move, will my board autmatically update when he moves or do I have to random ...[text shortened]... other while contemplating moves (not just messages submitted with the move) Is that possible?
No, no auto update, you need to hit refresh and if you're both parked at the screen at the same time then you know it'll be returned as fast as you both could declare before the game starts..you could of course leave the game for a minute and perhaps have a look at a forum, going back to the 'my games' automatically refreshes, naturally. Apart from 'message opponent' you can send a PM, a personal message by clicking on your opponents name and to the left you'll see several options under 'profile links' and then 'public games'..several down is 'send message', hit that and it's all self explanatory from there.
Oh, also, you can look into 'conditional moves' if you both agree a certain opening with specific moves.. this'll speed up the game, if you so wish, but let's taking it a step at a time here lol..