Originally posted by starkravin
Is it possible to ask my opponents if they are willing to hang in til I return?
Before the vacation system, I would message the players I am playing.
"I will be gone for about 8 days, and return to our game. You may get a chance to time me out, but if you could give me the extra few days I would appreciate it. I think our game is very exciting, and I would hate to see it end just because I've got to be away from the computer for a week. Please hang in, and I'll be back to continue the game ASAP".
I was never timed out, but often played users I already knew through RHP... I usually only play forum users, not strangers. If someone times you out, just don't play them anymore if a win is more important than the game to them... You just can't get mad because you went over the time allowed.