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  1. 07 Apr '05 00:09
    is there anything the admins can do to stop people from starting then deleting games.. its getting really anoying now.. i had over 6 games deleted in past two days.. can you not write a script to detect these imbeciles and delete their accounts .. silly people
  2. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    07 Apr '05 08:09
    Originally posted by CenterNut
    is there anything the admins can do to stop people from starting then deleting games.. its getting really anoying now.. i had over 6 games deleted in past two days.. can you not write a script to detect these imbeciles and delete their accounts .. silly people
    The admins could process a paypal payment of $29.99 and give u a star. Then, you could play mostly tournament, clan or siege games, where the games can't be deleted.

    D
  3. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    07 Apr '05 08:17
    There does seem to be a lot of this going on at the moment, and I can understand why it would be annoying.

    Were they all deleted by the same individual, and if so, who?

    -Russ
  4. Standard member Exy
    Damn fine Clan!
    07 Apr '05 09:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by CenterNut
    is there anything the admins can do to stop people from starting then deleting games.. its getting really anoying now.. i had over 6 games deleted in past two days.. can you not write a script to detect these imbeciles and delete their accounts .. silly people
    I don't quite understand what you mean? I must delete a couple of unwanted challenges a day. I'm unlikely to play a non-pawn star unless they take the trouble to message me first.

    If someone bothers to ask me if I'd be happy to play them I usually do, but I don't like to play blind challenges with provisional rated players or new non-pawn stars.
  5. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    07 Apr '05 10:07
    Originally posted by Exy
    I don't quite understand what you mean? I must delete a couple of [b]unwanted challenges a day. I'm unlikely to play a non-pawn star unless they take the trouble to message me first.

    If someone bothers to ask me if I'd be happy to play them I usually do, but I don't like to play blind challenges with provisional rated players or new non-pawn stars.[/b]
    I think he is referring to open invites he has either accepted that the inviter cancels (I've done this but only with a reason which I PM the deletee) or that he was the inviter and someone accepts the game and then deletes it. The second one is the one that would get on my nerves especially if it was happening often or by one person repeatedly.
  6. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    07 Apr '05 11:09
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    I think he is referring to open invites he has either accepted that the inviter cancels (I've done this but only with a reason which I PM the deletee) or that he was the inviter and someone accepts the game and then deletes it. The second one is the one that would get on my nerves especially if it was happening often or by one person repeatedly.
    I made the assumption that we were talking about open invites, as people have sent feedback complaining about this recently.

    -Russ
  7. 07 Apr '05 12:18
    Yes the open invites games of mine are being repeatedly deleted.. I would love to join your network. But im in a bit of a dilemma we're currently selling our house, and when we move to new home may not be able to get inet in that area.. because it will be in the country side.

    These are the email msg I have,
    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Game 1058950 deleted by davaniel Tue 05/04 4k
    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Open invite accepted by davaniel Tue 05/04 4k

    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Game 1058903 deleted by Beorn Tue 05/04 4k
    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Open invite accepted by Beorn Tue 05/04 4k

    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Game 1054549 deleted by nightwing05 Sun 03/04 4k
    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Open invite accepted by nightwing05 Sun 03/04 4k
    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Game 1054517 deleted by nightwing05 Sun 03/04 4k
    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Open invite accepted by nightwing05 Sun 03/04 4k

    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Game 1050762 deleted by qetutor Sat 02/04 4k
    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Open invite accepted by qetutor Fri 01/04 4k

    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Game 1041691 deleted by matiu Tue 29/03 4k
    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Open invite accepted by matiu Tue 29/03 4k

    I had two games deleted by nightwing05 within secounds of each other, was both in the open invites he/she deleted them both.. this tells me it wasnt a mistake but just being a git.
  8. Donation belgianfreak
    stitching you up
    07 Apr '05 12:19
    very annoying. Could it be coded that if someone accepts an open invite that they lose the ability to cancel the game without losing points?I can't imagine a common reason why someone would want to cancel a game that they chose to accept.

    On the other hand, the person who put out the chalenge should retain the ability to cancel it if they so desire as it is quite possible that it will be accepted by someone they do not wish to play (eg. a >1400 challenge being accepted by a player who is usually 1700 but has recently fallen to 1300).

    A third (small) idea - could it be possible to code in a comments box that pops up when anyone cancels a game, giving the option to PM their oponent with a reason. This could reduce irritation at unexplained deleations.

    Just thinking...

    Jon
  9. 07 Apr '05 13:14
    Yes i agree with you belgianfreak theres no reason anyone would accept a game and then delete it.. I got an idea maybe this should be in the "site ideas" forum but since its releated to this post i'll post it here.
    I think it would be good idea to have a filter which user can add names/nicks to which is like an ignore list.. so once you add them to your ignore list they can no longer accept games created by yourself.. then once a month a script could search users "ignore list" and if somebodys "nick" is detected more than 50 times, this will detect misbehaving users.
  10. Standard member Ragnorak
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    07 Apr '05 14:49
    Originally posted by CenterNut
    Yes the open invites games of mine are being repeatedly deleted.. I would love to join your network. But im in a bit of a dilemma we're currently selling our house, and when we move to new home may not be able to get inet in that area.. because it will be in the country side.

    These are the email msg I have,
    Red Hot Pawn Online Chess Game 1058950 del ...[text shortened]... e open invites he/she deleted them both.. this tells me it wasnt a mistake but just being a git.
    I think what happens is this...

    Some newbs aren't entirely clear on what type of site this is, ie: potentially days between moves. They accept an open invite, expecting the game to kick off immediately, then, when after 1 hour, no move has been made, they think 'bugger this', delete the game, and accept another open invite. If you posted the time stamp on your emails, then we could tell for sure.

    If you look at the users you posted as deletees, then you'll notice that they have completed a lot of games in a short space of time.

    I may be wrong, but it looks feasible to me. I don't think that deletions should be penalised, as that could upset some new users. I don't think they're being prats on purpose either, just not being very considerate, and worrying about their open slots rather than their opponent.

    D
  11. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    07 Apr '05 19:15
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    The admins could process a paypal payment of $29.99 and give u a star. Then, you could play mostly tournament, clan or siege games, where the games can't be deleted.

    D
    I have a better suggestion. Refresh every minute or two until the first 1.5 moves are played (White makes his 2nd move). After that, the game can't be deleted. (I think)

    This both saves you $30 and avoids having to commit to a clan or tournament. Sometimes, you just want to play a game or two without any other strings attached. Better to play a few games first before paying - try before you buy.
  12. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    07 Apr '05 19:19
    Originally posted by belgianfreak
    very annoying. Could it be coded that if someone accepts an open invite that they lose the ability to cancel the game without losing points?I can't imagine a common reason why someone would want to cancel a game that they chose to accept.

    On the other hand, the person who put out the chalenge should retain the ability to cancel it if they so desire ...[text shortened]... ith a reason. This could reduce irritation at unexplained deleations.

    Just thinking...

    Jon
    When I first joined the site, I did not understand the high number of deleted games.

    I now think the reasoning is that if you are not allowed to time out your opponent within the first 3 ply, then you have to be allowed to delete the game as a fallback. Lots of new players offer open invites and then don't respond once they're accepted.

    That being said, I believe that players on the site aren't patient enough about deletion. The only sure way I have found to guarantee a game starts is to play those first 3 ply as fast as possible.