Originally posted by hongili
Thanks for the comment R. Perhaps I should do research into players' previous games before accepting challenges. This is the kind of stuff I looked to avoid in playing on this site. I've never heard the phrase brass-you-off but your spelling of "colour" makes me think we're not from the same parts. 🙂 Thanks again.
I think you have to check what you can with any potential opposition, certainly I'd have thought it essential if limited to 6games as a non subscriber...it could save you a lot of time 'weeding out' lots of time wasters here. Certainly new members are pretty reliant upon the 'open invite', initially I think that's what we're most aware of when seeking a few games here.
So, if we took just a minute to check out how often a similarly rated potential opponent moves, or the likelihood of them only playing the one colour, getting timed out consistently, etc etc, we would probably have a far more positive initial experience here. Certainly we can immediately check all available statistics that stare right at us once we click on their profile. Take a few more minutes studying those stats and we can build a fairly decent picture of pretty much an player we may come into contact with....however, most new members will inevitably play likewise new members, and we're reminded of just how keen some of us really are when confronted with players that readily set up their maximum 6games, make a couple of moves in each game but then disappear as quickly as they arrived. Even if you've acquainted yourself with all the '' FAQ
'' there is still the sometimes long wait to time them out IF they've made more of an effort and played 3moves lol....but more often than not, people don;t bother, and there are NUMEROUS monthly questions here as to 'why does the site say I'm playing six games when I only have five active ?' The answer is THAT game, the one where the game had barely started but the board was never returned....all those months ago and you've been stuck on five allowable games for all that time, it just sits there waiting for you to delete it... 😉
So yes, read those 'FAQ's' straight on sign up, click on each persons profile that is offering an open invite...their stats present 'sometimes' tell that an entirely different game is being played here after all 🙂
Yes, apologies for the spelling(s)...I'm 'foreign' 😉