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  1. 13 Aug '04 10:37
    I am on vacation next week and my opponent has clearly stated that if I do not make a move within the time limit he will time me out regardless of my vacation setting. Which is ever so slighlty annoying considering its a tournament game and I waited six months for the second round to start....

    Anyway I have thought of two soloutions:
    1. in my abscence can I delegate a subsitute to take over, effectively keeping my games ticking over until i get back
    or
    2. Can i play some advance moves i.e. he plays a1-b1 I play a8-b8, etc etc

    What does everyone else think?
  2. 13 Aug '04 12:24
    i don't see either of your suggestions being possible.
    but you have a bigger problem in that in the tournament game it will T/O automatically.

    spaniel
  3. 13 Aug '04 12:34
    Originally posted by dan182
    i don't see either of your suggestions being possible.
    but you have a bigger problem in that in the tournament game it will T/O automatically.

    spaniel
    I thought of another solution and that is to give my user name and password to someone and ask them to play my games. I dont like it but what chioce do i have
  4. 13 Aug '04 12:56
    Originally posted by Bernardmidgley
    I thought of another solution and that is to give my user name and password to someone and ask them to play my games. I dont like it but what chioce do i have
    If the game doesn't have a suitably long timebank then that's the only solution you really have. I think it might be nice if people could be allowed to nominate a second (who must be of a lower rating) to take over their moves when they are on holiday.
  5. 13 Aug '04 13:16 / 3 edits
    This sucks IMO. I play at XXXX, and there you can postpone your games, and have a vacation set. And all your games will be postponed with the amount af days you choose (max. 120 days a year, and max. 30 days in a row). Why is it not so here? Apparently, after what I read, you can timeout, even if you have a vacation set. That does´nt make sense IMO. Can somebody explain this?
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    EDIT: I wouldn’t normally censor - but as 0 moves have been made, it all seems a bit suspicious to make a post like this with a link out : Russ
  6. 13 Aug '04 13:55
    Originally posted by goldenboy
    This sucks IMO. I play at XXXX, and there you can postpone your games, and have a vacation set. And all your games will be postponed with the amount af days you choose (max. 120 days a year, and max. 30 days in a row). Why is it not so here? Apparently, after what I read, you can timeout, even if you have a vacation set. That does´nt make sense IMO. Can so ...[text shortened]... have been made, it all seems a bit suspicious to make a post like this with a link out : Russ
    Ups! I did´nt know it was prohibited to make posts at the forums, unless you have played and made moves. A pitty, thoug, as my main purpose with joining the site, was to make use of the forums. But I guess it just end my career here. I will stick to the site, which you so elegant has XXXX above! Which by the way also is a VERY good chesssite!
  7. Subscriber Russ
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    13 Aug '04 13:57
    Originally posted by goldenboy
    Ups! I did´nt know it was prohibited to make posts at the forums, unless you have played and made moves. A pitty, thoug, as my main purpose with joining the site, was to make use of the forums. But I guess it just end my career here. I will stick to the site, which you so elegant has XXXX above! Which by the way also is a VERY good chesssite!
    As I said, I woudn't normally edit any posts. But we moderate away plenty of commercial spam - which is always posted after 0 moves. So I am not dismissing the other site, but I am sure you can appreciate my logic for doing what I did.

    -Russ
  8. 16 Aug '04 20:14
    Regardless of timeouts, vacations, and everything else that gets bundled along, I think it would be nice to have a conditional move (akin to when we played by mail -- remember that?) available though don't know how it would be structured for input, display or fulfillment given the interface.


  9. 16 Aug '04 22:45
    Originally posted by Russ
    As I said, I woudn't normally edit any posts. But we moderate away plenty of commercial spam - which is always posted after 0 moves. So I am not dismissing the other site, but I am sure you can appreciate my logic for doing what I did.

    -Russ
    Attaboy Russ!! Who's to say he doesn't own the other site, and I would suggest that if his main reason for using RHP was to utilize the forums, then he is missing the point of the site. Send him to Yahoo