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  1. 06 Jul '05 01:50
    Hello,

    I am a new subscriber to this web site. I really like the site except for the vacation flag. I was in a 1 day/move game with no timebank playing perfct. I was winning the game and went on a short vacation. I set my vacation flag and asked not to claim a win while I was away. perfct claimed a win as soon as my time expired.

    1) I will never play another 1day/move game again.
    2) Since the web site condones this behavior, I am forced to claim a win for a timeout anytime it occurs.

    Why does this site even have a vacation flag if it is acceptable behavior to claim the win? I think this is the weakest link in this site. The vacation flag should be removed from this site, it is misleading.

    Invader
  2. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    06 Jul '05 07:30
    Originally posted by Invader
    Hello,

    I am a new subscriber to this web site. I really like the site except for the vacation flag. I was in a 1 day/move game with no timebank playing perfct. I was winning the game and went on a short vacation. I set my vacation flag and asked not to claim a win while I was away. perfct claimed a win as soon as my time expired.

    1) I will never p ...[text shortened]... in this site. The vacation flag should be removed from this site, it is misleading.

    Invader
    I simply cannot believe no one else has hopped in here, so to celebrate the reinstatement of my forumae posting privileges I am going to quote another poster and say:

    "War is War, Loser"

    skeeter
  3. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    06 Jul '05 07:52
    Originally posted by Invader
    Hello,

    I am a new subscriber to this web site. I really like the site except for the vacation flag. I was in a 1 day/move game with no timebank playing perfct. I was winning the game and went on a short vacation. I set my vacation flag and asked not to claim a win while I was away. perfct claimed a win as soon as my time expired.

    1) I will never p ...[text shortened]... in this site. The vacation flag should be removed from this site, it is misleading.

    Invader
    Woe are the days when people start qouting Bowmann. 😞

    But, that's not the point! No you are not forced to claim a win for a timeout! Would you jump off a cliff just because someone else did? No, and the same should apply to Vacation Flags.

    There are plenty of people on this site who do respect them and will wait for your return. Though if you or your opponent has gone on Vacation and hasn't left a Vacation message letting people know when you're coming back, then many people WILL claim a timeout. Everybody's different!

    If you want them removed, head to the Site Ideas forum and post it in there!

    Personally, I reckon the Flags are about honesty and fair play. People who claim timeouts as soon as they cana re usually the ones who fret about their stats and ratings (though most will deny it). People who respect the flags are usually the honest and honourable people who just enjoy playing Chess and respect their opponents.
  4. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    06 Jul '05 08:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    Woe are the days when people start qouting Bowmann. 😞

    But, that's not the point! No you are not forced to claim a win for a timeout! Would you jump off a cliff just because someone else did? No, and the same should apply to Vacation ...[text shortened]... e people who just enjoy playing Chess and respect their opponents.
    All this tripe from somebody from the Mondaine's tribe. Jesus wept.

    skeeter

    Typo edit
  5. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    06 Jul '05 09:36
    Originally posted by skeeter
    All this tripe from somebody from the Mondaine's tribe. Jesus wept.

    skeeter

    Typo edit
    Careful now! Don't make me sink down to your level and start using personal insults too! 😛
  6. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    06 Jul '05 10:25
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    Careful now! Don't make me sink down to your level and start using personal insults too! 😛
    Is that it? Is that all?? The Mondaines would be absolutely mulleted.
    Jesus wept.

    skeeter
  7. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirate™
    06 Jul '05 12:55
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Is that it? Is that all?? The Mondaines would be absolutely mulleted.
    Jesus wept.

    skeeter
    Oh no! What shame, poor Mondaines. Maybe you should send them a card or something! 🙄
  8. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    06 Jul '05 20:27
    If you want a faster game, try going for a 1/7 game. Your opponent will still have to move daily, and quite probably at weekends too, but has some flexibility for a short break.
  9. Subscriber invigorate
    Only 1 F in Uckfield
    06 Jul '05 23:29
    Originally posted by skeeter
    I simply cannot believe no one else has hopped in here, so to celebrate the reinstatement of my forumae posting privileges I am going to quote another poster and say:

    [b]"War is War, Loser"


    skeeter[/b]
    Claiming a time out is not very satisyfying for either party.

    War maybe War - but Wars are for losers.

    Fair play is the way forward.
  10. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    07 Jul '05 00:23
    Originally posted by invigorate
    Claiming a time out is not very satisyfying for either party.

    War maybe War - but Wars are for losers.

    Fair play is the way forward.
    What about people who have their vacation flag up and keep roaming the forums? That's just begging for timeout, if you ask me.
  11. Subscriber invigorate
    Only 1 F in Uckfield
    07 Jul '05 23:13
    You may have a point there although I will defend subscribers who may move in some games while on vacation, but do not have time to move in them all. With just 6 games non subs have no excuse.
  12. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    07 Jul '05 23:20
    Originally posted by Palynka
    What about people who have their vacation flag up and keep roaming the forums? That's just begging for timeout, if you ask me.
    mine's up only 'cos I forgot to take it down... It would need to go back up tomorrow so it's staying put for now.

    😛
  13. 15 Jul '05 09:19
    Originally posted by skeeter
    I simply cannot believe no one else has hopped in here, so to celebrate the reinstatement of my forumae posting privileges I am going to quote another poster and say:

    [b]"War is War, Loser"


    skeeter[/b]
    War is war ..but there can be honour in war
  14. 26 Jul '05 14:42
    Hello, How I make vacation flag?
  15. 26 Jul '05 21:44
    Originally posted by Invader
    Hello,

    I am a new subscriber to this web site. I really like the site except for the vacation flag. I was in a 1 day/move game with no timebank playing perfct. I was winning the game and went on a short vacation. I set my vacation flag and asked not to claim a win while I was away. perfct claimed a win as soon as my time expired.

    1) I will never p ...[text shortened]... in this site. The vacation flag should be removed from this site, it is misleading.

    Invader
    I agree with your concerns, maybe Russ can set the vaction setting so timeoutes CANNOT be claimed when the vaction setting is on..