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  1. Standard member jameswoodley
    I Never Lie!
    10 Jul '04 21:03
    When your on vacation i dont think its fair because you can still be timed out. Russ should change that so that people who do go on vacation can not be timed out
  2. Standard member mrmist
    Moo
    10 Jul '04 21:58
    Originally posted by jameswoodley
    When your on vacation i dont think its fair because you can still be timed out. Russ should change that so that people who do go on vacation can not be timed out
    No he shouldn't.
  3. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    10 Jul '04 22:16
    Originally posted by jameswoodley
    When your on vacation i dont think its fair because you can still be timed out. Russ should change that so that people who do go on vacation can not be timed out
    Yeah,so everyone when it's about to be timeouted will put the vacation flag and games will become endless.................
  4. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    10 Jul '04 22:21
    Personally, I don't think there should be a vacation flag at all. It's 2004, who can't get to the internet once every three days or so? Besides if the players want to agree not to time out each other because of special circumstances they can work that out between themselves. To paraphrase Tom Hanks, "There's no vacations in chess!!!"
  5. 11 Jul '04 08:22
    Originally posted by Ravello
    Yeah,so everyone when it's about to be timeouted will put the vacation flag and games will become endless.................
    Simply he could set that between a vacation flag and another must pass minimum 2 or 3 weeks, so none can abuse about it. I don't think that people go in vacation every week or so often!
    Cristina
  6. 11 Jul '04 09:17
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Personally, I don't think there should be a vacation flag at all. It's 2004, who can't get to the internet once every three days or so? Besides if the players want to agree not to time out each other because of special circumstances they can work that out between themselves. To paraphrase Tom Hanks, "There's no vacations in chess!!!"
    What if you have many games going? Would you expect people to message all their opponents, or make it easier by having the vacation flag with a message to everyone?
  7. Standard member jameswoodley
    I Never Lie!
    14 Jul '04 13:48
    If You have a really high rating when you go on hoilday for about 2 weeks you come back and your rating has gone way down because people have to timed you out.

    I had a really high rating once until i went on vacation and it went way down, i now have to get it back up which will take like a year 2 do that vacation thing really anoys me 😠
  8. Standard member Exy
    Damn fine Clan!
    14 Jul '04 13:51
    Try using the timebank settings. Sounds like you'd be better playing games that have a 21 day time bank to avoid this problem.
  9. 14 Jul '04 14:41
    That's the way to go.

    A 7 day timeout / 21 day timebank game will ( as an example ) allow you 7 days + your 21 day timebank = 28 days - plenty of time for a holiday!!!

    Even a 3/7 will get you 10 days!

    Just cut down on the number of games you are playing if you expect to be away for a bit...
  10. Standard member Exy
    Damn fine Clan!
    14 Jul '04 14:45 / 1 edit
    This is the only way to avoid time out. Vacation Flags aren't reliable. My clan usually play 3 day no time bank (or 3 day 7 at a push),however due to it being holiday season I have been setting up all our challenges as 3 day time out 14 day time bank to allow my members to go away on holiday without worry. It can be done, just takes a bit of planning.
  11. Standard member tlai1992
    Retired knight
    14 Jul '04 17:21
    Originally posted by jameswoodley
    When your on vacation i dont think its fair because you can still be timed out. Russ should change that so that people who do go on vacation can not be timed out
    people can take advantage of that
  12. Standard member tlai1992
    Retired knight
    14 Jul '04 17:22
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Personally, I don't think there should be a vacation flag at all. It's 2004, who can't get to the internet once every three days or so? Besides if the players want to agree not to time out each other because of special circumstances they can work that out between themselves. To paraphrase Tom Hanks, "There's no vacations in chess!!!"
    i disagree
  13. Standard member jameswoodley
    I Never Lie!
    15 Jul '04 17:11
    maybe? Thats actally a good point
  14. 15 Jul '04 17:54
    As I side note, how do you put up a vaction flag? I have yet to figure that one out....
  15. Standard member mrmist
    Moo
    16 Jul '04 05:30
    Originally posted by herrudeness
    As I side note, how do you put up a vaction flag? I have yet to figure that one out....
    My Settings - My Vacation Settings.