Originally posted by mrmist
EG say I'm playing 20 games, and all 20 opponents go on vacation, then that's me having to click through and say "yes I agree" 20 times.
I'm playing 35 games right now, only 3 of my opponents are on vacation, and its summer. I think 20 out of 20 is unlikely. Also, if any of those are clan or tournament games, there will be pairs of games with the same opponent.
I'd rather they just stick the flag up with a message. I'll respect the flag...
It would give the vacation flag meaning against those opponents who respect vacation flags, and make it clear who won't. It seems that there are many people who don't respect vacation flags. (I learned this from reading profiles and comments in these forums, not from my experience as I have not gone on vacation yet).
Also, it would be easy to specify a configurable vacation period that you always agree to. If you specify 7 days for this, then you will only be asked about vacations longer than 7 days.
I didn't suggest the simpler solution of allowing players to set another flag saying whether they respect vacation flags, because I think that without a time limit this would be subject to abuse, and would not be agreed to generally.
Btw, don't you find the possibility of people timing you out on vacation annoying? I am using the timebank for this primarily now, but didn't realize that I shold do this until a few weeks ago (I am new on this site).