Originally posted by thire
We play correspondencechess here at RHP, not live chess. If you want to do so, play at uChess.com
Originally posted by flexmoreThe problem with this idea, Flex, is that you have to remember timezones. If you have a two hour time bank then you could only play people in your hemisphere which would limit the number of people who would even consider taking on a game like that.
i want to play these games,
russ - is there a reason why this can't be done?
i hope it is all there and it is just a very simple matter for you to allow it.
Originally posted by Exy
The problem with this idea, Flex, is that you have to remember timezones. If you have a two hour time bank then you could only play people in your hemisphere which would limit the number of people who would even consider taking on a game like that.
Originally posted by Exyi think a 7 day timebank is much more dangerous than 2 hour timebank - with a 2 hour timebank yoou know your opponent is online and moving - NOW !
Most people seem to struggle to complete a game within a 7 day timebank! Two hours will just increase the number of disgruntaled folks who are mythed at being timed out.
I have had to revised my view on timing out people because so many abuse the vacation flag in a last ditched attempt to stall for time.
I have so many games on all the time that now I jus ...[text shortened]... ible and I've updated my profile so that people are aware of that before they agree to play me.
Originally posted by Exy"Well if you have agreed to play a game "live" to completion with someone who is online and moving then why the need to enforce it with a timebank? "
Originally posted by flexmoreI use a dial up connection on my laptop and you'd be surprised how often my line is dropped while I'm in the middle of a game and sometimes I can't reconnect straight away.
mmmm 30000 moves and i havent had that problem yet for more than 2 or 3 minutes - why do you think a mystical power cut should hit me if i start a quick game?
Originally posted by Exy
" it would be yet another way people could rack up quick wins if they abuse it."
Originally posted by flexmoreI'd disagree with that, because if more and more people are effectively playing "live" chess then the server load would surely suffer.
other than that - people like yourselves should not be affected - in fact you should be advantaged - more players might come for you to have a go at.