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  1. 18 Oct '08 13:29
    How do you email somebody? There's usually a thing you can click on to email them when time is running out . There's just a skull and he/she won't get a message til he/she comes back on the site. It's very tempting to claim the win cos it has been a move a day and I like quick games but the game is only a couple of moves in and wouldn't feel right (even though there's over 100 rating difference and I could do with the points after a bad run of losses).
  2. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    18 Oct '08 13:36
    I feel that if an opponent's time has run out and that skull appears, he has lost. He knows the rules and there's no need to remind him.
    Click that skull!
  3. 18 Oct '08 13:37 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by MilkyJoe
    How do you email somebody? There's usually a thing you can click on to email them when time is running out . There's just a skull and he/she won't get a message til he/she comes back on the site. It's very tempting to claim the win cos it has been a move a day and I like quick games but the game is only a couple of moves in and wouldn't feel right (even tho ...[text shortened]... re's over 100 rating difference and I could do with the points after a bad run of losses).
    If you want send them a PM by clicking on their name and then selecting Message {insert name}.

    If the shoe was on the other foot would they do the same for you?
  4. 18 Oct '08 13:41
    It's only about an hour over the time limit and the game about 3 moves in though. I would like to start another game as well. I have 5 in progress but I keep one for a friend I regularly play. It is tempting...
  5. 18 Oct '08 13:42 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by adramforall
    If you want send them a PM by clicking on their name and then selecting Message {insert name}.

    If the shoe was on the other foot would they do the same for you?
    I could send a PM but he/she wouldn't get it til they came back and would move anyway.

    But then what if other people claim timeouts and his rating drops? I'd get less points. Decisions, decisions.
  6. Subscriber mbakunin
    Radio Gnome
    18 Oct '08 13:48
    don't you get an email when someone pms you? or at least when you get a move reminder?
  7. 18 Oct '08 13:52
    Originally posted by mbakunin
    don't you get an email when someone pms you? or at least when you get a move reminder?
    I don't get emails for PMs. Don't know how to send a move reminder. I want to start another game. Or at least play the ones in progress.
  8. 18 Oct '08 14:10
    Also, I've claimed timeouts before only for them to move not long after so I feel bad... If I'd just waited.
    But then I want to play chess now and nobody else is moving.
  9. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    18 Oct '08 14:20
    When a problem comes along
    You must click it
    Before the cream sits out too long
    You must click it
    When somethings going wrong
    You must click it

    Now click it
    Into shape
    Shape it up
    Get straight
    Go forward
    Move ahead
    Try to detect it
    Its not too late
    To click it
    click it good

    When a good time turns around
    You must click it
    You will never live it down
    Unless you click it
    No one gets away
    Until they click it

    I say click it
    click it good
    I say click it
    click it good
  10. 18 Oct '08 14:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wormwood
    When a problem comes along
    You must click it
    Before the cream sits out too long
    You must click it
    When somethings going wrong
    You must click it

    Now click it
    Into shape
    Shape it up
    Get straight
    Go forward
    Move ahead
    Try to detect it
    Its not too late
    To click it
    click it good

    When a good time turns around
    You must click it
    You will never ...[text shortened]... e gets away
    Until they click it

    I say click it
    click it good
    I say click it
    click it good
    So you're saying claim the win? I think I might just so I can play chess.
    Would it be courteous to PM to explain why and apologise?

    Also, for future reference, and to answer my original question, is there a way to email an opponent?
  11. 18 Oct '08 14:58
    Skull clicked...
  12. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    18 Oct '08 15:18
    Originally posted by MilkyJoe
    So you're saying claim the win? I think I might just so I can play chess.
    Would it be courteous to PM to explain why and apologise?

    Also, for future reference, and to answer my original question, is there a way to email an opponent?
    yes, click the skull. the skull wants to be clicked, it makes it happy. if you don't click it, it'll silently weep in the night, all alone. :'(

    there's no way to email via rhp, but you can send a private message if you like.
  13. 18 Oct '08 15:28
    Originally posted by wormwood
    yes, click the skull. the skull wants to be clicked, it makes it happy. if you don't click it, it'll silently weep in the night, all alone. :'(

    there's no way to email via rhp, but you can send a private message if you like.
    I've noticed an "email opponent"-type icon before when time is running out, but not when it has and there's a skull.