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  1. 05 Mar '07 16:38
    I've already taken a timeout win from someone cause they stopped playing but I'm not sure how long I should wait after sending them a reminder.

    Plus this would make two timeout victories in a row. Don't want to look like a cheap player or anything. Then again it isn't my fault these people won't make any moves...
  2. 05 Mar '07 17:01
    There are no rules, but there are a million threads discussing the "ethics" of it all.
  3. 05 Mar '07 17:02
    you always have the right to click the skull since your opponent has not moved within the time agreed right? anyone who tells you otherwise is a fool who doesn't have the brains to play at time control suitable for his/her schedule. An exception of course is vacation flag which is more a question of your good manners than anything.
  4. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    05 Mar '07 17:03
    2-3 seconds.
  5. 05 Mar '07 17:14
    I haven't had to deal with it, but my current rule on it now is to give the other person a couple of days or so if they have notified me of it.

    Otherwise I may give them half a day or so, depending on how judicious the inital timebank was to begin with and how timely they have been so far.

    Timebanks should cut down on most connectivity issues however, one reason I won't play 1/0 games.

    About the fastest I would go fo is 2/3.
  6. 05 Mar '07 17:15
    I've waited anywhere from 2-3 seconds to 2+ months (which ended when he resumed play).

    If the vacation flag is up, I will likely wait indefinitely.

    If the vacation flag is not up, and the position is such that the fat lady has finished clearing her throat, I won't wait.
  7. 05 Mar '07 17:15
    Originally posted by wormwood
    2-3 seconds.
    Ouch, thats some willpower you've got. I break out if I try and wait that long.
  8. Standard member StewartChess
    somethin clever here
    05 Mar '07 17:22
    i time out immediately unless the vacation flag is up.

    exceptions are in tournaments. if someone is in a tourney that im in and they put their flag up, i dont care, unless i like the person, then i wont mind not timing them out.

    that skull is just so darn tempting though...
  9. 05 Mar '07 17:33
    sometimes I click the bin by accident because I'm so eager to skull someone...
  10. 05 Mar '07 17:34
    Originally posted by wormwood
    2-3 seconds.
    Same here (unless on vacation)
  11. 05 Mar '07 18:03
    If it's an honest vacation (flag up, message, return date, complete inactivity etc.) then I'll wait - even after the expected return date. After all, s*!t happens, especially with business trips.
    Any other time, I'll hit it without hesitation.
    The agreed time controls are part of the game. Given the choice, I'd select an 'auto timeout' option to save a mouse click.
  12. 05 Mar '07 18:12 / 1 edit
    1.5 seconds


    How many times are we gona beat this dead horse? over and over and over and over...........
  13. 05 Mar '07 18:17
    Originally posted by veager
    1.5 seconds


    How many times are we gona beat this dead horse? over and over and over and over...........
    At least once more.
  14. 05 Mar '07 19:03
    Originally posted by veager
    1.5 seconds


    How many times are we gona beat this dead horse? over and over and over and over...........
    Reminds me of the guy who was into necrophilia, sadism and bestiality.
    He gave it all up when he realised he was flogging a dead horse!
  15. Standard member eldragonfly
    leperchaun messiah
    05 Mar '07 19:42
    i wait anywhere from 0-5 seconds before i skull someone. Once i waited nearly 10 seconds.