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  1. 09 Dec '10 17:26
    What do you think about a player marking that he is on holiday when he is not? He is moving regularly but admits that he wants to stop other players taking his skull, seems to me to be against fair play. danger dave
  2. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    09 Dec '10 17:30
    Originally posted by danger dave
    What do you think about a player marking that he is on holiday when he is not? He is moving regularly but admits that he wants to stop other players taking his skull, seems to me to be against fair play. danger dave
    vacations. net cafés.
  3. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    09 Dec '10 17:41
    Remember the golden rule:

    He who has the gold, makes the rules.

    If I wasn't a broke non-sub I'd take weekend "vacations."
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    09 Dec '10 18:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by danger dave
    What do you think about a player marking that he is on holiday when he is not? He is moving regularly but admits that he wants to stop other players taking his skull, seems to me to be against fair play. danger dave
    Would you rather he stop moving and stall games instead?
  5. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    09 Dec '10 18:46
    Subs don't get unlimited vacation. After the 36 days are used then that's it. If he's moving, why do you have a problem? I often use my vacation when i'm busy and can't put enough time into my moves. Rather than rush them and slip into bad positions, i just use some vacation. It's not against any rules..
  6. 09 Dec '10 19:29
    Originally posted by danger dave
    What do you think about a player marking that he is on holiday when he is not? He is moving regularly but admits that he wants to stop other players taking his skull, seems to me to be against fair play. danger dave
    I've raised my vacation flag. Some games I play, some I don't. I make my choices as I see fit. Who wants to blame me?

    Perhaps I am at home, just wanting to ease my game load burden. Perhaps I am at Antarctica working at some research project, not having time to play all my games. Perhaps I have an exam in near future, not wanting to play chess at all, but the most interesting games? Do I break any rules here? Do I cheat?

    I've raised my vacation flag. I have the right to do so. I don't even call it vacation, I just call it 'immunity period'. I'm entitled to do it. I'm a subscriber.
  7. 09 Dec '10 19:42
    Originally posted by danger dave
    What do you think about a player marking that he is on holiday when he is not? He is moving regularly but admits that he wants to stop other players taking his skull, seems to me to be against fair play. danger dave
    I think it is absolutely shocking and something I would consider doing myself.

    In fact I currently am.

    Regrettably people voted for vacation time and people now have to live with the consequences which include people going on fake holiday but continuing to move.

    At this time of year I inevitably have most if not all my vacation time left and so I find I can place myself on holiday but continue to move. It also means I can time people out but they can't time me out.
  8. 10 Dec '10 00:45
    Don't hate the player, hate the game.
  9. 10 Dec '10 12:08
    it's shocking. before being allowed immunity from time-out, players should have to submit proof that they are in fact going on vacation, by providing a valid ticket and passport. The destination should be demonstrably at least 200 miles from their home so that they don't sneakily sneak back and play moves. After the holiday, to ensure they weren't kidding us, they should be forced to upload a photo album featuring copious ice cream eating, posing in front of signs written in bad English and drinking of brightly coloured cocktails with umbrellas in them. A postcard should be sent to Russ. Preferably one of those hilarious "[destination town] by night" ones that is totally black.
  10. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    10 Dec '10 12:32
    Originally posted by danger dave
    What do you think about a player marking that he is on holiday when he is not? He is moving regularly but admits that he wants to stop other players taking his skull, seems to me to be against fair play. danger dave
    I'm in a game where I have a queen and three pawns, and the other guy has 2 nondescript pawns, and he is milking the 7 day/14 day league time bank for all its worth.

    I admit I am annoyed (enough to underpromote ad nauseum when the time comes, and perhaps set a record for most moves in a RHP game...), but that's more a defect of my personality than anything else. It's his perogative to use his time in any way he sees fit, and to continue playing until he tires or I checkmate him.

    We both subscribe, so there are no worries about number of game slots, and all it takes it a little bit of our time.

    I imagine he also does not care about my opinion of him, which is why he is still playing.

    Bottom line? There is no point in worrying about stuff like this, and it's better just to move on.
  11. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    10 Dec '10 18:53
    Originally posted by rja211077
    it's shocking. before being allowed immunity from time-out, players should have to submit proof that they are in fact going on vacation, by providing a valid ticket and passport. The destination should be demonstrably at least 200 miles from their home so that they don't sneakily sneak back and play moves. After the holiday, to ensure they weren't kidding ...[text shortened]... Preferably one of those hilarious "[destination town] by night" ones that is totally black.
    best ever post i have read here.
  12. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    10 Dec '10 20:52
    I admit that if I suspect a player may be banned due to silicon assistance, I am tempted to drag on, just to bore them, and maybe get some points especially in a tourney. The only pleasure from the game must be from seeing things unfold and winning. Neither of these happen if I don't move. My problem is I can't resist clearing the games waiting list (hence blunders from moving under less than ideal conditions) so I usually don't have the patience for this tactic either.
  13. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    10 Dec '10 21:10
    Originally posted by rja211077
    it's shocking. before being allowed immunity from time-out, players should have to submit proof that they are in fact going on vacation, by providing a valid ticket and passport. The destination should be demonstrably at least 200 miles from their home so that they don't sneakily sneak back and play moves. After the holiday, to ensure they weren't kidding ...[text shortened]... Preferably one of those hilarious "[destination town] by night" ones that is totally black.
    Just out of common courtesy a postcard to all ones opponents as well!
  14. 10 Dec '10 22:44
    Originally posted by rja211077
    it's shocking. before being allowed immunity from time-out, players should have to submit proof that they are in fact going on vacation, by providing a valid ticket and passport. The destination should be demonstrably at least 200 miles from their home so that they don't sneakily sneak back and play moves. After the holiday, to ensure they weren't kidding ...[text shortened]... Preferably one of those hilarious "[destination town] by night" ones that is totally black.
    I think we should put that to a vote. It's a great idea.
  15. 13 Dec '10 14:25
    Originally posted by danger dave
    What do you think about a player marking that he is on holiday when he is not? He is moving regularly but admits that he wants to stop other players taking his skull, seems to me to be against fair play. danger dave
    It's legal, but it's low. Tell him that his mother must be very proud of him for making such intelligent use of his resources.

    Richard