Originally posted by Mahoutyeah, people might just have a heart attack at the board or be poisoned before the end of the timeframe. I hate people who do that.
Occasionally you get a player in a lost position who will play as slow as the time control allows... maybe hoping you'll die or go on holiday so they can claim the points. But if you die you're ratings going to fall anyway and nowadays you can book a holiday so you don't get timed out while you're gone.
Oh and welcome to the site...ignore Mr Smaug he's habitually rude to newcomers but is a perfect gentleman when you get to know him.
Originally posted by MissOleumFast time controls (1 0) helps, but I have the feeling that slow movers play on purpose slow against that "please finnish now" ads. I did it myself a few times and my opponents would log out on move three
An explicit game name "whole game now" in an Open Invite usually works - and if you get a prankster who disappears after one or two moves you can delete the game without penalty.
Originally posted by ivan2908Love the profile.
Fast time controls (1 0) helps, but I have the feeling that slow movers play on purpose slow against that "please finnish now" ads. I did it myself a few times and my opponents would log out on move three
Originally posted by Mahoutwhat is a Tom rec? recs from me?
You might wish to hop over to the blitz section for something a bit faster. Shortest time control here is 1 move per day. But if you keep a look out in the open invites you'll probably come across one or two players who names the games: "quick game move now" or "fast play now" or something like that and they'll be on the look out for the same sort of timing ...[text shortened]... s habitually rude to newcomers but is a perfect gentleman when you get to know him.
Originally posted by MahoutBut thats the way smaug is and it is true that you shouldn't give out your email so freely. But it still prides me to know that somebody thinks/thought that my non-sub recs are worth it
Yes. But I've gone of the idea now especially as you were encouraging Mr Smaug with his flip remarks to newcomers. In life you adapt your language according to who you're talking so why not here. Someone new to the site may not be familiar with forum banter and could easily be discouraged. So why not be courteous. Also you don't know who you're talking to...might be a senior citizen a bit nervous about being on the net or a kid.