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  1. 09 Jan '08 07:57
    I am not a subscriber...so I have only 6 slots for games...Now I have just finished a game..and opened Open Invites to get a new one...
    What do I see there ?
    about 5-6 links that can provide me a new game(by the way, i am somehow 1800+)...let me check them:
    first one...a player about 1300...that wants to play against 1700+...nah, too low, I will not take this one...
    another one..and 1200 who wants to play against 1300+...again too low...some other 1300s and 1400s and an 1500s (a bit too low but this one might worth a try)that want games against 1800+...

    hmm, but I see so many requests for games...why I am not allowed to pick on the others? let me check them:
    ooops, many 1800s, 1700s, 1600s...aaah, all of them need worthy 2000+ opponents

    Guys, this really sucks...pls don't do that, if everyone would do like that, there would be no games on this server...
    Try better maybe to play all the time against oppies around your rating, +/-150...and you will have balanced games...and when improving you will get stronger opponents...

    Maybe some admin should restrict this somehow...

    I again close the Open Invites and I still have a free slot....
  2. 09 Jan '08 08:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vipiu
    I am not a subscriber...so I have only 6 slots for games...Now I have just finished a game..and opened Open Invites to get a new one...
    What do I see there ?
    about 5-6 links that can provide me a new game(by the way, i am somehow 1800+)...let me check them:
    first one...a player about 1300...that wants to play against 1700+...nah, too low, I will not take th uld restrict this somehow...

    I again close the Open Invites and I still have a free slot....
    I am really sorry you had such a horrific experience with open invites as a non-subscriber.
  3. Subscriber C J Horse
    A stable personality
    09 Jan '08 08:51
    Originally posted by vipiu
    I am not a subscriber...
    That's your main problem
  4. 09 Jan '08 08:59 / 31 edits
    Dear Vipiu,

    Please accept my apology on behalf of those annoying 1300+ people. I hope admins will somehow restrict them and players of your calibre won't ever have to bother with those unacceptable offers again.

    I wish you best in your fledging chess career and hope that you'll find a suitable opponent soon.

    Most sincerely,

    kenan

    p.s. I am extremely delighted that you still have a free slot.
  5. 09 Jan '08 09:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kenan

    p.s. I am extremely delighted that you still have a free slot.
  6. 09 Jan '08 09:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kenan
    Dear Vipiu,

    Please accept my apology on behalf of those annoying 1300+ people. I hope admins will somehow restrict them and players of your calibre won't ever have to bother with those unacceptable offers again.

    I wish you best in your fledging chess career and hope that you'll find a suitable opponent soon.

    Most sincerely,

    kenan

    p.s. I am extremely delighted that you still have a free slot.
    31 friggin edits!?! make up you mind man!!


    EDIT: or woman!!
  7. 09 Jan '08 09:58 / 3 edits
  8. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    09 Jan '08 10:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vipiu
    I am not a subscriber...so I have only 6 slots for games...Now I have just finished a game..and opened Open Invites to get a new one...
    What do I see there ?
    about 5-6 links that can provide me a new game(by the way, i am somehow 1800+)...let me check them:
    first one...a player about 1300...that wants to play against 1700+...nah, too low, I will not take th uld restrict this somehow...

    I again close the Open Invites and I still have a free slot....
    As I see it you have 3 choices: -

    1. Post an open invite yourself asking for opponents above 2400;
    2. Give up and hope someone worthy challenges you;
    3. Become a subscriber, join a clan and enter tournaments.

    I know what my choice would be.

    P.S. I don't play challenges against non-subscribers. Most subscribers don't! Most players above 1800 are probably subscribers.
  9. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    09 Jan '08 10:16
    People are scared that you'll crush them after your 12 move combination

    If I were 1800 or 1900 I would challenge you. But I am not
  10. 09 Jan '08 10:16
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    As I see it you have 3 choices: -

    1. Post an open invite yourself asking for opponents above 2400;
    2. Give up and hope someone worthy challenges you;
    3. Become a subscriber, join a clan and enter tournaments.

    I know what my choice would be.

    P.S. I don't play challenges against non-subscribers. Most subscribers don't! Most players above 1800 are probably subscribers.
    if I make it to 2000 without being a subscriber will you accept my challenge?
  11. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    09 Jan '08 10:18 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    As I see it you have 3 choices: -

    1. Post an open invite yourself asking for opponents above 2400;
    2. Give up and hope someone worthy challenges you;
    3. Become a subscriber, join a clan and enter tournaments.

    I know what my choice would be.

    P.S. I don't play challenges against non-subscribers. Most subscribers don't! Most players above 1800 are probably subscribers.
    Where does this non-subscriber xenophobia come from ? When you Google "Red hot pawn" you find a link to the page titled "Red hot pawn : Ply free online games". Non-subscribers are not criminals. You can decide to unlock extra features and remove ads by subscribing, or play max. six games by not doing so. That is end of the story.

    Again, I AM NON-SUBSCRIBER AND I DO NOT CONSIDER MYSELF CRIMINAL.

    I do not consider Akizy criminal too.
  12. 09 Jan '08 10:45
    bah, this was about Open Invites section, not about being subscriber versus being non subscriber...stop fighting on that
  13. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    09 Jan '08 10:58
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    if I make it to 2000 without being a subscriber will you accept my challenge?
    No! I have enough games in tournaments, leagues and clan challenges without taking on any more.

    This is all about practicalities and managing the number of games I have not about me regarding you as a lesser being because you do not subscribe.
  14. 09 Jan '08 10:59
    Originally posted by kenan
    Dear Vipiu,

    Please accept my apology on behalf of those annoying 1300+ people. I hope admins will somehow restrict them and players of your calibre won't ever have to bother with those unacceptable offers again.

    I wish you best in your fledging chess career and hope that you'll find a suitable opponent soon.

    Most sincerely,

    kenan

    p.s. I am extremely delighted that you still have a free slot.
    appologies accepted, but I was not talking about "annoying 1300+ people"...it was not about the ratings of the guys who opened the invites, it was about the wanted opponents...
  15. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    09 Jan '08 10:59
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Where does this non-subscriber xenophobia come from ? When you Google "Red hot pawn" you find a link to the page titled "Red hot pawn : Ply free online games". Non-subscribers are not criminals. You can decide to unlock extra features and remove ads by subscribing, or play max. six games by not doing so. That is end of the story.

    Again, I AM NON-SUBSCRIBER AND I DO NOT CONSIDER MYSELF CRIMINAL.

    I do not consider Akizy criminal too.
    Nor do I consider you to be a crinimal.

    Refer my post above.