Originally posted by rogilvie
I've got exactly the same scenario going on right now - in one of my 3-7 games my opponent hasn't moved for two weeks yet is making regular moves in his other games under the vacation flag.
First time it's happened to me, and it just seems like a cheap way to get extra time. If he keeps his vacation flag up indefinitely, does that mean that he can never timeout? Seems a bit against the spirit of the site...
Well. If he moves anyway and is using vacation then technically he is closer to being timed out by you which is a good thing. There is a thread in the Site Ideas Forum on whether or not to:
1. Show all vacation time claimed by players and total vacation time left to players.
2. Whether or not there should be a feature where games and tournament can be setup that would not allow the use of vacation time.
I support both these ideas because all time controls, including vacation, should be shown to both players as they effects both players, and because I'd like games that don't allow vacation because the pace of a game is not hindered. There is really no point to setting up games or tournaments with 1/0 time controls if a total of 36 days vacation can be used during them.
If you like these ideas please rec my post.