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  1. 05 Nov '10 16:43
    my opponent waited from may to october for me to make my next move( took a break) ,is it wrong to take his skull after 4 days .
  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    05 Nov '10 16:48
    Originally posted by kaminsky
    my opponent waited from may to october for me to make my next move( took a break) ,is it wrong to take his skull after 4 days .
    Mercy is for the weak. ®
  3. 05 Nov '10 17:11 / 1 edit
    Click it. Them's the rules. His/her fault for not paying attention to his/her games. Having a life outside of chess might be okay for OTB, but CC requires constant attention.

    Edit: It seems like that person forewent clicking the skull for you. You're now in an ethical grey area. Disregard the above advice.
  4. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    05 Nov '10 17:13
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Mercy is for the weak. ®
    Compassion for the civilised...
  5. 05 Nov '10 17:18
    ...skulls for the unsubscribed...
  6. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    05 Nov '10 21:00
    It would appear that 18% of your wins are by timeout, I'm surprised you're asking...
  7. 06 Nov '10 03:06 / 1 edit
    If you think you have a clear winning position than just click it. Just assume your opponent is too shy to resign or he or she taking chance that you might be banned from this site. Otherwise you have to wait as long as you can effort to wait. It is ok to click the skull if you don't feel bad about it. Since you ask our opinion, I think you are not that type of person.

    I clicked once. For that game I knew for sure that I should have won somehow.
  8. 06 Nov '10 05:15
    i dont mind taking a skull normaly but this is different .ive got to think about my integrity.
  9. 06 Nov '10 08:29
    Originally posted by kaminsky
    my opponent waited from may to october for me to make my next move( took a break) ,is it wrong to take his skull after 4 days .
    Your opponent User 574550 is a man of infinite patience indeed. Just look at these games

    Game 7347904

    Game 7347810

    He's been waiting for his opponents to make their first moves since April. It would be a crying shame to click the skull on this man. Men of his caliber don't come along everyday. He would never think of obtaining a cheap victory by clicking a skull. No sir, to him such a victory would be a disgrace to the game itself. As would clicking a trash can icon in order to delete a game. He has started these games and by god he is going to see them through to the bitter end. We could all learn something from this guy.
  10. 06 Nov '10 08:32
    Originally posted by KneeCaps
    Your opponent User 574550 is a man of infinite patience indeed. Just look at these games

    Game 7347904

    Game 7347810

    He's been waiting for his opponents to make their first moves since April. It would be a crying shame to click the skull on this man. Men of his caliber don't come along everyday. He would never think of obtaining a c ...[text shortened]... he is going to see them through to the bitter end. We could all learn something from this guy.
    LOL
    You better learn quick.
    If he gets four more opponents that don't move, he'll be finished playing on the site!
  11. 06 Nov '10 11:16
    nothing for it but to wait.
  12. 07 Nov '10 06:56
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    LOL
    You better learn quick.
    If he gets four more opponents that don't move, he'll be finished playing on the site!
    Hahaha! I'm tempted to send a couple of challenges to this guy and never move.
  13. 07 Nov '10 10:05
    what if his refusal to take my skull has nothing to do with patience and decency, but a lack of awareness about the timeout rules. is it ok to take his skull.
  14. 07 Nov '10 23:34 / 1 edit
    Strewth, yet another 'will I won't I' take the skull thread.

    Though this one does have an interesting under current.

    So you don't move from May to Ocotber and your opponent
    does not take your skull.

    Then after 4 days without a move from him his skull appears.....

    A dilemma.

    PM him saying;

    Hi

    I can click the skull that has appeared and win the game on time,
    but as you never clicked the skull to claim the win when I failed to move
    on time I shall refrain as it seems the sporting thing to do.

    However in future and in the spirit of the game if the skull appears
    again I'm afraid I will not hesitate to claim the game.

    If I don't then we could both end up in limbo with one of our game slots
    filled up forever.

    Yours Kaminsky

    PS. I think greenpawn is the handsomest of all the chess players.

    (don't forget to add that last bit).
  15. 08 Nov '10 00:33
    PS. I think greenpawn is the handsomest of all the chess players.

    (don't forget to add that last bit).[/b]
    Hi Greenpawn, I thought of you when I first saw this thread. The guy does not time him out for 5 months, then Kaminsky wonders whether its ethical to time his opponent out after only 4 days! Where is Greenpawn I thought. Chess is war. Crush the skull.

    I had not thought out the significance of nonsubscribers - only 6 game slots - otherwise how on earth could you time out a guy who has waited patiently 5 months? Credit to Kaminsky "nothing for it but to wait". But Greenpawn surprises me again. Good answer.