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  1. 18 May '14 21:32
    My opponent was several hours over the time-out and I was considering messaging him to warn that I was considering claiming a time-out win when all of a sudden a "vacation" sign appeared. However, he went on to make a move within a few minutes of the sign appearing and has been moving regularly ever since despite the "vacation" sign still showing. I haven't subscribed as yet and about to go on holiday for a couple of weeks. Since I cannot claim vacation my opponent will probably claim a time-out. Is there anything I can do?
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    18 May '14 23:08
    Originally posted by rowla1
    My opponent was several hours over the time-out and I was considering messaging him to warn that I was considering claiming a time-out win when all of a sudden a "vacation" sign appeared. However, he went on to make a move within a few minutes of the sign appearing and has been moving regularly ever since despite the "vacation" sign still showing. I haven't s ...[text shortened]... I cannot claim vacation my opponent will probably claim a time-out. Is there anything I can do?
    Ask him not to skull you. Though, if it were me, I'd say no. I'm all about enforcing time limits.
  3. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    18 May '14 23:58 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by rowla1
    My opponent was several hours over the time-out and I was considering messaging him to warn that I was considering claiming a time-out win when all of a sudden a "vacation" sign appeared. However, he went on to make a move within a few minutes of the sign appearing and has been moving regularly ever since despite the "vacation" sign still showing. I haven't s ...[text shortened]... I cannot claim vacation my opponent will probably claim a time-out. Is there anything I can do?
    The flag go up at Greenwich meantime midnight. So if you are in California it's 5 PM. And 4 PM winter time. Do the My Vacation Settings this is all it says for the rules: You must move in all games at risk of timeout before your vacation ends. Please book additional days accordingly. So basically make your own rules. And plus it might not be you he is wired about. Your opponent could be in 21 day time out matches and becoming close to being timed out. So that could be a reason.
  4. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    19 May '14 08:13
    Originally posted by rowla1
    My opponent was several hours over the time-out and I was considering messaging him to warn that I was considering claiming a time-out win when all of a sudden a "vacation" sign appeared. However, he went on to make a move within a few minutes of the sign appearing and has been moving regularly ever since despite the "vacation" sign still showing. I haven't s ...[text shortened]... I cannot claim vacation my opponent will probably claim a time-out. Is there anything I can do?
    main thing you should do ...dont start 1/0 games if you are going on holiday, you are playing 4 at the minute, and 82% of your loses have been on time outs..

    the game in question is against me, i was away on saturday to cup final. a glorious st johnstone win, i put up vacation flag from friday midnight till sunday midnight, mainly because i am playing in a few 1/0 tournaments...so the vacation flag was up for 2 days and did not suddenly appear, i sent you a message last night but you did not reply..

    some tips

    get a sub....well worth it
    only play none subs...as they have the same amount of games as you
    dont play 1/0 games if you are going away..

    i will not take the skull in our game...but in tournament games the skull is automatically taken after 2 days...i am not sure if this happens in friendlies
  5. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    19 May '14 17:48
    Originally posted by rowla1
    My opponent was several hours over the time-out and I was considering messaging him to warn that I was considering claiming a time-out win when all of a sudden a "vacation" sign appeared. However, he went on to make a move within a few minutes of the sign appearing and has been moving regularly ever since despite the "vacation" sign still showing. I haven't s ...[text shortened]... I cannot claim vacation my opponent will probably claim a time-out. Is there anything I can do?
    If it was me, I'd time you out just for complaining in public about it. Next time send a message and wait for an answer. You're lucky roma is a gentleman and a decent fellow. The site is full of lions waiting to devour prey.
    *Roars*
  6. 20 May '14 02:50 / 1 edit
    Don't trust Roma, I know him.

    The moment that grinning skull apears he will crunch it.
    He has taken 463 skulls, he is setting you up for number 464.

    Cancel you holiday and carry on playing.

    Where were you going anyway. To the Moon?
    Knock on someone's door and ask them to use their computer
    for a few mnutes to send a handful of moves. But be careful.

    I did that when I was up Inverness.
    When they asked what the site was called and I replied: "Red Hot Pawn'.
    They slammed the door in my face.
  7. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    20 May '14 09:55
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Don't trust Roma, I know him.

    The moment that grinning skull apears he will crunch it.
    He has taken 463 skulls, he is setting you up for number 464.

    Cancel you holiday and carry on playing.

    Where were you going anyway. To the Moon?
    Knock on someone's door and ask them to use their computer
    for a few mnutes to send a handful of moves. But be c ...[text shortened]... asked what the site was called and I replied: "Red Hot Pawn'.
    They slammed the door in my face.
    dont worry ...hibs will still have hearts to play next season....
  8. 20 May '14 10:55
    It's what I want. Then Hibs and Hearts go up and Rangers stay down.
    The crowds in the first Divison will outnumber the Premier League!
    Falkirk knew what they were doing staying down, they will make a fortune.

    St.Johnstone won me £25.00 I could not believe the bookies made United favourite.
  9. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    23 May '14 17:30
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It's what I want. Then Hibs and Hearts go up and Rangers stay down.
    The crowds in the first Divison will outnumber the Premier League!
    Falkirk knew what they were doing staying down, they will make a fortune.

    St.Johnstone won me £25.00 I could not believe the bookies made United favourite.
    wow...where did hibs get 2 goals from???

    the game in question..i am one move from check mate...it looks like my moaning friend was not going on holiday after all, or took your advice and stayed at home...

    now he has stopped moving but moves in the other 3 games hes playing...he only has one legal move in mine ...do some people just like to lose on time..

    i wont crack the skull
  10. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    24 May '14 12:32
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It's what I want. Then Hibs and Hearts go up and Rangers stay down.
    The crowds in the first Divison will outnumber the Premier League!
    Falkirk knew what they were doing staying down, they will make a fortune.

    St.Johnstone won me £25.00 I could not believe the bookies made United favourite.
    I thought about suggesting an only b***ing football thread but it seems to get into every thread anyway.
    Is there no end to the b***y game?
    It's nearly summer for chrissaake
    Am I the only person on the site who doesn't give 2 *****about football?
  11. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    24 May '14 12:58
    Originally posted by venda
    I thought about suggesting an only b***ing football thread but it seems to get into every thread anyway.
    Is there no end to the b***y game?
    It's nearly summer for chrissaake
    Am I the only person on the site who doesn't give 2 *****about football?
    Rotherham going to Wembley for promotion this sunday mate!

    I'm sure you knew all about it already
  12. Standard member Steve45
    Garry Kasparov
    24 May '14 13:12
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    Rotherham going to Wembley for promotion this sunday mate!

    I'm sure you knew all about it already
    And the mighty Tranmere Rovers will rise again next season. And good luck to Ronnie Moore in whatever he does in the future. I would,nt bet against him being a success at another club.
  13. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    24 May '14 13:24
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    Rotherham going to Wembley for promotion this sunday mate!

    I'm sure you knew all about it already
    Aye.
    Half the bloody town is going
    I'm goin' burgling!!
    I hope they win for the sake of my missis.
    I don't go on thr threads that often but it seems every time I do there's something on there about football and it gets on my wick sometimes.
  14. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    24 May '14 13:26
    Originally posted by steve45
    And the mighty Tranmere Rovers will rise again next season. And good luck to Ronnie Moore in whatever he does in the future. I would,nt bet against him being a success at another club.
    I should be careful about mentioning the word "bet" in the same sentence as Ronnie Moore.
  15. Standard member Steve45
    Garry Kasparov
    24 May '14 14:07
    Originally posted by venda
    I should be careful about mentioning the word "bet" in the same sentence as Ronnie Moore.
    True true Dave