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  1. Standard member Krapsparov
    Don't baptise cats!!
    24 Jun '07 11:13
    Vacation settings are a complete joke!!
    I’m playing this guy who started to lose all of his games via timeouts.
    He then went on to put his vacation flag up therefore effectively giving himself a 50-day time-bank.
    He’s moving constantly and ignoring the ones he’s struggling with, like mine!!!
    I say, scrap vacation mode altogether. If you plan on going on holiday, then plan your games better.
  2. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    24 Jun '07 11:29
    Name and shame please.

    I'm not sure why you're getting worked up about it though... you've an unlimited number of games available, and a win is still a win, regardless of when it eventually happens.
  3. 24 Jun '07 11:34
    Originally posted by Krapsparov
    Vacation settings are a complete joke!!
    I’m playing this guy who started to lose all of his games via timeouts.
    He then went on to put his vacation flag up therefore effectively giving himself a 50-day time-bank.
    He’s moving constantly and ignoring the ones he’s struggling with, like mine!!!
    I say, scrap vacation mode altogether. If you plan on going on holiday, then plan your games better.
    In short, you think he's abusing the vacation system?

    This could never happen if we introduce the concept of sealed moves.
    Please - let us have sealed moves as a vacation system, Russ!
  4. Standard member Krapsparov
    Don't baptise cats!!
    24 Jun '07 11:45
    Originally posted by rhb
    Name and shame please.

    I'm not sure why you're getting worked up about it though... you've an unlimited number of games available, and a win is still a win, regardless of when it eventually happens.
    Name and shame, gladly "Chesswick"
  5. Standard member Ragnorak
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    24 Jun '07 11:47
    Originally posted by Krapsparov
    He then went on to put his vacation flag up therefore effectively giving himself a 50-day time-bank.
    That's the sole aim of the Vacation system : immunity from TO for a fixed period of time each year.

    In Russ' words:
    "1) Players on vacation and their opponents can continue to move. It is only protection from timeout for a fixed number of days, nothing more.

    2) A player must clear down games at risk from timeout before their vacation ends. Removal of the vacation flag will end any protection. The vacation page help will be updated to make this clear.

    3) People can use their days as they please.

    -Russ"

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  6. Standard member Ragnorak
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    24 Jun '07 11:56
    Originally posted by Krapsparov
    Vacation settings are a complete joke!!
    I’m playing this guy who started to lose all of his games via timeouts.
    He then went on to put his vacation flag up therefore effectively giving himself a 50-day time-bank.
    He’s moving constantly and ignoring the ones he’s struggling with, like mine!!!
    I say, scrap vacation mode altogether. If you plan on going on holiday, then plan your games better.
    Thread 71612

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  7. Standard member Ragnorak
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    24 Jun '07 11:59
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    In short, you think [b]he's abusing the vacation system?

    This could never happen if we introduce the concept of sealed moves.
    Please - let us have sealed moves as a vacation system, Russ![/b]
    That's too big of a change seeing as Russ is just after introducing this vacation system after years of being asked.

    The current system just needs to be tweaked so that people don't confuse use with abuse, like our unnecessarily irate friend above.

    See my thread in site ideas.

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  8. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    24 Jun '07 12:15
    Originally posted by Krapsparov
    Vacation settings are a complete joke!!
    I’m playing this guy who started to lose all of his games via timeouts.
    He then went on to put his vacation flag up therefore effectively giving himself a 50-day time-bank.
    He’s moving constantly and ignoring the ones he’s struggling with, like mine!!!
    I say, scrap vacation mode altogether. If you plan on going on holiday, then plan your games better.
    They only have 30 days of vacation each year, if that's how Chesswick wants to use them, that's his/her time being used.
  9. Standard member Krapsparov
    Don't baptise cats!!
    24 Jun '07 12:58
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    That's the sole aim of the Vacation system : immunity from TO for a fixed period of time each year.

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    A vacation means your on vacation from chess, not just my game.
    To continue playing whilst on vacation whilst hiding under the immunity of a vacation flag is wrong.
    It should be changed that your account is frozen. This way you don't get to enjoy playing chess whilst giving the finger to the games your loosing

    Jon
  10. 24 Jun '07 14:08
    Originally posted by Krapsparov
    A vacation means your on vacation from chess, not just my game.
    To continue playing whilst on vacation whilst hiding under the immunity of a vacation flag is wrong.
    It should be changed that your account is frozen. This way you don't get to enjoy playing chess whilst giving the finger to the games your loosing

    Jon
    I'm on vacation as I read this thread. I make moves as often as I can, so that my opponents don't have to wait 10 days for me. I avoid having my timebank deplete as much as possible, and if I end up timed out at the end of vacation, it's no big deal. So exactly how am I (and others like me) doing anything wrong?
  11. 24 Jun '07 14:25
    I'm guessing you're talking about me Krapsparov.

    I am using the vacation system, because I *AM* on vacation. In fact, I went on vacation long before I started using it, and I started losing a lot of games due to timeout. I thought I could continue making moves in the evening, but such isn't the case. If you consider that abuse, then I apologize; I'm using the facilities offered by the site.

    And, it has nothing to do with struggle. I move in order of those that show up on my games list.
  12. 24 Jun '07 16:01
    I am a member on GameKnot, which has a vacation system.

    One thing to know about GK, timeouts are automatic.

    Whenever someone there believes they may be away from the computer for a while, they may set a vacation flag, similar to here. The one thing they added was as follows. If a vacationing player continues to move, then his opponent has the option of unsetting the vacation flag.

    Might be worth looking at here, might be good as is. Just pointing out the possibility.
  13. 24 Jun '07 16:09
    does it matter. wins pile up and your rating benefits from it ;-)
  14. Standard member Ragnorak
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    24 Jun '07 17:48
    Originally posted by Krapsparov
    A vacation means your on vacation from chess, not just my game.
    To continue playing whilst on vacation whilst hiding under the immunity of a vacation flag is wrong.
    It should be changed that your account is frozen. This way you don't get to enjoy playing chess whilst giving the finger to the games your loosing

    Jon
    FYI, Russ is the owner of this site. This is his post on the vacation system...
    ""1) Players on vacation and their opponents can continue to move. It is only protection from timeout for a fixed number of days, nothing more.

    2) A player must clear down games at risk from timeout before their vacation ends. Removal of the vacation flag will end any protection. The vacation page help will be updated to make this clear.

    3) People can use their days as they please.

    -Russ"

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  15. 24 Jun '07 18:08
    Originally posted by Krapsparov
    A vacation means your on vacation from chess
    Wow, I'm on vacation from work. What kind of limited life do you have???