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  1. 07 Oct '04 21:26
    Lots of hard feelings with T/O's. Some do it, some dont. Some will do it with vacation icons up, some wont. How about, along with the 1,3,5,7,14,21,day options and various timebank options, the Auto T/O? It could be inserted by a person when they create an open invite, and if the challenger agrees the game would auto T/O if either party overstepped the time limit. I would think this would solve a lot of hard feelings.Anyone got any input on this?
  2. Standard member Arther
    The Turtle Hermit
    08 Oct '04 01:52
    I like the idea; but, why stop there? How's about tournaments with that feature as well? (The so-called auto time-out there depends on when someone (like Russ) can get to it; so, it can be kind of +/-.)
  3. 11 Oct '04 14:56
    Excellent idea.

  4. Standard member gumbie
    The man himself
    11 Oct '04 22:42
    How about auto time-outs on all games.

    With 30 days a year clock stopping vacation for non-tournament games.
  5. Standard member mrmist
    Moo
    12 Oct '04 08:50
    Originally posted by gumbie
    How about auto time-outs on all games.

    With 30 days a year clock stopping vacation for non-tournament games.
    How about no thanks?

    I rarely want to time out an opponent for the sake of it, I'd prefer to have the choice not to.
  6. Standard member gumbie
    The man himself
    12 Oct '04 09:49
    Originally posted by mrmist
    How about no thanks?

    I rarely want to time out an opponent for the sake of it, I'd prefer to have the choice not to.
    OK. Well how about 30 days a year clock stopping vacation on non-tournament games without auto time-outs.

    It would make the system harder to abuse and mean I personally wouldn't have to make a decision on the validity of an individuals vacation flag.

    And please don't come back at me with "I'm away for 5 days a month" If you are away for five days a month then play only games with at least a 7 day timeout

  7. Standard member mrmist
    Moo
    12 Oct '04 13:17
    Originally posted by gumbie
    OK. Well how about 30 days a year clock stopping vacation on non-tournament games without auto time-outs.

    It would make the system harder to abuse and mean I personally wouldn't have to make a decision on the validity of an individuals vacation flag.

    And please don't come back at me with "I'm away for 5 days a month" If you are away for five days a month then play only games with at least a 7 day timeout

    If anything, I would come back by saying that I don't see a problem with the system as it is now.

    If you make the flag stop the clocks, it becomes *more* abusable than it is now, not less.
  8. Standard member gumbie
    The man himself
    12 Oct '04 21:50
    I'm glad we agree