Originally posted by Peakite
Take games with more suitable timebanks then. That is what they exist for. If you feel you may need a couple of weeks away during the game then go for a timeout/bank which lets you do that.
Stick a 7/21 down, and people will accept your going to be moving slowly at times. Those going for a 1/7 or even 1/0 probbably want it over with. Especially with low g ...[text shortened]... ubs, who you may be playing, they aren't going to alway be happy to see an opponent diasappear.
Thanks for the answer, but this doesn't solve the problem.
I prefer quicker games, such as 3/7 and most of the time in the year, I do not have problems with that. Just sometimes I have to go on vaccation (business), and it is not always predictable when. Once in the year, I make holidays. I usually know well in advance when, but even so, last time I was not able to finish all my games before (and that as a non-sub with a maximum of 6 games).
If I would be a subcriber, I would enter tournaments right now. Next time that I will be away is early in March. I can certainly say that I would not be able to finish all my games in time and I would be in trouble not to loose those with a shorter time bank due to time outs. This is one reason why I am a non-sub.
In case of the 1/0 games, and maybe other exceptions, holiday time banks could be omitted, thus not affecting players that prefer very fast games.
Anyway, it seems that people do not show much interest for my idea. They seem to be able to manage this problem or do not take care about time outs.