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  1. 29 Nov '07 23:19
    Great if the had a feature that could detect if you lose you internet connection, then they could postpone your game for you. maybe auto-postpone for a week while the person gets there internet connection fixed...Charter Cable High speed internet sucks. it got disconnected and made me time out 2 games last night ! mad at charter
  2. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    29 Nov '07 23:39
    Originally posted by NinjaKnight
    Great if the had a feature that could detect if you lose you internet connection, then they could postpone your game for you. maybe auto-postpone for a week while the person gets there internet connection fixed...Charter Cable High speed internet sucks. it got disconnected and made me time out 2 games last night ! mad at charter
    You could play longer games, and explain to users you move FAST but often lose internet... If you play this way, users will come to understand you DO play fast but your time control is for outages only.

    I don't see how RHP could track your ISP's down time, I doubt it's an idea they will consider. This would require RHP to constantly ping any ISP used by any member often enough to decide if they really were down, and how long.

    Explain your plight to users, and many will not have a problem. More often than not they WANT to move as fast as you so will regardless that you lost a day. Many are not looking for a time-out, just a good fast game.

    You could also still play your fast games, and ask users not to time you out first and second late move... you're probably unable to get online. Tell them 3 strikes... and complain to your ISP (if they care).

    P-
  3. 30 Nov '07 00:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by NinjaKnight
    Great if the had a feature that could detect if you lose you internet connection, then they could postpone your game for you. maybe auto-postpone for a week while the person gets there internet connection fixed...Charter Cable High speed internet sucks. it got disconnected and made me time out 2 games last night ! mad at charter
    As Phlab said. There isn't any way of technically determining that you have no internet connection. All a site could detect, if anything, is how long it is since you last accessed the site.
    If my connection goes down, I just ask a friend if I can make a few moves at their gaff. If I have a lot of games on and think it would be a little unsociable, to go round and sit there for two hours playing chess, with someone on the other side of the world, then I just let my games time out. Not really the end of the world.