Originally posted by AlpineXazax
RHP isnt a live site. Thats the beuty of it. I can take all day and think about a move rather then some guy waiting at the other end ready t pounce as soon as he is able to. If you want a quick game, go to yahoo chess where it is live. Also, think about (this may sound odd coming from a "non-subscriber" people with like 40 games going on? they would los ould add rash actions and careless moves and take a way the thrill (yes, thrill) of the game.
You are getting a little melodramatic here. If players start rushing their games and making careless moves just to add some time onto their timebanks then they are idiots, and would probably have lost their games anyway.
Does it add another aspect to the game? No, it adds another aspect to the time management of the game. But the game itself doesn't change at all. You still have to find the best possible move.
There are already penalties for not moving fast - its called being timed out.
The more games you play, the more time you take cycling through your games. So, yes, if you choose to play 40 (I wish I had so few) or 100 or 200 games simultaneously, you wouldn't benefit as much. But why should you? Remember that what I'm proposing is not a penalty.
You can still take all your timeout period and still have your timebank.
Consider the present scenario, and it is not uncommon... A 7 day timeout, a 7 day time timebank. Player A never takes more than 1 day to make a move. Player B moves every Sunday. At move 85, the game has dragged on for over 18 months. Player A goes away one Saturday, and arrives back on the Monday 16 days later. And he's been timed out! Even though he has only used 100 days to make all his moves, whereas player B has taken over 500 days.
This proposal is a way putting some time management control into the hands of the players, to allow them to plan ahead, and to make up for any recent erosion of their timebanks.
It means that if you are a player who cycles through your games well ahead of the time controls, you'll have more leeway, when at some point, you are forced to take a break from RHP.
If you are a player who likes to take the full timeout period to make all your moves. Well, nothing's changed, has it?