I'm curious to know if the people that say they don't like move reminders from opponents are already set to receive email notification as soon as their opponents move and it's the additional reminder that they object to? I have chosen not to receive move rnotification, and hardly ever get player move reminders either.
I don't often recieve move reminders either (The only ones I've had in recent memory were from you). Sending them to me serves no purpose. Trust me, I'm not going to 'forget' to move in my games.
Perhaps the real trouble is not the move reminders but when they can be sent. For example I have a friendly 7/7 game against hopscotch going on now. He last moved just over 48 hours ago. I have the option of sending him a reminder. It's a 7/7 game. He has nearly 5 days before his timebank starts decreasing. Why would he need a reminder now?
If they could only be sent when the opponent's timebank was decreasing (exception for 0/x tournaments) then I think they would be much more useful and less annoying.
Originally posted by jimslyp69 Xanthos : - 'If they could only be sent when the opponent's timebank was decreasing (exception for 0/x tournaments) then I think they would be much more useful and less annoying.'
I suggested this a few eeks ago but nothing ever cam ...[text shortened]... id of the site ideas forum cos no one takes any notice of it.
Irony being no one will take any notice of your suggestion to remove the forum.
EDIT: That might not actually be irony. It's too early in the morning to be sure.
Originally posted by Exy I just find it amusing that some people can't stand reminders and yet some people want immediate auto-popups. Just goes to show you can't please all of the people, all of the time. 😉
Move notifications serve a very useful purpose. Move reminders do not. Apart from using them as a psychological weapon to pee off your opponent.
Yup. Its great to know straight away when an opponent has moved, especially if its a game that you're really into at the time, ie: maybe you're in the middle of some plan which is taking shape.
The Move Reminder to me is akin to an opponent saying 'Come on already, Move' in an untimed OTB game. Some games have to be studied extensively, and for me, I need to be in the right mood to develop plans in games that I'm not too sure what my or my opponents objectives are.
That's why I usually move a bit slower in games that I'm loosing than in games that I'm winning. It has nothing to do with preserving rating points.
I don't like move reminders myself. I don't think many paying members really forget about their games unlike non-subscibers. I don't move-remind other people unless they are non-subscribers because they tend to lose interest of this website every now and then. A reminder serves its purpose, it really is a reminder after a forgotten act.