1. Joined
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    25 Aug '07 17:31
    the vacation-flag system sucks
    it's used by subscribers to create an unlimited timebank and that's annoying
  2. Joined
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    25 Aug '07 17:47
    Nope, it would never be an unlimited timebank.

    If the game started with the longest current timebank namely 28 days, and that person took 36 vacation days being the maximim then the 'extended timebank' they would have would be a maximum of 64 days.
  3. hirsute rooster
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    25 Aug '07 19:44
    Originally posted by saffa73
    Nope, it would never be an unlimited timebank.

    If the game started with the longest current timebank namely 28 days, and that person took 36 vacation days being the maximim then the 'extended timebank' they would have would be a maximum of 64 days.
    Well, depends when you play.

    Lets say we start a 21 day timeout game with a 28 day time bank (the longest possible at present).
    I can leave it 21 days without moving then start eating into my time bank for 28 days, then go on vacation for 36 days - all without moving - giving 85 days without a move.

    If I time it right - I can use holiday from this year and join it with holiday from next year (we get 36 days between 1st Jan and 31st Dec each year)- another 36 days - a grand total of 121 without a move (7th October all the way through till 5th February).
  4. Standard memberRamned
    The Rams
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    25 Aug '07 20:40
    Originally posted by thorcorthouts
    the vacation-flag system sucks
    it's used by subscribers to create an unlimited timebank and that's annoying
    Subscribe and take your revenge! 😉
  5. Subscribercoquette
    Already mated
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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    25 Aug '07 21:37
    Originally posted by orangutan
    Well, depends when you play.

    Lets say we start a 21 day timeout game with a 28 day time bank (the longest possible at present).
    I can leave it 21 days without moving then start eating into my time bank for 28 days, then go on vacation for 36 days - all without moving - giving 85 days without a move.

    If I time it right - I can use holiday from this y ...[text shortened]... days - a grand total of 121 without a move (7th October all the way through till 5th February).
    precisely calculated correctly. it is not "unlimited." it is, however, a bizarre twist on something well-intentioned. I suggest that you write to the United Nations seeking support, for no amount of complaining in RHP has resulted in reasonable consideration. You are welcome to read the hundreds of posts on this topic. You will find that many members divert the focus of the topic toward personal attacks accusing the complainers of whining and not wanting to play by the rules. It all comes down to being just a nice feature of RHP. we subscribers can take a game with a non-subscriber and tie their chess game up for an extra month. if, after three moves, they get frustrated in a desire to play chess rather than have no moves taking place, they have the option of resigning won games. All in all, it is completely fair as subscribers have paid their dues, so to speak. at least that seems to be the prevailing wisdom of RHP management.

    my recommendation: send your comments through the feedback option.
  6. Joined
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    25 Aug '07 23:54
    Originally posted by thorcorthouts
    the vacation-flag system sucks
    it's used by subscribers to create an unlimited timebank and that's annoying
    Welcome to RHP vacation sucksville.





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