Originally posted by coentje
i will skull at anytime, it is part of the game to me, if you cannot stand being skulled you should find a game somewhere without any time constraints on them, and yes i have played many of those as well, plenty of OTB games that went on for days and days 🙂
btw. with you i mean you in general not you personal 😉
I have no problem with you viewpoint at all. None whatsoever. I agree that if the facility is there to 'skull' then one should expect to be 'skulled'. No issue. Nada Problemo (to mix it up a bit).
If I start a game in March, and I'm going on holiday in July, and the game goes on that long, how can I ensure that during my two week vacation some desperado, two rooks and a queen down, doesn't skull me? I'm sure you get my point. The facility exists for me to flag up that I am on holiday (and therefore vulnerable) and there are a lot of people (noble chess players to a man or woman I'm sure) who say they will not honour holidays. There are those darker horses who do not say whether they will or won't honour holidays. Now what I am saying is that for those of us who prefer chess to skulling, can this flag be made enforcable?
It's probably a lot of work; database changes, extra storage per player, interface work, functional work; testing; I can understand why if you are used to a system then you can rarely see the reason why if should be changed; I just happen to think this change would make this site more affable for us affable types.....
BTW I mean 'you' as in 'one' too 😉 as Prince Charles might say...