1. Blighty
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    28 Mar '08 17:34
    ... for players like me who hit the submit move button and then a nano-second afterwards see that they really shouldn't have done so. It could be active for 10 seconds after the move so immediate stupidity can be averted?

    Anyone else think that this is a grand idea?

    Cheers
    Surtism
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    28 Mar '08 17:49
    Originally posted by surtism
    ... for players like me who hit the submit move button and then a nano-second afterwards see that they really shouldn't have done so. It could be active for 10 seconds after the move so immediate stupidity can be averted?

    Anyone else think that this is a grand idea?

    Cheers
    Surtism
    10 seconds of active oops button is too long.
    2 nano-seconds is 100% more than you need.
    🙂
    Seriously, this suggestion has been made numerous of times and have alwas been turned down.

    Do like this: (1) Do your move. (2) Look at it once more by doing a blunder check. (3) Click submit move.
    If you don't do the (2) part, then you have to blame yourself.
  3. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    28 Mar '08 17:54
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    10 seconds of active oops button is too long.
    2 nano-seconds is 100% more than you need.
    🙂
    Seriously, this suggestion has been made numerous of times and have alwas been turned down.

    Do like this: (1) Do your move. (2) Look at it once more by doing a blunder check. (3) Click submit move.
    If you don't do the (2) part, then you have to blame yourself.
    Define 'blunder check' for me, please. I might need to start doing this.

    P-
  4. SubscriberKingDavid403
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    28 Mar '08 18:12
    Originally posted by surtism
    ... for players like me who hit the submit move button and then a nano-second afterwards see that they really shouldn't have done so. It could be active for 10 seconds after the move so immediate stupidity can be averted?

    Anyone else think that this is a grand idea?

    Cheers
    Surtism
    Anyone else think that this is a grand idea?

    The holes in my walls caused by my head mite think so. But otherwise no.
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    28 Mar '08 18:54
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Define 'blunder check' for me, please. I might need to start doing this.

    P-
    How about this Thread 90280: "How to avoid blunders"?
    I'm sure there are many more threads like this.
  6. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    28 Mar '08 19:57
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    How about this Thread 90280: "How to avoid blunders"?
    I'm sure there are many more threads like this.
    I don't have enough paper for this exercise! 😉 Interesting idea.

    P-
  7. Standard memberJonathanB of London
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    28 Mar '08 20:42
    Originally posted by surtism
    ... for players like me who hit the submit move button and then a nano-second afterwards see that they really shouldn't have done so. It could be active for 10 seconds after the move so immediate stupidity can be averted?

    Anyone else think that this is a grand idea?

    Cheers
    Surtism
    You seem to be suggesting something htat would be equivalent to being able to take back an OTB move once played.

    I would suggest this is a bad idea.
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    29 Mar '08 12:08
    I used to be in favour of this idea (at least for beginners) but have come around to the other way of thinking, that you need to learn not to make blunders, and it's a necessary part of improving your chess.

    And if you look at my rating graph you will see that I've been here over a year and haven't learned yet ... 😳
  9. Standard memberivan2908
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    29 Mar '08 12:31
    Originally posted by surtism
    ... for players like me who hit the submit move button and then a nano-second afterwards see that they really shouldn't have done so. It could be active for 10 seconds after the move so immediate stupidity can be averted?

    Anyone else think that this is a grand idea?

    Cheers
    Surtism
    submit the move in your analysis board first, and then if after 2 nanoseconds nothing happens, submit it for real. 🙂
  10. Out To Lunch
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    02 Apr '08 20:50
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    submit the move in your analysis board first, and then if after 2 nanoseconds nothing happens, submit it for real. 🙂
    Haha, well put. But I do get where he is coming from. I do this many times and for some reason do not notice until after submitting my move...Odd how that works out. I wouldn't be opposed to this either, just for the record. Thanks for the insight Ivan 😀
  11. The Tao Temple
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    03 Apr '08 04:49
    Originally posted by MissOleum
    I used to be in favour of this idea (at least for beginners)
    It's us weaker players that the present and correct system favours! I need all the blunders I can get - so long as the opponent makes them. 😉
  12. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    03 Apr '08 05:38
    Originally posted by surtism
    ... for players like me who hit the submit move button and then a nano-second afterwards see that they really shouldn't have done so. It could be active for 10 seconds after the move so immediate stupidity can be averted?

    Anyone else think that this is a grand idea?

    Cheers
    Surtism
    I like the idea of a fake "submit move" button. As long as the fake one is pressed first, there shouldn't be a problem.
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