1. Standard memberorfeo
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    26 Oct '05 03:07
    Quite a few of us have noticed that there's a new and irritating trend to create open invite games that can't be accepted by anyone (except perhaps Akizy), and to make a game name that advertises something.

    All the 'ads' I've seen so far are things that have a place in the forums, and should stay there.

    I'm not sure exactly HOW to prevent this, in fact I'd be grateful for any suggestions.

    There's a thread on the topic in the Chess forum:

    http://www.timeforchess.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=31888&page=1#post_508551

    But I thought it was worthwhile mentioning it here as this an appropriate forum for suggesting modifications to the site.

    One solution could be to not have names for open invite games. Do they really need them? Arguments for and against welcome.
  2. Sydney
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    26 Oct '05 06:06
    Agreed - sorry, hadn't seen this when I made my post along similar lines.

    Maybe if lots of people all posted stupid invites only open for players >2500, then Chris / Russ would HAVE to do something.
  3. SubscriberRuss
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    26 Oct '05 11:16
    Open invites will soon 'time out', which will go some way to help. (That is, they will be removed after a period of time.)

    The latest batch of ads are mainly from one player, who has been wasting rather a lot of my time recently, so I was not too pleased to see he was responsible for this too.

    -Russ
  4. Sydney
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    26 Oct '05 11:35
    Originally posted by Russ
    Open invites will soon 'time out', which will go some way to help. (That is, they will be removed after a period of time.)

    The latest batch of ads are mainly from one player, who has been wasting rather a lot of my time recently, so I was not too pleased to see he was responsible for this too.

    -Russ
    Sounds like a very sensible option. With the volume of players here now, 24 hours should be long enough.
  5. Standard memberAiko
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    26 Oct '05 11:40
    Originally posted by Russ
    The latest batch of ads are mainly from one player, who has been wasting rather a lot of my time recently, so I was not too pleased to see he was responsible for this too.
    But but but, naughty XanthosNZs open invite is still there...
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    26 Oct '05 11:59
    Perhaps an open invite moderator would be an idea, somebody who would be willing to check every few hours whether any "bad" invites had been created, and they have the power to delete them, and reprimand the player involved.

    But then again, the number of people willing to check every few hours would probably be in short supply.
  7. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    26 Oct '05 12:09
    Originally posted by Aiko
    But but but, naughty XanthosNZs open invite is still there...
    Call now, stocks are limited.
  8. Standard memberAiko
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    26 Oct '05 14:02
    What kind of cake is it?
  9. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    26 Oct '05 14:21
    Originally posted by Aiko
    What kind of cake is it?
    Pound cake. I shouldn't be telling you this but you see the key is to eat the cake. The trick is because it's pound cake and you can't have your cake and eat it too you lose pounds.

    The more cake eaten the more pounds lost. There's no limit.
  10. Earth Prime
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    26 Oct '05 15:23
    Originally posted by MRoberts
    Perhaps an open invite moderator would be an idea, somebody who would be willing to check every few hours whether any "bad" invites had been created, and they have the power to delete them, and reprimand the player involved.

    But then again, the number of people willing to check every few hours would probably be in short supply.
    I'll do it
  11. Standard memberThecyl
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    26 Oct '05 16:471 edit
    yes no problem I would do that too but I am no mod so I wouldn't know what to do about it.
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    27 Oct '05 01:51
    Looks like there is another batch of open invites coming up from a new subscriber. Do check out the open invites.
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