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    28 Aug '06 20:42
    ..how about a button where you could tick it on that would return the
    game one move back so that you could allow the other player to take
    back a move...say the other player puts her queen ( a guy wouldn't ever make such a mistake )...in a bad position and you could take it
    easy...you could tick on the button and send a message to let the
    other player take the move back and then the game could continue...
    also good for a game where someone wanted to learn from a better
    player...
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    28 Aug '06 21:18
    Only in unrated games for educational reasons.
    And then it is easy to end the current game and set up a new game with the queenlosing move retracted.
    Never in my life that I offer my opponent retract a bad move other than in an unrated educational game.
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    28 Aug '06 21:53
    ...well i am a saint...i feel for those who blunder early in the game...
  4. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    28 Aug '06 22:28
    Takebacks in a correspondence game? Who ever heard of such a thing?

    What excuse is there for a takeback when you have at least one day per move?
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    28 Aug '06 22:33
    ..kindness needs no authority but it's own...immanuel kant reminds us
    that the goodwill is essential to good living...
  6. Standard memberIM4Y2NV
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    29 Aug '06 00:472 edits
    Originally posted by reinfeld
    ..how about a button where you could tick it on that would return the
    game one move back so that you could allow the other player to take
    back a move...say the other player puts her queen ( a guy wouldn't ever make such a mistake )...in a bad position and you could take it
    easy...you could tick on the button and send a message to let the
    other player ta ...[text shortened]... could continue...
    also good for a game where someone wanted to learn from a better
    player...
    Here is an option for everyone who thinks they cannot live with out a take back during a game.
    At the binging of the game or before the game discusses this with the opponent.
    If either of you make a move that you deem needs to be taken back.

    1. Player A messages player B immediately after making the bad move and tell them you would like a take back.
    2. Player B agrees, messages player A, and will make a move where it is possible for them to reverse the move to the same position.
    3. Player A takes their move back.
    4. Then Player B returns their piece.
    On the next move, play can resume as normal.
  7. Standard memberc99ux
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    29 Aug '06 03:451 edit
    Originally posted by IM14u2NV
    Here is an option for everyone who thinks they cannot live with out a take back during a game.
    At the binging of the game or before the game discusses this with the opponent.
    If either of you make a move that you deem needs to be taken back.

    1. Player A messages player B immediately after making the bad move and tell them you would like a take back. ...[text shortened]... move back.
    4. Then Player B returns their piece.
    On the next move, play can resume as normal.
    Surely that's what unrated games are for?


    (Gee, this player's smarter than me. I really didn't expect him to take my queen...)

    EDIT: Where have I said that before...?
  8. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    29 Aug '06 05:06
    Originally posted by reinfeld
    ..kindness needs no authority but it's own...immanuel kant reminds us
    that the goodwill is essential to good living...
    That's fine...I'll be nice after the game.
  9. The Tao Temple
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    29 Aug '06 06:45
    Originally posted by reinfeld
    ..kindness needs no authority but it's own...immanuel kant reminds us
    that the goodwill is essential to good living...
    Wasn't Kant's angle that kindness is selfish?
    Anyway I need the blunder capability active - how else can I beat players stronger than me?
  10. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    29 Aug '06 10:13
    theres a three click system in place, and that works fine. . .just accept your playing kinda stinks, and move on.


    Thats what i do, and my playing has improved, try learning from your mistakes, instead of blaming the gaming system.
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    29 Aug '06 19:411 edit
    ..is someone a knucklehead ?....the post requests my ability to let
    OTHERS take back their bad move...read carefully...if you are not
    careful you may make another error in public...tsk, tisk..join the arrakis reading guild...
  12. Standard memberc99ux
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    30 Aug '06 04:531 edit
    Originally posted by reinfeld
    ..is someone a knucklehead ?....the post requests my ability to let
    OTHERS take back their bad move...read carefully...if you are not
    careful you may make another error in public...tsk, tisk..join the arrakis reading guild...
    The person who would actually tell his opponent that he just made a bad move should really start the game by resigning.

    In a competeitive game of chess you can't go back or tell your opponent to remake a move because YOU think he made it in error.

    In unrated games, or training games it's OK, but not in a competitive game.

    War is war, and there are losers (who play badly and make mistakes that they should learn from) and winners.

    EDIT: There are also drawers, but I don't want to get into them. Well, yes I do really...
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    30 Aug '06 13:321 edit
    ...c'mon folks. ..you know when you are playing a newbie..they tell
    you..or they move the knight to the a or h file on the first move or
    worse move both in the first and second moves, etc.,...so why not allow this player a chance...you people think a "rating" and a "skull"
    are "war"....gosh....that's poor...the ratings and skullls are just images
    on an internet screen...
  14. The Tao Temple
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    30 Aug '06 19:30
    Originally posted by reinfeld
    [b]...c'mon folks. ..you know when you are playing a newbie..they tell
    you..or they move the knight to the a or h file on the first move
    We were all newbies once and quickly learned THINK BEFORE YOU MOVE! Books for beginners are readily available - especially by your famous namesake Mr R. Just a teensie bit of reading will clear up the worst errors if the apprentice is genuinely interested. If you want to tutor someone use emails, private chat or a phone together with a real board in front of you? Soon your student will be walking over the rice paper without tearing it and wondering why he still calls you Master.
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    30 Aug '06 21:01
    ..nooooo !...some us us are going to be eternally stupid and will always need help...hence...the walk into the forum for both either advice or entertainment...see what i mean...
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