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  1. Subscriber invigorate
    Only 1 F in Uckfield
    08 Sep '08 19:31
    Sadly due other commitments I'm spending less time here than I used to. Many people enjoy timing me out after 4 moves, when I type on the game lost icon - it tells me I lost by move timeout! but it fails to mention what the time parameters were.

    There are several reasons for wanting to know this info:
    How keen was the sad bloke to time me out!
    Did I allow my stupid self to start a 3/7 or quicker game!
    Just to know would be good.


  2. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    08 Sep '08 19:49
    Originally posted by invigorate
    Sadly due other commitments I'm spending less time here than I used to. Many people enjoy timing me out after 4 moves, when I type on the game lost icon - it tells me I lost by move timeout! but it fails to mention what the time parameters were.

    There are several reasons for wanting to know this info:
    How keen was the sad bloke to time me out!
    Did I allow my stupid self to start a 3/7 or quicker game!
    Just to know would be good.


    You could probably work it out by getting the pgns sent to you with timestamp included. Not what you asked for, but a possible work around. I think Russ has excluded that information on purpose, due to a perceived redundancy.

    Hope all is going well.

    D
  3. 08 Sep '08 21:42
    Originally posted by invigorate
    Sadly due other commitments I'm spending less time here than I used to. Many people enjoy timing me out after 4 moves, when I type on the game lost icon - it tells me I lost by move timeout! but it fails to mention what the time parameters were.

    There are several reasons for wanting to know this info:
    How keen was the sad bloke to time me out!
    Did I allow my stupid self to start a 3/7 or quicker game!
    Just to know would be good.


    If you're looking at the game in question then click the 'game history' link.
    On that page you'll find a 'game info' link to the right of the board which (among other things) will show you the initial time parameters.

    The same pop-up is available from the 'info' link on the 'My Games' page.

    The 'timebank remaining' is usually always screwed once a game is finished. This is a 'software side-effect' / 'feature' and not a bug.