Originally posted by Ian68
That's a very small response.
The vacation system vote has 2000+ votes and shows more than two thirds of people in favour. (And why not, every other correspondence chess organisation I have come across has one.) If auto time-out is brought in without a vacation system being introduced then over two thirds of the people here may decide they don't want to play clan games.
There are currently two thousand five hundred and thirty six people in active clans on RHP. Those people understand the timeout rules associated with playing online chess. You could say roughly
the same amount of people were playing when we voted on clan league games, but that was a seperate issue, and auto-timeouts on league games was something that should have been included from the beginning anyway, the league can grind to a halt without it. There was a small turnout for that vote because the voters were probably mostly a few clan leaders and league players.
Back to the issue at hand, the two thousand five hundred and thirty six people in active clans signed up to play in those clans without a cushy vacation system in place. Playing in a clan involves making a committment to your clan that you will do your best not to get timed out no matter what, I voted no on that vacation setting because I'll never get timed out of a clan game, and if I ever play you or anyone else in a clan game, and your timebank runs out with an auto time-out in place, it'll never get to go off because I'll take the skull the second it appears, I couldn't give a damn about your vacation.
The auto time-out rule is to prevent things like this happening: Clan challenge 69352
Both users, royalchicken and jay777, have left rhp, I've sent my snifferdogs after royalchicken this morning after I daringly defeated dwot. Now we all sit and wait indefinitely.