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    27 Jul '05 20:22
    I've found myself in a position where I'm about to win the game, I go away for a day, and come back to find I've been timed out and forfeited the game. I don't know about the rest of you, but personally I find it very frustrating. Would it be possible to eliminate this option, or at least make a timed-out game result in a draw rather than a loss? It strikes me as a feature that can be and is easily misused.
  2. Fear The Cow
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    27 Jul '05 20:46
    Originally posted by Lord Erdrick
    I've found myself in a position where I'm about to win the game, I go away for a day, and come back to find I've been timed out and forfeited the game. I don't know about the rest of you, but personally I find it very frustrating. Would it be possible to eliminate this option, or at least make a timed-out game result in a draw rather than a loss? It strikes me as a feature that can be and is easily misused.
    what happens if you are winning and your opponent doesn`t want to lose so he just waits for the game to time out and then its a draw .. doesn`t quite work does it...
  3. In your face
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    27 Jul '05 22:54
    Originally posted by Lord Erdrick
    I've found myself in a position where I'm about to win the game, I go away for a day, and come back to find I've been timed out and forfeited the game. I don't know about the rest of you, but personally I find it very frustrating. Would it be possible to eliminate this option, or at least make a timed-out game result in a draw rather than a loss? It strikes me as a feature that can be and is easily misused.
    Aye. It's happened to me too. Chakan has pointed out the obvious set back of your idea. Afraid the only way to avoid this kind of scenario is watch the clock. Everyone is given ample warning with the flashing clock. It goes green for 24 hours left, then yellow and then red for imminent timeouts. Just keep ya eyes on it.
  4. Standard memberBowmann
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    27 Jul '05 23:231 edit
    Originally posted by Lord Erdrick
    I've found myself in a position where I'm about to win the game, I go away for a day, and come back to find I've been timed out and forfeited the game. I don't know about the rest of you, but personally I find it very frustrating. ...[text shortened]... oss? It strikes me as a feature that can be and is easily misused.
    Good God!

    WAR IS WAR, LOSER. What part of that don't you understand?


    Edit: I bet you're not even a proper Lord.
  5. Joined
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    28 Jul '05 14:20
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Good God!

    WAR IS WAR, LOSER. What part of that don't you understand?


    Edit: I bet you're not even a proper Lord.
    Chess is war? News to me.
  6. Standard memberTheSphinx
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    29 Jul '05 02:20
    Originally posted by Lord Erdrick
    I've found myself in a position where I'm about to win the game, I go away for a day, and come back to find I've been timed out and forfeited the game. I don't know about the rest of you, but personally I find it very frustrating. Would it be possible to eliminate this option, or at least make a timed-out game result in a draw rather than a loss? It strikes me as a feature that can be and is easily misused.
    "Firstly let me warn anyone who leaves a game too long. Because I will always claim a game if it's possible. "

    That's how my profile starts, so tough if anyone loses out. You have been warned! I am not a particular good player so I feel taking the points because somebody doesn't bother to log in and play their games mean I get those oh so much needed points.

    PacMan 🙂
  7. London
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    29 Jul '05 19:55
    If you can't play in time, why are you agreeing to that timeframe?

    Seems like you have shot yourself in the foot to me.
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    30 Jul '05 08:40
    Originally posted by TheSphinx
    "Firstly let me warn anyone who leaves a game too long. Because I will always claim a game if it's possible. "

    That's how my profile starts, so tough if anyone loses out. You have been warned! I am not a particular good player so I feel taking the points because somebody doesn't bother to log in and play their games mean I get those oh so much needed points.

    PacMan 🙂
    is there a greater tendancy for non-subscribers to time-out, since their number of games is limited to 6? if so, could the privledge to time-out be revoked from non-subscribers? i dont see the point in timing anyone out when you have unlimited games- unless you're using TheSphinx method of "getting better". if you actually want to play the game and learn from it, then playing it to it's completion is more fun.

    i aggree about accepting only games within a time limit that's good for you, but sometimes unexpected things come up.
  9. Subscriberinvigorate
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    30 Jul '05 15:26
    Originally posted by Miracle
    If you can't play in time, why are you agreeing to that timeframe?

    Seems like you have shot yourself in the foot to me.
    who says you agreed the timeframe?
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    31 Jul '05 04:08
    By agreeing to play the game, you have agreed to the time frame. To me, that is pretty simple. If you don't like the time limits on a game, do not agree to it, or delete the challenge. Otherwise, do not play me, because I will claim a win on time every time. I would do it over the board, I would do it in postal chess, and I will do it here.
  11. Standard memberskeeter
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    31 Jul '05 05:29
    Originally posted by aineo
    By agreeing to play the game, you have agreed to the time frame. To me, that is pretty simple. If you don't like the time limits on a game, do not agree to it, or delete the challenge. Otherwise, do not play me, because I will claim a win on time every time. I would do it over the board, I would do it in postal chess, and I will do it here.
    😏😏😏....and gets a rec too.

    skeeter
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    31 Jul '05 18:04
    I consider it a lesson learned then, I guess. No more 24-hour no timebank games! X_X
  13. Standard memberivangrice
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    01 Aug '05 07:35
    Originally posted by Darth Sponge
    i dont see the point in timing anyone out when you have unlimited games- unless you're using TheSphinx method of "getting better". if you actually want to play the game and learn from it, then playing it to it's completion is more fun.
    What is it with people on this site who rise above their human nature and profess that they're happier learning from a lost game than winning via time out?

    Come on, guys - *no-one* likes losing a game, and the vast majority of us are precious about our rating.

    Less of the hypocrisy.
  14. Standard memberChavvie
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    03 Aug '05 15:23
    No one has a leg to stand on for moaning about normal timeouts. You agreed to the time limits therefore why should someone wait 7 days for you to not make a move. You snooze, you lose.

    HOWEVER, i feel holidays are different. If someone puts up their holiday with a date when they'll be back I think the timer should freeze until that day. People claiming when you have your holiday sign up is out of order.

    Agreed?
  15. THORNINYOURSIDE
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    03 Aug '05 23:26
    Originally posted by Chavvie
    No one has a leg to stand on for moaning about normal timeouts. You agreed to the time limits therefore why should someone wait 7 days for you to not make a move. You snooze, you lose.

    HOWEVER, i feel holidays are different. If someone puts up their holiday with a date when they'll be back I think the timer should freeze until that day. People claiming when you have your holiday sign up is out of order.

    Agreed?
    Why are holidays different? What about people on holiday who move as well?

    If you are on holiday forget about playing chess. If you have time to move when on holiday then don't put up your holiday sign.




    🙂
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