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  1. 30 Mar '07 05:54
    Why not a minimum vacation period of 8 days? That way it could only be used 4 times per year. One of the guys I am playing is treating it as a timebank and moving regularly in other games...
  2. 07 Apr '07 03:52
    ... and 7 opponents of my 20 games are on holiday... fantastic.
  3. 11 Apr '07 16:56
    Originally posted by tjmarti
    ... and 7 opponents of my 20 games are on holiday... fantastic.
    so... wait for them to return and continue your games
  4. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    11 Apr '07 17:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by tjmarti
    Why not a minimum vacation period of 8 days? That way it could only be used 4 times per year. One of the guys I am playing is treating it as a timebank and moving regularly in other games...
    So there will be no going to the cape for the weekend, eh sparky? If they want to waste their days like they are, it's their option to do so.

    P-
  5. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    12 Apr '07 00:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by tjmarti
    ... and 7 opponents of my 20 games are on holiday... fantastic.
    Why not make more? Look at me, I have 180 games in progress!
  6. 12 Apr '07 06:36 / 1 edit
    I have 241 games in progess!
  7. 14 Apr '07 01:17
    Thanks for the advice. But a couple of rejoiners:
    a) from my small-sample survey, those players with large nos of games are either savants or may be sacrificing quality for quantity
    b) these bloody tournaments have a habit of starting when you dont expect so you end with even more games ...
    & so if these people came back from "holiday", chess would take over my life, or, even worse, my rating would suffer...
  8. 14 Apr '07 13:21
    Originally posted by tjmarti
    Why not a minimum vacation period of 8 days? That way it could only be used 4 times per year. One of the guys I am playing is treating it as a timebank and moving regularly in other games...
    Yep, another player has the following message in his profile

    Yes, i'm making some moves but i can't take my flag down until i've cleared the red clocks. Please be patient, i'll be up to date in a couple of days hopefully...

    A total abuse of the vacation system to extend timelimits to make moves.
  9. Standard member UmbrageOfSnow
    All Bark, No Bite
    14 Apr '07 21:54
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Yep, another player has the following message in his profile

    [b]Yes, i'm making some moves but i can't take my flag down until i've cleared the red clocks. Please be patient, i'll be up to date in a couple of days hopefully...


    A total abuse of the vacation system to extend timelimits to make moves.[/b]
    It isn't abuse of the system. Those red clocks could all be cause by having been on a legit vacation, and anyway, he only has so many days per year to do that, it isn't like people can be on vacation every time they see a red clock.