Originally posted by coquetteAnother answer is become a subscriber
i agree with you and have expressed the same views several times. A few modifications have been recommended that would quite fairly and easily balance the bar, at least partially.
(1) simply post the scheduled vacation time (with a return date)
(2) if returning earlier than scheduled, notice sent to opponents
(3) (optional enhancement, but more complic ...[text shortened]... It remains the burden of this inherent inequality that we subscribers must endure this in shame.
Originally posted by ayyappani don't understand your view of this at all. subscribing makes sense, as you get more games. vacation time is permitted to subscribers, as they may have so many games in progress, and they have their monetary investment at risk. nonsubscribers have a maximum of only six games and no monetary loss at stake. Don't exxagerate. It only detracts from the validity of the argument for announced vacation periods and announced returns.
Chess is a fair game with at most respect for time, and becoming a subscriber for this very reason makes no sense.