1. Subscribercoquette
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    07 Jan '08 15:09
    Okay, I've used the vacation flag enough during this holiday season to come to appreciate it. I have just one minor adjustment that might really make it more fair. How about, "you can't take skulls from other players while you are on vacation yourself?" It seems fair to me.
  2. Standard memberRagnorak
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    07 Jan '08 16:37
    Originally posted by coquette
    Okay, I've used the vacation flag enough during this holiday season to come to appreciate it. I have just one minor adjustment that might really make it more fair. How about, "you can't take skulls from other players while you are on vacation yourself?" It seems fair to me.
    Why?

    If your opponent has already used up their vacation allotment, why give him more?

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  3. Subscribercoquette
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    08 Jan '08 07:17
    Ok, fair point.
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    08 Jan '08 18:35
    How about you cannot join a new Tournament if your on vacation? We have a few players who seem to use the flag to avoid the time-out on the 1-zero tournaments.

    We also have some who use it to avoid 'loosing' and drive their score counter up by playing only games they can win.

    Abuse is a terrible thing.
  5. Standard memberrhb
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    09 Jan '08 00:07
    Originally posted by erice1
    We also have some who use it to avoid 'loosing' and drive their score counter up by playing only games they can win.
    No point. They're breaking no rules, they'll still lose, only their rating will be higher at point of defeat, so they'll drop more points.
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    Originally posted by rhb
    No point. They're breaking no rules, they'll still lose, only their rating will be higher at point of defeat, so they'll drop more points.
    The point is that if your on vacation and you dont think you can keep up with your games.. then why would you join a Tournament anyway?
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    09 Jan '08 01:35
    Originally posted by erice1
    The point is that if your on vacation and you dont think you can keep up with your games.. then why would you join a Tournament anyway?
    It's a terrible idea.

    Tournaments generally open at least 2 weeks before they begin.

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    11 Jan '08 03:15
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    It's a terrible idea.

    Tournaments generally open at least 2 weeks before they begin.

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    yeah, I guess your right. Why mess up most players because one or two don't play with integrity.
  9. Santiago
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    12 Jan '08 02:34
    What is the vacation allowance?
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    12 Jan '08 02:411 edit
    I have found it 36 days. I hope that isn´t in a calendar year.

    I must say a few very lucky people have generous work vacation allowances, especially when they are losing.
  11. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    12 Jan '08 06:17
    Originally posted by erice1
    The point is that if your on vacation and you dont think you can keep up with your games.. then why would you join a Tournament anyway?
    Some people also use the vacation time so they don't lose it, some because they have a big game load and don't want to get timed out.
    Yes, some like to play with the ratings, then their are others that play in the tournaments, and as many as they can cause they know they can win them....LOL....What is against the rules in any of this ???
  12. The sky
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    12 Jan '08 16:38
    Originally posted by Hopster
    I have found it 36 days. I hope that isn´t in a calendar year.
    Yes, it is.
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    12 Jan '08 18:32
    So he has 72 days to play with plus the joy of not having to move for 7 day chunks. I should finish up the games sometime in 2010.

    Somehow that is not right. I think the vacation allowance should be reduced to 14 days. After all, in the past the facility didn´t exist at all, so a reduction would be a fair balance.
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    12 Jan '08 19:10
    At the risk of boring people I have a suggestion.

    Why don´t we disable peoples´ ability to move at all, once they put the vacation flag up. Then you have the best of both worlds. Their games are protected and the function isn´t abused. Otherwise it is just another handy timebank and doesn´t serve it´s original function.
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    12 Jan '08 20:21
    Originally posted by Hopster
    At the risk of boring people I have a suggestion.

    Why don´t we disable peoples´ ability to move at all, once they put the vacation flag up. Then you have the best of both worlds. Their games are protected and the function isn´t abused. Otherwise it is just another handy timebank and doesn´t serve it´s original function.
    Why do you think you can tell me what I can do on my vacation?

    See this thread for a discussion on a number of points regarding the vacation system.
    Thread 69651

    Out of interest, what do you think "it´s original function" is?

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