Originally posted by TerrierJack
I'm really not concerned about their time. I'm concerned about mine. I don't want to waste time playing someone who has entered so many tournaments and is playing so many games that they are just blitzing out moves to keep up. If I wanted to play blitz I would be on another site.
You are not even addressing the issue I brought up! I'm not saying I ...[text shortened]... some consideration from the site (I already suspect you will not be providing any.)
You seem to forget it's only 36 days they can take.
You are not the one treating CC chess as OTB, you want them moving moving moving. Tournements take months if not years regardless of vacation.
Any given user has only 36 days they can waste. You can blast through making your moves or take your time if you like while they vacation. Pretend they are on a secluded beach with a beer, it helps.
If a user has a vacation flag up, they can shut it off any time to enter a tourney, their is no way to stop that.
About the ONLY option I can think of is having "Tourney Subs". Lets say abuser A joined 3 tourneys and one starts. They next go to vacation for the EXTRA TIME BOOST.
They have 2 tourneys pending, and they have no idea when they start.
Those tourneys have users waiting in case abuser A is on vacation (or any user on a real vacation)
So you are ONLY bounced from tourneys if they start WHILE you are on vacation.
Now you are almost locked into a single tourney with vacation.
Remember, vacation can be shut off or turned on once a day. This time will eventually expire.
Let me know what you think, and I'll send feedback about the subject since you have a reasonable concern about multiple tourneys and supposed time away from the site.
Look it over. I hope I've provided some good unsuspected consideration in participating in your thread about vacation and tourneys.