Originally posted by niteknight
So essentially, if the other player does not know a skull appears, but I HAVE NOT MOVED, that player just says, Great, I get an extra turn, and does not know that is cheating? Obviously, if I have not made a move, there is cheating going on. Getting two turns in a row is cheating as well.
* There is no double move regardless of other things.
* The rule is to move in time. Another (site rule) is that subscribers have 36 days of vacation in a year, which keeps them from being timed out, even if their time run out. Instead of the skull a vacation sign is seen in the games list.
* After the vacation ends all vacation signs imidiately turn into skulls, and the timeout can be taken.
* It is necessary that people may move while protected under the vacation flag, so they can update their games, before they are timed out.
Cheating is breaking the rules. If you want to you can say that the site rule as such is cheating. You are free to lobby for the disbanment of the vacation rule. But be aware that some tournaments take years to finish. I for instnace can't guarantuee that I will be online for the next couple of years with internet access every three days.