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  1. Donation maggoteer
    The MAKIA
    27 Aug '02 18:03
    Hey guys and gals, what do you think of this:
    Assuming Chris and Russ can and do make some official Tournament
    pages at RHP, how about the following time control;

    Instead of (or in addition to) the standard 7 day t/o, one has a total
    length limit:
    each side is limited to 30 days (720 hours) to make all their moves
    (or maybe the first 40 moves or something). As soon as the other
    player makes their move, YOUR clock starts ticking...
    I think the timeout length would be long enough that people couldn't
    effectively manipulate the clocks by moving at a time they know you
    are asleep or offline.
    Another advantage would be people could go on vacation and not get
    automatically t/o'd. They would just have to get back and move like
    mad.
    We obviously can't do it during these "unofficial" tourneys; but I know
    RHP records the time of each move anyways. Not much math
    (computer overhead) to keep a running total on tourney games.

    Also, I'd argue that if we get an official tourney page, timeouts should
    be automatically administered by the system. Would keep "you timed
    me out" recriminations to a minimum, and guarrantee everyone gets
    treated the same.

    Some thoughts, good bad or ugly.
    Michael
  2. Donation vaknso
    The Ambassador
    27 Aug '02 19:53
    Michael, Sounds great to me. I see your Baker Invitational Site is now
    automatically recording wins/loses.
    I've put a link on my page to yours. I'm keeping tract of game
    progress.
    John
    Assistant TD Baker Invitational
  3. Donation maggoteer
    The MAKIA
    27 Aug '02 20:47
    My page still has problems; I'm having to run the script locally and upload it. And sometimes it
    doesn't like that. Part of the problem is that I decided to drop my cable modem and return to good
    ol dialup. Had too many hours/days where the cable modem service was out. Ah, the joy of
    computers....
  4. 28 Aug '02 18:46
    Those sound like really excellent ideas! If they are feasible I'd like to see them in future
    tournaments.