From previous posts I understand that the "I'm on vacation" mode
doesn't stop anyone from claiming T/O's if he/she so wishes.
I think the "I'm on vacation" mode is nice but doesn't solve the
Playing correspondence chess means playing long games; even with a
3 day time out one game can last more than half a year!
This means you can never go on a holiday without the chance of
being timed out! You can stop playing months in advance of your
holiday of course, but that's not what I (and a lot of others) want.
I want to play chess without having concerns as mentioned above!!
There's a solution, think about this:
In every game there should be a "I'm on vacation" button with the
- it can only be used by each player once in that game
- when used by a player it adds 21 days (or any other reasonable
number) 'thinking' time for the next move that player has to make
(so it can be used whether that player is to move or not)
- when the player makes his move (after his vacation) the "I'm on
vacation" mode stops immediately, even when the move is made
within a day.
In this way you can go away for a holiday without being timed out!
Russ, is this possible? (Atlantic chess has this feature)
Everyone, what do you think?