Originally posted by Peterbowen8Personally i would not mind about this to much. Although they are extending their time limits, there is an end to it because there are only 36 days available.
This has been raised before. It is obvious that vacation privileges are being abused by some who are playing as normal but with the vacation sign up. They are effectively playing without any time control. Can this be reported as cheating? Either you are playing or youre not playing because you are on vacation. Not both.
Originally posted by Peterbowen8Vacation is probably incorrectly named in this context.
When you enter a tournament you agree to the rules including time controls. We all want to enjoy playing that is why we are on here but some people put winning above everything else.
Originally posted by Peterbowen8As mentioned,use of the vacation flag is finite.You can only display it for a maximum of 36 days per calendar year so sooner or later the option to display it will not be there.It is reset on Jan 1st so if your opponent hangs on for that long he'll get a further 36 days.
So, is it the case that those dont want to abide by timebank controls and timeouts can just put up a sign claiming "on vacation" or "timeout protection" or whatever you want to call it and the result is they have protection from losing a game in that way? If so, why are there timebanks and timeouts if they are only optional?
Obviously, most people use t ...[text shortened]... nce I raised this topic on here and with the individual personally his sign has now disappeared.
Originally posted by Peterbowen8Your choice of course but with only 15 games ongoing you should be able to control your time without having to use the flag.I composed this "guide" some time ago.It may help.
No, I think my best option is to put my own "on vacation" flag up and leave it on too. That way i cant lose by timeout either.
Originally posted by Peterbowen8So it's ok for you to be obnoxious to Dave when he offers you advice, but not ok when someone puts up their vacation flag, which is everyone,s right on this site. Seriously GET A LIFE.
Your advice on how I should play my games is not welcome. In fact, I dont have any trouble managing my time thank you