I entered a few tournaments and found I didn't like them. I like the ones in Live Chess, but I am referring to Online Chess. I wrote a post called, "Your Turn Door Knob," that touched base on this topic. Thye whole idea is I like, but don't respect Live Chess, because their tournaments only take a few hours maximum. Two hours and your done with it is good me.
I learned to dislike this sites Online tournaments as the games and rounds dragged out too long. I was involved in debates with people who generally said I shouldn't have joined those tournaments. No kidding! I would play them outinstead of resigning. Some took awhile!
The other day I signed in and noticed I had a few emails, so I checked them right away. I then noticed I was signed up for nine Online games. I didn't know how I did that and checked them right away. It seems as though a tournament I entered had began it's Second Round. What? I hadn't entered a tournament for a very long time, so I had to check how long ago I signed up and advanced past the First Round.
I pressed the link and noticed right away that this tournament allowed a player 14 days to make a move. I chuckled right then and there, because I knew it was quite awhile ago and that this may have been the tourney that broke the camels back, so to speak.
If you go here, http://www.chess.com/tournament/slow-quads, you will see the Home Page for the Slow Quads Tournament. On this page you will plainly see the tournament "Started on July 23, 2011 6:03 PM" along the left side towards the top and just under the four player Group. Please note that says 2011.
As I see the moves come in I get on them right away. That is just because I am somewhat of a dry humorist as well as sarcastic. 14 days to move? Are you serious? I think I better check to see if I win money for this tournament.