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Getting More Vacation Time & More Playing Time Into His Clock ???


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #61

    gycho

    I feel your pain. I think the guy ought to be banned. However, do you really expect Chess.com to ban a paying member? Yes, I'd like to make less money please! It's obvious the admins are chess fans, but how long would this site stay up if they started chopping at their subscription base?

    On a somewhat related note: What stops people from cheating by opening up a game using Chessmaster or something like that and just mimicing the moves, essentially forcing your opponent to play the game engine instead of a real person?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #62

    GenghisCant

    gycho wrote:

    I feel your pain. I think the guy ought to be banned. However, do you really expect Chess.com to ban a paying member? Yes, I'd like to make less money please! It's obvious the admins are chess fans, but how long would this site stay up if they started chopping at their subscription base?

    On a somewhat related note: What stops people from cheating by opening up a game using Chessmaster or something like that and just mimicing the moves, essentially forcing your opponent to play the game engine instead of a real person?

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    Technically nothing. However, it is fairly easy to tell if players are using an engine. If not during the game, afterwards when you go over your own games. If a 1400 rated player matches Houdini's top move every turn, then it is obvious they are cheating. In which case chess.com will ban them.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #63

    ElKitch

    Thanks Erik for taking care of this!

     

    @Gycho: They dont have to be banned, the system should not allow an exploit that gives a player (theoretically)infinite vacation time.

    I dont mind if people use up ALL their vacation time, even if they dont go away and just need a break or any other reason. The game will come up in a month.. or two.. But half a year, a whole year or infinite because of an exploit is no fun.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #64

    ElKitch

    I have sent the players that have been going in and out of vacation a (polite) message. It says that I have seen them going in and out and that its considered as a form of abuse. I wont take action now, I just ask that you make a move within your time. If I see it happening again I will report it.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #65

    1RedKnight99

    It's been found and fixed! No more time loops!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #66

    Pastuszek

    yesSmile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #67

    LauriAikio

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #68

    Mogford

    Same problem, 3 days ago RCA_U had 19.5 days of vacation.

     

    Your opponent is currently on vacation! 
    "i need more practice i make too many mistakes with" 

    They have 19 days 12 hours of vacation time left, but may be back sooner.


    Now he has 2 months.


    Your opponent is currently on vacation! 
    "lets go pens!!" 

    They have 2 months of vacation time left, but may be back sooner.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #69

    mottsauce

    has he been swapping memberships, or did he just upgrade for the first time?

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #70

    mkrathi

    so, finally what happened here? I am currently having the same issue....my opponent has not made a move in so many days...yet, he has not used any vacation time....we are in a 24 hours per move game and he just comes out of vacation every day, the clock goes back to 24 hours, he wait till the time is down to 42 minutes and goes back into vacation!!

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #71

    LauriAikio

    Does his VD really not go down ???     Surprised

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #72

    BlackChrysler57

    There are many people who don't even go on vacation, and when they do actually go on vacation, they're not playing online chess. What about those people? They have to make some use of their vacation time or it's just useless. They're probably trying to get rid of it. They know they have to renew their membership anyway, maybe they don't wish a build up of vacation beyond what is normal.

    To my eyes, those people aren't cheating or being disrespectful. It's just part of the game. I know some people over here trying to coax their opponents into playing blitz. I automatically take my time against those folks, and if I suspect an opponent is an Engine user, I also take my good old time. Chess.com has its methods, but so do I, catching an Engine User is really not difficult, not at all. Slow down the play, and they'll be gone soon enough. Vacation Time helps you do that, so quit your whimpering and just play chess. With over 10,000 members online at any given time, I should see no whimpering at all. If you must whimper and cry, then do so in a  corner and bring your own handkerchiefs. The system is working.


  • 3 months ago · Quote · #73

    Thar

    @BlackChyrsler

    Your rant was misplaced.  The player in question was exploiting a bug in chess.com, in which a player could change their membership type back and forth without penalty, and had their vacation time reset, each time, making for infinite-time games, on their side of the board, only.  They were doing this deliberately, and tying up hundreds of games with different players. They were banned by chess.com, and their account was deleted, when their behavior was reported.  Demanding that opponents play by the rules is not whining.  For an example of whining, you can take a look at my profile, where one of the recent posts is a fellow complaining that I did not resign a lost position in a 5/0 tournament game soon enough for his liking, because i was playing to try to introduce enough complications to cause him to lose on time, and he clearly had better things to do.  THAT'S whining.  ;-)

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #74

    BlackChrysler57

    I didn't know there was a bug in the program. Never seen it before, but I agree with that it's not right to be able to change back and forth. :)


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