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Aborting too many live games - a stupid implement

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #1


    Whilst I do understand the reason chess.com does this, the fact that I'm being threatened if I abort too many live chess games does not do justice to the reason. Chess.com has the power to warn me, "your account may be restricted if you continue to abort games" after aborting ~5 in a row. The reason:

    I look at my opponents notes before a live chess game. This is to see what kind of sportsman he is. Usually, around 75% of people in my rating range (1400-1600), have people on their notes saying "disconnects when losing" or various other quotes chess.com will send out willy-nilly to the opponent of someone who has just abandoned the board. One special quote is: "xxxxx may have violated our Fair Play policy - it has been noted and they may have their account restricted."


    Here's my most recent example, and the exact events which preceded me writing this.


    I log into live chess. I find an opponent for my 3|0 game. I check his notes briefly before we play - takes about 5 seconds at most. I see this:

    Now, I'm happy if a player abandons 1 or 2 live chess game - maybe he lost internet or maybe the computer ran out of charge? That's okay. But when someone has so many notes on their wall saying "disconnects when he loses", why do I want to play him?
    I don't. So I abort.
    Then comes the message, "you're aborting too many lives game, please stop". No, I won't stop! I don't want to play unsportsmanly people who enjoy leaving an opponent sat at a board for three minutes plus.
    So, anyway, after I checked his notes, and aborting the game. I clicked "new challenge" and my account was threatened if I aborting the game. Okay, fine, I'll play. It can't be that bad, right?
    Here's what happened:
    If this insn't fixed soon, you're losing my membership chess.com, and I pay enough for it.
    Rant over!
  • 10 months ago · Quote · #2


    The policy is stupid and wrong-headed but they will never change it.  I do commend your effort with the good reasoning, well written post and multiple images though.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #3


    Having people abort is a pain; enough said.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #4


    Yes but so is sitting there being disconnected on for more than 2 minutes sometimes...

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #5



    Being aborted on *for no reason* is a pain. Although occassionally understandable, maybe they started two games at once, or maybe they simply got called by someone just as the game loaded? Both valid reasons.

    But these are not aborts that are as meaningless as chess.com's messages to disconnectors. There are valid reasons for the abortions - namely, I don't want to be sat infront of my pc for a while my opponent laughs and walks away from the board after he disconnects. I actually want him punished.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #6


    Calum is a good honest intelligent  guy.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #7


    The only reason why I abort games is to switch to music on youtube or if I get paired with the gy 3-4 times in a row.

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