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It's a good thing this is just a game, and not something really important...... You're "Fair Play Policy" sounds like something more at home in the era of 30's fascism. I aborted three or four games because I kept getting paired with opponents who had previously made nasty comments during games, and I got a warning. I realize the policy is well intentioned, but there is no practical or fair way to implement it. People abandon games for many reasons, like phone calls, babies crying, dinner's burning. Not everyone who walks away from their game after 15 seconds is a "bad sportsman". People have lives. With this policy, you've taken an enjoyable pastime and turned it into a military drill. Lighten up, guys.......
" People have lives. " yeah but you knew what you sign up for.
That takes Godwin's Law to a new level.
The only recommendation I can think of would be to, have a button that lets you have the game be adjourned. As this is being implemented make the person leave a reason. If it is a matter that they have an extinuating circumstance that wouldn't let them finish the game now, let em have the chance when both parties are available or make finish it by email. If it is due to nasty comments, or suspected cheating (using a chess program for tips etc.), have another button that is hit that then,will let the powers that be investigate and if necessary cancel the game or make the suspected cheater forfiet.
that the problem when having the game adjourned that could last even longer, you signed up for 3mins or 10 mins game that is the timefame game to be finish.
Yea sorry about that- you have the option to block the people that make what you perceive as annoying comments
and your point jac ?
Put rude and offensive players on your ignore list and you'll never be paired up with them again. You'll avoid the whole problem of aborting games and being warned about fair play :)
or even better just block them.
If you dont have access to the game to study it after it is adjourned, then would it really give you an advantage. If a player is as adepth as someone like Josh Waitzkin(able to see the board and pieces even when there aren't there in front of him) you probably either aren't going to beat him or if it is someone like him considering an adjournment, he isn't going to sweat a loss on his record, because he is probably confident that he could beat you if given another chance.
Well, technically, that's not true: They didn't have this dubious policy when I "signed up". And now that they do have it, of course, I can simply choose not to use the site. But I do like chess.com, and I can live with the policy. I just think maybe the rules needn't be quite so stringent. Maybe they don't take enough variables into account........ Also, I now realize the reference to fascism was rather extreme and a huge literary blunder: It just gave readers an excuse to google some nasty dictators and paste their pictures into their comments.
I aborted three or four games because I kept getting paired with opponents who had previously made nasty comments during games, and I got a warning.
The simple solution is to block the user.
Unfettered aborts are not feasible either, that's one of the reasons the policy was put into place.
*edit dang I'm slow :D*
I hate to quote myself, but to cover my own bases,if both parties write down their moves as they go and both study them at their leisure( a la email chess) does anyone really gain the upperhand? Oh wait I already meantioned the possibility to finish by email. Sorry some want to "hound" you until they force you to chase your own tail, as your own only means to cover your own tail.
no, I am talking about live chess, that is where alot the problem occur especially with the aborters.
If they're "not feasible", how did the site function for so long without them? The "Fair Play Policy", while seemingly a good idea at first, is unsustainable. It requires so many adjustments and fixes ("block the user", "screen opponents", etc.) it's self-defeating. Like the geocentric theory, it will eventually become so cumbersome, it will collapse under it's own weight........!
Oh, it fuctions fine, you just get tons of forum topics about all the aborts, the people that leave when losing (time outs on purpose) and just a ton of wasted time with people continually having to recreate challenges after putting up with aborts.
I rather think the policy is better, especially if all the bugs get worked out.
That many,huh? "It requires so many adjustments and fixes ("block the user", "screen opponents", etc.) " you're just too lazy are you.
Agreed with this statement here.
"Too lazy"......... I take umbrage! OK! Maybe you're right. I'll give it another go..... But if I get one of those warnings after I get up to take a leak........ Look out! I'll write my congressman!
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