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I believe chess.com should seriously consider removing vacation time. I'm sick of entering tournies only to have one or two players hold the whole thing up whilst on vacation time, which can extend to weeks and weeks. If chess.com insist on keeping it then it should be very much more limited in its use. If you can't commit to fulfil your tournie commitment then you shouldn't enter in the first place.
I think you should quit playing chess online.
Try playing by mail instead. One move on a postcard. Takes years to finish games.
p.s. - Vacay time has been part of correspondence chess since day 1. Deal with it. However, in response to and small group of very vocal whiners chess.com does allow tournament directors to hold no-vacation tournaments. If you have no life outside of chess, a no-vacation tournament is perfect for you.
Why should I quit playing chess online? All I ask is not to have to wait 3 weeks for someone to make a move. What's playing by post card got to do with the discussion? I'm fully aware that no vacation tournies exist and I'm not categorically saying vacation time shouldn't be allowed, but weeks on end is excessive! One last point, if posting a forum topic makes me a whiner then maybe we should all stop posting, including you!
Vacation is something that is taken when all of ones responsibilities are taken care of, not to avoid them. If you sign on for a tournament, play the games you signed up for! Don't be selfish and hold up the the group of players that want to play chess that has some continuity and tempo tothe game.
Dose a Dr. leave a patient half way through sergery and say "I think I'll take a vacation I'll put you back together in a week or so"
Dose a landscaper mow half the lawn and say I think I'll take a vacation and finish this lawn when I get back"
I hope that was whinney enough for a post
Please familiarize yourself with the history and rules of chess. Correspondence games used to be played by postcard. A few people still do.
You could wait weeks or months for your opponent's reply to come through the mail, and that was NORMAL.
Even though correspondence chess play has sped up a bit since the internet was invented, the rules are pretty much the same. People who spend months or years per game of chess, well sometimes life gets in the way. Work, Family, vacations, illnesses.
If you are incapable of waiting for your opponent's move don't wait! Go to some weekend OTB tournaments, or play live chess.
If you insist on playing longer games online, but can't stand it when OTHER people take vacation (I assume you've never gone on vacation right?) then you do have the opportunity to play in no vacation tournaments. But please don't pollute the forum with your psychological problems.
I think vacation time is actually very necessary for correspondence chess to work at all. Since games go on for months even when neither of the players uses any "extra" vacation time, life will eventually get in the way no matter what. It may be work, family or whatever, but it will definitely be something at some point.
It is called "vacation" but I agree with efour that it should be called "life" or "problem". I know it is frustrating to have to wait for a player to return to the game, but I always believe that a problem has occurred before I suspect anyone of being irresponsible or selfish : sickness, computer major problem, some life problem that is much more important than being present at our games...etc. I am playing in one tournament where one of the players in my group stopped playing after the 5th move. We had to wait more than a month because he is a diamond member with more than a month vacation credit. He never came back.
And also, the post is about engaging n a tournament, not just a correspondence game.
And please, why the insulting posts against wbilfc ? This website doesn't deserve such aggressive posts.
Lol cookie, very aggressive... and you say i've got a problem.
VACATION TIME IS IMPORTANT===IF YOU MUST LEAVE THE GAME FOR A SHORT TIME==YOU CAN SHORTLY RETURN AND NOT BE DISCREDITED
You could just not enter tournaments that allow vacation time and only enter those that dont, seems simple enough to me.
Of the 279 Upcoming Tournaments that I can see, 42% (117) are No Vacation.
There is a filter to show you No Vacation tournaments, but no filter to show you Vacation-allowed tournaments.
Tournament play with the internet is not correspondence chess. There are more people involved. Also, there are those who will stall to make others quit in frustration, not wanting to deal with players that want to increase there rating this way!
whining out loud
All I'm saying is that 2 or 3 weeks seems excessive and maybe chess.com might want to consider limiting the amount of time. appreciate that not everyone has iPhone, iPads etc but something between no vacation and excessive use may be worth considering.
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