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An advanced option. The default setting is "Allow".
1 - Players can take a break from games but still visit the site.
2 - Players can actually go on vacation and not visit the site.
There are constant complaints when players go on vacation status especially if they visit the site to do other things. The word "vacation" is the cause of the problem. It should really be "Time for me to do something else than play you".
Pro: Fewer losses on time.
Con: Some will not register.
The tournament is shorter but players lose on time. Losing on time are not as big an issue as it was before. The current policy is to count decisions in the last 90 days. Previously an account might have a time out ratio exceeding 10% forever as they were never able to play their way under the 10%.
Pro: No complaints about vacation abuse.
Personal preference: Not allowed.
- Reduces the distress since nobody is waiting for an opponent to turn off vacation status.
- The vacation issue is so big, players still feel the need to vent about other tournaments while playing in tournaments where vacation is not allowed.
This setting is not frozen. Changing it after there are registrants will cause them to be extremely distressed.
Note: The site provides general tournament information here: http://www.chess.com/tournaments/help.html and here http://support.chess.com/
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by TadDude 23 months ago
19 - Use Custom Trophies
18 - This is an Invite Only tournament
17 - Only allow premium members to participate
16 - Allow players to use Vacation Time
15 - Auto-Start tournament when registration is full
14 - Use Tie Break
13 - Games are Rated
11 - Game Type
10 - Player Move Speed
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