New Feature: Vacation Time on email chess

erik

Hey everyone! Now you won't lose your games if you go out of town! Everyone gets 20 days of vacation per year. Just go here: Email Chess Settings and you can "Go on vacation" which will pause your games! Let me know if you have any questions on it! :)

HelfstM
Wow, great new feature! Nice work Erik  Smile
verusamo

Bloody hell! LOL! I just went on vacation and I had to take my laptop with me and hope that the hotels had wireless internet so I could make my moves on all my games ( which luckily they all did ). I am glad that there is vacation time now. Thanks Erik!

vernon
awesome sounds cool
erik
ok. if 20 days isn't enough we can add more i guess :) but yeah, i don't know any americans who go anywhere for more than TWO days without internet connection ;)
jay
Yeah, keep in mind you could still take 35 days of vacation (from your job), and still only NEED 20 days of vacation time on chess.com. Since most games you have 3 days to make a move as it is, as long as you find gaps in your vacations throughout the year to sit down at a computer for a few minutes and make some chess moves. :)
medievalchess
Thanks for that Erik, I happen to be going on vacation next week, and was wondering what I was going to do. Problem now solved!!Laughing
Howlingbanshee
So do we get 2 days of vacation a month?  That would be nice.  Instead of a block 20 a year.
erik
you can turn vacation on and off as you wish! you can use it in whatever chunks you want.
justice_avocado
shoot, man. i just beat a friend of mine because he went on vacation and his clock ran out.

now i feel terrible.
ghostofmaroczy
AlecKeen wrote: ChessWorld allows 35 days. Vacation is one thing, but there are other reasons for needing a break e.g. business trips etc. Also 20 days vacation may be enough stateside, but most Europeans run to 25 or 30 days (excluding public holidays), particularly if they work in Government jobs.

I agree with AlecKeen.  The allowance for vacation days should be 35.  Or even 42.  What we do here isn't work.

erik

ok. i hear you. let's put it to a vote. we won't go with the majority necessarily, but i want to know what it looks like :)

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

huskynando05

i'm having trouble with the vacation feature.  my settings were set to be on vacation, but when i got back, i had lost all but two of my in-progress matches.  i had about 9 games in progress.

does anybody have any idea about what i can do to correct that?  i was in good position in most of my matches and was even close to mate in one of them. 

i am more than just a little dissapointed with the vacation feature.

erik
huskynando05 wrote:

i'm having trouble with the vacation feature.  my settings were set to be on vacation, but when i got back, i had lost all but two of my in-progress matches.  i had about 9 games in progress.

does anybody have any idea about what i can do to correct that?  i was in good position in most of my matches and was even close to mate in one of them. 

i am more than just a little dissapointed with the vacation feature.


 thanks for discovering a small bug in the code! your games have been re-instated :) we appreciate your patience!