Chess.com can and should do something about abandonments

Smositional

Who on earth plays long time controls ONLINE? I don't get it.

NeilBerm
Smositional wrote:

Who on earth plays long time controls ONLINE? I don't get it.

I don’t really think disconnections are that big of an issue but I do play a lot of longer games. 30 minute games for work on calculation/visualization and 3 minute games for work on intuition.

iusegambits
Smositional wrote:

Who on earth plays long time controls ONLINE? I don't get it.

 

Most of the games I play are very long time controls e. g. 3 or 5 days so I have time to take care of my kids, screw my wife, watch a movie or series on NFLX or amazon, eat, study GM games and be a general menace to society

Smositional
iusegambits wrote:
Smositional wrote:

Who on earth plays long time controls ONLINE? I don't get it.

 

Most of the games I play are very long time controls e. g. 3 or 5 days so I have time to take care of my kids, screw my wife, watch a movie or series on NFLX or amazon, eat, study GM games and be a general menace to society

I'm not talking about daily games which give you enough room to breath and live your life. I'm talking about people who play 30 min games.

IMBacon

Maybe once, or twice, someone left a game of blitz.  What did i do?  I waited...yea...I know...what a novel concept.  

Once someone had there account closed 6-7 moves in on a Correspondance game.  Again...what did i do?  i waited...I know...I know...what a radical idea.  The things i come up with in my spare time.  

Smositional
FishEyedFools wrote:

Maybe once, or twice, someone left a game of blitz.  What did i do?  I waited...yea...I know...what a novel concept.  

Once someone had there account closed 6-7 moves in on a Correspondance game.  Again...what did i do?  i waited...I know...I know...what a radical idea.  The things i come up with in my spare time.  

Holy crap! How do you do this? Impressive! We have to make a thread about this to educate all members. They need to know this.

NeilBerm

Yeah daily is technically the longest time control but I think it is too far removed from the flow of an actual game. I think the 30 minute games are much more similar to an otb game. I think that is also why the person that made this thread is having problems. It is harder for some people to sit and wait during a live game than to just go do something else and check back the next day.

batgirl
badenwurtca wrote:

Interesting thread.

You ARE speaking existentially?

ilovesmetuna
i think the chesscom should do something about abandoned mints. that at least would be a good cause.
wydfuqnopn1

still new here but have had some abandonment's. doesn't this program have a pause button. sometimes you must step away and your opponent is cool with it...but no pause.