DO ALL GAMES HAVE TO BE TIMED ONLINE

CYNNYC
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Baldr

For live chess, there is a time limit.  You can set that time limit several ways, and if you want to create a game with a very high time limit and a very high amount of time you gain per move, you could do that.  But not many people are going to want to play with no time limit at all.

There is also "online chess", which is more like correspondence.  The time limit there is measured in days per move.  3 is pretty common, for instance.  In that case, you have 3 days to make one move.  And some games are set up with limits of 7 days per move, or 14 days per move.

Out of all of these options, you should be able to find something that interests you.  If you can't, then playing chess on the internet probably isn't for you.

Monoceros

@CYNNYC Are you aware that writing a capital only post on the internet is regarded as screaming? Most people will find it kinda annoying and/or will think that you are a little bit immature.

Pat_Zerr

Why would you want to play an online game with absolutely no time limits at all?  If someone got into a losing position, they could just let the game sit there forever with no way for their opponent to end the game.  I would think that one week per move would give someone plenty of time to move.  And if someone couldn't find the time to log in and make a move once a week, then they probably should give up playing chess.

CYNNYC
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CYNNYC
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TheGrobe

There are no untimed games here, but it sounds as though you might want to look into chess.com's correspondence chess-- the time limits are per move and are measured in days, not minutes:

http://www.chess.com/echess/open_invites.html

Note that you can also play Chess960 in correspondence, so be aware which seek you accept.

Monoceros
CYNNYC wrote:

Well I must sincerely apologise for this apparent oversight, but its I believe fair to say I am not the one who could be accused of any over reaction.  However poorly put?  I would however question the maturity levels of any adult who would post such a response to a very simple question.  Finaly I have little interest in what most people would think about anything, if your comment is as valid as you appear to believe. CYNNYC


You are aware of the fact that I wrote my reaction only because you are new to this forum and I wanted to point out how others would perceive your post? A normal reaction would be, "I was not aware of that fact, thanks for pointing out".

Even though you seem to question my maturity level, that post is already way better than your first post!

As for your question Baldr already answered it.

CYNNYC

Lol you now appear to be making more assumptions my dear,

I have no idea on earth why you should send such a message based on what I wrote and far less care.

You know profess to be so expertly qualified and experienced in some psychiatric or psychological field that you can describe what human behaviour should be for someone you have never met by telling them what a normal reaction should or would be. Wrapping yourself in the mantle of others!!  you will note that yours was the only note of this type recieved thus far that firmly places you in the singular entity bracket. I have no need for the reassurance you seem to feel I need.  CYNNYC

Monoceros

And still you stopped writing in capitals...

This is my last reaction to you as I did one more assumption in my singular entity bracket with my lack of  knowledge in some psychiatric or psychological field, and that is that you are a troll my dear CYNNYC.

Have a good day, as I shall not bother you again!

CYNNYC

EXCELLENT MY DEAR CAPITAL SUGGESTION

trysts

The game of love is untimed...even onlineWink

planeden

cynnyc,  psychiatry and personal judgments aside, most people do find the all caps posts annoying and they are regarded as shouting.  dana is certainly not the only one on the site that will mention it.  shrug, so take that for what it is worth. 

planeden
trysts wrote:

The game of love is untimed...even online


nice to see you again trysts.  and, as often happens, i have no idea what you are talking about.  hehehe

trysts
planeden wrote:
trysts wrote:

The game of love is untimed...even online


nice to see you again trysts.  and, as often happens, i have no idea what you are talking about.  hehehe


It was a joke on "all games" in the OP, and the real love in this threadLaughing

oh, and it's always a pleasure to see you, planedenSmile

trysts
planeden wrote:

 most people do find the all caps posts annoying and they are regarded as shouting. 


Is it rational, though? I know some people regard it as "shouting", but is some irrational behaviour being accepted for no reason?Undecided

Conquistador

I thought the only people who wrote in all caps were soldiers who operated communications equipment.

TheGrobe
planeden wrote:

cynnyc,  psychiatry and personal judgments aside, most people do find the all caps posts annoying and they are regarded as shouting.  dana is certainly not the only one on the site that will mention it.  shrug, so take that for what it is worth. 


@planeden Are you aware that writing a lower-case-only post on the internet is regarded as lazy? Most people will find it kinda annoying and/or will think that you are a little bit immature.

planeden
trysts wrote:
planeden wrote:

 most people do find the all caps posts annoying and they are regarded as shouting. 


Is it rational, though? I know some people regard it as "shouting", but is some irrational behaviour being accepted for no reason?


that is a question that will puzzle philosophers for the ages.  but in some sense perhaps it is no different from any other social construct.  aside from people finding it odd, annoying, and rude there is really no rational reason that shouting in real life is taboo.  except in movie theaters and such. 

perhaps this example is unpopular, but there are many others available.  clothing could be used as another.  not only wearing it, but the idea that a tie is "dressed up" and cutoffs are "lounge wear".  so at what point do internet norms start being as rational as any others? 

ps:  i typically don't care about all caps.  sometimes i find it combursome to read if it is really long, but i don't care/think that someone is shouting at me. 

planeden
TheGrobe wrote:

@planeden Are you aware that writing a lower-case-only post on the internet is regarded as lazy? Most people will find it kinda annoying and/or will think that you are a little bit immature.


i was not, actually.  but, perhaps they are right on both accounts.  especially the lazy part. 

Oh, should I have capitalized this?  I am sure that this is not the only, if even the primary, reason people find me annoying :).