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  • #21

    Happy to see that Kay has been much more active recently.

  • #22
    JunyJunebug wrote:

    Happy to see that Kay has been much more active recently.

    Yeah lol, he's so funny

  • #23

    Radpawn27 wrote:

    I'm playing an opponent who uses the vacation feature to extend his time ( daily, in this case ). He is on the site and when his time is about to expire, he clicks "on vacation". What gives?

    what do you care? You'll play when it's your turn again. It's not like your time is ticking.
  • #24
    We’re here to actually PLAY chess, not watch grass grow. If a guy won’t play, he shouldn’t agree to a game.
  • #25
    LouStule wrote:
    Why is he nasty? Do tell!>>

    Because there's no guarantee he won't beat me. <^^>

     

  • #26

    I care because we agreed the time limit was daily. I didn't know the very liberal vacation rules when I asked the question. Since my opponent violated the time limit on multiple occasions by use of his vacation time ( while connected to the site ), I simply questioned it. Of course it's none of your business, but I deemed it polite to reply.

  • #27
    FBloggs wrote:

    It would probably be a good idea for chess.com to get rid of the auto-vacation feature.  I know it's one of the perks offered for premium memberships but I doubt many upgrade for that reason.  I'm all for giving premium members additional benefits but they shouldn't include ones that inconvenience their opponents.

    Well said.  On the whole this is a very fine site.  The inconvenience of vacation would be more tolerable if the application of it did not create an unequal playing board though de facto time control handicapping.  It's as if you've bribed the referee.  I think it is unconscionable.

    I am not a paying/premium member, and as such I expect that my voice is heard less than those who contribute $$$ to site operation.  But in general the vacation policies of this site are a detriment to the site.  In addition to the aforementioned complaint, the vacation banks are too large and/or users should not be able to take such large chunks of their bank at once. 

     

  • #28

    Take a vacation.

  • #29

    The amount of vacation days awarded seems excessive - I joined in December, used 9 days in August for a Caribbean Cruise plus Florida REAL vacation and I still have 3 MONTHS left.

    In any case, a limited amount of time should be allowed for each chess game. An opponent in a team game that started in September has STILL not made his first move and has 8 days left.  His timeout rate is 84% as he's losing all his games.  I hope nothing bad happened to him, but he has kept me from joining other matches because I don't know if I'm going to have two consecutive games against him or not and I have a limited amount of time for playing.

     

  • #30

    I think two changes to the vacation policy would solve the problem of vacation abuse.  First, get rid of auto-vacation.  If you need to take vacation, you should manually change your status to vacation.  Second, your vacation status should automatically end when you do something on the site (start a game, open a tactics problem, post something in a forum, etc.  If you're doing other things on the site, your vacation isn't keeping you from making moves in your daily games.  It makes no sense to allow a player to inconvenience his opponents by taking several vacations from his daily games - while he continues to play live games during his vacations.

  • #31
    FBloggs wrote:

    I think two changes to the vacation policy would solve the problem of vacation abuse.  First, get rid of auto-vacation.  If you need to take vacation, you should manually change your status to vacation.  Second, your vacation status should automatically end when you do something on the site (start a game, open a tactics problem, post something in a forum, etc.  If you're doing other things on the site, your vacation isn't keeping you from making moves in your daily games.  It makes no sense to allow a player to inconvenience his opponents by taking several vacations from his daily games - while he continues to play live games during his vacations.

    Excellent! Bravo!

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