'You are unable to challenge Titled and other protected players until you have played more games.'

Illingworth

I get this message sometimes, when I try to challenge players on Chess.com.

Does anyone know why exactly this message comes up? I play on Chess.com every day lately, so I assume this is some kind of glitch.

RonaldJosephCote

 You've been here for 9 yrs so, I'm not sure what they mean by....."you have to play more games". surprise.png  It has something to do with maintenance server hrs.                                                                                      

jdcannon

Super weird that you would get that message. Being titled yourself you should be exempt. Can you give me some more details? 

 

Do you get it trying to accept challenges from the open seek graph?

Meaning this: 

Illingworth
jdcannon wrote:

Super weird that you would get that message. Being titled yourself you should be exempt. Can you give me some more details? 

 

Do you get it trying to accept challenges from the open seek graph?

Meaning this: 

 

Yes, you are right - it happens when I try to accept seeks from the indicated graph. 

jdcannon

Can you do me a favor and post the username of anyone that you get the error from? I have a theory of what is causing this, but need to look at the accounts they are coming from to check it. 

GM_Kenny_Ji

You're the first GM I saw on the forums

Spelenderwijs
jdcannon schreef:

Super weird that you would get that message. Being titled yourself you should be exempt. Can you give me some more details? 

 

Do you get it trying to accept challenges from the open seek graph?

Meaning this: 

 

I am experiencing the same problem. Or i just get the message; You cannot accept this challenge. I figured maybe because the challenge had allready been accepted and i was a couple of seconds late. But then it is one after the other seeks that i click on. Then i refresh the page and i usually get to accept a couple of seeks again untill it starts happening again.

Spelenderwijs

Don't know if you guys looked into this allready, and did something, but as of today i feel a change and accepting seeks seems to be going as smooth as it did before happy.png

 

I'll have to accept some more to really tell the difference.

Spelenderwijs

The problem still persists sad.png

evert823

I also have this problem and I also reported this more often.

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/site-feedback/why-is-it-that-sometimes-a-live-seek-shows-but-when-i-click-on-it-it-is-refused

 

Spelenderwijs

@evert823 Guess it is not important enough. Not even if it happens to a GM. Or did chess.com help him out and left us wondering?

LogoCzar

I've experienced this a few times. Quickly goes away, but it's annoying to not be able to accept a higher rated seek due to this. I've played well over 10,000 blitz games, so I don't see why it would be necessary for me to play more games to accept a pairing.

Appollyonn

Getting this message lately.

You are unable to challenge Titled and other protected players until you have played more games.