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chessmate.home: An account can't be deleted, as there are games attached to the account, of course. (and all games can be looked back at, etc.). The best thing to do is just make the new account and stop using this one.
Carpe Diem: Without looking, I'm not even sure the help area has the correct answer. Fencer changed the vacation system, um, a year ago maybe? Or maybe longer. Time flies. Vacation time is now used hourly. So when your games get to the "time out" time, you aren't using a whole day. You could come online an hour after one of your games would have timed out, and see you have 34 days 23 hours of vacation left.
Now, as far the more technical aspects, I'm not positive of the smaller details of it. But yes, right now you actually have more than enough vacation time, because on Jan 1st, everyone's vacation time refills to whatever their membership entitles them to.
likewowman2cool: That's the one I was kind of thinking might help him a little, too.
I'm STILL hanging on to hope that someday one more option will be added. Move and Go to next flagged game
Where you can flag certain games. Prize tournament games might be something one might like to flag, for that option. Or if you have a lot of games, and you know of people who would like you to move fast with them, you could flag that game.
I can think of a few other good applications for that feature!
Iamon lyme: From the FAQ's : 3.1.2) I play a game with no time control and my opponent stopped moving, so it seems that the game will never finish. What can I do now?
If it is really clear that your opponent will not play the game anymore (for instance, he stopped logging in BrainKing 2 months ago), please send a message to the administrators and the game will be deleted. However, it is recommended to think twice before accepting a game invitation with no time limit and that's why a warning in bold red letters is displayed at the game invitation page, so you always play such a game at your own risk.
speachless: As someone else said, I think this is something new. As though the image recently disappeared. I haven't noticed it up until now. But I know I'll be looking more carefully on my few current plakato games.
happyjuggler0: I'm not positive. I tried your new code myself, and it still doesn't work. I wish I knew how to send you a message with some code that I KNOW works.. However, it "disappears" because the message tries to "use" the code, if that makes sense. I'm not html expert lol
Aganju: I'm not sure if there is an "automated" way to do it. (I doubt it, but could be wrong). However, if you make the purchase, with a note to Fencer about it, I have NO doubt he will make it work for you.
thisbeme: People should be responsible for themselves. Read things before you sign up. The site itself shouldn't have to babysit anyone and decide for them what they do. The site can only (and should only) stop you from doing what you can't do that would be against the terms of your membership level.
MadMonkey: I did a test tonight, and went through and only had 10 pawn games to move on, and they all came up, one right after other, using "move and go to next game with non paying member". Then, when they were done, it went to main page, as expected.
HOWEVER, I noticed that once I started then moving on my games, every time I submitted a move, it went to the next game with a rook (or whatever), instead of going to the Main Page. (I hadn't changed the default action).
So, I wonder if there's any connection.
So, what I found with "Move and go to next game with non paying member" 1. If it is from pawn game, and there is another pawn game it goes to another pawn game 2. If it is from a pawn game, and there is NOT another pawn game, it goes to Main page 3. If it is from a Rook game, and there is not a pawn game, it continues to just go to next rook games (or whatever level), without going back to Main Page.
I didn't get to test it, but I think #4 would be If it is from a Rook game, and there IS a pawn game, it would go to a pawn game, fine.
To me, all are as expected, except #3. To me it should go to the Main Page in that case, to be consistent.
MadMonkey: Could it be that happens when you are out of "non paying members " to move with? I haven't run into that problem yet, but I also haven't used that option as much as I usually do, lately. I've been pretty busy, so have been moving in order of time out most of the time.
Marshmud: No clue what you are talking about. All I am saying, he has broken NO rule, and doesn't deserve someone sending him rude messages. And my point is, How productive are rude messages to him anyway? I personally react negative to rude messages, and would move even slower to someone being a jerk.
I didn't say anyone specific was being rude to him, nor do I know WHO was being rude to him, NOR do I care who. It was a general comment.
Marshmud: But there is still no need for anyone to be rude to him about it. He has done nothing wrong, and has broken no rules.
I've been the "slow one" a few times over the years, so I can relate a bit. When I have a lot of games, I play in order of time out. So of course the games with the longer time limits can last SO long, because yes, there will be times I approach the time limits pretty closely. This is why I tend to avoid games with longer than 3 day limits. And when someone sends me an invitation to a private, friendly game with a long limit, I write back and warn them that which such a long limit, unfortunately, I may use much of it.
Anyone who asks POLITELY however, as others have said, to move more quickly for them? I'm MORE than happy to do it, as I'm not going "slow" on purpose.
This is one reason I have requested the ability to "flag" certain games, (for whatever reason), and have an additional command of "Move and go to Next Flagged Game". (Which I STILL think is a great request, FENCER!! )
People need to realize they may get better results by being nice. I know if I got a rude message about my speed of moving, I'd probably tend to leave games with that person longer than normal!.
MadMonkey: Yes, the pawn one is very useful. I often use that one, when I feel I'm caught up enough, in order to be helpful to the pawns who only have a few games anyway, so at least the ones I play can have something to do. lol.
Aganju: I BELIEVE I used to be able to look at the old calendar, and see that a vacation day had been used. Of course that is a bit more complicated now that we have vacation hours. (Which I think is an awesome change, and very clever!)
I understand the calendar was taken away, since all vacation is automatic now. However, is there any way to see when some vacation has been used? (I don't really keep track of my "vacation time balance")
Not a big deal.. But I had a game down to 1 hour, so I was curious if I had ended up using vacation time at all today. Just curious if there's any other way now for me to know. (besides keeping track of my time balance)
MadMonkey: I used to use that one once in a while (go to game with most moves). It was nice for playing games that were LIKELY to be near the end. (To help lower number of games I had going) I haven't used it in a long time though. I had actually forgotten about it.
(hide) If you click on a person's name and then click Finished games you will have a list of games that have been completed, then click on the name of the game to get a summary of all of these games, then click on the name of the game again and you will have a game to view and analyze. (Servant) (show all tips)