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15. October 2009, 02:46:30
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Elimination tournament for Brains
R.A.D.Y.: This really isn't the board for tournament announcements. Please keep those to the Tournaments Discussion board. Thanks!

26. September 2009, 14:00:18
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Blocked user - tournaments
Hrqls: Right. Can't see how it would have even worked anyplace else

26. September 2009, 08:27:16
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Blocked user - tournaments
ScarletRose: That would be abused and not fair. What's to stop someone from putting someone who is better at a certain game on block? Never have to play them and thus never lose to them? Tournaments shouldn't be that way.

If you have them blocked you cannot see what they say, what else matters?

18. July 2009, 00:08:10
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
nodnarbo: Good idea. I just did it.

17. July 2009, 15:20:35
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Modified by rod03801 (17. July 2009, 15:20:52)
alilsassy: You need to remember, that the day starts at midnite Czech time. I'm not positive where you are, but here in the Eastern U.S. the "new day" starts at 6pm.

I believe Pedro and Imsoaddicted are correct as well. It is her last vacation day. Her vacation days remaining probably turned to zero at 6pm eastern yesterday (which would explain why you say it has been "two" days). I would imagine at 6pm eastern, she will start timing out.

29. June 2009, 20:24:42
rod03801 
Subject: Re: People who resign
Czuch: Well whatever, lol. I wasn't thinking it all the way out. Her point still was that games aren't played out all the way, if they don't need to be.

If you haven't read the whole thread, you will see where she is coming from, if you do.

I'm as American as any other American, and I have certainly resigned games that are mathematically impossible for me to win, and I feel comfortable saying that probably most others do as well. It was an inaccurate generalization on the part of tfra11.

29. June 2009, 19:39:07
rod03801 
Subject: Re: People who resign
awesome: Right, her point was that in baseball (considered the "American sport") games DO end when there is no mathematical way for the team to win. This was in response to tfra11 who is trying to say that it is "UnAmerican" to resign a game that is definitely lost.

She made an excellent point.

24. June 2009, 03:26:55
rod03801 
Subject: Re: People who resign
tfra11: I'm pretty sure a majority of Americans who play here would disagree. (Only because of the MANY times over the years this subject has been brought up) Most people who care about this issue, I believe, feel it is rude to continue a game that is a mathematical loss. Americans included. But I think many don't care (whatever nationality)

Personally, I'm pretty easy going, and it doesn't bother me whichever way someone chooses to handle it. When I know I am playing someone who prefers you resign when you know for sure you have lost, I resign at that point. If I'm playing a friend, who likes to continue a conversation, and just play it out, I play it out.

6. June 2009, 04:20:10
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
nodnarbo: I see them all fine when I click your link

1. June 2009, 04:52:02
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Gouwe gozer: You can visit someone's profile even if they have you blocked

31. May 2009, 18:12:27
rod03801 
Subject: Re: last action
Czuch: Yes it is normal not to have this view of yourself. Don't you know what you are doing at that time anyways?

As far as the other question, it may have something to do with either you having them on your blocked user list, or them having you on their blocked user list. Just guessing on that one, but it seems the most logical explanation.

23. May 2009, 20:57:08
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Gouwe gozer: I believe on the tournaments, it would depend on what the creator chose. There is the option when creating tournaments with games with "random" positions, to have everyone have the same set up or not.

1. May 2009, 03:36:17
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Well this is all well and good, but there are systems here at Brainking that should keep Bernice from having to even see it. There has to be a way to get it to work correctly. From experience, I know that it can work correctly. I think if she follows a combination of coan.net's and czuch's advice it might work properly.

30. April 2009, 13:11:01
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Bernice: Hmm. That shouldn't happen. Seems like a strange bug? I don't get messages in games from someone I have on my blocked users list. I believe there used to be a work around where someone could send you game/fellowship/tournament invitations with messages even if they were blocked, but I believe Fencer fixed that one.

30. April 2009, 12:56:01
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Bernice: How are you receiving messages from him/her. In what form, I mean?

29. April 2009, 19:34:44
rod03801 
Subject: Re: favourite boards question
Niki: You're welcome, and welcome back.

29. April 2009, 15:09:28
rod03801 
Subject: Re: favourite boards question
Niki: Of course if you meant Fellowship discussion boards, you can remove those from the "Favorite Boards" list the same way. However, those discussion boards will still show up in the "Fellowships" list, just below the "favorite boards" list. The only way you can remove those on THAT list, is to leave the fellowship.

29. April 2009, 15:07:51
rod03801 
Subject: Re: favourite boards question
Niki: I can't think of any public boards that are not available to Pawns. (Except for Members Only board). However, any board you want to remove from your "Favorite Boards" list, is very easy. Go to the board, and slightly below the description of the board, you will see "remove from favourite boards". Just click that, and it will vanish.

6. April 2009, 15:00:27
rod03801 
Subject: Re: GUESS WHO?
Modified by rod03801 (6. April 2009, 15:01:08)
Gammonator: Fencer DID say this, a little further down the board

BrainKing.com (Fencer, 2009-04-03 14:08:06)

Edit: Ooops, he beat me to it

5. April 2009, 18:45:15
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Guess who?
Pedro Martínez: I misunderstood. I thought Bwild was responding to "Gerry".

Sorry!

5. April 2009, 18:41:00
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Guess who?
Bwild: Look for the "Achievements" Tab on your profile.

2. April 2009, 20:22:58
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Guess who?
(V): I agree with you completely. Only Fencer, not Globals, can take care of it. If it were MY decision, and I had the ability to change it, I would have done it last year!

2. April 2009, 16:46:56
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Guess who?
I think the main issue is that a specific person should not be discussed. Hrqls has asked that this stop happening, in the past.

Personally, I think it's acceptable to bring it up as a general issue.

17. March 2009, 16:21:51
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: I'm using Firefox as well, and it works.

17. March 2009, 14:50:52
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: Working fine for me

13. March 2009, 14:09:21
rod03801 
Subject: Re: google chrome
Snoopy: I was probably editing my post as you were reading it... No, I use Firefox.. So, my guess would be something with copy/paste in Chrome? I don't know about the smiley problem from before. I do remember reading about it here, before, though.

13. March 2009, 14:03:08
rod03801 
Subject: Re: google chrome
Modified by rod03801 (13. March 2009, 14:03:39)
Snoopy: I can't imagine that would have anything to do with Brainking.

I just tried it in The Zoo, and it worked fine.

(I don't use Chrome, I use Firefox)

26. February 2009, 19:24:11
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Reminder
Charles Martel: Well, a few have had suggestions, but I haven't seen any response from Fencer about it. So, I don't know

Fortunately, it's not a wide-spread problem. (As far as people buying memberships over and over again to get a few years' worth of vacation days in one year)

26. February 2009, 15:19:12
rod03801 
Subject: Reminder
Please remember that Hrqls has asked that talk of this specific person should not continue. Abuse of the vacation days policy and solutions in general are welcome topics.

Thank you.

8. February 2009, 02:26:26
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
"GERRY": Well, I personally don't suggest than anything be done about people who play slowly and take all their allotted time. It is the nature of turn based game sites. I am sure there is not a turn based game site where this issue does not come up. It is the nature of the beast. People who are that bothered by it, should probably only play at Live, real time game sites.

But, beyond that, there are people who have come up with some pretty clever suggestions on ways to help people who are concerned about it, avoid playing those people. I don't recall Fencer ever saying much about these suggestions, so I'm not sure he would do any of them.

8. February 2009, 02:22:34
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
AbigailII: Actually, you have no idea what he makes from me . I also frequently buy Brains, occasionally sponsor prize tournaments, occasionally sponsor other players, and in the beginnings of Brainking even donated some money, expecting nothing in return. But none of that is the point. I do all that happily, because I absolutely love this site.

I have actually had conversations about this situation with Fencer, and he has said that he doesn't actually live off membership fees. I am more than happy to see him make as much money as possible from this site. The more profitable it is for him, the longer life it will have. At the same time, one person making dozens of other GOOD Brainking citizens miserable is not a good thing, and probably not worth it, in the long run. Let the guy buy as many memberships as he wants, but there comes a point where he should not be allowed more vacation days. The person many are talking about had at least 105 vacation days last year (maybe even 140! I didn't keep close enough track to know for sure) There comes a point where you have to do the right thing, regardless of the few euros it will not put in your pocket.

There is certainly no harm in those of us that it affects, asking for this is there? The person in question has already abused every other part of Brainking, and hasn't been allowed to get away with it. This is just one more part of his abuse that he should not get away with as well. Why play at a game site if you have no intention of really playing?

In the end, I suppose it doesn't really matter THAT much to ME, but I know it matters a lot to others. I will always be here, and always have plenty of games going, so I hardly notice.

7. February 2009, 19:43:03
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
"GERRY": A person who waits until the last minute to make a move is not breaking any rule.

7. February 2009, 19:21:32
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Modified by rod03801 (7. February 2009, 19:22:14)
I think one other thing that a lot of people would like to know is, Is there a limit as to how many times a person can do this in a year. Would the extreme situation of a person buying another year's membership every other month be allowed? (Of course one would have to question that person's motives as to being on a turn based game site) Sounds extreme, and crazy, but there are people who have come pretty close to doing that. Very unfair to their opponents. (And everyone else who happens to be in the same tournaments as them)

29. January 2009, 15:35:35
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
ScarletRose: Yes

29. January 2009, 07:29:02
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Bernice: If it is someone you now have blocked, old messages you already got from them will appear empty, I believe. May not be it, but it's a thought.

16. January 2009, 17:26:47
rod03801 
Subject: Re: memory laspe again..lol
Snoopy: I don't know what you mean. But basically, you need to consider any sort of match as the single entity that matters.

16. January 2009, 17:21:53
rod03801 
Subject: Re: memory laspe again..lol
Snoopy: Just the final results of the match affect BKR

13. January 2009, 18:46:45
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Finished Games
Pedro Martínez: Yeah, it must credit the win to whatever color the winner was in the last game of the match?

13. January 2009, 17:50:29
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Finished Games
AbigailII: I think he means that in a 2 game match, isn't it supposed to switch colors in the 2nd game? So if you were black in one game of the match, you would be white in the other game of the match. So he is wondering which color that would be classified as a win for, if one person won both games.

I had originally answered the same way as you, but then I re-read it.

7. January 2009, 16:08:48
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Snoopy: Hmm.. If it is open fast espionage, I have no rating and can see a game of Nothingness' in there.

31. December 2008, 12:46:34
rod03801 
Subject: Re: vacation days
Hrqls: There are a couple players (or at least one, that many know about) who has had at least 90 (possibly 120!) vacation days in 2008 because of doing this. Not fair at all to the other players in any tournaments they are holding up.

17. December 2008, 02:08:18
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Serious security flaw found in IE
rabbitoid: True, but this also made the News today too.

1. December 2008, 15:13:49
rod03801 
Subject: Re:I had that problem yesterday...i just closed down and re-entered BK
Nirvana: I take that back. I just tried the link in your post, and I still see the problem. Odd. The ones I checked last night were all like that, and when I checked THOSE just now, they were back to normal.

1. December 2008, 15:12:38
rod03801 
Subject: Re:I had that problem yesterday...i just closed down and re-entered BK
It seems to have been all fellowships, but I believe it is fixed now. Try again. (It is back to normal for me, anyways)

28. November 2008, 16:45:45
rod03801 
Subject: Re: i cant remember
Snoopy: The answer is still yes. I just checked after you blocked me.

28. November 2008, 16:41:18
rod03801 
Subject: Re: i cant remember
Snoopy: Oh, I read your question incorrectly. You were wondering if YOU block someone if they can see your tournaments. If you would like to test that, block me and send me a PM letting me know, and I will test it out.

28. November 2008, 16:37:14
rod03801 
Subject: Re: i cant remember
Snoopy: I tested it real quick, by blocking you temporarily, and I was still able to see your tournaments.

28. November 2008, 16:20:58
rod03801 
This board is not for discussing/debating politics. The most off topic ones have been deleted. Stay on topic please.

21. November 2008, 13:46:36
rod03801 
Subject: Re:
Tuesday: The number of times that board has been viewed since the beginning of the day, Czech time.

13. November 2008, 06:19:32
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Membership
Fencer: Oh. I don't recall seeing any choices, there. (That doesn't mean there wasn't any, lol) I just did what I have always done, entered my log in information when taken to PayPal, and click Pay. I will have to look into it further the next time I use it.

I wonder why it never used to be a problem for me. Thank you for pointing that out.

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