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Tomorrow, my rook status runs out. I've given up on trying to pay via either Moneybookers or Paypal. The former has happily taken my money, but since then tells me my account is locked due to lack of funds. The latter happily takes either a CC number or a bank account number, and while I've been able to pay with them for quite some time, for some unspecified reason, they now no longer the bank, nor the credit card.
So, this is the end of 5 years of BK for me. I do not wish to continue as a pawn.
It seems you can only have a maximum of 50 games on the "waiting games" list at a time. I guess it's fine to have an upper limit, but shouldn't it be stated somewhere, for instance in the membership conditions? If it is, I can't find it.
Moreover, when I try to create waiting game no. 51, I get the usual message:
Subject: Re: how to appear message board under chessboard?
To add a third reason of my own:
3) We have PMs and discussion boards for talking to people, but when playing I don’t want to waste time thinking up a reply to the random messages my opponent is sending, especially when there are other games waiting where it’s my turn.
Subject: Re: how to appear message board under chessboard?
Pedro Martínez: Why? I can give you two reasons: 1) not having messages means people can't say something to me, and then get all worked up because I don't reply. 2) it reduces the distance between the board and the submit button, which reduces scrolling.
Bernice: I think if they have selected a day as vacation it comes off of the total when they set it, this then wouldn't alter there total. You could try setting a day in the future yourself and see what happens to your total and then cancel it. Just a thought
I have watched someone time out this morning and their "holidays" didn't change.....they started with 12 days and they still have 12 days, being as it is Tuesday their weekend is Sat and SUn, can someone please explain.
coan.net: So when do the vacation days begin to drop off? Say I have vac days set (say 5 days) are they all deducted at once or is there a time frame where one can remove one or two days before you get to those days? (hope that makes sense)
And if I remember correctly, auto vacation is all we'll have with Brainking 3 and in fact is all we need to use as it will do the same thing only automatically. Right?
Roberto Silva: Yes, it does look like they had vacation days set - if you look now, you can see tomorrow (7th) also set for a vacation day already (so they were probable planning on having these day off - so they are already deducted from the vacation # total)
The 8th & 9th are part of their weekend, so Monday the 10th if they are not back their vacation # should start to drop again.
I think each general board, as this one, must be moderated because everybody can read it but I think that the boards in the f/s must be free because they are in private f/s and if someone doesn't agree, he can leave the f/s.
Bwild: I agree and I also think it is appropriate to discuss it here. But what I don't find appropriate is when someone calls me names on their wall, to run immediately to this board and scream “WHY can people get away with that”, “WHY nothing has been done about it”, “WHEN will Fencer FINALLY do something about it,” and so on and so forth…
Hrqls: It could probably only be handled as you suggested. Reporting it to someone who can take care of it. Currently Fencer is the only person. I haven't seen him remove anything from Walls yet, though. He is obviously too busy to be bothered with things like that. We Globs would be MORE than happy to take care of it, if we were given the ability.
Even if we couldn't remove the writings, the ability to ban someone from writing to any walls would at least be something.
and who can find the find the time to monitor all walls i think it cant be done that way
but .. when someone notices something which doesnt seem right .. he/she can always mention it to someone who can take action
a bit similar to a player who achieves a high rating because he is only playing friends who let him win ... it would take a lot of time to monitor all players ratings .. but in case you happen to stumble upon such a culprit .. you can mention it to someone who can do something about it
or are there any other ideas on how walls could be made family friendly ? (a language filter on what can be posted is quite impossible with all the languages we have on here :))
Pedro Martínez: fencer does not always take an interest in things HE doesnt feel is important. as this board is deemed for "BrainKing itself, its structure, features and future."...and the occasional brown-nosing, it seems very appropriate that the matter be discussed here imo.
Snoopy: Finally getting something done about it? You brought it here less than an hour after the person who I cannot mention here because names cannot be mentioned anywhere on this family-friendly site called you what he called you. That's not what I believe the best way of dealing with it is. You should PM Fencer and ask him to take proper actions, not rant here about it.
rod03801: i brought it onto public board attention simply because i thought it be the best way of getting something done about it
im very open minded what is written about ppl in private fellowships but going by what is said the user agreement
This is a family site, thus foul language, sexual language, abusive personal attacks and threats ARE NOT ALLOWED on BrainKing. (Note: some private fellowship boards are allowed to relax the foul language rules as long as members know this rule before joining the fellowship.) Failure to adhere to this may result in you being banned from the particular part of BrainKing or, if it is necessary, from accessing the whole site.
so im asking that walls be included in that part of the user agreement to
AbigailII: This site in public is supposed to be (as Rod says) .. "family friendly".. If I remember Fencer went to alot of trouble to obtain recognition that this site meets certain standards regarding what can be viewed in public.
It'd be a shame that all that work is destroyed due to people that cannot keep it off public space, especially in cases of folk who have been warned and banned and only let back on the promise of behaving themselves.
AbigailII: That isn't even close to being the point. I personally am not the least bit delicate and don't care what is on the Walls. It was determined that this site was to be "family friendly". The public boards are moderated to keep them that way. The rest of the site should be consistent. If one public area doesn't matter, then none of them should matter.
rod03801: I'd say, if reading random walls upsets you because you may encounter writings you don't like, don't read walls. If you have children who need counseling after reading a bad word, don't let them lose on the internet. People should learn to take some responsibility, instead of demanding others police the action of yet others.
Snoopy: I have been saying since Walls arrived here that there needs to be a way of stopping the foolish people who we all know don't know how to conduct themselves in public from using them. Sure, the owner of the Wall can ban people from their own walls, but there are plenty of Wall owners who also don't seem to understand (or care) what is appropriate and what isn't.
I agree that any publicly viewable place of the site should meet the same standards.
Snoopy: There was an idiot a couple of months ago who amused himself by excreting rubbish all over the place: DBs, poker tables, PMs and walls. Luckily for most of the users he (she?) did it only in French.
As a mod of the French board I kicked him out, then repeated the exercise whenever he popped back using a fresh alias. He finally got bored and vaporized away.
Take it philosophically. The only way to avoid such trolls is by stopping to use the web.