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thisbeme: Not having automated passes and forced moves has been hot topic of discussion as long i have been on this site. And from what i heard its been discussed long before that too, probably since the beginning of BK. I think those auto-moves would be the number one thing to improve this site. But for some shoddy reasoning it has never been implemented.
The other point you make is a valid one too. If your opponent has insufficient material to win you should be able to claim a draw in chess. Even if you time out.
Fencer: Why should you do something? Becouse the ad is obviously in completely wrong place. I don't see any reason to put ads into tips instead of annoying users. Why did you put that there in the first place?
Fencer: The tip of the day section has very nice hints and tips on playing games and using Brainking. When browsing through those tips no-one expects to get a "hint" that you should buy a software (almost) completely unrelated to BK. If that ad was somewhere else, like where the rest of the ads are, it would be fine. But putting ads within those tips is just outrageous.
What happens to the days that are left from my previous membership if i purchace another? I've been here for few weeks now and i've liked the site a lot. So i bought the bishop membership. I think i'd like to play even more games! But if i buy the rook membership, what happens to the rest of my bishop period? I know its only 2 euros and i've spent almost a week out of that.. But i'd still like to know how it goes if and when i upgrade my membership.
MadMonkey: As a new user this suggestion of "have to log x times" seems very bad. To me waiting room seem like the easiest way to start games. And if i couldn't start games when i first log in, why would i ever log in again?