Can I cancel vacation


Can I cancel vacation?

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Graham Wyborn    (2006-12-25)
Can I cancel vacation?

Can I cancel vacation? If so, how.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-12-26 14:46:10)
Can I cancel vacation?

Hello Graham.

It is not possible to cancel vacation :/

Sorry about that.

Graham Wyborn    (2006-12-29 14:28:09)
Could this be changed?

Other sites allow you to go on vacation and cancell or return early. Could you make this possible on this site? I would not have booked such a long holiday if I had known I could not cancel it. Now I have withdrawal symtoms as I cannot play on this site until my hoildays ends.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-12-29 14:48:31)
To be continued

It has been discussed already, my conclusion was vacation had to be hard to use enough, in order to reduce influence on time controls, ie. a player shouldn't be able to take days to think more time when having difficulties in some games and cancel his 'holidays' after finding a solution... So it has to be discussed. Anyway, I'll add a message specifying vacation can't be canceled when taking days leave.

Reminder :

11. 4. Time rules

Any move in any game shall be played in a maximum period of 60 days, otherwise the game will be adjudicated on time. Time accumulated in a game can't exceed 100 days. Please don't call referee since you see your opponent's clock 'Out of time', you just have to wait a few hours a robot automatically adjuges the game.

Please be aware that it's possible sometimes your internet provider or a point between the server and you may block the connection between the server and you. Even it's a rare thing, it's strongly recommended to always have several days left at your clock. No result will be reconsidered or time added due to such a technical problem. No time will be added due to any problem during a period less than 1 day long.

It is possible to take a maximum of 30 days leave per year, called vacation. During this time, clocks are frozen and it is no more possible to play, in order to reduce the effects on time controls.

Please note the time limit per move clock still runs during vacation. Take your days carefully, as it's not possible to take back or displace your leave dates. However you can add days leave.

Graham Wyborn    (2007-01-02 13:23:11)
Sledge Hammer to crack a nut!

The rules seem too hard to me. I am locked out of this until the 10th January. This is the only site that I use that does not allow you to cancel holidays. Nor am I allowed to move whilst on holiday, which other sites allow.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-01-02 15:21:20)

Sorry about that, Graham. That's right, rules are quite hard here, simply because many players asked for these changes. Result is satisfying IMO, but I've to clarify some points yet.

Graham Wyborn    (2007-01-02 20:36:47)
What is IMO?

What is IMO?

Ron Keyston    (2007-01-02 21:23:50)

In My Opinion

Graham Wyborn    (2007-01-03 00:12:41)
I'll stop moaning!

It appears to me that the "hard rule" re vacation is to stop players wasting time or using time in a mischievous way. All it has done for me and my opponents is waste time that could have been used wisely. This is the only site that I use that applies such hash rules, I wish I had seen the earlier correspondence on this matter, as I would had voiced my opinion then, but now it is too late. Anyway, thank you for the replies. I will stop moaning and look forward to the end of my vacation which will be on January 10th about 4 am!!

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-01-03 01:10:49)
No problem :)

It's always good discussing rules... See you on the board - goban ;)