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Peter W. Anderson (2011-12-15)
It seems to be within the rules for people to take lots of small holidays in quick succession. At the end of the year, this can be used as extra time on the clock - work out all your replies whilst you are on vacation, wait for your holiday to finish, play your moves, and put yourself on holiday for another day or two.... and just keep doing this over and over again and your clock will go up rather than down!
I would like to suggest a rule change for the Rapid games: every time you put yourself on vacation you lose a day on your clock for all your games. It does not completely solve the problem but it helps.
It has the downside of people who really are about to go on must make sure that they have at least a day on each clock. However, in my opinion the benefit outweighs the disadvantage.
Thibault de Vassal (2011-12-15 20:58:46)
Any other opinion? The idea looks interesting even if I'm not favourable to such a rule change that would make things a little bit more complicated... and rapid time control is hard enough IMO, it seems just fair to me to be able to have some extra time at the end of the year (which is not the case for everyone).
Don Groves (2011-12-16 05:33:38)
I think some portion of a person's unused vacation should carry over into the following year. Accumulated vacation time (>30 days) would help protect against severe illness or accident and would also possibly reduce the practice of taking many short vacations at the end of the year.
Thibault de Vassal (2011-12-16 21:53:37)
I noticed that in case of an accident or illness, the player does/can not take days leave... :/ I did not find the perfect rule there yet...
Changing from 30 to 45 days of vacation was a significant step towards this direction.
Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff (2011-12-17 00:48:16)
Everyone should be able to use his vacation in the way he wants / need it. I see no reason to change the rules.
Daniel Parmet (2011-12-17 07:37:30)
I agree with Lehnhoff. No change to vacation should be done! Bad vacation rules are enough reason to quit playing on corr sites. Ficgs has good vacation rules.
Garvin Gray (2011-12-17 13:17:47)
Thib: I noticed that in case of an accident or illness, the player does/can not take days leave... :/ I did not find the perfect rule there yet...
Garvin: I am not sure part of the above was a quote from someone else, but anyways.
I think if a person has timed out some gaems through accident/illness and was unable to put themselves on vacation, then if they send a copy of their medical certificate to you (Thib), then that should be acceptable to get games re-instated, or time re-instated if the amount of time lost was substantial and in your opinion could cause some difficulties.
Thibault de Vassal (2011-12-18 19:11:13)
It can be discussed indeed... but I'm not sure if I'll be able to read a russian or a chinese certificate. And it's so easy to replace a name or something.
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