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Patrice Verdier    (2006-04-17)

I inform all my opponents in my tournament CLASS - M - 00002 that I am in holidays from 17/04 to 22/04 Thanks

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-04-18 00:34:26)
About vacation...

Don't you think it would be more logical to allow 40 (for example) days of vacation per year and not per game ? Vacation would stop the clock for all games of the player. Seems to look like "vacation" more than a "reservoir" that doesn't really have to exist ?!

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-04-19 19:13:56)
Vacation implemented

Dear chessfriends, a major update on FICGS : Vacation has been implemented. You now have 30 days leave per year (for all games !)

Be careful using it, as days can't be took back (or vacation stopped before the end date) by playing a move for example. But you can add days to your vacation simply taking days more. You can play while you're in vacation, the days leave you take are simply added to your clock for all your running games. A message tells your opponent you're in vacation in the viewer page.

Also please note this new rule : Time accumulated is now limited to 100 days ! (taking effect at your next move) The 60 days limit per move is kept for the player's convenience.

Have good games !

Hannes Rada    (2006-04-19 22:58:34)
starting date and ending date

Thank you Thibault, But how can I define the starting date and ending date of my vacation ? I can only specificy the number of days.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-04-20 01:09:44)

You're right, Hannes.

A delay (of at most 10 days) has been implemented. Thanks !

Glen D. Shields    (2006-04-20 01:47:29)

Thibault - I don't know if FICGS is the first server to do so, but it's the first server I play on that has made the intelligent decision to limit accumulated time. Hopefully you will set a trend that other servers will follow :)

60 days max for one move may be too much, but with a 100 day limit, abuse will be minimal.
Good job :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-04-24 11:21:14)

About vacation, an error has occured with the backoffice. Vacation turned back to 30 days for all. Fortunately not heavy consequences, as just one or two players took days already. It won't happen again as the sub-admin backoffice will be installed today.