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Desultory



Joined: Jun 24, 2008

Post   Posted: Dec 18, 2016 - 20:56 Reply with quote Back to top

No afk message, no drop, no movement on his turn.

Do I break the rules if I click timeout...?
Do I treat this as a disconnect, despite him not theoretically disconnecting...?

He returned after 10 mins stating it was a 'pc emergency for his wife'.
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Pretty unbelievable abuse following in this thread and others, for asking rule questions...

I'm sure "what abuse; there is no abuse here. You are a bad person so you deserve it." will be the general attitude even from the admins. But 'Passive Aggressive Behavior can be defined as a form of covert abuse' and there is a lot of it in these forums.

As usual this is turned in to a subjective moral issue, and many assumptions are made to imply I am a stupid terrible person who lacks compassion because I am asking about clicking the timeout button in various situations. Seemingly that timeout button is an indication of whether one is of higher moral worth or not. The forum posters claiming some level of moral authority: 'Do on to others','lets show compassion' etc are all but words seemingly not acted upon in reply to genuine questions and are probably more of a cloak of self image than a moral code adhered to.

This comment is especially terrible and I've seen him make plenty in other threads not just to me.

[mrt1212 wrote:
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Personally, I think he and quite a few others on here have some serious aggression / control issues that I assume they aren't able to vent in real life. There isn't a place for this kind of commentry in a 'family friendly' FUMBBL.

I find it hard to believe that I am jumped on so badly for asking about clicking the timeout button, but it is acceptable for people like mrt and a few others to behave like this. The subculture morals are deluded.


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Squiglet



Joined: Aug 13, 2015

Post   Posted: Dec 18, 2016 - 21:02 Reply with quote Back to top

As I understand it the time limit is 4 minutes of play time per turn - no movement = not playing so should not time out.

People can't always type a polite message in emergencies - think of it this way - would you pause to write 'Cat on Fire afk a min' if you had a flaming feline?

If no play for very long time I guess disconnect and PM would be the correct course of action?

Hope pc stands for personal computer and not police constable or political correctness in this case.
Harad



Joined: May 11, 2014

Post   Posted: Dec 18, 2016 - 21:04 Reply with quote Back to top

What would Jesus do? Just say, 'hope everything is ok, next time it would be great if you could let me know you need to go afk.'
Don't time them out.
Wreckage



Joined: Aug 15, 2004

Post   Posted: Dec 18, 2016 - 21:07 Reply with quote Back to top

Don't time him out and just follow the disconnection rules. (Which say you have to wait 15 minutes before you do anything.)
mister__joshua



Joined: Jun 20, 2007

Post   Posted: Dec 18, 2016 - 21:37
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There's quite a long thread about it here. Maybe you're aware of it?

The question I always want to ask when these threads come up is 'why would anyone want to time out an opponent who's not there just to get a cheap win in an online board game?'

Do unto others... it's nearly Christmas! Wink

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pokrjax



Joined: Dec 01, 2014

Post   Posted: Dec 18, 2016 - 21:52 Reply with quote Back to top

mister__joshua wrote:
'why would anyone want to time out an opponent who's not there just to get a cheap win in an online board game?'


Can't be reiterated enough times.
DendraDwar



Joined: Aug 09, 2014

Post   Posted: Dec 18, 2016 - 22:50 Reply with quote Back to top

Had to take call during a game once ... PMed my opponent explaining what happened and asked for 10 minutes ... came back and found the guy had timed me out

Do on to others, and if you don't then please do not complain when it happens to you
licker



Joined: Jul 10, 2009

Post   Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 00:02 Reply with quote Back to top

DendraDwar wrote:
Had to take call during a game once ... PMed my opponent explaining what happened and asked for 10 minutes ... came back and found the guy had timed me out

Do on to others, and if you don't then please do not complain when it happens to you


You should have reported it. Not to get any satisfaction over it, but so that the admins can explain to your opponent why he shouldn't have timed you out.
Lorebass



Joined: Jun 25, 2010

Post   Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 00:12
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mister__joshua wrote:
There's quite a long thread about it here. Maybe you're aware of it?

The question I always want to ask when these threads come up is 'why would anyone want to time out an opponent who's not there just to get a cheap win in an online board game?'

Do unto others... it's nearly Christmas! Wink



I am pretty sure he is aware of that thread he wrote earlier. Please use your search function and carry on threads. If it is a valid point (which I actually do believe you are trying to make) no one will cry about a necro thread.

Save virtual trees!
pythrr



Joined: Mar 07, 2006

Post   Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 01:16 Reply with quote Back to top

Desultory wrote:
No afk message, no drop, no movement on his turn.

Do I break the rules if I click timeout...?
Do I treat this as a disconnect, despite him not theoretically disconnecting...?

He returned after 10 mins stating it was a 'pc emergency for his wife'.


15 mins is the disconnect time --

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Azure



Joined: Jan 30, 2007

Post   Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 01:56 Reply with quote Back to top

Desultory wrote:
No afk message, no drop, no movement on his turn.

Do I break the rules if I click timeout...?
Do I treat this as a disconnect, despite him not theoretically disconnecting...?

He returned after 10 mins stating it was a 'pc emergency for his wife'.


Which is your first thought:
"How can I use this situation to my advantage?"
or
"Wow, I hope everything is okay with your wife!"

Honestly, given the threads that you keep posting, it seems you are definitely in the first category. The reason people are fed up with you and your posts is because the majority of people on this site are in the second category. Let's try to show compassion for one another.
pythrr



Joined: Mar 07, 2006

Post   Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 04:04 Reply with quote Back to top

^^ this.

choosing #2 solves almost every "problem" that desultory has ever posted about.

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Matthueycamo



Joined: May 16, 2014

Post   Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 05:22 Reply with quote Back to top

For somebody who claims to not want to even read about other people talking to them you have a curious penchant for seeking attention.

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licker



Joined: Jul 10, 2009

Post   Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 05:53 Reply with quote Back to top

Matthueycamo wrote:
For somebody who claims to not want to even read about other people talking to them you have a curious penchant for seeking attention.


Hipster millennials...

God save us all.
mrt1212



Joined: Feb 26, 2013

Post   Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 06:40 Reply with quote Back to top

Desultory wrote:
No afk message, no drop, no movement on his turn.

Do I break the rules if I click timeout...?
Do I treat this as a disconnect, despite him not theoretically disconnecting...?

He returned after 10 mins stating it was a 'pc emergency for his wife'.


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ea - play nice or don't play at all.
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