Posted by albinv on 2015-01-16 12:54:21
Not good sports to let the opponent wait because you are afk - and not telling so! But it has happened to me to in the last time.
I wouldnt have timed out on the second turn. But would have if he would have continued in this way for several turns.
Dont know - question is was he afk or just taking a lot of time before moving any piece?
He should have told if he was afk or just taking time in any case.
Luckily you got it solved somehow - and it probably wont happen that often again. :)
Posted by SpecialOne on 2015-01-16 13:00:29
Just for the record. I didn't timeout the first turn he did it. I timed him out the 2nd time i he did it. :)
Posted by happygrue on 2015-01-16 13:05:36
It's against the site rules to time someone out who is afk - who just isn't there at the time. But if he hasn't said anything and is clicking stuff you're perfectly within the rules to time him out if he's *there* and hasn't given any reason for you not to do so.
It is the opponent's job to tell you "hey, I have to do something in RL, I'll be right back". If you are saying something to them and there is no response and no clicking then you should assume they are afk and wait. Have a conversation when they get back - or at least tell them: next time you go somewhere without telling me first I'm going to time you out". The generally agreed upon rule of thumb is that after having warned and had time to receive the warning, timeouts are fine.
Posted by happygrue on 2015-01-16 13:12:57
That said, I almost never time someone out, but that's just me. There have been times when I have used the button and felt it the right thing to do. ;)
Posted by The_Demon on 2015-01-16 13:47:44
All fine here, you gave him a chance, warned him, he gave no explanation. Right thing to do imo :)
Posted by albinv on 2015-01-16 14:07:49
Thats what i exactly wanted to say happygrue! ;) Well summarized.
Posted by keggiemckill on 2015-01-16 16:37:09
The guy did not respond to the first warning, " sorry I was afk." The second time he did not say something again. It's a persons responsibility to say something if they are away. At least respond if you hold up the game the first time and then the guy has an understanding your kids are being rowdy or someone's at the door ect.
Posted by Nightbird on 2015-01-16 17:02:58
I don't think you did anything wrong in this particular situation SpecialOne.
Posted by PurpleChest on 2015-01-16 19:23:01
'd say what you did seems fair enough. You gave warning and it did achieve the goal. It is a shame it took such tactics of course.
Posted by pythrr on 2015-01-17 03:43:05
you were not out of line at all.
I usually tyoe
LESS PORN, MORE PLAY
when people do nothing for the first 2 minutes. And then I hope their wife wanders past the screen.
Posted by keggiemckill on 2015-01-17 16:05:10
If my wife wanders infront of my screen, I scream at her to "MOVE!"