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SpecialOne
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2015-01-16 12:49:10
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When you play a match, you play a match?
Hi all.
The other day, I had a match. It came about fast in the ranked, and everthing was nice. We setup, and my drive starts. I take my turn, but then my opponent doesn't start his turn until about 2½ minuts has passed. I ofcourse write him if he is there ect. No reply. The next turn the same happens, and I write him I will timeout him from now on. No reply. So I timeout him. Still no reply, but now he is active and plays his turns. Ergo: I got what I wanted. When my drive doesn't go his way late in the half, he starts complaining about me timing him out. We talked back and fourth, and despite all, we finished the match in fairly good order.

Was I out of line, as he has begun his turn when I timed him out?

If he only had written me, that he would be afk 5 min I would of course have waited for him. But the no reply, kind of pissed me off.
Give me your thoughts on the matter.
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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
+1 keggie.
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!"