RE: Site rules and rules carved in stone
Perhaps the intention of my original post in this thread was misunderstood?
It really had very little to do with "cheating", but rather about cutting the newbie some slack and explaining the ROE's if they seem to be ignoring some of them.
Curt is correct in stating that "saves" and "restarts" are actually two different matters.
I am sorry to see the new "saves" report. Although I would never intentionally cheat, I now feel compelled to explain "saves" in excess of two because this has been related to possible cheating.
I've had large games that took me an hour to make my move and then lost that move for some computer reason.
Completely frustrated at that point, I replay my turn and save every few moves. I explain the situation to my opponent and apologize for the number of saves.
I am an old-timer, but not in regard to membership on the Blitz and have never had an opponent question the number of my saves or refuse to play another games against me.
I am defending myself now without being accused of any illegal behavior and that irritates me, but I feel somehow compelled to do so?????
Perhaps this will end the thread and we can move onto using half-tracks with machine guns as spotters :-)
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