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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Kirk Bevins » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:20 am

Apterous Prune wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:It's not like the bots would mind or anything.
:cry:
Awww. Is it wrong I actually feel sorry for a machine?

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:24 am

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Apterous Prune wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:It's not like the bots would mind or anything.
:cry:
Awww. Is it wrong I actually feel sorry for a machine?
It's not necessarily wrong, it's just different.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:38 pm

I tend to think that if I'm going for a certain score against Prune, then it's fine to quit and start again. But if I'm involved in a proper game against, say, Prime, then quitting could be seen as a bit of a ratings cheater (I don't do it - not yet anyway :mrgreen:), but then it also depends on how much you value ratings.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:32 pm

I just thought I would say, bad Apterous etiquette is not what we need just before Christmas.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Phil Makepeace » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:35 am

Jason Larsen wrote:I just thought I would say, bad Apterous etiquette is not what we need just before Christmas.
I was under the impression Christmas was all about random drunken sniping and massive falling-outs. Every year my family estrange a cousin and/or a neighbour. I'm tempted to try for an aunt this time round.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:35 am

I really want to post something that will make all of you happy, but I'll have to think about it.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Ben Hunter » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:00 am

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=163487

Andrew Feist allowed my mistake on the conundrum to go by, very good form :) (also a pretty good game)

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Lesley Hines » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:12 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:I really want to post something that will make all of you happy, but I'll have to think about it.
If you need my address for a cheque of at least £100 please let me know.
Lowering the averages since 2009

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Kirk Bevins » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:17 pm

Lesley Hines wrote: If you need my address for a cheque of at least £100 please let me know.
I don't even ask for that much...just £2 a month to keep a young man off the streets and warm (or a one-off cheque for £50 would be delightful). Merry Christmas.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Ben Hunter » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:14 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Lesley Hines wrote: If you need my address for a cheque of at least £100 please let me know.
I don't even ask for that much...just £2 a month to keep a young man off the streets and warm (or a one-off cheque for £50 would be delightful). Merry Christmas.
Could we really take advantage of Jason this way? It's tempting. Jason, get your mum's credit card.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Jason Larsen » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:45 pm

Lesley, you would have to exchange your pounds for dollars unfortunately.

Kirk, if there's a will, there's a way. You can do that too.

Ben, by the way, I forgot what I was going to initially post in this thread.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Alec Rivers » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:49 pm

LMAO

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Jason Larsen » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:43 am

With the economy the way it is, I totally forgot. I'm sorry.

Gordon?

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:45 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:I tend to think that if I'm going for a certain score against Prune, then it's fine to quit and start again. But if I'm involved in a proper game against, say, Prime, then quitting could be seen as a bit of a ratings cheater (I don't do it - not yet anyway :mrgreen:), but then it also depends on how much you value ratings.
Thinking about this again, while I don't quit games to preserve my ratings, the games I do quit do enhance my averages. But never mind. Just don't believe my scores are representative on bullet numbers and you won't go far wrong.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Ben Hunter » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:16 pm

I'd like to nominate Daniel Seasmith for gentleman of the month. He is always very gracious in defeat, even in the most annoying circumstances, and always appreciates good play whether or not he wins or loses.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:28 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:I'd like to nominate Daniel Seasmith for gentleman of the month. He is always very gracious in defeat, even in the most annoying circumstances, and always appreciates good play whether or not he wins or loses.
I'd certainly agree with that. A fantastic player, it's always brill when we play together on Apterous. Always enjoy our matches.
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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Jimmy Gough » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:40 am

:cry:

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:42 am

Jimmy Gough wrote::cry:
Ahahaha.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Joe Miller » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:45 am

Everyone I've played so far bar one has been really friendly, especially Scott Gillies and Edward McCullagh, real gents

the only exception was female, she never said a single word the entire game, not even a good luck. I wont shame her

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:52 am

Joe Miller wrote:Everyone I've played so far bar one has been really friendly, especially Scott Gillies and Edward McCullagh, real gents

the only exception was female, she never said a single word the entire game, not even a good luck. I wont shame her
99% of people are friendly or at least polite, that's why it's quite funny to see someone throw their toys out of the pram after misclicking.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Joe Miller » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:10 am

Charlie Reams wrote:
Joe Miller wrote:Everyone I've played so far bar one has been really friendly, especially Scott Gillies and Edward McCullagh, real gents

the only exception was female, she never said a single word the entire game, not even a good luck. I wont shame her
99% of people are friendly or at least polite, that's why it's quite funny to see someone throw their toys out of the pram after misclicking.
I've never had someone like that as yet

but ive only had 70 games

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:12 am

Charlie, is it a good idea to talk to someone as if you were starting a game and then just leave without playing?

If not, this is why I suggest you put a private chat window to be available to us when we want to talk to one person in particular.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Ian Dent » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:19 pm

Davidson is the only bad bloke on Apterous.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Kai Laddiman » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:24 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:Charlie, is it a good idea to talk to someone as if you were starting a game and then just leave without playing?

If not, this is why I suggest you put a private chat window to be available to us when we want to talk to one person in particular.
Could this be the first time ever that I agree with one of Jaon's ideas?
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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Alec Rivers » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:33 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:
Jason Larsen wrote:Charlie, is it a good idea to talk to someone as if you were starting a game and then just leave without playing?
If not, this is why I suggest you put a private chat window to be available to us when we want to talk to one person in particular.
Could this be the first time ever that I agree with one of Jaon's ideas?
lol

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:34 pm

Very good, Kai!

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:38 pm

Joe Miller wrote:Everyone I've played so far bar one has been really friendly, especially Scott Gillies and Edward McCullagh, real gents

the only exception was female, she never said a single word the entire game, not even a good luck. I wont shame her
There might have been problems at her end or something. I wouldn't worry about silence though - surely it's just actual positive rudeness that's a problem.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:49 pm

Do people tend to leave the conundrum if their opponent is on for a max? Would that make the max less genuine if so?

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Simon Le Fort » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:26 am

I would, but the responsibility would be with the opponent to request this in the chat. The opponent cannot automatically be expected to notice this nor, in many cases, even to be aware it's important.
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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:58 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:Do people tend to leave the conundrum if their opponent is on for a max? Would that make the max less genuine if so?
There was a long discussion about this somewhere, and basically no one agreed. Which is quite remarkable for a question that really only admits two answers.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Ian Dent » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:50 pm

Simon Le Fort,

Are you AI?

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:58 pm

Ian Dent wrote:Simon Le Fort,

Are you AI?
Yep.

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by JackHurst » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:19 pm

Just had someone who I'd never played before quit against me. The culprit was James Bishop. I was 50-0 Up after 7 rounds, and he quit in the middle of the 8th round

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After he left, he briefly came back in the room, but then went straight back out again.
Throughout the game he was picking very slowly and taking a long amount of time to start the next round, almost as if he didn't want to carry on playing. Granted it could have been computer errors, in which case I fully apologise to James

I don't normally play newbies because I know something like this could happen, but James had challenged me about 3 or 4 times before all at points where I was about to leave the room, so I felt ignorant, hence I willingly played him, but he just just appears to have quit half way through which is very rude. Hugh also said that James quit a game against him after 1 round too.

If James is a young un and this is a one off, then I think he should be given a little bit of slack and let off the hook, but If it turns out he's got multiple accounts, keeps creating new ones and quitting and stuff then I think we should all call him a big poo head in aptochat when we see him (That's my idea of punishing him).

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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by Ian Volante » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:36 pm

James has been messing me around a bit too. He started a game with me the other night then left after one round. He just played another three rounds against me just now then left again, came back in and started playing someone else instead. Somewhat strange and tedious.

Right this minute, he's just started a new game against a third person, so he's playing two other games but not playing ours.

EDIT: He stopped playing the second game to play the third...
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Re: Apterous Etiquette

Post by JackHurst » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:42 pm

I just think he is a pro joker and it's all part ofan awesome prank.

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