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whome123

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Age: 99
When I put up an open invitation, one player takes them all
Posted: Nov 17, 2018 5:53 PM

Hello -

Am very much enjoying the turn based game but one player is taking all of my open invitations. I will request to cancel and it is declined. Is there a way to prevent 1 player from taking all your open invites?

There should be a sense of fairness and respect. If the game has not progressed very far, and it is not a matter of flipping the board when you know you have lost, a cancel request and a request to play only one set at a time with a player should be honored. Otherwise, there should be some way to block that player from taking all your invites.

I think they are just expecting I will either play or run out of time if I choose not to play them. Then they win by default.

Another solution would be not to lose points if a player resigns before the 1st active move.



rainwolf

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Re: When I put up an open invitation, one player takes them all
Posted: Nov 17, 2018 8:21 PM

Over the years I have tried to create some countermeasures to this behavior.

Things you can do, in order of severity:
- don't post beginner invitations, their only merit is that whoever takes your invite automatically gets a new one posted for them,
- use the invitation restriction "not already playing", this implies that only players you're not already playing against will be able to see your invitation,
- as a drastic measure, you can choose to ignore a player, after which your invites will be invisible to them, this can only be done on the web, not yet in from within the mobile apps. This functionality is available here

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
whome123

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Re: When I put up an open invitation, one player takes them all
Posted: Nov 17, 2018 8:57 PM

OK, this makes sense! I did not know the "not already playing" function was there.

I enjoy playing every player and have never been disrespected. Just do not want 12 open timed games with the same player.

haggis

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Registered: May 3, 2007
From: GA
Re: When I put up an open invitation, one player takes them all
Posted: Nov 19, 2018 2:09 AM

If it's a new player, it may just be a simple misunderstanding. Before coming to Pente.org, I played at Pente.net and on that site, you only saw invitations directed to you, there being no open invitations there. The first week or two I was here, being eager to play, I snapped up multiple invites from single players, thinking they were personal invites for me and not realizing they were open to any player.
If it's not a new player, then my advice is to win the sets and scare them off.

whome123

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Re: When I put up an open invitation, one player takes them all
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