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Classicist application

Postby adebruyn666 » 08 Aug 2017, 23:13

Hi there.

I'd be delighted to join, and am applying for Gold status, I guess? My surrender and 3 of my 4 NMR happened while traveling on a shitty place with no Internet. ;-) Here is a copy of my stats:

adebruyn666
"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul" Douglas MacArthur
GENERAL INFO
Registered: Aug 12 2012
Class: Star Ambassador
Premium: yes
Rating:1655
Rank: 50

Plays most against: bishopfiver (3 times)
Shares most draws with: Flasheart (1 times)
Logins: 4.25 times per day

GAMES
Active games: 2
Pending games: 0

31 finished games
11 solo wins (35.48% solo rate)
11 draws (35.48% draw rate)
Longest streak of wins/draws (premium only) = 8
1 surrenders (rank games) (3.23% surrender rate)
0 surrenders (norank games) (0% surrender rate)
1213/1217 turns taken (99.67% consistency rate)

Game type played:
Regular: 28 (90.32%)
Anonymous Countries: 0 (0.00%)
Anonymous Players: 3 (9.68%)
Gunboat: 0 (0.00%)
Public Press Only: 0 (0.00%)

Favourite deadline: every 24 hours
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Standard rating: 1385
All-game rating: 1776
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Re: Clacissist application

Postby Buachaille » 09 Aug 2017, 00:24

Dude, I'm afraid that you have a surrender in your last two games and going somewhere with poor internet isn't a valid reason in these days of phones with data connections. If you're travelling somewhere with no internet or where there might be no internet you need to ask for a pause or find a substitute for that game.

It's real shame because that's you're only surrender in all those games. According to the rules you need play 3 more games to get in at Aspiring.
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Re: Clacissist application

Postby adebruyn666 » 09 Aug 2017, 18:51

No way??? I couldn't care less about the 3 more games, but the Aspirant status is really vexing. ;-)

By the way... No idea where you live, but you've never been to Central Pennsylvania, where I was traveling at the time. In the woods, between the mountains, you'd get lucky if you get a phone signal at all (which, "in these days of phones with data connections", I obviously never expected, otherwise I would have asked for a substitute). Even the Internet land connexion would go dark for long periods of time.

Just so you know, I even talked about my issue in the shoutbox of the game in question (103602).

No appeal possible?
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Re: Clacissist application

Postby Buachaille » 10 Aug 2017, 10:39

Way. You're now also down to just needing to finish 2 more games ;)

If we allowed lack of internet to be a valid excuse for surrendering, everyone and his dog would use it every time they surrendered. I've not been to Pennsylvania but huge swathes of where I live are outwith phone reception, I've been on many trips to the mountains and still always managed to get my moves in. I'd already read the PP from that game and it does say you knew in advance you were going somewhere with dodgy internet, so my suggestion is that you could have made better provision for the eventuality that you'd get caught short.

You're welcome to an appeal, there are only two of us but if Jon comes to a different conclusion from me, I'm happy to go with that. Unfortunately though, that process may take a little time as Jon's on paternity leave. Perhaps you could finish 2 more games and apply as Aspiring in the meantime.
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Re: Clacissist application

Postby adebruyn666 » 12 Aug 2017, 11:19

Do'nt want to make a fuss about it.

Two down, one left already. ;-)

Do nonrank games count?
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Re: Clacissist application

Postby Buachaille » 12 Aug 2017, 11:25

Aye, norank games do but friends and schools game don't. :)
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