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#1 steelers

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Astros has proposed that players should receive a yellow card if they disconnect when they are going to lose.



#2 TheOptician

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Posted 2 weeks ago

The difficulty I have with this proposal is that you cannot prove intentional disconnection, even if it occurs immediately after a game-deciding loss of a piece.

If a pattern emerges - let's say the same thing happens more than once - then you could say with more certainty that the disconnect is intentional.

#3 astros

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Posted 2 weeks ago

The difficulty I have with this proposal is that you cannot prove intentional disconnection, even if it occurs immediately after a game-deciding loss of a piece.


How often do you think unintentional disconnects really happen in this situation? I am fine with giving players the benefit of the doubt, but it is blatantly obvious when someone disconnects because they are mad.
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#4 Nortrom

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I agree with astros's 1st post here.


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Posted 2 weeks ago

I also agree. But my point is how do you know it is intentional?

 

I suppose a player who gets disconnected unintentionally would probably say so immediately afterwards.



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Posted 2 weeks ago

 I am fine with giving players the benefit of the doubt "  was part of Astros's post ;).


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#7 TheOptician

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Posted 2 weeks ago

roger.

Giving someone the benefit of the doubt would mean not assuming that the disconnect is intentional.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

roger.
Giving someone the benefit of the doubt would mean not assuming that the disconnect is intentional.


I am fine with giving the benefit of the doubt to an otherwise upstanding player who gets disconnected at a disadvantage but who has not completely lost the game.

It is a completely different situation when one's opponent has his final piece trapped, no moves left and gets disconnected. For the one in a million instances where this disconnect is unintended, the players can work it out after the game and if not tough shit make sure your computer works.
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#9 Wogomite

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I agree with all of your posts. I think TheO hit the nail on the head with his first post. The disconnect should be noted like a type of preliminary yellowcard. Consistent behavior would then turn the pre-lims into a yellow card once two or three were issued.
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